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Hey Underground,

I know plenty of people who switched from Methadone to Suboxone, at different doses. I don't know what dose is "the best" to switch but your doctor will talk to you about it.

People have made the switch cause Suboxone is supposed to be better than Methadone - but to each their own. I've been on Suboxone for almost two years now and I am grateful for it, however I've never been on Methadone so I can't say it's better.

Suboxone was created to replace Methadone, but there are still many people who start out with Methadone not Suboxone, so who really knows.

I do know with Suboxone, I've completely missed a day (just forgot to take it) and didn't have any withdrawals. Nothing at all. I've missed a day plenty of times. I've heard with Methadone that you have to take it every day and if you are late, you start to withdrawal - is that true? I can take my Suboxone any time of day but it's best to take all meds at the same time.

I didn't wait 24-48 hours after taking my last Oxycontin, to start Suboxone. It's not true that you'll go into withdrawals if it's taken too soon. I had Oxycontin that morning (160 mgs) and took my first Suboxone that afternoon. From that moment that I took it, my life changed for the better. No cravings, no withdrawal, I was my complete self again. And two years later, nothing has changed. I take my Suboxone every day and life is back to normal.

If you choose to make the switch, be sure it is under a doctors supervision.

Good luck with your taper - I hope it goes smoothly for you :)

Regards,
emsmom
[QUOTE=emsmom;4652435]Hey Underground,

I know plenty of people who switched from Methadone to Suboxone, at different doses. I don't know what dose is "the best" to switch but your doctor will talk to you about it.

People have made the switch cause Suboxone is supposed to be better than Methadone - but to each their own. I've been on Suboxone for almost two years now and I am grateful for it, however I've never been on Methadone so I can't say it's better.

Suboxone was created to replace Methadone, but there are still many people who start out with Methadone not Suboxone, so who really knows.

I do know with Suboxone, I've completely missed a day (just forgot to take it) and didn't have any withdrawals. Nothing at all. I've missed a day plenty of times. I've heard with Methadone that you have to take it every day and if you are late, you start to withdrawal - is that true? I can take my Suboxone any time of day but it's best to take all meds at the same time.

I didn't wait 24-48 hours after taking my last Oxycontin, to start Suboxone. It's not true that you'll go into withdrawals if it's taken too soon. I had Oxycontin that morning (160 mgs) and took my first Suboxone that afternoon. From that moment that I took it, my life changed for the better. No cravings, no withdrawal, I was my complete self again. And two years later, nothing has changed. I take my Suboxone every day and life is back to normal.

If you choose to make the switch, be sure it is under a doctors supervision.

Good luck with your taper - I hope it goes smoothly for you :)

Regards,
emsmom[/QUOTE]

Interesting. May I ask why you have stayed on Suboxone for 2 years? Have you attempted a taper or just plan on staying on it. Have you heard if it' is hard to taper off? The severity of the W/D's?

And thanks everyone for your posts I drop another 5 on friday we'll see how that feels. Im excited to hit 40 because its the dose I started at, that will make me pretty happy. If I could have went back to when I first started methadone and i kept raising my dose because it "wasn't enough" when i was really just still chasing a little buzz I would of never went higher then 60, even with a 320mg+ day habit of oxys





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