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Bupe works !!!!!!

Discussion in 'Detoxing From Buprenorphine/Subutex/Suboxone' started by Zed, Jan 8, 2004.

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  1. Zed

    Zed Guest

    Man, I can't believe this. I have the .2mg buprenorphine aka Temgesic. I had been on a dose of around 170-200 mg oxy for a LONG time,and Monday night I did 125 mg oxy as my last dose being around 6 pm(a 30 mg roxicodone) I started the Temgesic Teusday morning at 8 am along with some Clonidine. I'm on vacation and have been able to rest on the couch, but I got by on 2 mg bupe( 10 pills) teusday with 3 clonidine, 1mg bupe on wednesday with 3 clonidine,and .8mg bupe today with 3 clonidine. I had a couple of hot flashes the first night,but it has been painless so far as compared to real cold turkey withdrawals. I am not craving the pills, I'm really at a loss for words. I just wonder if I'm going to get "the runs" when I quit taking bupe which I plan to try by Sunday. I'll let y'all know how it goes. I'm feeling so much better!!!! I have taken a couple of 5 mg valium throughout this period, but nothing outrageous. I just wanted to let anyone whose scared to switch from a high dose that it's pretty much painless and can be done without much discomfort!!!
    Have a great day folks!!! Zed

    Here's to Lyin',cheatin' stealin' and drinkin'.You lie to save a friend, You Cheat death, you steal a fairy maidens heart, and drink to old friends!!!!
     
  2. Zed

    Zed Member

    I just wanted to add that I don't have excruciating pain as some of you may have, so it might be why I'm not having too rough of a time.Good Luck, and Keep on keepin' on!! Later, Zed
     
  3. AfroSonic

    AfroSonic Active Member

    Zed,

    Sound’s like things are going very well for you. Like yourself, I couldn’t believe how easy it was to put that s*** down. But... quitting is truly the easy part.

    You need your energy and enthusiasm get off the D.O.P.E. just be careful of the flip side of that roller coaster once things settle down. My two cents: use this time to focus on your problems and setup your aftercare plan, and perhaps... take a step or two back and check your ‘tude. Bro.

    Welcome aboard and good luck!

    Afrosonc.


    Caveat – I’ve been 10 days now off the dope and 7 off the Bup - by no means an expert !!


    -- No Love for the Haters --
     
  4. joberri

    joberri Active Member

    well done! Not meaning to sound negative but getting off was never my problem it was staying off!! Used H for 10yrs and can't remember how many times I managed up to a week without it. Once I felt better/ bumped into old crew/had money in my pocket there I was again! Your choice bro but have you considered long term maintenance on bup - 2yrs of it sure turned my life around!
    Whatever you choose - more power to you.

    joberri
     
  5. new

    new Active Member

    I have never been into this pill thing I was into doing heroin all my life. I wanted to feel that immediate gratification I wanted to feel the rush. I didn't have the patience to wait for some pill to take effect and now I find myself putting a pill under my tongue and waiting for the damn thing to dissolve but I admit it does make the sickness go away. I guess I expected to feel some kind of buzz. For me it makes the cravings go away and I feel normal. I guess this is what normal feels like. It's not a substitude for heroin like methadone was. For me methadone acted like it was mimicking heroin but not exactly the same. It didn't totally satisfy you. I once heard an anology comparing it to giving a starving person a half a sandwich instead of a whole sandwich. Suboxone is different because it doesn't mimick heroin except for the side effects like the constipation etc. Another thing that I found curious about suboxone is that hardly hear of anyone raising their dose like with methadone there are some people that raised their dose as high as 200mg before they were satisfied or stabilized. Suboxone is so new I just wonder what the long term side affects will be. Methadone has been around since the 40's I'm surprized that the goverment or whoever spent the money for the research on this drug for the addict who was searching for treatment. Does anyone know who funded the research for suboxone was it privatre enterprize or goverment? Just curious.
     
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