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by DaveK
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Still in the tapering process
Replies: 23
Views: 3552

Re: Still in the tapering process

Dehaven6, sorry about my absence, but I was on a multi-week vacation and tried to keep my mind off of as much of this stuff as I could. I agree with the other poster - your husband needs to find something to occupy his time. I got involved with on-line poker (not with real money - yet), which I coul...
by DaveK
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Still in the tapering process
Replies: 23
Views: 3552

Re: Still in the tapering process

If Jeff has been down to 4 mg since Aug 4th, he could probably reduce any time that he feels he is ready. What pushed me to jump were the crappy feelings I was having daily from the reduced dosages. I figured let's just get it over with - how much worse can I feel (answer: a bunch!). I think that Je...
by DaveK
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Still in the tapering process
Replies: 23
Views: 3552

Jumped off Sept. 6th

I took my last dose of bup on Sept. 6th. I was down to .12 mg. The first 3 days were bad. I then had a good day and that has been followed by mediocre days. I did not sleep for the first 4 days and walked around like a zombie. I am still not sleeping well - even with assistance from melatonin, traza...
by DaveK
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Kratom to ween off of 1mg habit
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

Re: Kratom to ween off of 1mg habit

Thank you for your input on kratom. It is something that I have been considering and I really can't find a whole lot of information about it. Have you tried kratom ?
by DaveK
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Still in the tapering process
Replies: 23
Views: 3552

Re: Still in the tapering process

Dehaven6, I know how hard that this must be on you as I have a wife who has dealt with me in this tapering process. She's been very supportive, but on a bad day, I'd still bite her head off for no other reason than I was feeling horrible. And then afterwards I feel like a heel for snapping at the pe...
by DaveK
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Still in the tapering process
Replies: 23
Views: 3552

Re: Still in the tapering process

Dehaven6 - Does your husband really want to get off or are the cravings just too intense, accompanied with the wd symptoms? That's so unfortunate that he gets so close to the goal of completely getting off and then he relapses. Is your husband maybe tapering too quickly to the point his body has not...
by DaveK
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Still in the tapering process
Replies: 23
Views: 3552

Re: Still in the tapering process

Just to update people who may be in the same boat or any other reason, I was having too hard of a time at the .16mg/day level and went back up to .20mg/day. This is done in 2 doses per day of .10mg each. I intend to stay here for a bit and then try again. My target is to get to .10mg/day and then ge...
by DaveK
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Need help tapering down from 4mg...
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: Need help tapering down from 4mg...

Mark, I too stockpiled a bunch of generic bup pills for the reduction/cessation inevitability. And since I am down to fractions of a milligram, my stash should last even longer. There does seem to be a point where one's body finally does accept the lower dose - but I swear, sometimes the cravings co...
by DaveK
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Need help tapering down from 4mg...
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: Need help tapering down from 4mg...

Matt, It took me a long time to go from 4mg to 2mg, and I didn't go directly there - I first went to 3mg. It sounds like your doctor is repeating what I've seen most doctors do - mandate the immediate 50% decrease, and then after a short period of time, another 50% decrease, and so on. That's not ho...
by DaveK
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Still in the tapering process
Replies: 23
Views: 3552

Re: Still in the tapering process

WOW, I am impressed that you are on such a low dose of Suboxone that I don't see how you could even get any benefit from this medication. The anxiety, restlessness, and insomnia that you get before you take 0.3 mg of Suboxone could probably be resolved with meditation or with non-opioid/non-benzo t...
by DaveK
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Still in the tapering process
Replies: 23
Views: 3552

Re: Still in the tapering process

You're on so low a dose it really shouldn't be that hard. I have not done it but no one else posted back to you. Read some success stories in this section. We've had several stop from about .25 or .125 and have almost no negative withdrawals. It won't hurt to try. You can always take a little bit i...
by DaveK
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Still in the tapering process
Replies: 23
Views: 3552

Still in the tapering process

After 14 years on buprenorphine and at 62 years of age, I am tapering off and in the last 2 months, I have gone from 1mg down to .3mg. I got started on bup after my 1st back surgery in 2006 when I told the doc, "no more short-acting opiates", so my pain management doc agreed to write me an off-label...