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12 days sober no anxiety or depression?

Discussion in 'Detoxing From Buprenorphine/Subutex/Suboxone' started by Boyslip, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. Boyslip

    Boyslip New Member

    I was on suboxone for about 18 months. I started using them because I could not get high on pain pills anymore and the first time I took an 8mg tablet I found that I could still get high and thus started my addiction to suboxone. Anyways I already have anxiety and about three months ago I ended up having multiple PVC's to the point I could not catch my breath. I know PVC'S can be normal for people but not when you have them back to back and can't seem to get enough oxygen. Oh and for those who don't know PVC'S are premature ventricular contractions of the heart. They can become a real problem when they continue back to back to back during heart rythm. Not sure if it can make a person tachycardic or have a heart attack but I am sure it can cause damage. The ER Dr. Said it was just anxiety which I know I have already along with depression due to two past panicked attacks. But did not know it could be related to suboxone until I read other people having the same issue with anxiety and evolving into heart arrythmias after being on subs for an extended period of time. Anyways that scared me so I quit taking them but not before taking the last three months to taper down to two mg. Which I would say is my normal dose anyways. For a couple of months I took 4mg and would do 8mg if that did not do it for me. So that is why I say I tapered down to 2mg. But for the majority of the last 18 months I have been at around 2mg because I am not consumed with getting high really. Anyways I jumped at 2mg and today is ending out day 12 for me. I had restless legs and insomnia first 4 or 5 days then the last 5 days it went to insomnia and severe legs cramps (sore leg muscles) to the point I could not sit for long periods of time or my butt would hurt, could not stand or my legs would hurt, or even lay down because my back would hurt. Was hit by a semi at age 26 and my back is screwed up thus reason I ever started pain killers to begin with. The last two days the physical withdrawals other than not sleeping good are gone, but still jave not experianced depression or anxiety and am almost through my second week. Anyways I am terrified of the anxiety coming back because of what happened the last time. I have a 3 year old son and an 8 year old son and terrified of having a heart attack. It does not help that I read where an expert Dr. on the detox of suboxone stated it could be very dangerous for people with existing heart arrythmias to get off suboxone. Which I am a candidate for previous heart issues anyways. I have a mitral valve prolapse (hurt murmer). I still am not sleeping great maybe an hour a night. Trazedone gives me restless legs as well as seraquil. So they just make it worse. I guess my question is do some people experience little to no anxiety and depression (paws) or do I still need to fear the inevitable? Staying strong and hoping for the best. Please don't sugar coat any responses I need the truth. Thank you!
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2016

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