Hey doc, I started my liquid taper from 1mg in ...let me check my journal...end of April/beginning of May.
As you can see, it took me a long time to get here, but I also have been on bupe for years and years and years, and I can be too sensitive to meds (you ever meet one of those people who claim to feel a buzz from a single sip of beer way before it is possible to feel anything? That is me
) So I am still taking it slow and tapering very gradually.
Without the liquid taper I couldn't get much lower than 0.8. I am on straight bupe pills and I believe even by cutting them as evenly as possible, sometimes I would be getting more filler, sometimes more buprenorphine, and the ups and downs were very rough. But all has been smooth on the liquid taper and I am on 0.09 AM and 0.09 PM, so a total of 0.18 mg per day. I have been using a lot of liquid- 1mg/4ml -and with a very small pipette, can get pretty precise. I mention this because of what you said about the mouth issues with strips. Hopefully you can keep using the strips, but if they end up messing up your mouth again, don't give up! There are other ways forward!
When you say you were on tablets, did those also have naloxone? Just curious.
Nice to have you on the board. I hope you have an easy progression downwards.