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  • #61
    you're going way too fast buckeye, slow that taper way down, the fastest you wanna go is 25% reduction every 4 days. believe me, trying to get off this stuff too fast is a sure fire way to get your ass handed to you & set you back to the starting gate. take your time & do it properly. slowly & surely is the only way, taper to nothing or jump off at .25mg after skipping days. Good Luck.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by Buckeye13 View Post
      Finally back from vacation...

      It was a nice break, but it could've lasted another week. Back to work stinks!

      Anyways, I'm still doing good on my taper...

      I'm down to .50mgs/day....this time last month I was droppin' 24-32mgs/day..

      Hoping to drop on Friday if stable...

      -Buck




      *Can't believe how much I missed you guys while I was gone but I stayed strong...
      Great to see your down to .50 Buck. Your almost at the finish line buddy. Just be sure and listen to what your body is telling you and dont rush it. Happy New Year to you Buck and keep up the good work.

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      • #63
        Today will be another day at .50mgs...

        I didn't get much sleep last night, but that was because my 2 year old boy was up until almost 1:00 and my little 1 year old girl woke up at 5:45 and was ready to play at full speed...I try to get up with the kids every time because my wife is about 6 months pregnant and she's also a fulltime worker so I try to take a little off of her plate..

        Today will be a test on me. I 'm exhausted and I also have to bowl in a beer drinking league tonight from about 6:00-10-00 after working all day...

        These are the days that are designed to set "us" back..

        Not this guy though...

        Who has 2 thumbs and is sticking to his taper plan? This guy.


        Have a great day y'all and thanks to alex and sm0gg for the advice..


        -Buck


        By the way, I just took the Withdrawal Ease, and I'm going to push my dose back as far as posible today. I'll post later on if I've lost my mind yet, or if I'm still ballin' like the Buckeyes did last night against Nebraska (kickin' a$$)


        #StrongAsHarry

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Buckeye13 View Post
          Thanks so much Beth...

          I can't believe that you jumped after having the struggles that you had at the lower doses. That's fricken awesome. It only makes sense to me that if you feel like ???? on .75mgs/day, you may as well rip off the baindaid and feel like ???? at 0 mgs and get it over with right?


          I'm so proud that you not only jumped, but have now went a week without dosing and you also sound more confident than you have since I've joined here about a month ago. It's crazy how far a positive mentallity can take you.

          Keep up your strength and courage. You inspire me to not fail so I can join you on the flip-side..

          Stay strong Beth...


          -Buck


          #MoreMotivation
          Hey Buck, I really appreciate the above. I like your comparison to "ripping off the bandaid". A bigger bandaid then I'd have preferred but none the less doable. It just felt like I had a small window of opportunity with the 2 week break I had so I just went for it!
          Now if I could just get this sleep thing under control - Last night was difficult and unlike u not because of any kids to take care of but they say sleep is the last part to come back so Ill just hang in their - No doubt it will get better!
          I am so glad that Withdrawal- Ease product has helped u! If I wasn't over the worst of this jump I'd have for sure given it a try!
          Anyway, thanks again for all of your kind words and remember I'm right there in your corner throughout this!
          Every day gets u closer to that "Flip Side". You got this my friend!
          Beth

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          • #65
            Thanks for the support Beth...

            It's almost 1:30 here in Ohio...I took a .25mg dose (smallest dose I've EVER taken, this is where the 2mg strips come in handy, I have 4 of them that I stashed up at the beginning of this process) at about 10:30 and I'm going to take another .25mg dose in a couple hours so I feel a little better tonight, and the later dose should also help prepare me for a potential drop tomorrow...

            I'm not 100% sure that I will drop tomorrow, I might wait one more day, but I'm going to go from .50mgs to .25mgs...

            I've done 50% drops the whole way, and it has worked, so I plan to continue with that unless I struggle at .25mgs, then I'll bump back up to .375 and continue from there...

            I will plan on going from .50mgs, to .25mgs, to .125mgs and then skip or jump...

            I'm hoping about 2 more weeks total is a realistic jump date...

            -Buck

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            • #66
              Hey Buck. I'm also a long time sub user. I tapered myself in the beginning by myself to about 4mg then found a supportive dr and tapered to 1mg. I got stuck a little longer fluctuating between 1-2mg then finally a few months ago got serious. The taper to .5 was pretty easy so I planned my jump during new year Holiday. I tapered lower the last 7-10 days before jumped, taking only the smallest sliver to get the wd gone. Jumped off 12/26 and it's going good. Good luck. Slow and steady and don't put yourself at risk by pushing it too much. Thinking about you!
              My last dose of sub was 12noon on 12/26/12. I'm free!!!

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              • #67
                Originally posted by plzfreeme View Post
                Hey Buck. I'm also a long time sub user. I tapered myself in the beginning by myself to about 4mg then found a supportive dr and tapered to 1mg. I got stuck a little longer fluctuating between 1-2mg then finally a few months ago got serious. The taper to .5 was pretty easy so I planned my jump during new year Holiday. I tapered lower the last 7-10 days before jumped, taking only the smallest sliver to get the wd gone. Jumped off 12/26 and it's going good. Good luck. Slow and steady and don't put yourself at risk by pushing it too much. Thinking about you!
                Thanks for your support...

                I have just started tapping into my 2mg strips that I had stashed and I wish I had a few more of them because every piece that I take from a "2" is 4X the size of what I take from a "8"

                It's the same dose, but it's easier to cut down accuratly, and it's also better mentally because it feels like you are taking a bigger dose than you actually are...

                I had a .25mg piece today that was twice as big as the .50mg piece that I took yesterday...

                I also think it dissolves better because it's a thiner, wider piece of Sub....

                I was just throwing that out there in case any of you that are going to the Dr to get your Subs (I didn't) you may want to ask your doctor if he/she will prescribe you 2's instead of 8's to help you with your taper...


                I'm off to the bowling alley...

                See ya'll tomorrow...

                -Buck

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                • #68
                  It sounds like you're doing really good, Buck. You have more self control than I, sir. I think tapering (especially down to such tiny doses) is a magnificent display of willpower. I'm not sure if I have that kind of willpower, which is why I think i've decided to go cold turkey. Keep up the good work! I hope to see you jump soon. Wow...did that come out right? It doesn't sound right. It sounds mean. Maybe I should rephrase it. I hope that you MAKE the jump soon. That's a little better I think. Good luck, man. You're doing good!

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by EgoPunch View Post
                    It sounds like you're doing really good, Buck. You have more self control than I, sir. I think tapering (especially down to such tiny doses) is a magnificent display of willpower. I'm not sure if I have that kind of willpower, which is why I think i've decided to go cold turkey. Keep up the good work! I hope to see you jump soon. Wow...did that come out right? It doesn't sound right. It sounds mean. Maybe I should rephrase it. I hope that you MAKE the jump soon. That's a little better I think. Good luck, man. You're doing good!
                    Thanks EP....

                    Tapering down is actually waaaaaay easier than I thought it would be...

                    That's seems to be what almost everybody thinks after they do it...

                    I actually feel as good, or better on .50mgs a day that I did at 32 mgs a day...

                    I can't make any sense of why I ever took that much for so long...

                    I can't dwell on what I've done in the past though, I no longer have any control over what has already happened....but, I can control what is in front of me and that is the finish line...

                    It's on the horizon, and coming at it full speed ahead....

                    I got some sleep last night and I feel good today. Every day is different. Today is one of the days that I can push my dose back to help with the evening. Some days I can't get motivated and feel like I "need" my dose as soon as possible. Those days are becoming fewer and fewer. It seems like every day the addictive thinking is getting less and less. I went from waking up a few weeks ago and the first thing I would think about is taking Sub, to a day like today where I've been up for about 3 hours and this was actually the first time I even thought about taking a dose...

                    The way I feel right now, I could probably skip a day, but I'm not going to. If I still feel this good later today, I will make today a drop day. If not, I'm dropping tomorrow..


                    -Buck

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                    • #70
                      Well, it's 4:00 and I've only had .25mgs and I feel good...

                      I'm going to take another .25mgs later on whether I feel like I need it or not. The later dose should help me transition to my drop to .25mgs total tomorrow...

                      I've basically had very little trouble with the 50% drops, so I'm going to continue with that pattern until I jump, unless I run into a problem. I plan on staying at .25mgs for about 4-6 days or so and then I'm going to drop to .125mgs for a few days before the jump/skip...

                      -Buck


                      Can't believe I'm doing this...
                      Can't believe I didn't do this sooner...

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                      • #71
                        Good job, brother. You are a soldier, and dependency is the enemy. You are holding high ground, and positioning yourself for the killing blow to your adversary. You are strong, and your enemy is weak...but very sneaky...very sneaky indeed. So watch yourself, because yourself is who your enemy will try to turn against you. I have confidence in you, bro. Buck! Buck! BOOOM! That's your war cry! lol. Use it...if you don't, I will. I'm using it now actually. It's fun to shout...then again, i'm all alone in my apt right now. lol. Peace, bro. Ur doing real good.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by EgoPunch View Post
                          Good job, brother. You are a soldier, and dependency is the enemy. You are holding high ground, and positioning yourself for the killing blow to your adversary. You are strong, and your enemy is weak...but very sneaky...very sneaky indeed. So watch yourself, because yourself is who your enemy will try to turn against you. I have confidence in you, bro. Buck! Buck! BOOOM! That's your war cry! lol. Use it...if you don't, I will. I'm using it now actually. It's fun to shout...then again, i'm all alone in my apt right now. lol. Peace, bro. Ur doing real good.
                          I like the Buck Buck Boom...I bring the noice every time bro..Go hard or go home...

                          I guess I've always been my own worst enemy, I just needed you to point that out for me...

                          Thanks Swayze...

                          -Buck


                          Today will be a good day...

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                          • #73
                            Quick update before I take off for the weekend...

                            I probably won't log back on until Tuesday morning when I get back here to work..

                            I'm definetly making my drop today. I just closed the store down and I havn't even taken my dose yet. I havn't done that since....forever...

                            I'm don't feel too bad, just a little tired but nothing I can't fight through...

                            I'm getting ready to take a .25mg dose. If I feel fine later tonight, and I think I will, that's what I'm dropping to. If I feel rough tonight, I already have my .125mg cuts made so i'll take one of those and make my drop be to .38 (25%)...

                            I think I'm going straight to .25mgs though....Feeling strong today mentally..

                            I'll try to log on and update over the weekend but I went so long without getting caught by my wife while I was using that I would hate to get caught when I'm legitimatly quitting...Know what I'm sayin?

                            Have a great weekend y'all...

                            -Buckingmotivated


                            #LED_AdjustmentTime

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                            • #74
                              You're doing good, Buck. Keep it up, man. Soon you will have to jump off, and be completely sub free...but for now, you're doing really well. I wish I had enough suboxone to taper off properly, as you are doing. I know that my detox is going to be absolute h*ll, but i'm a soldier. I've done it before, but never from such a high dose. Anyway, if you do happen to get caught on this site...maybe you can tell your wife that a friend asked you to sign up and give support to a family member, or vice versa. I don't know, but you are in a unique situation, and only you know how it should be handled without damaging your relationship. Enjoy your weekend, bro. Hope to hear from you soon.

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                              • #75
                                Yoyoyo....


                                Just hopped on real quick to update my drop to .25mgs yesterday..

                                All went well, even about 6.5 hours of sleep...


                                Today has been a bit rougher, but day 2 after the drop always seems to be worse for me for some reason...

                                Thanks for the support Swayze...

                                Gotta run...

                                -Buck

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