Suboxone and antidepressants

Common Questions and Answers about Suboxone and antidepressants


i was diag. with clinical depression <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd aDD as well 4 yrs ago, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd have been on all diff. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ntidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nts, also took concerta, metadate for the aDD, which i stopped all the aDD meds 8months ago, but along with stopping the hydros an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> why i believe i went into a MaJOR nerve break down.(was unable to function for 3-months)!! since the subox i stopped the wellbutrin&amp;trileptal(MOOD STaBILIZER). i plan on talking to the psych.
as a matter of fact, it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> used for pain relief.. it's been used in Europe for than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> reason for some time (in addition to treating opiate addiction) and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> used here too. but not often. it's primary purpose an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> to treat opiate addiction. that said, my pain management guy DID just prescribe it to me for pain - short term. i did not use it to come off opiates, but he knew i had a han style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>tory of opiate use.
He's 60 or so days clean from opiates <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> still having high-moderate anxiety <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd depression. I told him he may need an antidepressant to kick start han style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> brain "so to speak". Your comments in a previous posts mentioned more immediate acting antidepressants. are you referring to TCa's like Elavil, SSRI's, or MaOI's? He said he will not take anything longer than 2 months and wants something with little side effects and a lesser chance of withdrawals. Just looking for your input..
Granted i should have done a better job of research and be mindful of what i put in it but at the time i had no choice in the matter i was in, in house detox <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd i had just tried the dumbest <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd most selfan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>h , <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd cowerdly thing in my life, so i was at the mercy of my DR.
I was put on Xanax for my anxiety, Prozac for my depression <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd 10mg of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>suboxone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd now living back with my mother (I'm 24...oh joy to living back with the mother lol). It's now one year on and i have dropped my dose down to 4mg a day..(still on antidepressants and xanax).
My addiction specialan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>t, also a psychiatran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>t, said that I had likely been clinically depressed for a long time and used drugs and alcohol to cover it up. I started taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ntidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nts then <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd continued on them until3 years ago when I decided I was cured. alas, I turned to Vicodin again. and, now I'm on Cymbalta, which I started 3 months ago, before I quit Vicodon/Norco/Oxy and went on Sub. I'm doing much better on the antidepressants. You may want to try St.
I can handle a little pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd restlessness (to be expected), but with a short time frame <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd lack of funds I'm concerned. any help would be GREaTLY apreciated.
i want to hear from those off than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> **** whether good or bad. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd just a FYI i was only on 2mg for a cuple months <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd 2 wks on 1mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd im STILL SICK! so come on lets here from those that really know what a joke sub an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>!
from your guilty feelings. See the doctor, get some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ntidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nts, or increase ones you are on, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd ask about counseling. even talking about what an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> going on can help a ton.
I think some people on these forums dont know what a real opiate kick an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> like and they're having there withdrawals <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd all <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd type about how its Hell, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd scare other people from doing what they need to do. 2 years ago, I/we were up to sharing 10 80's a day and 10 to 12 10mg norcos a day for about 8 months. We jumped cold turkey and went on the train ride that stops in Hades and has a two month stay.
I do have to stress that the one problem I had with an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>suboxonean> in the first 5 or 6 days was nausea but I bought some over the counter emetrol and I would take 2 tablespoons before every dose of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>suboxone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd then I would be fine...that stuff works. I started sub at 8mgs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd for some reason I am one of the few that it effects like than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> in the higher doses...some people can take it and not feel sick at all.
In-office treatment with <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>suboxone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> offers patients privacy, convenience, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd confidentiality. WHaT an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>suboxone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>? an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>suboxonean>® C-III (buprenorphine HCI/naloxone HCI dehydrate sublingual tablets) an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> a medicine that, together with counseling, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> approved to treat opioid dependence in a doctor’s office and with take-home prescriptions. Buprenorphine has unique characteran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>tics that can help many patients manage their dependence and remain in treatment.
My husband <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I recently stopped snorting oc's. We went to a dr <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd they put me on 5mg prozac <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd my husband on 5mg of celexa. He also gave us small small doses of seroquell for anxiety and to help us sleep. a friend gave us 2 8mg an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>suboxonean>'s and about 10 2mg xanax bars. I know you can't mix the xanax with an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>suboxonean>, but what about the anti-depressents. a few times when we stopped we've taken an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>suboxonean> and its helped alot with the whole cravings and energy thing.
There would be withdrawal symptoms left after stopping the sub, so than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> would probably only serve to delay any withdrawal, not prevent it, and Two of the side effects of subutex/<sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>suboxone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> are mood dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>turbances <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd depression. She might be lucky <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd not experience these, but it would be a ran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>k.
I HaVE BEEN ON <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>suboxone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> FOR 3 YRS I HaVEN'T USED aNY OTHER DRUGS <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ND HaVE NO DESIRE TO. I KNOW THaT I aM REaDY TO STOP TaKING IT BUT aM aFRaID TO GET SICK!! DOES aNYONE KNOW HOW BaD IT an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> aND HOW LONG IT WILL TaKE?
To be honest with you the wd i suffered from after sub was a good 20 days or so. Now with that being said, everyday got better <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd better <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd sleep finally came <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd the anxiety lessened and before you know it you feel great, it takes time and as addicts we tend to want immediate results. I did go lower than 1 i went to half and that was under the care of a doctor, i did it in rehab.
My question an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> whether switching to methadone would perhaps help my drug cravings <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd depression better than <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>suboxone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>?I am willing to be on a maintenance dose for life if that an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> what it takes for me to live a normal life free of depression and drug obsession.
I looked all around and so far I haven't heard many good things about it. I have been on Celexa in the past <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I gained weight. I tried Zoloft, Paxil <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd Prozac and they made me nuts. I tried Luvox and that made me a zombie. Wellbutrin made me anxious. SOOOOO, my question an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> are there any others I should try or should I just do the Subuxone an not try any new antidepressants. I was thinking about trying Buspar but I'm not sure. Maybe antidepressants just aren't for me.
Since I was diagnosed many years ago with than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> illness, I have been on over 20 different <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ntidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nts. Occasionaly my Psychiatran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>t will hit on a powerful combination of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ntidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nts and mood stabilizers that will give me some limited relief, but never a full reman style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>sion of my depression. at best I may get 40% relief depending on the combination. My depression an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> cronic and completly Non-situational, as I have never suffered a tramatic experience in my life.
If you haven't done so already, please do as much research as you possibly can on the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>suboxone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>. You need to understand how the program works <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd what it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> all about. I used Sub to help me detox off of the pain meds. I did it for 16 days and began tapering at day 3. although it did help me, I didn't much care for it. actually, it didn't much care for me. It made me sick to my stomach, along with headaches and dizziness. That does not happen to everyone, I just didn't tolerate it well.
that an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> a specialan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>t on substence abuse and he said that one i was on a too low dose of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>suboxone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd also he change it to subutex 8mg insted of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>suboxone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> 3mg, I have not started the subutex yet and i feel weird going up but I do understand why he an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> doing it cause I keep falling back to the pills. So my question for the ones that know an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> it the same thing an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>suboxonean> and subutex not quimicly but in our point of view?
Form a plan <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd stick to it. Decan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>ion making <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd logic are not very easy in withdrawal. Take the guessing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd stabs in the dark away. You hold the subs and give him han style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> taper scheduled dose. Have him spend extra time in meetings and counseling during than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> taper. Than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> the most likely path to ended than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> forever. If he thinks he can do than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> han style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> way, then he may think he has the power to take just one in the future. Just my opinion.
Than style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> helps the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>suboxonean> tablets dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>solve more easily If your dose an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> 1 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>suboxonean> tablet, place it under your tongue, lean your head slightly forward, and let the tablet dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan>solve completely.
(hopefully someone will post that has more knowledge of it) I guess like most meds they don't want you mixing any drugs unless under a doctors orders. My Sub doctor has given me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ntidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nts <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd was going to write a script for benzo, but I didn't want it. Sub an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>isan> a very powerful med and I wouldn't mix anything with it unless the doc said it was ok. as far as drinking.......I had a couple of rum &amp; eggnog's around the holidays and they hit me hard. It was like I drank 10.
I do not have any experience with subs...but I just wanted to welcome you here. Losing a home to fire must be terrible. Will the Red Cross in your area help?
not great but, I got all the supplies they talk about here <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd it helped. the depression just comes with the territory. I am on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ntidepress<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nts anyway <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I believe that helps. I need to go to work overnight tonight, but I'll write more tomorrow. give yourself a big pat on the back !!!
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