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Suboxone Skipping days.... PLEASE HELP!
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    xparabparskhye1x is offline New Member
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    Default Suboxone Skipping days.... PLEASE HELP!

    I am 25 years old and have been on subuxone for 8 months now. I started my induction at 8 mgs under my doctors orders and from there i have managed to taper down to .75mg over the 8 months. My doctor now claims that anyone who is under 1mg of suboxone is considered cured and that i no longer need to take it. I tried to taper down to .5mg but usually right before i take my dosage i start to get W/D symptoms so i decided to keep it for a bit longer at .75mg. I have maintained each taper i have done anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks and from there tapered 25% to 30% of the original dose. I Would like to go to .5mg so i can start skipping days from there but everytime i try to decrease my dose i get w/ds. I have been on this .75mg dose for about 2-3 weeks now. I tried to follow Roberts and Henrys method but i started to get w/ds. Can someone please guide me and tell me how i can get to .5mg from the .75mg without getting w/ds? From there how long should i maintain the .5mg to start skipping days? Thank you guys so much for helping me out! I am sick and tired of this process and im ready to close this chapter and get on with my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xparabparskhye1x View Post
    I am 25 years old and have been on subuxone for 8 months now. I started my induction at 8 mgs under my doctors orders and from there i have managed to taper down to .75mg over the 8 months. My doctor now claims that anyone who is under 1mg of suboxone is considered cured and that i no longer need to take it. I tried to taper down to .5mg but usually right before i take my dosage i start to get W/D symptoms so i decided to keep it for a bit longer at .75mg. I have maintained each taper i have done anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks and from there tapered 25% to 30% of the original dose. I Would like to go to .5mg so i can start skipping days from there but everytime i try to decrease my dose i get w/ds. I have been on this .75mg dose for about 2-3 weeks now. I tried to follow Roberts and Henrys method but i started to get w/ds. Can someone please guide me and tell me how i can get to .5mg from the .75mg without getting w/ds? From there how long should i maintain the .5mg to start skipping days? Thank you guys so much for helping me out! I am sick and tired of this process and im ready to close this chapter and get on with my life.
    You might try dropping to a dose a bit higher then .50. Try dropping to .625 befor you drop to .50. Also I would not try to jump off at .50 but instead wean down to .25 befor jumping. Best wishes to you and keep posting.

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    Wow I was also addicted bad to pill. So I went n got help also my doc said take 2 8mg/2mg suboxone under the tounge. And ive been on tht for 110 days now. My doc told me >> be on it for years and wheb I feel lik I can go to just 1 a day to tell him tht iam ready. And after tht to just do half a strip a day. Then quit. But he said when IAM ready....

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    I was only allowed Subs for 3 weeks after being on Morphine 5 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashleykay4 View Post
    Wow I was also addicted bad to pill. So I went n got help also my doc said take 2 8mg/2mg suboxone under the tounge. And ive been on tht for 110 days now. My doc told me >> be on it for years and wheb I feel lik I can go to just 1 a day to tell him tht iam ready. And after tht to just do half a strip a day. Then quit. But he said when IAM ready....
    Hi. Your doctor is terribly misinformed, like most sub doctors.

    Do NOT quit at "half a strip", which is 4 mg. That is a huge dose to jump from and will cause terrible withdrawal. There's a sub taper plan here written by Robert_325. Please read it. Also, read some of the threads on the Suboxone Treatment board. Some successful tapers to read about are: Ken2727, Alexnt, whatsinaname, Lincolnecho, Sharks Fan.

    Most people taper down to .25 mg, then skip days, then quit.

    Good luck!
    Kat

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    Nice information thank for sharing.

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    I must have the best suboxone
    Doctor in the world! He would never tell an addict that he's cured as we are never cured, only in remission if we are lucky. I have been on subs since 2007 and take 2 8mg a day. I came off them entirely in 2009 and it wasn't long before I was again eating any opiate pill I could find. After long term opiate addiction many people's brains no longer produce enough endorphins. I will be on subs until the day I die. They have saved my life. Please look for another sub doctor. Not all of them are looking out for the patients best interest.

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