down and recently started taking 2mg once a day. I have noticed that I am starting to have some of the same pain issues that I had that caused me to start abusing opiates. I had back surgery in 2007 and I have been diagnosed with chronic back pain that I will have the rest of my life. My question is, is should I continue the taper or just stop taking the Suboxone all together. Will the withdrawal symptoms be the same either way? What do I do when the Suboxone is out of my system? How do I control my pain and not get myself back into the same situation I was in years ago?