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start sub June 5, need a taper!

Discussion in 'Detoxing From Buprenorphine/Subutex/Suboxone' started by mollykins, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. 3rdxstheCharm

    3rdxstheCharm Well-Known Member

    She probably feels right as rain on the Sub, as did I for a while. Then by the end of the night I was left feeling empty, depressed, alone. It didn't matter if I had taken 8 mg or 2 mg.

    I have a friend who's been on it for a year and is delaying the inevitable, he knows there are withdrawals, he just doesn't want to face them right now. Which I guess is okay considering he's still going through a break up, but for me, I never properly grieved/moved on until I quit pills/Sub and it hit me all at once.

    Good luck, Penny!
     
  2. Sluggo

    Sluggo Well-Known Member

    for the record....I had a fabulous sub doctor. knowledgeable, caring and compassionate.

    He never had me over 2.5 mgs and was off in 19 days. gave me his private cell # and often called to check on me in the first few days post-induction.

    He's also in recovery....perhaps he just 'gets' it better than those docs that aren't. doesn't wanna see addicts suffering anymore.

    by the way...he's in Jersey. If anyone needs a sub doc, please, let me refer you to him.

    peace
    janice
     
  3. Tony in Columbus

    Tony in Columbus New Member

    Does anyone one still visit this site? I'm new and in desperate need of advice. I've been on about a quarter of an 8mg sub all the way down to an eight of one over the course of five months. Taking pills here and there. The last month I was taking dilaudid 4 mg I've x3 or 4 at a time and heroin between subs. I recently kicked. And it's been horrible! Not sure what im kicking!?? Only did h like 3 times but it was the last 3 subs were the most constant over the long run. Uhg. I have some Xanax to help but they don't do much. I'm in day 3 with no end in site and have to work tomorrow any help would be appreciated.
     
  4. bolt

    bolt Well-Known Member

    Hey Tony, lots of people here my friend. Some only post when they have something to offer. Its good to see you have taken control of your life. If I read correctly you are down to 1 mg (1/8 of a 8mg). That is awesome and we know how hard that was. Do not go backwards! As one of the regulars always says "keep your eyes on the prize". I think you are almost done with this or at least very close. Some suggestions you might consider are : getting into some type of exercise, try some valerian root for anxiety/sleep, red label Nyquil, Motrin. All of these over the counter things helped me once I jumped. Another HUGE tool is scalding hot showers. They work so well but getting in there is the hard part. I also think you need your own thread and hopefully one of the admins will move this for you. You have made a lot of progress Tony and We rooting for you to keep progressing and posting! Getting off this chit is one of the toughest thing I ever did. as the late great Vince Lombardi said " when the going gets tough/the tough get going". If it were easy then anyone will do it!
     
  5. mahituna

    mahituna Member

    So true /\
    Sub training for Docs can consist of a couple hours online training - certainly not a experts. Most Docs don't prescribe Subs because of some intense training it is because they have to sign a waiver that allows the DEA to review their practice at any time - no warrants. Most Docs with a successful practice and no real knowledge of addiction don't want that hassle. It means that some Docs needing an income stream turn to Subs, hence the over prescribing and need for long term maintenance. Probably the best bet is to find a Doc that has been in the addiction-rehab field for years who now prescribes Subs, they may be less inclined to misinform you.
     
  6. Bonita

    Bonita Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't count on them either. I had Mds in the field tell me I'll never be able to live a happy, productive life without some type of opiate in my system. I came so close to believing them. Thanks to this site I didn't.



    QUOTE=mahituna;364458]So true /\
    Sub training for Docs can consist of a couple hours online training - certainly not a experts. Most Docs don't prescribe Subs because of some intense training it is because they have to sign a waiver that allows the DEA to review their practice at any time - no warrants. Most Docs with a successful practice and no real knowledge of addiction don't want that hassle. It means that some Docs needing an income stream turn to Subs, hence the over prescribing and need for long term maintenance. Probably the best bet is to find a Doc that has been in the addiction-rehab field for years who now prescribes Subs, they may be less inclined to misinform you.[/QUOTE]
     

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