I have often leeched on this forum for advice and I try not to dabble in forums to often so that I don't break rules or receive harsh flaming. So this is a brief pre-apology for any mistakes made.
I have been a PRESCRIBED Suboxone film (8mg strip) user for about 8-9 months now. I take a full 8mg strip in the morning as soon as I wake up and a half (4mg) strip before bed. Odd I know.. but I have anxiety and an extreme fear of drugs since a mess I got into when I was younger involving DXM that left me anxious and with heart problems. So when I was prescribed my 2x 8mg strip daily I started out with half a strip a day and actually raised my dosage over time. In hind sight this was very stupid of me and I wish I hadn't because I am much more addicted to bupe now than I ever was to the roxycodone that I took before it. But never the less trusting my doctor yet being afraid that it would be "too strong" I eased myself into the higher strange dose that I am at today. It seems that the 1 single strip puts me right where I need to be throughout most of the day and the half of one at night helps me to sleep (which I have always had trouble with) but I have work so I decided it was a good Idea and it has worked wonders!
The problem: Since I was under-dosing what I was prescribed I was accumulating a lot of "spare" strips and I ran into some financial trouble and found that the street price in my area was rather high.. So I did yet another idiotic thing.. eventually after months of doing that I became too comfortable and when I REALLY needed the money I finally over did it.. Now I have 11 days until I refill and I am left with half a strip (4mg)
Browsing through the threads I found out about "plugging" or rectal consumption. My goal here is to Plug the rest of this 4mg strip to NOT get higher but to remain around the same "level of medication" that I am used to while making the small amount I have left last if only a couple days longer.
So my question is this? What amount of bupe/water do I need to "plug" to get about the same feeling as an oral dose of 8mg(1 strip)? Keep in mind that I am easily frightened and I am already scarred of the process so I don't want to be flying way high and get freaked out. I just want to maintain a little longer.
I read through the Bupe "Mega thread" I believe it was called and found this information:
"intrarectal: 54% "bioavailability of the drug was found to be: [... ]intrarectal (54..." "Relative to the 100% bioavailability from the intraarterial route the mean bioavailabilities were [...] intrarectal, 54%...""
While the Oral Bioavailability was at 30% I beleive.. I am terrible with math and am afraid I will dose wrong and either hurt myself of scare the crap out of myself by getting to high not to mention I have work tomorrow and it will be my first time. I need an answer by morning if at all possible.
Again sorry if this is in the wrong place, for how long it was, and for any other mistakes. I am really bad at forums :/
Thanks to any who can help