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Suboxone

Can anyone share their experience starting Suboxone. How long did you stay off your drug of choice for instance and how long before you felt better after going thru withdrawals?
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DOC=methadone, waited about 60 hours to induce 4mg. sub. 30min later I still felt some withdrawal and took another 4mg of sub. In another 30 min. I was feeling normal, better than normal on methadone. No more withdrawal. Methadone is a long acting opioid, so I reached about a 25 on the COWS scale, longer than necessary. I waited until I had every symptom before induction. I probably would have been fine at 48hrs, but was only going to do it once. Good luck.
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Hi Kel,

Welcome to the forum.  I went from over 200mg hydrocodone habit per day to Suboxone.  I took suboxone for quite a while, but never experienced any withdrawal at all when transitioning, it worked very well for me.  I saw that you are in Gilbert.  I am from Mesa.
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