In this article, you’re going to learn exactly why getting off Suboxone was easy for me, and I will also teach you how to duplicate my amazing results. For most people, getting off Suboxone is one of the hardest battles they will ever face. If you are currently trying to come off Suboxone, I honor you for your courage, and I know you can do it with the right mindset and strategy.
The first time I tried getting off Suboxone was a nightmare. I was going through bad withdrawals on day four, and I needed to go to work, so I ended up getting back on the opiate replacement medication. I couldn’t believe I had withdrawal symptoms since I had tapered Suboxone and jumped off around 0.5 mg. At that point, I realized that Suboxone was a much more powerful medication than I had given it credit for.
Now I knew that I needed a different strategy for coming off Suboxone. The most time I could ever get off work was a three day weekend, so I had to make sure my withdrawal symptoms were tolerable. I did some studying on the internet and came up with a new plan for getting off Suboxone.
Plan for Getting Off Suboxone
The plan I devised based on my research consisted of the following components:
- Take 1 mg of Suboxone for about a month.
- The first day off Suboxone start taking a Suboxone withdrawal supplement.
- On the third day off Suboxone take three 5 mg oxycodone in divided doses throughout the day.
- On the fourth through sixth day take two 5 mg oxycodone.
- On the seven and eighth day take three 5 mg Valiums in divided doses.
- On days 9-30 take nothing but the Suboxone withdrawal supplement.
Getting Off Suboxone Was Easy
I followed this plan exactly and my results were amazing:
- I took a three day weekend, felt OK the whole time, and returned to work on the fourth day feeling fine.
- I experienced a 90% reduction in withdrawal symptoms compared to a regular Suboxone taper that didn’t contain these components.
OK, so after reading this method you might think I’m a little crazy for using oxys to get off Suboxone, and you’d be right! I’m not normal haha. But I can tell you one thing: this method worked! I don’t recommend doing it exactly as I did though.
Note: I was buying Suboxone, oxycodone, and Valium illegally from drug dealers. The proper way to do this method would be to get everything prescribed by your Suboxone doctor, that way you’re overseen by a professional and not breaking the law.
Here are a few things to remember about this method for getting off Suboxone:
- You don’t have to use oxycodone; it can be hydrocodone or any other short-acting prescription opioid medication.
- You don’t have to use Valium; it can be Xanax or any other benzodiazepine medication.
- You don’t have to use either of the above-mentioned drugs; you can simply use the powerful Suboxone withdrawal supplement.
Suboxone Withdrawal Supplements
One of the main reasons getting off Suboxone was easy for me is because I started using a powerful supplement specifically engineered to ease Suboxone and other opioid drug withdrawal symptoms.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND anyone who is planning to come off Suboxone, Methadone, heroin, oxycodone or other opioids to take the following supplement:
- Opiate Withdrawal Formula
- If you can afford it, I also highly recommend taking this awesome supplement, because the benefits are just too good to pass up.
Note: This formula may ease symptoms from getting off Suboxone. Along with these, exercise can counteract Suboxone withdrawal symptoms in a powerful way. I didn’t exercise when I came off Suboxone and it was still easy, but I would have felt even better had I done so.
One of the main reasons getting off Suboxone is so hard is due to the following:
- Suboxone mimics the effects of neurotransmitters called “endorphins”; these are the natural painkillers that your body releases during exercise.
- After taking Suboxone for a period of time, your body stops producing endorphins and relies on the medication to do this.
- When you stop taking Suboxone, your body doesn’t just start producing endorphins right away, so you feel horrible.
This is why it’s so important to exercise to jump-start your endorphin system. Eating a healthy diet consisting of organic whole foods, fresh fruits and veggies, lean proteins and healthy fats will also help you get off Suboxone. Eliminating or significantly decreasing sugar, refined carbohydrates, alcohol, caffeine and processed foods will further improve your physical and mental health while coming off Suboxone.
Now that you know why getting off Suboxone was easy for me, I hope you have started to devise your plan for coming off medication.
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If you have any questions about getting off Suboxone, please don’t hesitate to leave it in the comment box below.
I just need alittle advice..Life or Death..hope for a quick response..Gonna get the Elmidirol (day and night)..Long story, try to make short..Long time opiate user (Perk 30’s) for 12 years..was able to kick cold Turkey…Then was on Suboxone for 2 years..Needless to say that’s the worst shit to come off of 1 month of pure hell.!! But like every addict numerous Relapse’s.!! But Relapse to herion (should I say fentaynal) For the first time I went to Rehab..But really went to detox…Now my questions..when in rehab..I had to detox for 30 hrs before they would give me 8mg of SUBUTEX (Did not want to take suboxone) because of kicking you into Severe Withdrawals..And gave me nothing but Adavan and magnesium..maybe trazadone..like usual the sleeping mess never works.!! So I wrestled the bed for 20 hrs and shit myself for 2nd time in my life..Lol..had to get that humility off my mind.. But now I’m gonna take the supplements (mostly all u recommend, if possible) because I just need to get through those 30hrs..and Unfortunately I have suboxone to stop the Acute Withdrawals…cause I have 3 maybe 4 days then I gotta get back to work..When I was in the Rehab facility I was able to kick the Subutex way quicker then what there schedule was.!! (Did 8mg that 2nd day, took 4mg 6hrs later, then 4mg 12hrs later and one last 4mg dose that 3rd day)……I was wondering if I can take that approach with Suboxone (which has BP or Naloxone that Subutex doesn’t have.!!????) Cause I’m not relieing on Suboxone again..Please Help.!! I don’t know Matt if have any experience with the Kratom.!??? I have taken it before..but of course take it to long had the same wd symptoms as the Suboxone, but lasted just 8 days for me… Or if you could research or refer to someone…That if I Was to take the Kratom before the 24 hrs (because what it binds to, It also has a Long Shelf Life like Suboxone does, but does not have BP or naloxone in it) Just super curious if possible, anything to lessen the Acute WD..My Relationship with My daughters Mother depends on it..with My Daughter..!!! And more important my life Depends on it.!! Any Knowledge u can help me with (already an amazing Resourse You Are!!!) ASAP…would be appreciated..Sincerely it’s a Definite last time I ever touch Any of This Shit.!! I’m 46 so worn down, and so Tired..I don’t have another fight in me after this.!! Signed Jamie…
I wanted to know if anyone has usedan methadone to come off suboxone. I’ve been on subs for 3 years. Currently at 6mg a day. 1 mg every 2 hrs or so. U can’t take one dose a day I. Need a dose every 2 hrs or I get sick. Can I use methadone for a 3-4 day taper to eleieviate the withdrawals from suboxone. . I have read stories online about this. And it sounds like it should help. . Any info would be appreciated. Ty
Hello, I was on Subutex for 4 months, maxing at 8mg a day. Originally taken to stop my codeine addiction which was reaching 900mg a day. I’m 48 and after 4 months of subutex I just felt like I was being poisoned when taken in combination with several other prescriptions including prozac and HRT. I am Day 5 cold turkey and I guess I just feel like I have a bad gastric flu. It’s not stopped me taking my daughter for a haircut or getting household chores done but i do feel as weak as a feather! I have intermittent moments of euphoria as I realise I am nolonger tied to a daily visit to my local pharmacy which in the end felt humiliating to me. I have L theanine now which i hope will help but I do feel that rather the years spent in dangerous self medication I need to pin my drs down on an anxiety medication that can i can take daily even if it has addictive qualities. Surely that’s better than dark net purchases and dodgy packets. how to do you treat severe anxiety in someone with severe addiction issues but no quality of life while the anxiety has the upperhand in everything. I have Aspergers and the older I get the more rigid and terrified i get. I want to live not just exist.
I have been on suboxone this time for 2. Yrs straight. I tapered from 16 to .05. Took The tinest of pieces for month. Yesterday was my first day off suboxone completely as I didn’t call to refill because I am done this time . But what I want to ask if I have two 20 mg OxyContin and I took one ten mg one as I have a full time job and it’s very physically and emotionally demanding I looked at how you got off suboxone with oxy and I had already thought about that. I think I’m right that is can work and make it bearable am I doing the right thing? I’ve done drugs for years and this is my final stand. Thank you so much for this information. Your expertise has comforted me . I also may purchase calm support
I am getting off the Suboxone and will probably be quitting at the 4mg point which will be difficult but that is how it is going to have to be. I have all of the natural supplements but am sure I will not be able to get the pain meds nor sure if I want to try due to having to get them from friends and not a doctor. What combo of DLPA, 5-HTP, GABA, L-Tyrosine, Kava Kava, Passion Flower, Ginger, Ginseng, Melatonin, and Valerian Root would you recommend and how many mg is safe per day? I have purchased all of these for my jump off date of May 17th which is when Spring semester is over for this semester of college. How early should I begin taking them as well? Thanks for all of your great information and for giving me the courage to finally take the plunge again off of Soboxone.
Back in 2012 I went to house-sit for 3+ weeks in N Carolina for friends. I brought 2 8mg with me and they lasted a week. I have been thru wd on Oxys and Heroin. amongst a few other things in the past. The worst was suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone(narcan)). The suboxone lasts a long time in your system and it is very, very strong. Years ago, I would do 5+ 80mg Oxys per day, usually ending in the evening, esp to make sure the Narcan didn’t make me sick, it is used for overdosing victims but if you take it too close to using opiates it gives some serious WD symptoms. But after taking 5 80’s in a day, the next morning, starting to feel sick from WD, I’d take half of an 8mg suboxone, go to work and feel fine all day. Back to 2012, like in this story and I am considering the same, when I started going thru WD in N Carolina, it was a Tuesday night around midnight, I woke and started sneezing and could feel the WD. So I had some vodka and watched television, then proceeded not to sleep for days. Finally, Saturday night, after a gallon of vodka + beers for a few days and NO SLEEP, I looked in their medicine cabinet. I found cold medicine, prescription and before looking into what was in it, I took a teaspoon, the smaller spoon, as opposed to tablespoon I think? Anyway, half hour later I felt a lot better than I panicked a bit so I looked up and sure enough it had hydrocodone in it. I was annoyed and worried but in reality, it was enough to get me to sleep that night and even though I didn’t sleep so great from then on, I did. Essentially, this time, esp. because our lease is up, work is slow, my GF and I are moving out of the area I have been in for so long, my ‘comfort’ zone and where I know everyone and just the change. I look forward to getting my life and my spine back. I’ve never stolen, cheated, am not a liar, cannot actually stand lies and cheaters and hate theives and no matter how sick I would be, I’d never steal or hurt anyone. Even many years ago, my mother had xannax but I went through cold turkey and didn’t take a single one. I treat others how I prefer to be treated. But I am going to see about getting some alternative opiates and ween. Cold turkey is too hard, esp. it is a long fall and a steep cliff, coming off suboxone. And I am going to actually make a plan and not just stop because I cannot find something. Some years back, late 2000’s, I was sniffing bags of dope and after about 3 months, I was upset with myself, had a nice apartment, a great job and what was I doing screwing around again? So, and it worked great, I actually got 1 methadone tablet, 40mg and the first day, set my alarm for 5am, got up, took almost half of it and put it in a shotglass with warm water, drank it and went back to sleep. I woke up at 8:30 surprised I felt fine. Worked all day, everything went well and the next morning I did the same but took less than half of what was left. I repeated this and on Friday, (started on Monday) I woke and felt fine and still had a tiny piece of the tablet left. I had a plan and I stuck with it. Just reading and writing about this is making me feel better.
Anyone can do it, you have to want to do it, again with the moving away thing, even the guy I work for, well he does stuff uncontrollably, I do 80% of the work and get paid squat and at 43 years old, I’m wasting my time and my skills, esp. being I’ve been a computer guy, programming since the 80s, built my first PC in 1991 and I own 30 domain names. I am broke, that is one thing with the opiates, seems especially the suboxone, I am not compelled to do so much as I used to. I don’t listen to music, or play it anymore, there are a lot of things I used to do, I do not. I know from prior experiences, when I get off opiates I start listening to music again, it changes me, a big part is because I am hard on myself and I do not feel like the 125% I feel when I’m not on opiates. I am looking forward to getting out of this area and being with my GF again, in a new place, she’s been away, her mother is not doing so well and that does not make it any easier and I feel awful for not stepping up like I can and should be but I am going through WD and the subs are the worst, it is amazing how strong the crap is. But again, this site has given me insight as to knowing what I have to do and it is make a plan. I’ll feel better, knowing I have a plan and it is going to work, as well, making sure I have nutrition and some things to calm me down. Cold Turkey is AWFUL and no way to go. Have done it solid and stuck with it a few times in my life, and again, remaining in the same place, it is too easy to run into someone and end up screwing up and then with my personality, I’ll make any excuse and next thing I know, great, I’m stuck. But I’m too old to screw around, my babycakes deserves a lot more out of me and I do as well. Knowing is a big part of the battle and I feel better already, even though I feel like complete crap. Thanks , big pharma, we all know why opium production is at record levels since the US invaded Afghanistan, enjoy those profits.
I am on day 3 of no sub’s, was on them for 13 or 14 months, they seemed to work in the short term but caused other problems, anxiety, memory loss, severe depression, appetite loss, memory fog, Dr refused to ween me off so, done research cut my doses down, last 2 weeks less than .05 mg for 2 weeks, taking small amount of xanax & 5mg doses of lortab, still have cold sweats, but not feeling too bad
Day 7 off suboxone,after 5 years on it..what can I take OTC to help with RLS!!!??? My legs and arms.go crazy when I try to.relax and or sleep. I am taking.passion flower,5 HTP ,Advil and baclofen. They do help tremendously but when I try to sleep…..nothing helps. Thank you for your help and advice!!!
Hi Tyler congrats on making it to Day 7!!! Please review to the following article:
How To Stop Restless Legs From Opiate Withdrawal
Hi Tyler congrats on making it to Day 7!!! Please review to the following article:
How To Stop Restless Legs From Opiate Withdrawal
I’m day one but I’m still taking quite a bit of suboxone. I tried many years ago and was so sick. I have the tools from this website. I am not sure of taper off before jumping. i am following the plan. elimodol and Kraton 7 days before jumping off.
First I want to thank you for this tremendous website. Plenty of valuable information. Here is my Readers Digest version of my story. I was injured at work in 1990. Went thru all the different types of physical therapy, all different types of injections, saw many specialists. After about one and a half years was told I had to live with the pain. I was then sent to rehab doctor and was put on 7.5 mg of vicodin 4 times a day and continued physical therapy. After 10 years on vicodin was switched to Norco and worked my way up to 6 10 mg Norco a day. After 23 years on narcotics I told my doctor I wanted to stop. I was still in chronic pain but I wanted to try living without pills. I didn’t think the pills for effective any more as I built up a tolerance for the. I tried to taper down for 7 months but failed every time. April 7 I went to a detox center for 7 days. Have been on suboxone since April 8. I take 8 mg a day. I want off this suboxone as soon as I can. What is a good tapering plan to get me to 2 mg from the 8 mg I currently take? Then I will follow your plan from 2mg. Thank you again for the valuable work you do. After I’m off suboxone I think I would like to enter this field of work. You’re making the world a better place. Take care. Dante
I’m glad you’re finding some valuable information in my website. Also, thanks for sharing a little bit about your unique story with pain and opiate addiction.
Congratulations for detoxing and transitioning to Suboxone. It sounds like you’re motivated to get off, and I would be happy to help you learn more about tapering plans.
Many people on 8 mg of Suboxone benefit from the following taper schedule down to 2 mg:
Week 1: 7 mg
Week 2: 6 mg
Week 3: 5 mg
Week 4: 4 mg
Week 5: 4 mg
Week 6: 3 mg
Week 7: 3 mg
Week 8: 2 mg
Depending on your individual biochemical makeup, overall health and mindset, you could even do this taper up to 50% faster. The real heavy lifting is coming down from 2 mg.
I appreciate your kind words Dante. Thanks so much, and I highly recommend entering this field of work if you love to help people. If you ever have any more questions I’ll be here to assist you. Good luck!
I followed the tapering plan you graciously recommended. I started at 8 mg and when I taper down to 4 mg something happens and I end up back at 8mg or sometimes 10 mg. I can’t explain this. So I start over and get back down to 4mg and the same thing happens. It looks like I’m going to have to jump at 4mg. I already have 2 bottles of calm support. I also have 2 bottles of DLPA. I have 5 Xanax and two 30 mg oxycodone. I may toss in the vitamin c protocol also. I walk 40 to 45 minutes 4 or 5 days a week. I also stationary cycle and do pushups and squats 3 days a week. I break up the pushups and squats into 5 sets of ten. Hey I’m 60 years old and in chronic pain so don’t laugh. (just joking) I also plan on beginning tai chi lessons here soon. Oh and I have some marijuana as part of my detox kit. So that’s my plan. I wanted to run this by you for your opinion before I set a start date. I understand that 4mg is a lot to jump from but I’ve been on suboxone almost 4 months now but I really want to be free of this crap. Thanks Matt. Take care. Dante
Dante thanks so much for sharing your taper detox plan with me. I am impressed!!! With that powerful combination of medications, natural supplements, exercise, and tai chi you really have a great chance at reducing a lot of the severe withdrawal symptoms. You wanted my opinion, and so here it is:
1) If it were me, I would start using the supplements 7 days before the jump.
2) Then I would divide the oxycodone into smaller pieces, and use it for the first 2-3 days after the jump.
3) Then I would start the Vitamin C protocol and use Xanax as needed for sleep or anxiety.
4) After the acute withdrawal is over, I would start the exercise and tai chi, and continue with the supplements for a few months.
5) Use the marijuana as needed during plan.
However, listen to your body, customize the plan as you see fit, do what you feel is right, and know that have a very powerful list of strategies that can help. Thanks again for sharing your plan and asking for some feedback. wishing you the best of luck Dante.
Disclaimer: I am a Strategic Intervention Coach, not a doctor, so I can’t give professional advice regarding aspects of the body, only the mind. This comment is for informational use only. It’s not intended to treat, diagnose or prevent any disease. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, trying any new supplements, medications, exercise or opiate tapering programs.
Please excuse me. My computer froze up on me so I turned it off and came back the next day to send you a message. I didn’t know the first message went thru. My bad. Thanks for the tips Matt. I really appreciate it. Take care. Dante
It’s all good Dante. I hope you’ll update us with your progress after you do your plan. Would love to hear how everything goes.
I’ll check back in with a jump off date Matt. Thank you for your guidance and support. Much appreciated. Dante