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    Default What will happen if I skip my daily dose of suboxone?

    On my other thread I've been talking about the extreme constipation from the sub. I've tried everything short of going in to the Emergency at hospital for one of their special enemas.
    Has anyone missed one of their daily doses? What did you feel? Did you go into immediate withdrawals.
    I plan on go to a clinic and reducing the amount of suboxone I am currently taking a day (8mg), to a lower dose and cutting my maintenance period to hopefully half the time originally ordered for me. That was to have been 8mg a day for two weeks and from there to start the taper.

    Someone posted on my thread saying he/she missed a daily dose and then did have a great b.m.. This person went back on the dose prescribed the next day and then a taper from there.
    Has anyone else done this?
    What can I expect?
    I am beginning to think the w/d's might not be as bad as what I am experiencing now.

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    Default Re: What will happen if I skip my daily dose of suboxone?

    there is so much in your system I doubt you will feel anything at all.... take advantage and cut your dose now.. NO reason for such a high dose.

    Do you know in the UK there are doses avail like .04 and .02, that should tell you something.
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    Default Re: What will happen if I skip my daily dose of suboxone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonita View Post
    there is so much in your system I doubt you will feel anything at all.... take advantage and cut your dose now.. NO reason for such a high dose.

    Do you know in the UK there are doses avail like .04 and .02, that should tell you something.
    I've only been on 8 mg. for a week. Prior to that, from the 7th to 12th I was on a taper starting at 8mg. a day and going down my 2mg. a day. On the day before (12th) I was on 2mg. a day. Would that make a difference?

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    Default Re: What will happen if I skip my daily dose of suboxone?

    You may feel a bit off, but at 8mg a day for a week or so....remember, it has a 37 hour half life so it's all stacking up in your system. You won't feel the full effect of withdrawal for about three or four days. You'll live through it. I promise.
    Don't be afraid of withdrawal. The sick feeling will pass and then the real work starts: staying sober. For me, the rooms of AA were the last thing I tried and the first thing that worked, but it will only work if you work it.

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    Default Re: What will happen if I skip my daily dose of suboxone?

    Sub half life/stacked half life

    Missing skipping a dose, you won't feel much. The BM the member posted about is a WD symptom. You don't want to take a laxative, simply because if your plan is to reduce/taper..it will reverse itself. Make sure you are hydrating well, use a stool softener if needed. A very cheap and effective aid is Pumpkin.....the real stuff. If it's in a can NOT the pie filling..the natural pumpkin puree'. Same thing you can get at a health store, but at 25% the cost. Mix a few teaspoon fulls with some yogurt. Wash it down with some apple juice or cider, and an hour or so later get ready to squeeze the charmin.

    If it's cramp type pain and not sure if you're constipated..or having other issues...eat a few teaspoon fulls of kernal corn. If you don't 'visibly' pass it in a 24 hour period or so....tell the doc.

    Of course the simplest and most direct way to allow the body to adjust is taper down. In your sits being monitored, you might try to spit it out before it all dissolves.
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    Default Re: What will happen if I skip my daily dose of suboxone?

    I'm planning on doing a castile/enema soap enema. This is the only and last thing I can think of. This is, I was told by the person at the surgical supply store, is what e/r rooms use to help people coming in with severe constipation.

    I ask, once again, has anyone done this?

    I have missed my dose of suboxone today.

    Since I have to take my suboxone in front of the pharmacist, and then I can walk out the store, I plan on spitting out the rest of the pill under my tongue and hopefully be able to save it for the next door or if withdrawal symptoms get too intense take it later on in the day.

    Has anyone done something like this?

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    Default Re: What will happen if I skip my daily dose of suboxone?

    That was me who posted about not being able to "go" and everything that I was experiencing as a result. I did drop my dose to 2mg and went like crazy. Withdrawal or not at least I can sit down without the pressure in my lungs or uncomfortable feeling and my ankles are no longer cankles. It relieved me for awhile and yea I was sad and crying all day (no aches or pains) but I was able to relieve my immediate concern. Then started on my reg dose (2mg 2x/day) and HAVE NOT gone since. Even with double a full on laxative. Not a clue what ease to do. I eat healthy and drink lots of water Nd exercise daily. If anyone has suggestions in addition to above I'm all ears. In fact im gonna call my doc n see what he has to say. Will keep you posted!

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