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  • .125 mg Suboxone wanting to skip days, need support.

    I have been reading online here for more than a year. I have been on Suboxone for 3 years. I have a long history of addiction. I tried jumping at 2 mg of Suboxone when I was 3 months pregnant. It was rough and at 46 days off of it, I decided to get back on. I know now that I jumped at too high of a dose for me. After my child was born and I worked to recover from a C-section and I began to taper from 4 mg.

    Now, 9 months later, I am at .062 mg 2X daily, for a month.

    I had planned to taper more but I am tired of the constant obsession about my dose and waiting to take it, wanting to take more to feel better, battling with restless legs and so many other things you are all already familiar with.

    I have decided to take my does only once yesterday in the afternoon, a total of .125 mg and try to skip today. Then skip 2 days, then 3 then 4, like Robert's threads suggest. I am scared and I have an endless amount of reasons why it's a bad idea and that now is not the time. I could use some encouragement. It has been 24 hours now. I work at night, a really physically demanding job, taking care of people who are not well. I don't have much energy right now but I have been exercising a lot the last month or so, to help my body make endorphins on it's own. Showers help a bunch. I have been taking Clonidine and Requip often. I have Clonazepam for anxiety and some Lorazepam incase I really can't sleep. I also just started taking Wellbutrin for depression and anxiety and a lack of overall energy.

    I seems like the main relief I have been getting from the Suboxone is mental, but I wouldn't truly know. I am just tired of not feeling great and I also feel like I am missing out on aspects of my life and my son's life, things I am also unaware of.

    I know that when I am a little in withdrawal, music sounds more meaningful and I tend to be emotional. I have a support group I go to but not a lot of people know about Suboxone. I just wanted to speak up to people in this community and say that I am scared and hopeful.

    Thank you.

    Hero

  • #2
    I know it's scary jumping off subs. Everyone feels that way when the time comes. You're at such a low dose and sounds like you've done a great taper! If you're stable at .125 mg, go ahead and start your skip days. You have clonidine which will be helpful if you need it. Be careful with the benzos.

    We recently had a member who jumped within the last week. Although she had some symptoms, she is now doing very well! Remember, most of this is mental now. You can do this!

    Kat

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    • #3
      Thank you, I really appreciate your response. It is 2 am and I am doing well so far. I have been sipping an energy drink. Work is hard but laying in bed or sitting at home isn't easy.
      I keep telling myself that I am okay. So far so good. Sometimes I wonder if the small amount of suboxone is even making my body feel better or rather drawing things out.
      I will keep you posted. Thank you iwantoff2013.

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      • #4
        Well, I made it the first day skip. I made it 48 hours without a dose. I can see how that first day skip was very mental. I have stress at work with a Bully I am working with but I wasn't gonna let that break me. Also, I felt very drained at work. I noticed that the restlessness started in the parts of my body that hurt. My knees first and then my shoulder. I took the requip several times and was able to relax. I also took some Clonazepam when I realized it was mainly anxiety I was dealing with. I took the Clonidine when the chills and sweating and sneezing started.

        So, I took a dose of .125 mg, aka 1/8 mg. I was tempted to just keep going but I want to follow the suggested instructions. I want success and to be free from Suboxone. I want to learn to be myself again. I want to know my son and my family better. I want to experience this life.

        Now I will start my my 72 hour skip. I hope to hear from more people. Thank you all.

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        • #5
          Is this thread being seen?

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          • #6
            Sorry, this particular board doesn't get much traffic. You should definitely start a new thread on the Suboxone Treatment board. More traffic there and lots of us currently tapering. You'll get more replies that way.

            Congrats on your first skip day! That's awesome. How are you feeling today? You're so close to the end!

            Kat
            Last edited by Anonymous; 02-26-2014, 12:21 PM.

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            • #7
              Thank you Kat. How do I find the Suboxone Treatment Board? Could you direct me? I made it. I just successfully ended my 3 day skip. I want to share with everyone and get connected. I can repost there.

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              • #8
                .125 mg Suboxone wanting to skip days, need support.

                I have been reading online here for more than a year. I have been on Suboxone for 3 years. I have a long history of addiction. I tried jumping at 2 mg of Suboxone when I was 3 months pregnant. It was rough and at 46 days off of it, I decided to get back on. I know now that I jumped at too high of a dose for me. After my child was born and I worked to recover from a C-section and I began to taper from 4 mg.

                Now, 9 months later, I am at .062 mg 2X daily, for a month.

                I had planned to taper more but I am tired of the constant obsession about my dose and waiting to take it, wanting to take more to feel better, battling with restless legs and so many other things you are all already familiar with.

                I have decided to take my does only once yesterday in the afternoon, a total of .125 mg and try to skip today. Then skip 2 days, then 3 then 4, like Robert's threads suggest. I am scared and I have an endless amount of reasons why it's a bad idea and that now is not the time. I could use some encouragement. It has been 24 hours now. I work at night, a really physically demanding job, taking care of people who are not well. I don't have much energy right now but I have been exercising a lot the last month or so, to help my body make endorphins on it's own. Showers help a bunch. I have been taking Clonidine and Requip often. I have Clonazepam for anxiety and some Lorazepam incase I really can't sleep. I also just started taking Wellbutrin for depression and anxiety and a lack of overall energy.

                I seems like the main relief I have been getting from the Suboxone is mental, but I wouldn't truly know. I am just tired of not feeling great and I also feel like I am missing out on aspects of my life and my son's life, things I am also unaware of.

                I know that when I am a little in withdrawal, music sounds more meaningful and I tend to be emotional. I have a support group I go to but not a lot of people know about Suboxone. I just wanted to speak up to people in this community and say that I am scared and hopeful.

                Thank you.

                Hero

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                • #9
                  Well, I made it the first day skip. I made it 48 hours without a dose. I can see how that first day skip was very mental. I have stress at work with a Bully I am working with but I wasn't gonna let that break me. Also, I felt very drained at work. I noticed that the restlessness started in the parts of my body that hurt. My knees first and then my shoulder. I took the requip several times and was able to relax. I also took some Clonazepam when I realized it was mainly anxiety I was dealing with. I took the Clonidine when the chills and sweating and sneezing started.

                  So, I took a dose of .125 mg, aka 1/8 mg. I was tempted to just keep going but I want to follow the suggested instructions. I want success and to be free from Suboxone. I want to learn to be myself again. I want to know my son and my family better. I want to experience this life.

                  Now I will start my 2 day skip, which really is a 72 hour skip. I hope to hear from more people. Thank you all.

                  Hero

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                  • #10
                    Good luck with your day 2 skip!! I'm glad to see you started a new thread here. You will definitely get more replies since this is the sub board.

                    Yes, it's all mostly mental now. You may have some minor physical discomfort, but it should be tolerable. Stay well hydrated. Get as much exercise as possible. Eat well. A lot of us take supplements to boost our bodies, but that's a personal choice.

                    You are almost done! How exciting.
                    Kat

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                    • #11
                      I just saw the last reply on your other thread which said you've actually already completed a 3 day skip...is that right? How great!

                      Keep posting to let us know how it's going.
                      Kat

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                      • #12
                        Starting 4 day skip. Suboxone taper and day skipping going well. little withdrawal.

                        I skipped 3 days this time. I think the Wellbutrin is helping so much with my energy level. I am only taking 1/4 - 1/2 of a 75 mg pill for now. I read that it can help with the cravings and dopamine levels too. The last 3 days I keep telling myself that I am okay no matter what my mind may be trying to scare me with. That is helping. Also, I realized how very selfish it is to be always concentrating on myself and how I feel. It was also suggested to try to become comfortable, being uncomfortable.

                        This whole thing has been so obsessive for me. I am tired of spending so much time wondering if I am feeling sick until I do feel sick.

                        These last 3 days have been surreal. I have had so much energy. I also have taken Clonazepam at bedtime, along with the clonidine, like I posted previously. Usually it is the restlessness that has broke me in the past. The Requip aka (Ropinirole) has been a huge part of me getting through, along with exercise and internal self-work.

                        I actually feel better. I am not watching the clock to see when I can take the Subs. I feel more free and have hope.

                        I went to the gym yesterday, really had to push myself to get in the car, a little generalized anxiety for sure.

                        Each night I sleep about 4 hours then wake and redose with 1 mg clonazepam or a 1 mg lorazepam and Requip. The Requip only seems to last 4 hours but it totally takes away the restlessness. I will be weaning off from these as well, but I haven't been taking them for too long.

                        I woke up today and went to the gym, after having good sleep, considering the circumstances. I did feel that I needed to move around or I would be miserable sitting/lying still, at home.

                        My brain feels clearer than when I was always stressing over my dose. I am sure I have a lot of mental fog to get through. I am trying to be kind to myself and realize how amazing this is. I can't see things having gone any other way in my past up till now. I have done my best and my best is different than everybody elses. I can't wait to hear from all of you out there. I have been following your threads and posts since I found out I was pregnant and now my son is 9 months old.

                        I just dosed, .125 mg / aka 1/8 mg and 'heregoes' the 4 day skip. Hope I hear from you all soon.

                        Trying to keep positive and out of the fear.

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                        • #13
                          Wow, you've been lurking for quite some time. I'm sure you've read many success stories here. Sounds like you're doing good with exercise and staying positive. Good for you!

                          I have a son too, he's 19 months. I can't wait for the day when I look into my son's eyes sub-free. He deserves a mother who isn't preoccupied with this nonsense. I'm currently at 1.5 mg.

                          You have the right attitude and I think you're gonna be just fine! Good to hear the clonidine is helpful. I have some that I'm saving for the end of my taper.

                          Keep posting. Others will be along soon.
                          Kat

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                          • #14
                            My advice is that if you need to be up and around just skip the Clonidine. You will feel better just from that alone. Clonidine is quite powerful and stays in your system for almost 24 hours. Low blood pressure makes it hard to do just about anything. If you were spending your days on the couch I would tell you to rock on but if you are working you will be better off without it. You may get some relief by taking Benzo's but as I'm sure you realize, it's temporary and illusory. Anxiety and depression are part of WD, just like diarea and sweating, eventually it goes away. Unless you get strung out of Benzo's...which is a whole 'nother region of hell.

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                            • #15
                              Kat
                              It sounds like you are on your way as well. 1.5 is great. Every time I decrease it seems like once I get through day 4 I am totally adapted again to the new dose. I am excited for you.

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