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A Drs. Podcast regarding sub and problems with long-term use

Discussion in 'Detoxing From Buprenorphine/Subutex/Suboxone' started by Sluggo, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. dumbas

    dumbas Active Member

    Hey Lita. Been almost three weeks now. The main thing was a slow taper off, then to zero then suck it up for a couple of weeks. It wasn't easy but doable. Today I had some early nausea, that's probably from the Hep C treatment I am going through now also. So it's a perfect storm in my body. Sleep is so precious still. I tried melatonin, etc. Nothing works. Hopefully, this too shall pass soon. Hang in there and good luck.
  2. coues1

    coues1 Well-Known Member

    Great job. Sleep will come. I am sleeping 4 to 5 hours straight. some nights now. Some nights are
    more restless than others but getting better.

    You sound much better. I hope you are not beating yourself up anymore. Learn from the mistakes and try not to make the same mistakes again. It is human to be hard on yourself but human is the key word.

    Keep up the great work.
  3. spring

    spring Administrator

    Please tell me which protocol your're using for your HepC treatment? I recently heard from a friend who had success getting rid of his HepC by using the new drug Solvadi along with interferon and ribavirin for 12 weeks. He was considered cleared at the 2 week mark.

    Also, there is a new form of treatment coming out using the Solvadi that doesnt include the other two drugs. I'm sorta waiting for that so I can possibly avoid the use of interferon.

    PS. After you reply, I'm going to copy and move these to the Hep C forum where others seeking this type of info can find it, thanks for any info and feedback.
  4. dumbas

    dumbas Active Member

    I am using a combination of solvadi and ribavarin, NO interferon. I waited for this new treatment because I refused to take that interferon. Horrible side effects. Plus it's no guarantee. These two drugs work with little side effects. Hard for me to tell but I am off subs for almost 5 weeks now and I believe most of what I feel, the fatigue and stomach cramps and nausea are coming from the liver meds now. Can't be sure. But I am on a 24 week program because I have cirrhosis too. But I am coming up non-detectable since I started in April. But it works! I feel myself getting better. I suffered for a couple of years with bad fatigue, etc waiting for these new drugs to come out. Watch out. They are expensive. $1000 a pill. So you better have good insurance. But insurance companies would rather pay for that than a liver transplant. Just got new blood work this morning., another ordeal. Post this to that thread. I'll be happy to contribute.

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