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What do I need to expect when w/d'ing from long term Suboxone use?

I've been on suboxone for a year this month.  Before this, I was on a methadone maintanance program for about 5 years.  The switch from methadone to Suboxone went about as well as it could have possibly went.  I only had about 2 1/2 days of methadone w/d's before i was able to switch to suboxone, then I was "better" from there on out.  Over the last year I've tapered myself down from about 8 mgs's of suboxone to now taking about 1 mg per day.  I take about 1/2 mg in the a.m & 1/2 at around dinner time.  How far should I keep tapering down before I jump off?  I know 1mg may not seem like much, but right now, to me it is.  I have a nine year old & four year old & am very active with my kids.  My son plays sports & I'm pretty much "the soccer mom" with a secret suboxone addiction.  I can't afford to be totally down with w/d's, so what is everyone's advice on this?  Just keep titrating my dose in 1/2 til there's none left?  Does anyone have any experience coming off of suboxone at a very low dose?  Are the w/d's alot less severe if I titrate down this far?  I want to be off of this very soon.  Don't have a specific date, but definitely w/in a few weeks if possible.  I'd like to hear about people's experince similar to mine.  Did it work well for you to titrate down to almost nothing first?
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