I have been battling opiate addition off and on for over 12 years. I started off with narcotic pain pills and soon graduated to Heroin (which was cheaper and more readily available).  I have been in over 25 rehabs and detoxes (some multiple times) and have had an incredible time staying clean due to bouts with Kidney Stones (which required Pain Meds) and shoulder issues. In June of this year, I again got a large kidney stone after being clean for 6 months. I required surgery to remove the stone which had become blocked on the way out. Needless to say, due to surgery complications (and me loving opiates  I soon became hooked on prescription pills again. I have a beautiful wife and 3 young boys, and I knew this addiction could progress no further. In an effort to control my habit, I decided to go on Suboxone to help with the battle. I had been on Suboxone 2 other times and methadone on 3 separate occasions. I finally started Suboxone in the middle of August 2012. They started me on 8MG per day (which I only took 4MG). There were days that I didn't take anything at all, but all in all, I averaged about 4MG per day for 2 months. I recently decided I would like to try it on my own again, and I quit taking anything over 50 hours ago. I have read a ton of threads on several different boards of people complaining about UNGODLY withdraws, and I am hear to tell you, that most of the symptoms are psychological. I'm sure there are some that will disagree, but going through withdraws myself 100's of times (and yes, I am a BIG baby), I think a lot of us psych ourselves out and make things worse. The past day or so, I found myself searching the web trying to find out "when am I going to start feeling bad" and then it came to my attention, that indeed I was expecting and therefor causing myself anxiety. Your mind is very powerful, and if you believe something or expect something chances are it will come to fruition. Take the placebo effect for example. A group of individuals are given a "drug" to eradicate some type of aliment.  50% of the people are receiving the actually drug, and the other 50% are receiving a sugar pill. You would be amazed at the results from the people given the placebo. A large amount state that the issue in which they were given the pill, has decreased in severity or even disappeared. It's all a state of mind. What that being said, expect the best, and taper correctly and you will be good. Yes, you might feel a bit unconformable at times, but it is not going to be as bad as some people make it out to be...