I am currently tapering off suboxone
from 8mgs, to 6mgs, to 4mgs (currently), then 2mgs, then hopefully 1mg, to nothing. I dose down every month. I worked out this plan with my psychiatrist (who is my suboxone provider and who I see every month) and my therapist (who works in conjunction with my psychiatrist and I see every week). Also, I get only a weeks supply at a time.
Anyway, I have experience with kicking suboxone which happened June of last year and did not work out well for me. However, I tapered from 8mgs to 4mgs to 2mgs to nothing within the span of a week. The withdrawals began about a day after I stopped and I experienced terrible cold sweats and shivers and goosebumps along with anxiety, insomnia, and an intense urge to use.
I ended up relapsing on my dad's Vicodin (which he kept in the house for some odd reason knowing his daughter is an addict
) for about 2 weeks. My drug
of choice was much stronger prescription pain killers like Opana and Percocet, but the Vicodin got my mildly high and no longer had cravings.
So after I ran out of Vicodin I got back on suboxone for fear of feeling withdrawals again. One year and 4 months later I am finally on the road to getting off. It was a mistake for me to be on for so long because I don't know how bad withdrawals will be this time.
However, I am tapering down much slower and setting myself up for success by working through things with a therapist, building a support network of friends and family, and starting to try to attend NA meetings.
Since you're only on 1mg per day your WDs shouldn't be too bad but I can only speculate. It also depends on if you've always been on 1mg or you tapered down from that.
From my experience and what professionals have told me, WDs aren't as bad if you slowly taper down and aren't on suboxone for too long like I have been. On the other hand, I believe being on subs is a mistake because you just swap one drug for another and still have to go through WDs and subs can get you high. So, all these doctors say subs is a good idea when it doesn't seem like it so I don't know what to believe from these professionals.
I wish you good luck and I would give yourself at least a couple days off if you can to get through the worst of WDs if they do actually come.