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    Jessdawn87 posted:
    Hi! I'm new to the group and have some questions.... I was just prescribed suboxone to get off of these stupid Tylenol 4's. For the past year I have been taking 3 pills a day. So I just took my last one tonight, and I know I have to be in withdrawals before I can take the sub. Well how far into withdrawals do I need to be? And how long does it take to withdrawl? The doctor who prescribed the suboxone seemed very uneducated and really didn't care to hear how long or how much pain med I have been taking.... She told me to take 1- 8 mg strip 3x day! This seems like way too much compared to the amount of pills I was taking? I have read a lot about suboxone and I want to start on the absolute lowest dose possible to get rid of the withdrawals and taper from there. Someone help! ??
    Westhighlandlover responded:
    Jess, surprised no one responded to your request. Your use of Tylenol or should I say the amount of opiates that your accustomed to is not a high level comparatively speaking. The prescribed amount of suboxone is way to much. Given your current use of opiates I would say that one strip under your tongue first thing in the morning. If you are experiencing withdrawal symptoms later in the day try to fight them off until you are ready for bed and then cut one strip in half and go to sleep. Follow this routine for a week and then start tapering back, go to one half in the morning and one half in the evening. Keep reducing the amounts and as you start to feel your body returning to normal stop the morning dose and work through the discomfort. Finally stop the evening dose and celebrate your victory. Good luck!

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