DietDoc wrote:I went from 4 mg to 0.6 mg in about 6 weeks. Big drops every 6 days. I knew better but thought I'd be OK, I wasn't. I went into textbook withdrawal. Full-blown gastrointestinal 'issues' (2 exits, no waiting) chills, neuromuscular symptoms...the works. I would have dealt with some symptoms but this was way over the top.
DietDoc wrote:So, the new plan looks like this..and I really would appreciate any and all input on this:
10-15% dose reductions
14 days at each dose
Starting at 1 mg
Dosing once per day
DietDoc wrote:I am totally asymptomatic at 1 mg/day. This plan is the slowest I have ever gone but every time I've gone faster I have had difficulties, especially the lower doses. 'Lower go slower' should be the mantra for this drug, at least for me!
DietDoc wrote:Does my plan seem sound? I worry about once-a-day dosing. When I got down to about 0.3 mg last year (yea, I know) despite the drug being active for 72 hours it totally wore off after about 12 hours and I was in pretty bad withdrawal.
DietDoc wrote:Have you tapers off totally yourself?
DietDoc wrote:Don...just curious...why are you surrounded by opiates? I am too in a way from an unfettered access standpoint.
DietDoc wrote:..... my 'provider' actually SUBSTITUTED suboxone FOR Satdol! As in, 'you can just stop the suboxone and take this INSTEAD'! It's not in addition to, it's IN PLACE of! Sorry again I'm going on about this but don't you think it's crazy that a 'provider' would just DISCONTINUE suboxone (without any consultation or phone call) and just called in Stadol INSTEAD of suboxone? I find this INSANE. That's why I wrote that a 30 day supply of Stadol = about 1 mg of suboxone...and my 'provider' just 'decided' that this would be good for me. Medically speaking...WTF? I know, I'm ranting.
PS: New term coined by Cheeps...when it comes to tapering off of sub...be a creep!
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