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by Bentakessubs
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...
Replies: 45
Views: 6802

Re: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...

Day 12 of 0mg So, I felt really great from days 6 to 10. But, I started feeling really tired / lethargic on the night of day 10. Then, yesterday on day 11, I started feeling SUPER tired. Getting mild chills. Feeling neck pain. And my calves are twitching A LOT. Like, if I look at my calves, it looks...
by Bentakessubs
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...
Replies: 45
Views: 6802

Re: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...

Day 71 - 03/03 - 0mg 6th day off today. Still feeling a bit weird from time to time, but most of the withdrawal is out of the way. I know the half life on this medication is long which, in the past, has made the withdrawal unpredictable. But so far, so good. The really helpful thing about tapering o...
by Bentakessubs
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...
Replies: 45
Views: 6802

Re: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...

Day 69 - 03/01: 0mg Day 70 - 03/02: 0mg Got outta town for the weekend, drove to Kansas City to get some sun and fun while I get through my past withdrawals. I’m On my 4th day off today. I’ll feel good for a bit then feel restless. Sleep is still difficult at times. But I’m leveling out. I know once...
by Bentakessubs
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...
Replies: 45
Views: 6802

Re: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...

Day 67 - 02/27: 0mg Day 68 - 02/28: 0mg Well I did it. I jumped off. Not feeling like, super fantastic right now. Definitely sweaty and achey. But it’s totally manageable. I’m at work. So yeah. Not much to report. Other than I’m off of it and I’m done. Throwing all my subs away tonight. I got 3 days...
by Bentakessubs
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...
Replies: 45
Views: 6802

Re: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...

Day 66 - 02/26: .25mg Well, made it through yesterday. This cold is really hanging on. I’m on day 13 of it and still coughing up crap and blowing my nose constantly. So that can definitely tend to heighten any withdrawal symptoms that I’ve been feeling. It can also make me think I’m feeling withdraw...
by Bentakessubs
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...
Replies: 45
Views: 6802

Re: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...

Day 65 - 02/25: .25mg Well, first day on .25. Yesterday was the first day in 3 weeks that I’ve felt good. So I decided to taper down to .25 today. Withdrawal hit me a little bit again today. But it’s so tame compared to the bigger jumps. Just slight chills. Feeling so bad for 2 months, when I finall...
by Bentakessubs
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...
Replies: 45
Views: 6802

Re: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...

I have been on suboxone for 11 years now.. im a 37 year old male.. and because of suboxone I have about 4 different horrible lower abdominal issues that have been terrorizing me to the point I lost my 80k a year job.. to serving at a restaurant 20 hours a week... your the closest person ive found t...
by Bentakessubs
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...
Replies: 45
Views: 6802

Re: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...

Congrats so far on your successful taper! Sorry things have been so awful though. What's I've read time and time again is when you feel fatigued and depressed it's the best time to get out and exercise extensively. It's the last thing you want to do but so many others who have walked your path said...
by Bentakessubs
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...
Replies: 45
Views: 6802

Re: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...

Second post today. But man, today sucked. The depression is hitting so fucking hard. I think I just need to quit taking this. I’m not trying to rush things. But the .75mg I take isn’t affecting me or making me feel any better at all. Like, no relief. If anything, it’s just prolonging the withdrawal ...
by Bentakessubs
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...
Replies: 45
Views: 6802

Re: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...

Day 32 - 1mg Being back at work sucks. I keep having mood swings. I’m all over the place. Also I’ve switched from not sleeping a lot to sleeping too much. I forgot how tired I get after the acute stuff. But I’m just powering through. Trying to stay positive and stay kind of quiet at the times when I...
by Bentakessubs
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...
Replies: 45
Views: 6802

Re: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...

Hey Ben, Really sorry to hear what you’re going through right now. It reminds me so much of myself. But you should be so proud of yourself for how far you have come. One problem in life often leads to another, and before long, every aspect can become overwhelming. When you are in debt, overweight a...
by Bentakessubs
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...
Replies: 45
Views: 6802

Re: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...

Day 29 - 01/25: 1mg Day 30 - 01/26: 1mg So weird how the withdrawal happens. I went from 2mg to 1mg 6 days ago. And I was feeling zero withdrawal for the last 4 or 5 days. But yesterday, I finally started to feel some withdrawal. And it wasn’t like the usual withdrawal where I get chills or restless...
by Bentakessubs
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...
Replies: 45
Views: 6802

Re: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...

Days 26, 27, and 28 - 1mg - Patience I haven’t posted for a couple of days. On top of my Suboxone withdrawal, I got a cold. Which definitely didn’t feel good. Yesterday, I tried to stop taking Suboxone completely and finish the 55-day taper in 27 days. My thought process was ‘Hey, you’re sick and yo...
by Bentakessubs
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...
Replies: 45
Views: 6802

Re: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...

Day 26 - 1mg So I got the flu. Or some kind of sick. I keep wondering how much shit can be thrown at me during this taper? God has already kicked me in the balls, punched me in the arm, and fucked around with both of my cars while I’m trying to do this taper. Why not throw some plague into the mix? ...
by Bentakessubs
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...
Replies: 45
Views: 6802

Re: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...

Day 24 - 1mg I can’t tell if I’m catching a cold or feeling withdrawal. So that’s fun. But I’m not feeling super hot today. I turned this whole taper journal into a blog. I’ll keep posting short bits on here. But if you’re interested in hearing a longer form version of my journey, check it out. http...
by Bentakessubs
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...
Replies: 45
Views: 6802

Re: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...

I’m feeling better today. And whenever that happens, it means that it’s about time to taper my dose down again. This fact is confirmed by my tapering calculator, which has me me scheduled to reduce to 1mg tomorrow. It’s so interesting to me how tapering from 12mg to 2mg over the course of 10 days ca...
by Bentakessubs
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Day 14
Replies: 8
Views: 1387

Re: Day 14

Im going through something very similar right now. Keep it up. Eat healthy food. Exercise. I take trazadone for sleep, that helps. Withdrawal can be so much worse when you’re sleep deprived. But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Keep it up.

💚 - B
by Bentakessubs
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...
Replies: 45
Views: 6802

Re: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...

Day 21 - 01/17: 1.5mg Day 22 - 01/18: 1.5mg Day 23 - 01/19: 1.5mg Haven’t posted in a few days. The sleep thing really threw me off. I’ve been battling trying to function at work while not sleeping, which has been tough. When I started this taper, I decided that I wanted to try and get off of Trazad...
by Bentakessubs
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Side Effects
Topic: How long does constipation take to go away???
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Re: How long does constipation take to go away???

Anyway, cutting my dose down to 1.5mg should have taken the constipation away at least partially, right? Not necessarily. That is a low dose in the addiction world, but modest to a higher dose in the pain world. Butrans (the patch) is 400 micrograms a day and people still commonly get constipation ...
by Bentakessubs
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine Side Effects
Topic: How long does constipation take to go away???
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

How long does constipation take to go away???

So I’ve been successfully tapering off after years on 12mg of suboxone. I’m on day 20 of my taper (see below) and at 1.5mg. Still having to take Metamucil and 4 doses of Miralax every day (per doctors orders), and even then I’m straining so hard. Feels like imma go out like Elvis. Anyway, cutting my...