Suboxone withdrawal period

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my bosses whom are good friends of mine and know the full story of my drug problem and how i went on treatment and now i am going thru withdrawal off the damn medicine they put me on to stop using (suboxone) and they told me they noticed a considerable improvement today... which is awesome. 4mg xanax for $10 isnt the best price, since i dont have healthcare it might of even cost me more to go thru a doctor, but there is not really a price on making it thru this withdraw..!
Thank you for your comments, it is helping me, as well, to get through my suboxone w/d's. I understand I got myself here but I knew nothing of suboxone until I was in detox for a vicodin and an alcohol habit. I was addicted for the second time to vikes...this time for 3 months. I was actually told by my doc that if I tapered off slowly, I would have NO w/d symptoms from the subs. So, I refuse to believe that this is completely my fault. I trusted my doc.
How long will suboxone withdrawal last? I am at 39 days off suboxone and still experiencing mild withdrawal. I was on sub. for around 2 1/2 yrs. and jumped off at 12mg. It is definitely not as bad as the first few weeks but this is lasting forever. I had to withdraw from college this quarter and haven't been back to work for a while. Is anyone going through the same situation?
I personally found no amount of tapering, even when the schedule was stuck to, made the withdrawal any less uncomfortable/painful. I went from 32-40mg/day of sublingual Buprenorphine, tapered to 2mg every other day over the course of 1-1.5 months, then to 1mg every other day after about a month. There was no discomfort during this period, from 40mg a day to 1mg every other day. Buprenorphine is very easy to taper down with, at least I found it to be.
I'ts not gonna be a picnic no matter how you do it but do some research on this site and you will find lots of tips to help ease the withdrawal period.
Is there a time period I should wait before taking sub after taking percoset?
Over the years, many have taken the medication to avoid withdrawal symptoms from their drug of choice only to find later that the withdrawal from suboxone is much worse than if they had just gone through the withdrawal originally. I think suboxone has it's place, but the casual pain killer abuser should think twice before starting a sub regiment.
It is definitely a personal choice and I dont want to push you in one direction or another as getting clean is top priority. But I have to tell you that from experience suboxone withdrawal, for me and others, was no walk in the park and in fact much worse than coming off of vics, percs etc. Just dont be fooled into thinking there is a way to do this without any withdrawal because there isnt -- unfortunately.
Yes, it can be done, but personally I think it's a mistake to go on a much stronger drug, like Suboxone or Methadone, to avoid the withdrawal symptoms of a much weaker drug like Hydrocodone, thinking it's an easy way out. IMO if you do it should be only be a low dose for a very brief period, long enough to get over the worst part of Hydrocodone withdrawals, and short a time enough to prevent you becoming addicted to Sub. Then stop the Sub and deal with the tail end of Hydrocodone withdrawals.
well you have to be off methadone for 3 entire days becaus emethadone has a half life-meaning it takes 36 hours to get out of your system but after 48 hours you have 1/2 left, this is what my counsler at the clinic says, i am also going cold turkey off 70mg 2nd day,i am achy and i feel shi*** but showers and keeping busy has helped somewhat- but i am not starting my suboxone until i am 3 full days, good luck come back if you need help
I told him that I only wanted to take Suboxone for 5-7 days, just to get me past the worst of the withdrawal, but of course he said we'll get you off in 6 weeks.$$$ I got 30 Subs filled on Monday and have taken only 1-8mg tablet each day since then. That was all my body seemed to need. Today I've only taken a 1/4 tablet, and would like to keep it that way. I know that the pain meds have to be out of me by now.
This means that withdrawal symptoms may occur if you stop using Suboxone too quickly. Withdrawal symptoms may also occur at the start of treatment due to dependence on another drug. Suboxone is not for occasional ("as needed") use. Do not stop taking Suboxone without first talking to your doctor. Your doctor may want to gradually reduce the dose to avoid or minimize withdrawal symptoms.
I know u have to speak from a dr perspective as well but I don't get the month lasting withdrawal.
I have a very, very long history of opiate addiction and the time I spent on Suboxone was the longest period in my adult life I had stayed away from illicit narcotics. It allowed me to stop fixating on illicit narcotics 24/7 and get my life in order. However, I was alway aware Suboxone was a very strong opiate and that my time on it wasn't IMO what I considered clean time.
I also used suboxone ( which by the way was given to me by a rehab doc ) to help get me off the pain pills I was about a 30 mg a day on o x y and lor tab the suboxone did me wonders I did not have any wd symptoms after starting suboxone I would recommend suboxone to any one suffering the wd symptoms and after I was weened from the sub I felt great but let me tell u it is still hard as hell to stay away from the pills and still just as easy to get addicted
im afraid if i get off that i will use again. does suboxone have a negative effect if used over a long period if time? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/962021'>Suboxone Withdrawal</a>.
You must want to end the viscious cycle also for anything to work for you. The problem is Suboxone withdrawal is as bad as the withdrawal from the narcs. Even at 2mg a day. The good side is that if you find a good doc and are honest, completely honest with them, for this is your last chance, he or she will stand by you and will not let you withdrawal. Withdrawals, to me are the worst thing imaginable and cannot be understood by anyone, and I mean anyone who has not been through them, period!!
I didnt in any way say you abused i was just saying in general so dont take that wrong but i would like to correct your post a little and please dont take the wrong either but the opiate bupe in the suboxone is what actually does everything the narcan only does anything if shot up and suboxone will not make you sick if you use while taking it actually the way it works is that the bupe is so strong and attatches to receptors so tight that other meds cannot get thru it and get on the receptors to
sounds like thats what happened to youif your going to use sub go to a clinic and do it right and a 12 day supply is only going to postpone your withdrawals both sub and methadone where not designed to be a get out of jail free card but rather are programs designed to put your addiction on hold and alow you time for aftercare to get your life together after 90 days or mor on thes drugs with proper aftercare you should be able to stand on your own 2 feet then you can ween off the sub or methadone
I am very nervous because i know that they put you in an intensified withdrawal. Is that right suboxone experienced people? I wasn't supposed to take any vicodin after 1, but did at 6. I think that means i am going to have major symptoms tomorrow, so I am quite nervous, but just want to get it started. I will be reading and posting on this forum to discuss my progress.
I'll tell you---a few years from now you will be back here asking how to get off of the Suboxone. Suboxone is not for everyone but can be a great tool to help you get your life together, IF used properly. So, do your homework---don't just jump in. Let us know how you are doing.
When I first came out here in August of 2007, suboxone was a lot of talk. I now see so many turning to it , but I'm not hearing a lot of feedback on it's success. I'm curious to hear from anyone who has a success story, rather than a horror story about suboxone. Not from people currently on it, but anyone who successfully took it and has been off it for some time. Thanks. Nauty...............
It depends on what your goal is. Suboxone is not a cure all. It has it's own side effects and is also very difficult to come off of. How long have you been on the methadone? And why would do you want to come off of it?
to get help from withdrawal symptoms. My wife was on suboxone for about a year. It did indeed help her with withdrawal and her long term cravings. I think it's better than methadone for many reasons- Not going to a clinic everyday, less exposure to addicts at the clinic (which can trigger and help you follow through with a relapse), you are more closely monitored for abusing drugs than a methadone clinic, less bad "stigma", etc.
Miscarriage from withdrawal is the greater of these 2risks. So, if you are already on Suboxone and you become pregnant, you should not switch to another treatment. There is only one change you should make --your doctor will probably switch you from Suboxone to a drug called Subutex. Subutex has the same active ingredient as Suboxone and is used in the same way, but it doesn't have another ingredient (naloxone) which could be dangerous to take during pregnancy.
dose of methadone on a sunday morning, and took nothing else until friday late morning when i took my first dose of suboxone, and i was put into precipitated withdrawal immediately, and was severly sick for 4 days, all i can say about suboxone is that i am exsisting... i am not "physically" sick, but i am so mentally screwed up i wonder if this is even worth it, (never mind the cost of suboxone $170.00 for 30 8 mg pills (and i take 16 mg - 20 mg.) compared to $25.00 for 100 10mg.
Listen I have'nt posted much, but, I have been reading daily.This Suboxone is serious stuff, no joke. I'm posting this because I've seen alot of interest in SUBS lately. When I first heard of it I reseached it for at least a month before I even asked anyone about it.Mostly I've seen misinformation on the forum here mostly. I'm not gonna debunk all the myths but here's one (the life of suboxone is 37hrs) That means as you dose it compounds in your system, buils up as you dose.
Suboxone is an opiate so of course he is going to feel something. The longer he takes this the worse it will be as sub has some real brutal wd's. This med is also one that needs to be taken under a doctors supervision as it works differently on the brain. He is also getting it from a friend, classic addict behavior.....Time for some tough love for the cousin.........
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