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    Default When can I take my suboxone after a relapse?

    I just found the forum last night, when I was a wreck, wanting to use so badly I couldn't take it. I woke up this morning, had a headache. Instead of taking my suboxone, I took two 30mg oxycodone. It doesn't seem to have done much, so I guess the suboxone is working pretty well.

    You know that feeling when you're crawling on the walls because you want to do it, and you know you shouldn't? Well, it's passed now, I made the wrong decision, and I'm just trying to figure out how to get myself back on track.

    I don't know when I can take the suboxone again? Do I have to wait until tomorrow again, or can I take it tonight when I need it? When I started suboxone (10 days ago) I had taken, I think, 120 mg of 30mg pills on Monday, the last three pills around 6pm, and I started suboxone Tuesday morning around 11:30 and it worked great.

    Any help would be appreciated. I'm worried that I just kicked myself out of recovery.

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    Welcome wi.....you should be fine to dose in the am. But more important is what you could learn from the 'relapse'.

    What is your plan with the sub...dose...time?

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    quote:Originally posted by jdude


    What is your plan with the sub...dose...time?
    Wow, you guys posted reply's as I was posting mine. An hour with nothing, then three in two minutes!

    Here's what I said over in the pain management forum. I'll try and keep it over here now, I wasn't sure where to reply.

    I was getting pretty freaked out, so I decided to try taking my suboxone and I figured if it kicked me back into withdrawl I have all the medication they gave me to get me through the withdrawl until I could start the suboxone, so I'd take that if necessary and try and sleep it off until tomorrow when I'd be okay.

    I took the suboxone, ate a sandwich, and now I'm feeling much better. I read somewhere online that said you have to stop taking the suboxone for several days and have withdrawl from that before opiates will have any impact, so I guessed that since they had no impact I was cool to take the suboxone.

    I just wanted to let you know since I see several people have viewed my question and no one answered, now you know what happens.

    That was really retarded of me, and I'm going to go to a meeting and try to get my dumb *** back on track.

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    If you start to make it a habit...you may not be as lucky next time. Your waiting three days to become effective(opiates), I think is speaking of surgeries and pain control.

    A much better habit will be you meetings.

    Are you planning to taper the sub?

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    hi jdude - i have been on subutex now, for almost a year and have taken hydros 3 times during that year because i wanted a buzz. they didn't do much and it seems if you get on the hydros for a few days (which I did once out of the three relapses) you have to take so much mg to ease the sub withdrawals before you even start getting the old familiar buzz, it ends being a big waste of time and money.

    i got back on my subutex smoothly all three times after taking the lasy hydro at night and resuming the sub in the morning ( approx. 12 hrs. later) but my use of the hydros and/or getting off the sub really screwed up my subutex dose schedule. i had to go back up on my sub dose to feel comfortable again and then slowly start to work my taper back in. the whole relapse produced little pleasure and threw everything out of whack. Just didn't work very well for me............may be for the best.

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    quote:Originally posted by tenn_smoothie

    it ends being a big waste of time and money.

    the whole relapse produced little pleasure and threw everything out of whack. Just didn't work very well
    Hey Tenn......2 very good points.

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    I generally wait until I have at least one concrete sign of withdrawels before I take a sub again. That's anywhere between 15 to 24 hours. I usually get tears in the eyes first, once I have that for over an hour I know I'm okay to take the sub. One thing to remember is that you're going to get a warm rush over your body when the sub comes on, I thought I was going into w/ds when I felt that the first time. I take the very minimum amount of Sub needed to keep me out of w/ds. Usually around 2-4mgs will do it. That evens me out from my 30 -10/325 a day habit. I don't take it at all unless I have to.

    Best to all,
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    Default When can I take my suboxone after a relapse?

    Please help. I did the same thing. I somehow got pneumonia and had severe chest pains and I am 61 and went to my pain doc for i was afraid I could not complete the suboxone.. subutex withdrawal. He told me at my age I would have a hard time and to take my oxycodone. I did that for 2 and a half days. I felt nothing. I don't care. I want to go back on my suboxone.. I am taking subutex and I am afraid of withdrawals. I don't feel very bad now. I took 60 mg total yesterday of oxycodone last dose at 5 pm California time. It has been 15 hours and I am afraid to take subutex. I read here that others have made same stupid mistake. I am alone and can't afford it mentally to get really sick. I am not in bad withdrawals just afraid to start the subutex and the doc who gives the subutex is out of town. I read here that some of you have done it and taken the sub with no problem. Please reassure me. Thanks so much god Bless what an idiot I am..... Thank you waiting for your replies...

    I was only down to 16 mg of suboxone and thought doc was going too slow. Please help me. Thanks, Sally

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