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    Quote Originally Posted by amydogs View Post
    Hi Alex ty about Suzy. So I didn't tell you guys yesterday but I took at .05mg instead of what may have Ben about an .08mg. Last night I was a little restless maybe nervous or just sadness but today I'm completely symptom free so I think that was it I'm just jumping. I'm scared but you are so right at this tiny dose its mental. Just in the back of your mind nervous of a bad sensation happening no matter how short lived. So far today I'm fine I haven't thought if it at all. Trying to stay busy and not have to much time to just think. I will check in again tomorrow and let everyone know how its going. I have a good feeling I'm going to be fine. ;-)
    Amy I think your going to be fine also. I see now have you have just slowly day by day just deduced a very small dose each day and it seems like you have done fine by doing it this way. Instead of getting to like .12 and done the skip days by just continuing to reduce each day just a very small piece it appears to have worked out just as well for you. that dose you have slowly gotten to is so small now that it looks like you can jump now any day. While I know you had a day here and there where things were a little tough on you it looks like you were able to stick to the taper plan and its paying off nice for you now. Great job Amy I will talk to you later

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    Hi checking in, I jumped yesterday. No symptoms yest during the day and last night I slept fine and its about 12:00 noon here and still doing great. :-) :-) :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by amydogs View Post
    Hi checking in, I jumped yesterday. No symptoms yest during the day and last night I slept fine and its about 12:00 noon here and still doing great. :-) :-) :-)
    Congrats to you on jumping Amy. With the very tiny amounts you were using the last few days of your taper you would have had very little Sub in your system when you jumped. By weaning down the way you did you spared yourself of feeling any WD symptoms. Job well done and you should be proud of yourself. Glad that you hung in there and are now sub free. My very best wishes to you in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amydogs View Post
    Hi checking in, I jumped yesterday. No symptoms yest during the day and last night I slept fine and its about 12:00 noon here and still doing great. :-) :-) :-)
    Congradulations!

    I haven't been on lately, but wanted to check back on you. We started around the same time and I'm so excited that you made a successful jump. Your taper was more difficult than mine and I sympathize with you?

    I never doubted you would make it.

    Congradulations!

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    Hi all yesterday was my 3rd day off SUB around 2am just my luck restless legs arms, sweating and chills. I can only assume that must of been the 72 hour mark making itself known. It lastwed till 9am. It decided it wasn't going to let me off that easy. Arg! Its 4:20 pm here most sensations are gone except anxiety and I can't seem to shake the depression. I have meds for that and am usually very happy but since the taper started its there lingering. I pray as the days and weeks go by I can find myself again. I feel like "now what"? I have been bed ridden for 3 years then on this taper for almost 5 months....I don't know how to get back into life again. When you have pain like I had your life stops in its tracks and all you know is your room and bed and the inside of your own head. I have a loving family I feel like I have so much time I have to make up for. I just don't know where to begin. Xo Amy

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    Okay hi again, you'll just love this, more symptoms basically flu like again everything hurts. It started about an hour ago. Sooooooo much funnnnn! Can't do any more Epsom salt baths I've done 3 in 2 days FYI to everyone you can get dehydrated quick. It would explain some of my symptoms actually. Always the teacher but never a good student! Downing water as I type. Anyone that's done with SUBs did it take a while for your energy to come back? Maybe its just me but walking to the kitchen is exhausting. I know my body will adjust back to normal (anyone have a basic time frame). Also does anyone know how long this WD will last? Today is 4 days off. Thanks blessing, Amy

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    Quote Originally Posted by amydogs View Post
    Okay hi again, you'll just love this, more symptoms basically flu like again everything hurts. It started about an hour ago. Sooooooo much funnnnn! Can't do any more Epsom salt baths I've done 3 in 2 days FYI to everyone you can get dehydrated quick. It would explain some of my symptoms actually. Always the teacher but never a good student! Downing water as I type. Anyone that's done with SUBs did it take a while for your energy to come back? Maybe its just me but walking to the kitchen is exhausting. I know my body will adjust back to normal (anyone have a basic time frame). Also does anyone know how long this WD will last? Today is 4 days off. Thanks blessing, Amy
    Amy sorry to read where you are not feeling well at the moment. Are you sure your not coming down with some sort of bug? You jumped off at such a low dose that I would not think that after 4 days you would be feeling WD symptoms. Lack of energy is very common for people once they have jumped off of subs. Mine was more like lack of motivation when I jumped. Once I got moving around I was fine it was more of getting motivated that I went thru. I know a lot of people say after a week or so that there energy improved so hopefully in a couple more days you will be better. Best wishes and make sure you stay hydrated

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    Hi symptoms gone this morning that's why I know its withdrawal. I spent another night twitching about with no sleep. Everyone Detox's differently I know this first hand. I seem to have more energy this am and for the time being there is no anxiety and depression. I pray today is a better day that yesterday. I will check in later. Amy

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    I was so happy to read that you jumped! Congrats!!

    I haven't posted much in the last couple days since I've been really sick. Sucks that you had some nasty WD symptoms, but hopefully it's over now!

    Be proud. You did great!
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    Day 2 no symptoms at all. Can I just say that was insane! I wish everyone out there going through this taper or WD strength and hope. :-)
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    Day 6 or 7 off SUB taper. Extreme depression, haven't slept through a night yet. When i say no symptoms i mean restless leg, sweats and that kind of thing. I've done quite a lot of research over the past few days. Apparently many people go through this for up to 6 mo. after taking it if not longer. I take medication for depression already and my Dr. Is blown away at the extremes she has seen in people days weeks and months off of SUB. The average person takes approx 3-6 months to feel normal again, 12-18 weeks to sleep through the night and months for the episodes of anxiety and or depression to pass. Some dont feel any sense of life in them for months as well. I feel i should have dug deeper. I read so much about this prior to deciding to use SUB to stop the opiate. I just never pictured the extreme happening to me. To say the least I'm scared my thoughts have went as dark as the unthinkable. I get through each day right now second by second. I am thankful for my husband and children right now they keep me grounded. At this point I feel SUB is highly toxic and Extremely Dangerous everyone should be educated on the truth of what I've seen 1000's of people say about it. I'm thankful for all of you this did not happen to and I pray for all who are still tapering that you are the lucky ones. We all go through things to reach a higher level of learning,but I question why? When will this nightmare end?!!!

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    Amy they say that sleep is one of the last things that return to normal. I was spared that because I have taken trazadone for years for insomnia so I was spared the sleepless nights. Its non narcotic but has to be prescribed by a Dr. Its also an AD med but I was prescribed it for insomnia which I have had since I was a teenager. Im sorry to read where your depression is bad right now and hope it gets better soon for you. Everyone is different and I think in a lot of cases it depends on the amount of time and the amount of subs a person was taking on to how much difficulty they will have when they jump. Im thinking you were only on subs for around 3 months so hopefully you will start getting back to normal soon. Best wishes to you.

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    Hi all, this question is for anyone who may know or have read about this happening. Did your antidepressant seem to not work within the days and weeks after your taper was over? If that happened did it eventually even out? We don't want to switch my medication if this will resolve itself but if not oi can't suffer either. I need to know what any of you have heard or know about this. Changing medications is hard and if I will still feel this way because its the brain that is healing now its a waste of money and a different medication to get used to, I'm not a fan but the one I do need. So anyone out there that has any reference to this please reply thank you so much Amy

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    Amy, I'm so sorry. I wish you didn't have to deal with depression. I can relate. I have it too. It's not severe, but it's there. And now hearing that it's getting worse for you after you've jumped simply terrifies me.

    I don't have an answer to your question, sorry. Hopefully someone else might know.

    I truly hope things turn around for you soon.
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    I'm so sorry to scarw you Kat. Before SUB my meds worked perfect so I just don't know what to do. I see my psychologists on Friday but we are still waiting to hear from a couple dr.s on what we should do. Either wait it out or change meds. That's more tapering and changing to something else ugh. But if I knew this most likely will pass I could have some good and get through it but if not I don't want to be this way another second. Don't be scared it could just be me, I didn't have the normal taper either. Xoxox

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    Hi Amy,

    I just want to point out what you are experiencing is not the norm. Ive never heard of anyones AD stopping to work after a sub taper. AD's and Opiates affect different parts of the brain. One should not cancel out the other.... Sometimes AD's stop working on certain people. Ive been through that in the past....

    Anxiety and restless legs on the other hand are normal and par for the course of coming off of opiates. It took me a good month before I could get any kind of sleep. Subs are a great tool for getting free of opiates. With that being said they do not remove ALL WD symptoms. The brain chemistry will still take time to come back in to balance.

    I was on subs 2 months (after 9 years on morphine) The subs helped and I was able to successfully taper off of it. There are so many success stories here. You do have to do your homework though. Understanding that subs themselves are an opiate and by no means a get out of jail free card.

    Things do get better. It just takes time, more time for some than others.
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    Thank you, maybe the Cymbalta just isn't working for me. I did some more reading last night and am seeing where people do experience depression after and may start an AD short term but I'm already on one...thank you for your response this is something I haven't been able to get an any real answers for. I took Lexapro for 15 years and not once did I feel sad other than a situational thing ya know but not this every second panicy and depressed. SUB did work for me and you all have been great and always quick to get back to me. I'm just not myself and this depression I could feel during the taper but just assumed it was the taper but its been over a week now. I know that's still a short time but wow I can't be like this. We'll see what my Doctor says on Friday she was going to consult some other PSY MD who prescribe SUB and get some advice. My dr. Is awesome she's just is not a prescribed of SUB so she wants to make sure we do the right thing.

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    Kat I can't find it do you know about what page its on on the Need to talk site? I don't know how to work this site very well. Ty

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    Are you talking about the reply Ruth made to me about depression during early recovery? If so, it's on the Need to Talk board. At the top left of this page you'll see where it says General Discussion Boards. Click that. There, you'll find the Need to Talk board. Ruth's thread is on the 1st page somewhere near the top. It's called "Ask Ruth - AKA ARTIST658".

    Her reply to me was a while back, so you may need to look a few pages back in her thread.
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    Hi all my Psychiatrist got intouch with the right doctors to make sure we had all the correct t info. Whatsiname is 100% correct my AD not working is not from the SUB or the taper. So its just not working anymore. The brain is still healing and people do experience depression after SUB but they are not usually already on them. So we'll see my dr. apt is tom, we'll see how it goes. I do sometimes at night getbrestless leg still but not to such a degree I'm fully awake but I know its happening. Time heals, just hard to patient. Blessings Amy
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    Quote Originally Posted by amydogs View Post
    Hi all my Psychiatrist got intouch with the right doctors to make sure we had all the correct t info. Whatsiname is 100% correct my AD not working is not from the SUB or the taper. So its just not working anymore. The brain is still healing and people do experience depression after SUB but they are not usually already on them. So we'll see my dr. apt is tom, we'll see how it goes. I do sometimes at night getbrestless leg still but not to such a degree I'm fully awake but I know its happening. Time heals, just hard to patient. Blessings Amy
    Good luck tomorrow or actually today with you Dr appointment. Hopefully there is something they can do for you in the AD department and have you feeling better soon.

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    So not happy right now my apt got canceled my dr. is sick UGH!

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    Seeing dr.today at 3:30. Verybsweet of her to come in on a Sat for me. :-)

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    Congrats on your jump Amy . Life got a ill hectic here for a bit so I missed it . Sorry about that and also about the depression issue . Hoping it works out soon with the med change .

    How are you doing now ?

    Best wishes always ,
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    Hi all, WD symptoms are gone except for the anxiety and at this point not sure if its from WD or lack of ADworking. I talked to a specialist and while tapering and stopping SUB should not affect an AD is does affect the part of the brain where "happy" is. SUB is still an opiate. So in my case the Cymbalta probably never really worked at 100% but because of the pain meds then the SUB they were filling in the % the Cymbalta wasn't covering. Yes different chemical in the brain but as a whole its all connected. Anyways the depression is a little better weaning off of one and going up on another. Please anyone who is still tapering don't get scared because of my story. I think from my group on here and reading other posts its a low % that have the severity of what I went through. Either way SUB did work for me. The important study the specialist told me about was most people do best tapering and being done at 3 months. After that mark they see the WD get increasingly harder. As you all told me in the beginning my SUB dr. never should of started me at 16mg to start thats crazy high and not needed. Most feel exactly the same at 12-10mg as they do higher doses. Thus starting lower shortens the taper time. That's just what I was informed. BUT as you all taught me 4 day or 25% is best. I am with you I just thought it was interesting to learn about these studies. Most important is listening to your body, it will tell you. I will pray for all of you, your in my thoughts all the time. Thank you all of you for the support I don't know what I would of done. I will check back again soon. Blessing Amy
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    Am glad you are feeling better and the depression is easing up. That was a great post btw. It is so very true that when we are on an opiate or sub it does affect the "happy" part, and gradually we get better. Glad to see that you found a study that did show that over the 3 month mark, the w/d increased, although everyone is different, it is true that subs are an opiate and the longer you are on them the more dependent you become because they are just as addictive as other opiates. That is why when robert_325 wrote his taper protocol he went for the lowest effective dose and around an 8 week taper. Your taper will be very helpful to others and I'm so glad you came here. I wish you the best!!!

    Peace,

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    Hey Amy and everyone else! After reading your posts I wanted to join and see how you were making out :-) Keep the updates coming. Also, I have found a lot of motivation in reading your posts and many of the others commenting and have decided its my time to quit also! I am starting tomorrow morning and I am super nervous! I am also new to forums so I don't know if I should just make a new post of my own O.o I have been taking 30mg Oxycodone for about 2 years now (300mg daily) and I am going to try a short detox starting in the morning. The plan is to take 4 to 5 mg of a subutex when I wake up feeling horrible as I do everyday.. after that I am going to try reducing my dose in half each day and then jumping off on day 4. If anyone has any words of wisdom or pointers for me please feel free to respond. I definitely feel like I am going into the unknown alone and scared. I'll be watching the site because I have really been enjoying following you and the others. Good work everyone :-)

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    Blues

    I posted on your other thread, Rose gave you some great advice.

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    My doctor is a thief, he has kept me on subs for 7 years. He even encouraged me for the longest time to stay at 21 mg a day. I am now down to 2 mg a day, it helps not to think about it, we become our own worst enemies. I know I should take responsibility for my own actions. But I have found a lot of sub doctors to be unethical, they take no insurance and demand bi weekly or monthly visits. Shame on them,

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    hi i dont know if im inturupting the thread but i need help really bad ive bin on subs for over three years taking 16mg a day and my doctor suddenly dropped me to 12mg im really nervous about withdrawals i have severe ocd i really really need help im finally done with this drug its killing me money wise and im just not who i used to be can someone please help me to tapper down without withdrawals hopefully quickly thank you so much

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