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    Default Suboxone + Xanax ??

    I just recently got back on suboxone after a little one week relapse of doing my DOC Oxycodone (O.C.) well anyways ive been on subs now for about 4 days now sense the binge and I acquired some xanax (1mg blue footballs) to help with the insomnia and other stuff that comes along with the first few days on Subs. And I swear I don't even feel them anymore like I used to. Do u think the subs have something to do with it? Like it seems as if the suboxone may be blocking the xanax or something, i dunno what the deal is but my good friend that got on subs the same day as me also feels the same way as i do about the xanax not really working while on subs... And i dont do xanax that much at all, so i know im not addicted or anything cuz i only get them once in a blue moon...im just wondering why they aren't working the same as the used to back in the day.. The only thing they do for me while im on sub is once i get to about 8-12mgs of Alprazolam (xanax) in my system i finally pass out but i miss the "high" and anti-anxiety that i should get in between the time i drop the pills to the time im passing out.. i just dont understand how i can eat 8 bars in a afternoon/night and still be coherent and able to communicate and talk just fine....im about to just give up on xanax...any suggestions on whats goin on? U would think the suboxone and xanax would intensify eachother, but thats just not the case with me....maybe i just have gotten to used to the feeling of xanax or something?[?]

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    quote:Originally posted by JahRed24
    i just dont understand how i can eat 8 bars in a afternoon/night and still be coherent and able to communicate and talk just fine....
    Hope you're not getting behind the wheel of anything.

    quote:im about to just give up on xanax...
    The best idea of the post. Go for it.

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    quote:Originally posted by JahRed24

    , so i know im not addicted or anything cuz i only get them once in a blue moon...im just wondering why they aren't working the same as the used to back in the day..
    Hey JahRed.......not addicted? So what did the doc write the script for? Or ,more plainly, how often did you buy the Oxys verses the Xanax?

    You relapsed while on the sub. And your statement"...but I miss the 'high'.." may have all the answers you need. And , yes the Xanax and sub can very well intensify each other. It's called Respitory Failure. Or in some cases Russian Roulette with pills.

    Read your post: "..after a little one week relapse..", ".miss the high..", "aren't working the same.." (btw..the pill formulation hasn't changed), and "..back in the day.."

    All little red flags. IMO my friend examine your quest. If it's recovery....may be a good time for IP?

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    Jahred,,

    Strange that you dont feel the effects of the two mixtures of drugs.,,,I know i sure did!
    I no longer feel anything from sub but if i take xanax with it ,,it enhances the opiate in sub ,,sometimes it would slow me down but usually i would feel good and want to start doin stuff ,,it started to get to where if i had something difficult to do i would want to have some xanax first!,,So yea,,,it was relapse time for me and i had to stop taking xanax all together.
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    Red ~ Each of your threads begin with the same question...how to catch a nod...or that you've lost that "loving feeling."

    What do you think that you can do differently to change that construct? What non drug solution?

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    quote:Originally posted by arlenewla Red ~ Each of your threads begin with the same question...how to catch a nod...or that you've lost that "loving feeling."

    What do you think that you can do differently to change that construct? What non drug solution?

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    With all due respect, many of us feel a great deal of anxiety when drugs that had a positive effect no longer seem to "work" as a result of the "sub" process.

    And especially if they preformed a psychiatric function. Again, we can only know what a poster writes and cares to share.

    I don't think we should jump to conclusions over a persons intent. And showing them their posts, with your bias, along with sacasm, "loving feeling" (quotes yours,) benefits no one.

    In my opinion.

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    quote:Originally posted by JahRed24

    I just recently got back on suboxone after a little one week relapse of doing my DOC Oxycodone (O.C.) well anyways ive been on subs now for about 4 days now sense the binge and I acquired some xanax (1mg blue footballs) to help with the insomnia and other stuff that comes along with the first few days on Subs. And I swear I don't even feel them anymore like I used to. Do u think the subs have something to do with it? Like it seems as if the suboxone may be blocking the xanax or something, i dunno what the deal is but my good friend that got on subs the same day as me also feels the same way as i do about the xanax not really working while on subs... And i dont do xanax that much at all, so i know im not addicted or anything cuz i only get them once in a blue moon...im just wondering why they aren't working the same as the used to back in the day.. The only thing they do for me while im on sub is once i get to about 8-12mgs of Alprazolam (xanax) in my system i finally pass out but i miss the "high" and anti-anxiety that i should get in between the time i drop the pills to the time im passing out.. i just dont understand how i can eat 8 bars in a afternoon/night and still be coherent and able to communicate and talk just fine....im about to just give up on xanax...any suggestions on whats goin on? U would think the suboxone and xanax would intensify eachother, but thats just not the case with me....maybe i just have gotten to used to the feeling of xanax or something?[?]
    Many people come here in a fight for their life, and the last thing they should encounter is the (in your face) style about different drugs and why you don't "feel" them more than you'd hoped or expected. Further, I've reviewed your previous threads and it is very clear that you patently ignore [u]every </u> suggestion that seemingly doesn't fit your designs.

    Sub is indicated for people who are highly motivated to get clean, and going back-and-forth suggests to me that you may not be a candidate for Sub (at this time). In fact you may very well not be a candidate for sobriety, period.(yet) And that's OK...seriously.

    Websites abound where one can find info on drug combo's, potentiators and the like. If you sincerely want sobriety, and are willing to go to any length to achieve it, then you're in the right place. If on the other hand you're interested in continuing the insanity, this isn't the place for you. Until you are ready to pursue recovery, please find another playground. You are doing a grave disservice to our members who have made the decision to put drugs [u]behind</u> them, not in [u]front</u> of them.

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    hey jah, 8-12mg of xanax--are you for real?? i find it hard to believe that you're not dead!! how unbelievably stupid!!! those are lethal doses and you're mixing sub with that?? you must have a death wish is all i get from your post and that makes me sooo sad. you seriously need INPATIENT help because you are NOT RESPONSIBLE enough to be given a script for sub. the very first thing my sub. dr. told me on my very first visit was NO BENZO'S!! i even had to sign a paper saying i would not take them and would no longer be his patient if i did! you need professional help where the professionals give you your meds!! i'm not trying to be a b., but i have been a nurse for 25 years--i've worked detox in 2 treatment centers --you are headed for the obits my friend--PLEASE get professional help NOW!!

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    quote:Originally posted by TroubledDoc

    quote:Originally posted by arlenewla
    Red ~ Each of your threads begin with the same question...how to catch a nod...or that you've lost that "loving feeling."

    What do you think that you can do differently to change that construct? What non drug solution?

    Arlene
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    With all due respect, many of us feel a great deal of anxiety when drugs that had a positive effect no longer seem to "work" as a result of the "sub" process.

    And especially if they preformed a psychiatric function. Again, we can only know what a poster writes and cares to share.

    I don't think we should jump to conclusions over a persons intent. And showing them their posts, with your bias, along with sacasm, "loving feeling" (quotes yours,) benefits no one.

    In my opinion.

    Best wishes,
    TroubledDoc
    With all due respect, I would quite agree with you. I do have a bias. My personal bias is to help a member become drug free...out of active addiction. Nothing hidden about my agenda.

    Nor is there anything hidden about JahRed's. He still wants to get high. He's very upfront about that. It maybe the wrong place for him to broadcast that, but he's quite truthful about what he is seeking...and what's he's seeking is the "buzz."

    And yet...he still keeps coming back. There's a reason for that. Heck...he even asked if he had relapsed. So, I think he's interested.

    So, my personal bias had hoped that by showing him his past threads, he might see a common theme and why what he has chosen to do is not working for him. Bouncing from one opiate to another and adding benzo's to the mix might not be the best way, so sayeth my personal bias.

    My assumption is that if an actively using addict is on this board, that they are seeking to get clean and need help. This is a detox/recovery site, so I don't think that assumption is too far afield.

    And yes....there are some individuals with dual diagnoses. That is obvious. However, JahRed made no reference to something of that nature and was quite clear...or at least for me...is that he missed the "high" of Xanax. He also enjoyed the "buzz" that Sub and Tramadol produced. He also was anxious for the effects of the Sub to wear off so that he could once again joy the effects of the Hydro.

    Just my opinion which is absolutely biased towards a drug free recovery. So, as you can see, I agree with you.:)

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    Suboxone does not block benzos, if anything it seems to intensify their effects. If all you're looking for is a sleep aid, there are many safer ones that are very effective with sub. Trazadone is a good match, used in rehabs, and most doctors would be very willing to prescribe it, unlike benzo's.

    I (and many others) had several slips on sub at first, before I got serious...and it sounds like that's about where you are at now. I hope you figure it out before you die, or overdose, like I did....and quite honestly, once you are truly ready, it would be MUCH easier to detox off the oxy.

    Consider inpatient treatment, seriously. Good luck!!

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    jahred, are you out there?? i am worried about you!!

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    hey I know this might be hard for people to read but I am 29, a computer engineer, ex heroin addict, table junky you call it.....I currently own my own house and am happy at the moment. My doctor has me prescribed to 8mg Xanax a day, 16 subutex a day, and 40 mg Adderall a day. Ive gone to 2 doctors and this is the only combonation that has kept me sane. Its kept me away from heroin, anxiety is gone, and I feel normal with the ADHD. Considering Ive been on these doses for about 8 years I think its safe to say if you take your meds correctly, you will be ok. I certainly will be on meds for the rest of my life, but I don't care. Im not going to the west side anymore shooting heroin in my viens and that's all that matters. I don't drink anymore either, and for that grapefruit ****, Id probably throw up If I took a sip. That's just my 2 cents and do what you feel is right and what your body feels is right. (Lets see how much **** I get for meds Ive been on since high school)
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