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  • #16
    Congratulations, that's great that your doc was so supportive!

    The key to the taper is being stable at a dose. You can't just pick a dose, if you aren't stable then you will feel bad the entire taper. Did you read the taper plan I posted early on?

    Basically you need to be stable at a dose, stay there for at least 4 days, then drop 25%. Stable means you feel good, normal, etc. You may have a few minor symptoms, but you shouldn't feel like you can't go out and do your normal things. The drop from 1mg to .50mg is too big, he will feel that. The next drop would be to .75, at that point he could take his dose once a day. When I got down to smaller doses I took it once a day and had no problems.

    So at this point you need to find the dose you are stable at and start from there. Stay at whatever that is for at LEAST FOUR DAYS, then drop 25%.

    Good luck!

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    • #17
      Auburn Girl: at that low of a dose stick to once a day, especially since you've been doing that. You will have a harder time with the smaller doses later on if you split at 1mg. and then go to once a day later. Stick to what Sharks told you. Many people have done Robert's taper plan and gotten off with very few problems. Sharks knows what she's talking about. I am so glad that your hubby decided to do this and that you are both supporting one another!

      Peace,

      Iloerose

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      • #18
        I hope you'll follow the taper plan. It's the best and easiest way to get off subs! I can't really add anything to what Sharks and Rose already said.

        Good to see you got the 2 mg pills since they'll be easier to work with. Sounds like you have a decent sub doc. I wish mine had been like that. Every time I mentioned tapering off (before finding this forum) he would try to convince me not to. If he would have ever "clapped and shook my hand" I probably would have died from shock.
        LOL.

        Good luck!
        Kat
        Last edited by Anonymous; 04-06-2014, 09:19 PM.

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        • #19
          Thanks, guys! Yes, I have decided to do Robert's plan. I have told my husband of it, told him of this site and the success stories. I don't know why he is dead set on doing it his way. But that's fine. He can do that but I am following the plan. Tomorrow will be my first day at .75. I really appreciate all the replies and support. I will be checking back in to let people know how it's going. Thanks again!!

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          • #20
            Originally posted by auburn girl View Post
            Thanks, guys! Yes, I have decided to do Robert's plan. I have told my husband of it, told him of this site and the success stories. I don't know why he is dead set on doing it his way. But that's fine. He can do that but I am following the plan. Tomorrow will be my first day at .75. I really appreciate all the replies and support. I will be checking back in to let people know how it's going. Thanks again!!
            Good to read that you are dropping to .75 just like the taper plan calls for Auburn. Glad you got the 2 mg pills as that will make cutting them up much easier. Also nice to read about a supportive Dr which is rare. best wishes and talk to you later

            Alex

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            • #21
              My hubby fought me too, maybe if he see you being successful and feeling good he will listen. Sometimes they have to see it with their own eyes.

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              • #22
                Hey Auburn Girl and welcome!

                I am currently weaning down from 2 mgs, I got down to .125 mgs which is a really low dose and yesterday was my first skip day! Today I'm pushing myself as far as I can go between doses. I would highly recommend keep cutting your doses every 3-5 days. You tube has a lot of good videos for measuring doses. Thats what helped me, even though I have the strips. There are still people who weaned off the pills. You need a scale usually or could maybe eye it with the help of you tube it will be down to powder. Thats ok though. The goal is to steadily ease your body through the wd...instead of full force shocking the body. This is NOT the withdrawals you are thinking. 1 mg withdrawals would suck.....BUT .5 WD would suck less, .25 mg would suck even less, .125 mg even less etc etc lol. I tried dropping from 2 mg and didn't make it. Now after weaning to .125 mgs I am super confident now I got this! I haven't taken anything since Sat morning and I feel ok truly. You can do anything you put your mind to. Do it the right way and get it done once and for all. Wean down right. Its worth it. Do it for your husband. Be his inspiration. When you wanna cry and whine about being tired or achy....suck it up for him. He needs to see you do this and I guarantee you he will follow in your footsteps. Sometimes us women have to show the men how its done haha....(kidding kidding guys!). But seriously...we had babies for christs sake....You can do this! It is not bad I promise. Check out my thread and you will see Good luck to you and I wish you the best! Give those girls a strong sober Mom to look up to!
                Last edited by Anonymous; 04-08-2014, 03:58 PM.

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                • #23
                  Hey! Just checking in...Hows it going at .75 today???

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                  • #24
                    Day 2 and so far so good! Actually I feel great! So far no real side effects at all. Just a little increased sweating. Blah. But it's not bad. I don't want to get ahead of myself, though...it is only day 2. I read you said days 3 and 4 were bad for you. Thanks for asking! I'm hoping if this goes will I will be ready to drop again next Monday. Since I've been on this stuff for years, I hear I shouldn't rush it. However, if I'm still feeling great I may drop this weekend. Then again....I'm getting ahead of myself. I may come back tomorrow with a totally different story!

                    How did your skip days go? Did you skip 1 or 2? I haven't had a chance to check your thread, yet. I'm off to get the kids from school but want to check back to see how you are doing!

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                    • #25
                      Ya definately update us tommorro... I'm guessing you'll be fine...(hoping) anyways good luck and thanks for the encouragmebnt you gave me...reading others posts and seeing how strong and determined they are gives me hope and strenght and i see that in your posts/attitude...keep up the good work! Jay

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                      • #26
                        OMG yes the sweating is so freakin disgusting. I feel like hosing myself off like 10 times a day. I was just responding to Kat about that too. By bad I mean the worse they were gonna get but they weren't "bad" bad per say. Def do able. A little more tired and achy then the day before...up until about day 5 for me the aches subsided more. Depending on the drop really...I really had to feel it out. Some drops were cake some were a little more difficult but you push through and you wake up feeling more refreshed and you get your "mojo" back about this. It really is a roller coaster ride..but we will get through together! So glad to have some tapering partners AND Moms/Dads who understand having "little needy people" at your feet when your feeling like >>>>. I don't feel so alone, happy to have you on board But anyways. Yeah if you feel good then your ready! Thats about all there is to it! You will know it and just can't let the fear of the unknown stop you from trying. We don't all have the same exact symptoms. So just because someone else is feeling really bad one drop doesn't mean you will too, that kind of thinking is what made me just suck it up and drop doses. You kind of turn into your own science experiment lol. I updated a little I tried skipping again today but had some killer killer heartburn. I almost thought I was having chest pains for a second until I burped lol. I ended up taking 1/2 of the .125 mg dose and it subsided. So I didn't make it another skip day...but I went down in dose. I'm debating on if I want to stay there taking 1/2 the .125mg now for a few days before skipping again or go back tomorrow to the .125 then skip the next day. I'm a mess today lol. Some days are better then others! Today is not my day. Saturday I was unstoppable. lol. I'll get there. Glad your first drop is going smooth! Stay positive!

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                        • #27
                          Auburn Girl,
                          Just wanted to stop by your thread and tell you I am happy to hear that you are at such a small dose! I am reading your posts and it is giving me the confidence and strength to stay true to my taper, even though it is just now beginning and all the hard stuff is in front of me. Being at 0.75mg seems so crazy to me but I know that if I keep to my plan and stay positive that I will be right where you are before I know it. Stay positive and keep on posting here, there's a lot of people like me who get strength from how far you've gotten so far!

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                          • #28
                            Good morning! Hope day 3 goes as smooth as day 2 for you. Your almost through the "worst" of it which you will see is not that bad at all. Keep pushing through! Your making awesome progress!

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                            • #29
                              So how you feelin today auburn...been trying to keep up wit u and kat and others...posting as time allows....your on day 3 at .75 is that correct?...how's it workin out? I know a lot of people say its day three when you feel the drop then you stabalize a few days later? I'm not sure how it works excactly i feel the drop within 24 hours and think i feel better after my last drop (sunday)...do wat works for you!

                              I'm just super interested as we are at similar places in our taper....looking forward to an update! Peace jay

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by TennesseeKid View Post
                                Auburn Girl,
                                Just wanted to stop by your thread and tell you I am happy to hear that you are at such a small dose! I am reading your posts and it is giving me the confidence and strength to stay true to my taper, even though it is just now beginning and all the hard stuff is in front of me. Being at 0.75mg seems so crazy to me but I know that if I keep to my plan and stay positive that I will be right where you are before I know it. Stay positive and keep on posting here, there's a lot of people like me who get strength from how far you've gotten so far!
                                Wow, thank you!! That is so crazy to me, to think that I could help someone. Just so you know, I have been on this for several years. I was taking 8-12 mg a day. Before that it was Norcos and then Methadone. I just feel like if I can do this, anyone can. I started weaning myself down this past October. So...in 6 months all on my own I am down to .75. Well, I take that back. I did that all on my own to 1mg. I thought I would stay there for the rest of my life. That's how afraid of WD I was. Then I decided to google sub withdrawal one day and found this place. It gave me the push I needed and the hope that I CAN do this without the painful hell I have been through before. And guess what? So far so good! I'm not scared anymore. I know I can do it. And you can, too. We all can. I just love the support we all give each other. I honestly don't think I could do this without all of these people.

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