Suboxone for opiate withdrawal

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Avatar m tn , and there's a difference btw being psyichally addicted and dependent to a drug and taking something like suboxone where your not waking up in the morning searching, fiening, hurting. Personally I don't see anything wrong with taking something like suboxone for the rest of your life, if it has a positive effect on it, and a lot of the addiction specialist doctors I've seen have said the same thing.
Avatar n tn I started at 30mg of it per day, and lowered down to 20mg later on, then dropped down to 10mg for the last two days. Unfortunately, I am still feeling the same withdrawal symptoms that I had before when I was fully addicted and would run out. The very upset, sickly, burning stomach feeling, the sleepless nights, the inability to focus, anxiousness, diarrhea, etc. All the normal feelings.
Avatar n tn without a doubt the best treatment for any opiate addiction is getting yourself on a list to get into suboxone treatment....NO METHADONE!!!!!!...suboxone treatment is hard to get into, and without script coverage ( insurance ) can also be very expensive!!! only certian certified detox docs can prescribe this drug, and due to the large amount of money that methadone manufacturers pour into the federal government, these docs are only allowed to take on thirty patients at a time.....
Avatar f tn While certainly not knowing her financial situation, if there is a husband to support the child....etc. Suboxone would be ideal for her and also allow her to continue taking care of her little one. First thing out of any recovering addicts mouth should be, while addiction and the withdrawals that come from it, can be ugly, especially at 150mgs a day habit, it affects everyone differently.
Avatar n tn Oh again on suboxone it takes three days of hard w/d from heroin for the suboxone to work. Last but not least I pretty much tried training my mind to ween myself off vicodin, at first by chance. I got a kidney dtone last year( which is why im addicted to pain meds) and my parents have been with me since my first trip to rehab when i was 18, im now 23, and so of course i needed the vicodin but my mom wouldnt let me dose myself.
Avatar f tn he is not having opiate withdrawal if he is taking sub. Why the dexedrine and for how long? If you are thinking drug withdrawal you probably should look at the benzodiazepines and the amphetamine. From my experience sub was worthless as a pain medication. So he may really be in pain. Does he have an organic reason for pain?
Avatar f tn I need help and encouragement to not refill this nasty drug- it's hard as I have trigeminal neuralgia that can be hard to deal with. I am having surgery for this soon- I quit before for 4 years this time is much harder.
Avatar m tn also since the acute withdrawal symptoms last for a week would i be able to take methadone or suboxone for a week to get over the withdrawals, then stop the methadone/suboxone?? i was reallly curious about this as i heard that it helps with withdrawal.
Avatar f tn I have been reading posts on this site for all 9 days of my withdrawal from Codeine. One thing I haven't noticed a lot is referral to the use of other medications. I was receiving lots of medication for treatment of my migrances (which have improved drastically over the last month). Looking back, I am amazed that the doctors kept adding medications and that no one said to me "you're addicted and it is making you sick.
Avatar m tn I have had very positive results using Tramadol for opiate withdrawal. I have read many posts in which people state that the addiction to Tramadol is worse than oxycontin or vicodin. That has not been my experience. I have been able to taper down my Tramadol use to zero within a few weeks without difficulty. I have had a serious addiction to opiates for the better part of a decade. Granted, I have relapsed several times and started using again.
Avatar m tn I am an opiate addict, clean for a few months, but for the past 2 I have been taking everything I can get my hands on. I feel like I am in it's clutches all over again, and don't know how to function without it. This past week I have been taking lower doses though, trying to ween, about 3-4 Vicodins a day, give or take. I feel VERY depressed when I don't have any painkillers in me, and I also have a history of major depression/cutting.
Avatar n tn What happens when you have gone through one week of suboxone withdraws, did a puff of "H" yesterday at 5 and one puff at 2 today. I hate myself so much. Will I have to go thru this withdrawl all over again if I stop now?
Avatar f tn People who have more w'd than they think is appropriate when stopping Suboxone forget, or don't know, what opiate withdrawal is like; it is well known that methadone withdrawal, for example, goes on for months and months. Heroin withdrawal tends to be shorter and more intense; the phrase 'kicking the habit' comes from the involuntary muscle movements during heroin withdrawal.
Avatar n tn The idea is the patch keeps you from feeling the effects of the suboxone withdrawal. My Doctor said it takes on average three months for suboxone to leave the blood stream. In my case it took longer. I've been off suboxone since may 2008, and off fentanyl since august 2008. I'm still a wreck, fatigue, loose stoole, depression, anxiety, insomnia, constant sneezing, stuffy nose, watery eyes, etc....I've been off of everything for one month, and things got worse before they got better.
Avatar m tn I have been taking Suboxone for 3 years, I tapered down to 2 mg a day from 24 mg a day. I want to quit. I took 40 10 mg norco's from 80 mg to 30 mg to maybe kick the suboxone off the receptors. I am on day 6 with no sleep and RLS. Do I really have to do two months of this to get clear? I do not think I am strong enough for that. Should I go back on suboxone and taper down a lot lower.? Thanks, I am in misery. Ben.
Avatar m tn I took on average 13-15 of them a day for 2 years. Then, I discovered suboxone and was on it for a little over a year...never relapsed. I got down to a quarter of a 2mg pill(0.5mg). Why am I still experiencing such harsh withdrawals? I just want to be off the suboxone and done with it for good. I stopped going to my doctor 3 months ago. I haven't ran out of suboxone either. Just wanted to quit...but, I guess it will leave me no choice but to take it again.
Avatar m tn I was on Suboxone for probably 6 yrs and slowly tapered down until I was taking 1mg am and 1 mg pm. Everytime I tried to stop, went into severe withdrawal. So, here comes the good part. I go to my regular Doc and get 100 Perco 10's and start taking them 1 every 4 hrs and I can feel the effects of the Perco (which makes me think the Suboxone is pretty well gone) btw, I failed to mention I had stopped the Sub 10 days before and have now been on the Percs for 7 days.
Avatar f tn i got stuck on some months (stayed on 4mgs for a while and then 2 mg for a while and then 1 mg for a while). I quite after a few months on 1 mg. doc said the best way to do it would be slowly over the course of the year. doc also said about a month before I quite that i would have little to no wd. he was wrong. very wrong.
Avatar m tn See if a doctor can write your friend a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, Neurontin for anxiety and malaise, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose, for sleep and Klonopin which will be helpful for sleeplessness and anxiety. It will make his withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter. The residual symptoms of insomnia and depression can last another few months.
Avatar f tn Kova, I've been on suboxone for 5yrs now.. Even though suboxone is not a real opiate it does have its own symptoms that you will notice when you come off.. I've felt almost the same as when I came off methadone, shakey muscles, headaches, a lot of the symptoms I felt coming off methadone. You DO have to taper slowly off suboxone even down to 1 to 1/2mg. and even lower if needed. I hope the best for you n good luck........
Avatar n tn This is no different than having a bad addiction to opioids. I have taken suboxone for 11 1/2 years and for the first year and s half I tried to get off of it and relapsed several times. Once I decided to try to stay on some suboxone and not taper off I have not even had a thought of using for just over 10 years now. So you can look at this is a couple ways.
Avatar n tn suboxone use for withdrawals. well some posts were recent and it really breaks my heart. i like many others have fooled into thinking we were getting a free ride and what have we learned about that? nothing is free. there is no being absent for ur W/D. im currently on day 8 off this sub **** and had i known it would suck so bad i never wouldve got started. those that praise are usually STILL ON THE DRUG! only after getting off i would like people to please come on back and comment.
Avatar f tn I had been taking suboxone for a few days under a month at first 8mg a day then cut back to 2mg to help get rid of w/d's from roxy's & hydro. I'm on my third day with no suboxone and at times I feel like **** with similar w/d like the day I quit the other stuff. Does anyone have any idea how long this will last?
Avatar m tn I took on average 13-15 of them a day for 2 years. Then, I discovered suboxone and was on it for a little over a year...never relapsed. I got down to a quarter of a 2mg pill(0.5mg). Why am I still experiencing such harsh withdrawals? I just want to be off the suboxone and done with it for good. I stopped going to my doctor 3 months ago. I haven't ran out of suboxone either. Just wanted to quit...but, I guess it will leave me no choice but to take it again.
Avatar f tn ive been on suboxone and ONLY suboxone for about 5 months now. i was pretty surprised at how bad the suboxone withdrawal was...i was okay for the first two days and after about 48 hrs i went into pretty intense withdrawal. i am a tiny girl though (5", 97lbs) and i don't know if that really makes a difference but i was taking a little less than a quarter a day so our dosage is kinda close. today is day 7 and i feel SOOO much better. still a little down but i know that's normal.
Avatar n tn I jumped at 1mg and had some pretty severe withdrawal for a while. Im told that the withdrawal lasts so long coming off suboxone due to the long half life-- It stays in your system for a while after you take your last dose. I wont lie to you - it may be really tough the first 2 weeks. I found medhelp on day 8 and posted a panicked message not unlike yours begging anyone to tell me how long. And many came by to help thankfully.
Avatar f tn hi i saw you posted on another thread. your son has been taking suboxone for 3 years, between 4 to 8 mgs? he doesn't go to a doctor he is dosing himself? why does his dose differ? he cant ct from suboxone at this dosage he will be very sick for a long time. he needs to taper down to almost crumbs. suboxone is used as a maintenance drug to prevent addicts from chasing their high. he is still using but it is maintained. what did he use before he started the suboxone?
Avatar f tn It's surprising to me that there's so many people on this site who say they have experienced extreme withdrawal symptoms after they stop taking suboxone (even while completely following a doctor's plan). I've been on suboxone for almost 2 months now, but I've now started taking the suboxone sporadically. (Just an FYI, my dosage is supposed to be 16mg/day). I have gone two full days without taking any suboxone a couple of times now.
Avatar m tn i hate for this to sound like a competition, anyone who has touched any opiate, or drug for that matter knows how hard it is to stop. i started pretty young, about 17....i am 22 now, i've finally decided to try and stop. i've went a few days without taking anything, i have slipped up and taken 1 pill a few days ago. i started out with Vicodin, went to percocet, and from there its grown to methadone and oxycontin, its ridiculous really.