Thinking About Getting Off Suboxone

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I had as bad a opiate habit as I have ever heard of from anyone until six years ago. During my final days, I was taking 12+ 80 mg Oxycontin a day. That's right, a day. that's the equivalent of 180 regular 5 mg Percocets a day when I finally OD'd on Christmas day. I was a 55+ yr old professional, married for 32 yrs, with 3 adult children. Sadly, they were prescribed by my Doctor. It's unbelievable now that I think back on it. Started out 1 perc 5 mg at a time 30 yrs earlier for my back. Loved them and kept it up until BOOM. Anyway, I tried many times to get off, but when I OD'd it was definitely time to succeed and I started on Suboxone 8/2mgs 3 times a day and have been on them for 6 years. I got my life back and it has been pretty normal since(if any life is normal). I go to meetings, don't drink , do the next right thing. However, I'm retired now and I think it's time to consider coming off. Suboxone my be effecting me in ways I don't realize. I think I might be mildly depressed with very low energy. I guess, really, I just would like to be free of them, but ....it scares me to death when I read about others trying to get off. Anybody been on as long as me on the same dosage?



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jolter Says:

Hi, I,m surprised your Dr. hasn,t tapered you down some but then again its not all that unusual. You should discuss this with your Dr. I havn,t been on them as long as you at any one time. I,ve been on them several times and have come off them. Your gonna be surprised how much you can drop at each taper at higher dose. Its when you get down to lower dose you have to make very small drops. You have to give any drop plenty of time for body to adjust.
I have read other posts from folks that were where your at and have come off subs.
People tend to post the horror stories and folks that have tapered properly and come off rather easily tend to want to just get on with there lives and don,t post about it. Thats my opinion anyways. Good luck if you decide to get off. You can do it.

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