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  • #16
    How do you get 1/8 of a mg? Probably pill right? I'm an addict that was on Subs (but manipulated) so I could use a little. For a year and a half on this. My statement is why do these doctors insist on making Suboxone so expensive to get?

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    • #17
      Like you, I could not do it w/o sleep. For me its xanax and ambien. If I can get through 1/3 of my day (sleeping) not in withdrawal, I am recharged enough to make it the rest of the way. Keep going...you're almost there

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      • #18
        Originally posted by anxiousbetty View Post
        How do you get 1/8 of a mg? Probably pill right? I'm an addict that was on Subs (but manipulated) so I could use a little. For a year and a half on this. My statement is why do these doctors insist on making Suboxone so expensive to get?
        I asked my doctor to give me the 2 mg sublingual strips. I used tweezers and scissors to get to 1/8 mg.

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        • #19
          I dosed 1/8 mg of subs on Thursday the 27th of February and now it is Saturday the 1st of March. Last night I woke up on my belly clinching my whole body together. I got up and took the Requip and a little Clonazepam. I went back to sleep for 4 more hours. My son woke me from his crib wanting to play as 6:30 am.

          My legs have been sore but I am sticking with it. I did call in from work last night, the night shift, from feeling exhausted and allergies. First call in during the detox. It can be done, no matter what excuses I can come up with to stay on it.

          So, I guess one more dose on Tuesday the 4th. I feel better on the days when I don't take it, I swear.

          I am very grateful.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by knowbetter View Post
            Like you, I could not do it w/o sleep. For me its xanax and ambien. If I can get through 1/3 of my day (sleeping) not in withdrawal, I am recharged enough to make it the rest of the way. Keep going...you're almost there
            Hi knowbetter,

            I know you have good intentions suggesting meds that may help someone sleep. And I'm one of those people who absolutely needs to sleep or I'm a mess. However, telling people to use Xanax is dangerous. Although some people can use a benzo for a short time and then stop, others will get dependent or addicted. It's the nature of addiction. Xanax is probably the most dangerous benzo. As addicts, we will likely end up swapping one addiction for another.

            No disrespect here. Just want to put it out there. I know you don't mean any harm. But, benzo addiction and WD is said to be worse than opiates.

            Good luck to you in your recovery! Take care.
            Kat

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            • #21
              Hello there you all. I think I'm in the thick of it. I'm really restless. I am considering taking some Loperamide (Imodium) to take the edge off because it is a partial opiod antagonist. I have 2 mg capsules. Any suggestions.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Iwantoff2013 View Post
                Hi knowbetter,

                I know you have good intentions suggesting meds that may help someone sleep. And I'm one of those people who absolutely needs to sleep or I'm a mess. However, telling people to use Xanax is dangerous. Although some people can use a benzo for a short time and then stop, others will get dependent or addicted. It's the nature of addiction. Xanax is probably the most dangerous benzo. As addicts, we will likely end up swapping one addiction for another.

                No disrespect here. Just want to put it out there. I know you don't mean any harm. But, benzo addiction and WD is said to be worse than opiates.

                Good luck to you in your recovery! Take care.
                Kat

                Know better,

                I just completed the taper plan a couple months ago and had some occasional issues with sleep. Melatonin is a natural sleep aid that is over the counter at health food store. It works for me. I still have it around and take it about once a week when I can't sleep.

                Truth be told, I remember melatonin helped but it didn't knock me out like benzos or the costco sleep ease, but they helped. I have a friend who took Xanax for years and just stopped. I witnessed him go through xanax DTs, it was horrible. Do some research in xanax, it's one of the worse most profitable drugs ever made and should be banned.

                Oh well, good luck, you can do this.

                If you saw me last year you would know, If I can taper anyone can.

                Lincoln

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                • #23
                  Thank you all for sharing your experiences. I had a rough nite last nite. I ended up taking 1/16 mg of subs. I couldn't believe how hard it hit me. This let me know that it is really getting out of my system, but it also let me know how very strong this medication is. I could barely drive home from work, true I have been sleep deprived for some time, also just exhausted. So, it hit me hard, I wish I would have taken 1/32 mg instead. I am starting my four day skip again.

                  Heregoes

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by heregoes View Post
                    Thank you all for sharing your experiences. I had a rough nite last nite. I ended up taking 1/16 mg of subs. I couldn't believe how hard it hit me. This let me know that it is really getting out of my system, but it also let me know how very strong this medication is. I could barely drive home from work, true I have been sleep deprived for some time, also just exhausted. So, it hit me hard, I wish I would have taken 1/32 mg instead. I am starting my four day skip again.

                    Heregoes
                    Sorry, I didn't see your last 2 posts until now. Yes, some people swear by liquid Loperimide taken in large doses to help with WD symptoms. Just please be careful.

                    I'm sorry to hear that you had a rough night. Try to take comfort in the fact that this is almost over and you never have to feel this way again.

                    I hope tonight is better for you.
                    Kat

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                    • #25
                      Thank you so much Kat. I bought the Lopermide capsules. I didn't know it should be capsules. I slept a whole bunch today which should recharge me for a bit. I am at work again tonight. I still am feeling the dose from yesterday I think.

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                      • #26
                        My last dose was 48 hours ago, of 1/16 milligram Of Suboxone. I have successfully skipped several days several times now. But I still get nervous and am waiting for things to get bad I guess. I am definitely maybe just fine though. I took the requip and clonidine lastnight three times. I slept 10 hours so that's a miracle. I do have work tonight overnight but that's a while from now. So, honestly so far so good.
                        thank you all and please stay in touch.

                        I really hope to make it at least the next 48 hours, a total of 96.

                        For some reason when I get to work at night even though my job is really physically demanding I seem to shut down and get really sleepy.

                        I think I am rambling now thank you guys for listening good luck to everybody.

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                        • #27
                          You're doing so great! It's mostly mental now. Try not to anticipate any physical WD symptoms. Getting ourselves all worked up can actually bring on symptoms, strangely enough.

                          For extra energy, take some L-Tyrosine with vitamin B6. It will give you a boost to get through work.

                          Keep us posted!
                          Kat

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                          • #28
                            When I got to that low of a dosage I started taking it at night, mainly because if I didn't take it I couldn't sleep... especially once I started skipping a day.

                            Also, like me, you have been on sub for a VERY long time. It is really dug into your brain. I did not follow Robert's taper method, I lowered my dosage 1/3rd every 2-3 weeks... not every 4 days. It was still VERY rough (and continues to be). Lowering by 1/3rd every 4 days would have been unbearable for me.

                            They say the last part of the taper is the hardest. So my recommendation being that you have been on it for so long is to spread out your dosage lowering. I know you want off ASAP, but considering how long you have been taking it, I don't think that will work.

                            I am jumped in December after an 8 month taper. But I had to go back on due to my father passing away and massive depression and social anxiety. I am back to down to .18mg every other day. I am REALLY struggling and thinking about getting on some type of Antidepressant to help. Has Welbutrin helped?

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                            • #29
                              Yes the Wellbutrin has helped. It also helps to know that my mind looks for things to worry about. I have a lot to be grateful for I can get very caught up in myself.

                              The Wellbutrin makes it easier to get out of bed even though I'm exhausted at times.

                              I think there is hope for all of us. I have to keep reminding myself that I am okay.

                              Its been 72 hours since my last 1/16 mg dose. I think I am going to make it at least another 24 hours.

                              I made myself go to the gym today the gym makes a huge difference and how I feel.

                              Good luck to you it sounds like you know what you need to do.

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                              • #30
                                Do I take the Suboxone again after the 96 hour skip?

                                I just wanted to check in. I made it through work last night. Definate lack of energy, I don't feel as strong as I used too. I have much heavy lifting at work. I haven't bought any L- Tyrosine as of yet, which Kat suggested.

                                I feel different.

                                I just woke up. I slept from 6:30am till 11:30 am , 5 hours.

                                Its 84 hours since my last dose. I feel like something has switched in me. I am a bit calmer and less agitated.

                                Tonight at 1 am will make 96 hours since my last dose of Suboxone. That is 4 days. I think the Wellbutrin is helping my thinking. I feel hopeful. I have missed this feeling. My anxiety has subsided for now.

                                I have been cold yesterday, I was always hot on the Suboxone. I worked out at the gym yesterday. I felt like yesterday was going to be a turning point if I didn't give in and take the Suboxone. I forced myself to go to the gym. Yesterday had a lot of mental elements of fear and panic. I think my body and brain know how to repair me and that is what I told myself during an evening panic attack that started up, it did subside naturally.

                                I took 3 baths yesterday. Taking care of myself in small ways helps somehow a lot.

                                I used less Clonidine yesterday and less Requip when I slept. I am sneezing now, but I also have allergies.

                                I just want to stress again that right now I am having a few moments of mental relief.

                                Do I take the Suboxone again after the 96 hour skip?

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