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Unread 04-03-2010, 07:34 AM   #3
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Hi JRT66, welcome. First thing you need to do is to make your dose consistent. Going up and down on your dose like that can cause problems because of the fluctuating levels of medication in your system, especially because of the long halflife of Suboxone. You want to be at the lowest dose that stops your cravings and withdrawals. In my opinion, try staying consistent at 8mg a day and see if that works for you. If you get WDs or cravings then you can think about increasing to either 10 or 12mg.

For the swelling, if you've been taking Suboxone for over a year and the swelling is recent, then definitely see a doctor to be on the safe side. It would be odd to have it related to the Suboxone after so much time without problem.

Let us know how you're doing.

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