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    Lobo is offline Junior Member
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    Default Using Hydrocodone to get off of Suboxone

    I had a 3 year hydro habbit and then started taking Suboxone about 3 months ago. My Doctor started me too high @ 16 mg. After 2 months I was down to 1/2 to 1 mill. Now I have been hovering around 1 mill . I CANT SEEM TO GET OFF the 1 mill. That tiny little bit of SUB means so much to my physical well being. I really want off all opiates. I am ready mentally .
    -My question is .. Can I use a low dose of hydrocodone ( which has a short half life) for 3 weeks while the the SUB ( long half life) is leaving my body ?
    - Has anyone tried this and what is your recommendation.

    Thank you, I just cant seem to kick the last 1 mill

    Lobo

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    Hi Lobo, Welcome to the forum..
    I would not use the hydro to get off the sub.. Do not know what you on the sub to detox off of. But it could start the whole cycle all over again... If your went on the sub to get off opiates,.i would not use it to detox off the sub..

    I wish you the best of luck..Stay Strong..Do not give up..The last mg is the hardest.. Did you try tapering to 1/2 a mg?

    I am sure someone will come and give you better thoughts on your post shortlu..

    ~~ Sheri~~



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    keep splitting up the 1 mg to a smaller and smaller size, eventually it will look like a peice of sand. keep going, keep taking your 1 peice of sand every day, and then go to a half a peice of that. Im telling you, this was def. what carried me through, having "something", no matter how small it was. for me it was a gradual transformation to sobriety, and I am glad I did it that way. Have no regrets, been clean for 7 months now.
    I personally think that taking a more "dopamine rewarding" drug to get off of something that you started with in the begining would be a terrible mistake. stay strong,

    C

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    Thanks for the response.
    -I just wish I had not started the SUB in the first place. I would rather the shorter detox of hydro then the long drawn out withdraw from Sub.

    I hope someone who has tried this will comment also.

    Lobo

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    Lobo,

    First, welcome to the forum !!!
    2nd - congrat's for getting off the hydro !!!

    My strong suggestion is NO, NO, NO !!!! (I know it has been done before. Usually those that were able to do it had a very different doc prior to Sub. Most that tried it ended up relapsing then back on the Sub again)
    I suggest tapering down more and dosing every other day, then every third day, etc
    That can make a big difference !!
    Hopefully it will mean SUCCESS for you !!!!


    How much hydro were you using per day before you got on Sub??


    Best of luck to you !!!
    Keep posting....great support here....


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