Hi and welcome to the forum. There is lots of advice and support here. I do not have any personal experience with Suboxone, but there are people here who do. From what I've read, it seems like you are on a pretty low dose, so I would not think withdrawals would be too severe. There are things you can do to help ease the symptoms. Check out the Thomas recipe! the link is at the bottom of the page for some really good info. Hang in there, others with experience with Suboxone will weigh in. Take care, you can get through this. I wish you the best.
Hey....i just read your story and want to start out by saying your dr is an *******! That has to be the most unprofessional thing i've ever heard and unsafe! Now that ive got that out..whew!
So, on average 2.66 mg a day, every day! Really smart job not taking the full dose and that should make it easier. Yes, i think u will still b feeling w/d but it will NOT be as bad as most. I went from 24 mg per day (7yrs) to 0mg in about 1 1/2 weeks. I know we r not supposed to give taper advice ( that was TOTALLY your drs responsibilty )...but u need to break what u have left into crumbs and make them last as long as u can. The smallest dose u can get to, for as long as you can, to be able to ward off w/d. Sub taper is supposed to be a long, slow, taper! Most people jump from taking .025% of 1 mg, taken every other day, for weeks, its that slow! Do u have to go to work right now? Can your mom help you for a couple of weeks? Trying not to be too personal, just trying to figure what your ability to be "down" is and what help you will have. I did it, u can do it as well! You just need to make a plan and stick to it....don't be scared, hit it head on and u will do this! Does it suck, yes, but its so worth it on the other end! I am 7 1/2 months clean from subs and i dont regret one day it took me to get clean!
With Suboxones half life it will take 21 days for it all to get out of your system.
Just to recap your calculations.
From march to August = 150 day.
30 strips x 8 mgs = 240mgs
240 mgs divided by 150 = 1.66 mgs
If you took it every other day that would be .8 mgs over 2 days.
Does that sound about right?
Ok...so i suck at math!!! :)
Typo. .8 mgs everyday.
No motye you are correct 2.66 is what she took every 2 days for 6 months.
But now she should be even less than 1/4 of an 8mg strip at .8
i know your won't pay, but will you doctor write a script for a little more and you pay cash so you can taper longer? even if you had 1 or 2 more strips it would be better
aughghghg should have said 'i know your INSURANCE won't pay'
I tapered off suboxone, and had a bad experience with a sub Dr as well. After my last visit to him, I determined I wasn't going back. So I started tapering but above info is correct, sub, IMO, should b a slow taper. That is what worked for me.
I would go from say 2.25 mill to 2 mill n stay at 2 mill for 10-20 days. Then....from 2 mill to 1.75 mill n stay there for 10-20 days. Took me about 6-8 months but I got down to well under 1 mill. Around .30-.35 p/day. After about 3 weeks on that small crumb, I started getting a euphoric buzz from that tiny amount. So I felt confident it was getting out of my system. That was when I stopped dosing.
I still had wd's, but the energy drain was the most challenging part for me. But here I am on day 32 since my last dose so it can b done. And I feel lots better on day 32 than I did on my first 2-3 weeks.
Hope u check back in. Would like to know of ur progress. Blessings.
I tapered off of suboxone after being on it for 6 years! You can do it!!! I had no withdrawals and I am now 152 days clean, feeling wonderful. Get down to the smallest peice possible. You will be ok. You will feel so much better when you are finally free. Good luck to you!!!