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1269044 tn?1393189903

update tapering subs

I just wanted to give an update. Its gonna be quick cause I'm at work. :)
So I was at 8mg until last Fri when I took my last dose and went without sub's for three days. I took 6mg tues-sat. Today sun I'll only take 4mg and do that the next four days, until Wed. From there I plan on doing 2mg for about four days then I'm gonna start skipping days.
Overall I feel ok though I def experienced some WD over this past week. Especially the emotional crap. Feeling worthless,hopeless, guilt!!  Guilt big time. Oh and a lot if off and on anxiety followed with some creepy crawly feelings in my arms.
Why did I do this to myself, again!!!
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Hang in there!!! You CAN do this!!!!! Try to stay positive i know its hard but it does help! Keep telling yourself you can do this and eventually your mind will start to believe you!!! Stay strong and keep up the fight!!!!
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Walgreens carries this stuff from hylands called restfull legs it helps some with the creepy crawly feeling ur havin :)
2107676 tn?1388973859
You did it to yourself again because that's what addicts do if we have the opportunity.  You have to make sure that you do have any more "opportunities".  Sounds like you are on the right road to recovery.
No sense dwelling on it.  We can only change the future.

Stay strong.
2107676 tn?1388973859
LOL, that should say that you do NOT have any more opportunities.
1269044 tn?1393189903
I read somewhere when tapering you should take the amount allowed for the day all at once. I've always divided mine amount out throughout the day so I'm wondering since I'm at a lower dose if I should just take the full amount once or if I should keep dividing the amount up throughout the day does it really matter I don't know if anyone here has experience with tapering and they can let me know cuz honestly I've never heard before mainly because I was using short acting and not the long acting Thanks
1269044 tn?1393189903
I just wanted to apologize for my horrible grammar I just want to say I'm using talk to text while driving my car so the grammar is horrible I'm bad at grammar but not that bad lol
495284 tn?1333894042
COMMUNITY LEADER
Why not focus on the good things that will happen once you are off these.  The negative feelings only keep us in that rut.  You have a goal so keep it going!
5685035 tn?1423932969
I dont know how to answer, but I know wither way you go this! I know you will make it and my phone # is the same if you need me
Avatar universal
Hey Dude.....well with tapering in the lower doses  I found once a day to be the best  with methadone anything below 20mg  does not hold you over well if you split the doses  im not sure but it could be the same for sub....try it both ways and see how you feel  also dont ''dry dose'' yourself make sure you have food in your stomach  keep posting for support
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I received conflicting advice from my doc and his staff.  My guess is that the fewer "bumps" you get from the subs the better your long term prognosis.  I think that's one of the reasons cigs are so hard to quit.  One pack provides a couple hundred doses, each one associated with something good.  The more doses, the more your reward center is conditioned to want the drug.  With that said, I don't know if it matters that much at this point.  You're going to be done taking anything in about a week, right?  
1269044 tn?1393189903
Well today I took it all at once. I felt a rush from it so I think I'll keep breaking up the doses. I Dont think its good to look fwd to it. I just want it to be enough to keep me even and a slight bit uncomfortable. At least that's what I imagined tapering should be like.

Man I'm so ready to be free again. Part of me wants to just jump and say f##k it!!  Yes, it should be about another week.
Avatar universal
I think it pretty cool you've already cut your dose in half.  Try to get down to 1mg as a minimum.  When it gets hard remember all the reasons you're doing this.  I don't think going back to using is a reasonable choice for any of us.  I've probably read hundreds of stories and I've never seen one where the person said, " I quit narcotics and it wasn't worth the effort". Virtually all of the stories I've read say it's the best thing they've even done for their life and the lives of the people they love.

Not to put any pressure on you, but there are people we don't even know about here, silently reading your story, watching your progress, hoping you succeed, because they want to succeed too.  Theyre watching you because they feel like, "if he can do it maybe I can do it."  I'm watching too, because if you can do it maybe I can continue doing it too.  Keep us posted on how you are doing.

Cheers

Larry
Avatar universal
Are you hanging in there?
Avatar universal
I think you should be on the 2mg dose by today. How's it going?
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