Thursday, January 24, 2008
Need to Increase Suboxone Dose
My daughter is taking 2mg of Suboxone per day. She takes 1mg in the morning and 1mg in the afternoon. We cut those tiny little pills in half. That dose has been fine but all of a sudden it's not working. Its very apparent to me now that if she hasn't taken her dose she is very upset. She is becoming more and more irritable and very quick to snap. In reading what some of you have posted, I think she might need her dose increased. I'm going to ask her Doctor if he will up her dose to 4mg per day and see if that helps her. She was started on 8mg twice a day in the beginning and she just couldn't take it. She would just sleep all the time. She hasn't used heroin since she started in December but she did admit to taking a zanax a couple of weeks ago because she believed she needed it. She said that it didn't really help so she won't take anymore. She said she'd rather just smoke. She's started smoking cigarettes...like constantly. What is that? Does suboxone make you smoke or is that something else? I'm confused... I wish she would go online and really talk about what she's feeling...it would really help her. Of course, now I feel guilty because she doesn't know that I'm on here writing about her...I've just never mentioned it.