Hi and welcome! Given your age i would highly advise seeking some sort of medical care while detoxing off sub. The sooner you get off this the better you will be.
Is your doctor aware of what you want to do? Is he willing to help? Given the "Bentley" i think i already know the answer.
Yes it seems to be a big mobey maker. The usually prescribe too high a dose and want yoy to stay on for too long. You hace done eonderful on your own tapering. You are down to 1 mg now?
Do a smaller drop at a time and longer time in between drops.
That is a good plan. Yes at the lower doses dropping less of a % of your dose and maybe 10 days.
In detox they give suboxone
and when you leave you are still detoxing.
Suboxobe has a long half life.
It actually takes 3 days after ingestion to be eliminated.
You said you have lost 22 lbs so far......Are you able to eat much of anything? Sometimes having something that "slides" down your throat is easier. They have those meal replacements like boost etc. Pudding is good too. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Try and stay away from caffeine if you can. Soaking in a hot bath with epsom salt can help.
Teb829...I know you don't have an appetite, but really, you must force yourself, you'll feel so much better. Even if you only take a few sips of the Boost or smoothie, or a few tablespoons of soup then put it away for a few hours later, will be better than nothing. One of my favorites when my appetite is low, are those small cups of applesauce.
You must get some nutrition in you though, you will really see a difference in how you feel, I promise. And lots of water to flush your system, like Sara said.
Teb829, I'm so very sorry you were deceived. First by being told Kratom was not addictive and then being put on such a strong drug like suboxone!! I, too, was deceived back in 2012 and was put on 4x the amount of subs you were put on! I knew nothing about it and blindly trusted my primary care dr that referred me to the sub dr. I sympathize with you SO much. Since it sounds like you have the strips and are cutting them, of course, the slower you go the better unless you want to do what I did and another MedHelp member Motye51....we just jumped and went thru the bad stuff until we got thru it.
I looked up the new drug you referenced, Lucemyra, and it seems to be similar to another drug called Clonidine that many people are prescribed when coming off opiates. It's actually a hypertension or blood pressure drug but it seems the FDA just cleared the one you mentioned for use for 14 days for opiate w/drawal. That's what Clonidine is too.
As far as not eating......you MUST get something down you. A protein drink or shake, or some Carnation Instant Breakfast (milk chocolate is my fav). Some p-nut butter toast....even a bite or too. How bout some mac and cheese....Stouffers has a good one that's easy in the oven (no energy req'd..lol).
If you can drink something like Gatorade or one of the drinks with electrolytes, that will help you too. If you're able, buy some packets of Emergen-C and drink one a day. The nutrients will help you a lot!!!
I know it's so hard....but PUSH the water, ok?
You can continue to shave off your strips and taper or you can just jump and get it over with. Do you have anybody with you? Or are you doing this alone at home?
Please come back and let us know how you are today and what you've decided to do. A lot of people on this forum have been thru withdrawals and should have a tip for just about any question you could ask.
I'm not around a lot right now as my hubby is in a skilled nursing hospital, but I'll try to check in on you. I do wish you well and hope you'll continue posting.