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    Default What to do if you take the Suboxone too soon?

    Ok, not that this is going to happen, but for new Suboxone users in the future, lets just say they take the medication too soon and they get thrown into precipitated withdrawals from the DOC, what should they do. Would immodium calm it down, or finding their DOC, or taking more sub help? I dont plan on this happening to me, but if it did I would love to know the remedy.

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    More time and some clonidine.

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    this won' t happen, I was told by my Dr. after a surgery when my pain meds weren't working, he said I could go ahead and take 4mg of sub, I did shortly after my DOC and I was fine, pain was better and felt better. JMO If you try to shoot it up, thats another story.

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    quote:Originally posted by mimiluv

    this won' t happen, I was told by my Dr. after a surgery when my pain meds weren't working, he said I could go ahead and take 4mg of sub, I did shortly after my DOC and I was fine, pain was better and felt better. JMO If you try to shoot it up, thats another story.
    it can and does happen....often. there are many folks on the boards who suffered through the hell that is precipitated w/ds.

    and as jay always says....its not really a clock thing. I waited 20 hours or so...my sub doc conducted COWS scale on me....and i was good to go.

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    quote:Originally posted by mimiluv

    this won' t happen
    This is quite an uneducated opinion. It does happen. I scored properly on the COWS scale and was still put into severe precipitated withdrawal, which lasted for almost 48 hours (the first 24-36 were sheer hell, worse than I ever could have imagined).

    Jay is correct. There is nothing for it except time. Depending on how severe it is, clonidine may help, but it didn't for me.

    Instead of a remedy for it after it happens, it's best to avoid it if possible. Those who are on longer-acting drugs (including methadone, fentanyl patches, and even black tar, I was told by an experienced addict and medical professional after I had withstood precipitated withdrawal) should probably wait twice or even three times as long as recommended, and score in the upper end of moderate withdrawal on the COWS scale. --G

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    this is a lesson well worth learning from others research. it's as horrific as everyone says yet words won't do it justice.

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    Default Re: What to do if you take the Suboxone too soon?

    if you take suboxone too soon you can take the amount of opiates you usually take. It wont get you high but it will get you well

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    Default Re: What to do if you take the Suboxone too soon?

    If you take suboxone too soon the only thing you can do is take the amount of opiates you usually tak . you wont get high but you will definitely get well
    Quote Originally Posted by guinevere64 View Post
    This is quite an uneducated opinion. It does happen. I scored properly on the COWS scale and was still put into severe precipitated withdrawal, which lasted for almost 48 hours (the first 24-36 were sheer hell, worse than I ever could have imagined).

    Jay is correct. There is nothing for it except time. Depending on how severe it is, clonidine may help, but it didn't for me.

    Instead of a remedy for it after it happens, it's best to avoid it if possible. Those who are on longer-acting drugs (including methadone, fentanyl patches, and even black tar, I was told by an experienced addict and medical professional after I had withstood precipitated withdrawal) should probably wait twice or even three times as long as recommended, and score in the upper end of moderate withdrawal on the COWS scale. --G

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    Default Re: What to do if you take the Suboxone too soon?

    The only thing you can do is either wait it out or take the amount of opiates you usually take, you wont get high but you will for sure get well.
    Quote Originally Posted by shizz View Post
    Ok, not that this is going to happen, but for new Suboxone users in the future, lets just say they take the medication too soon and they get thrown into precipitated withdrawals from the DOC, what should they do. Would immodium calm it down, or finding their DOC, or taking more sub help? I dont plan on this happening to me, but if it did I would love to know the remedy.

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