Week 4 Off Subs, A few Questions,

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Week 4 Off Subs, A few Questions,

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So I'm beginning Week 4 of being off of subs but I've still have lower back pain (in the muscles) and my sleep is still not back too normal. My energy levels are better then they were 2 weeks ago so that's slowly returning....

But does anyone have any info on the lower back pain and sleep? Is this still normal for week 4?
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Re: Week 4 Off Subs, A few Questions,

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Hi,
Did you taper, or jump from a higher level? I usually recommend to taper very low --- down to 0.3 mg/day -- before stopping because buprenorphine is very potent. But even them, it takes awhile to get back to normal. It takes 2-3 months for the body to completely reverse a tolerance to opioids. I detoxed in treatment 20 yrs ago, and for me, sleep and appetite were the last things to come back, and that took over two months.

People say that exercise helps to speed things along, if you feel up to it. My sleep has never been great but I recently bought a 'fitbit' and the app has tons of sleep exercises and recordings... we'll see if they help!

You'll get there!
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Re: Week 4 Off Subs, A few Questions,

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Thanks for the reply.

I tampered from [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected], and then I cut it off. I was on subs for 10 years.

Ironically I've gained weight which I'm not a fan of, my energy is just coming back but no where near to what it was when I was on subs.
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