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Zanda Started Sub Today!

Discussion in 'Detoxing From Buprenorphine/Subutex/Suboxone' started by sophie1025, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. sophie1025

    sophie1025 Guest


    we all want to know how today went for you (I beleive it was today you p/u your script)

    Please let us know!!

  2. zanda

    zanda Active Member

    I am about to take my first dose right now... Yesterday I spent trying ot get enough $$ to buy my script and by the time I did I had used just a bit of my DOC. So, today will be my first day. I am feeling pretty crummy right now and am going to go lay down and take some. Wish me luck! I will check back in a while and let ya'll know how its going.
  3. greeneyez

    greeneyez Well-Known Member

    good Luck .. I am sure you will feel better soon.
  4. sophie1025

    sophie1025 Guest

    Yeah Zanda!!

    Let us know...I am very excited for you!

  5. Pearl

    Pearl Well-Known Member


    YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!We are all pulling for you.......
    Keep in close contact.....

  6. zanda

    zanda Active Member

    WEll, I have taken 6mgs so far this morning and I feel like a slug. I don't really feel w/ds at all, just kinda cold and really low energy. I keep thinking about my DOC and wondering if I could go and get some, and if I would feel it, adn if I would go into w/d if I did..... I know, I know, bad behavior and bad way to think, I just can't help it right now. Its on my mind big time.... I hate it. I feel like such a loser.
  7. Mic

    Mic Guest

    Well, first of all, you're not a loser. You're a drug addict, doing what drug addicts do. I will tell you firsthand that using on top of Sub will render you a big fat goose egg, notta.
    Close to two years ago when I wasn't ready for recovery (again) I experimented alot. Calculating half-life, timing my 3 or 4 OC 80's to chew, etc....
    Sooo, don't waste your time, and don't set yourself up by stopping the Sub either. I suggest you get to a meeting and share with others who have been there. Good Luck, Mic

    "It takes what it takes"
  8. smiles

    smiles Member

    Zanda, I'm bummed for you that's it not starting off well. I'm not on the sub yet so I can't really give you any advice except hang in there and listen to all these people who have been there/are there. They all seem to know where you're coming from and what they're talking about, even when they don't all agree.
    I'm starting sub tomorrow, please keep us posted on how you're feeling!
  9. boinked

    boinked Well-Known Member

    it'll get better for you zanda, just give it a little time. once you find your stable dose you'll have that energy back and you wont feel like such a slug anymore.

    youre doing great sweetie!
  10. sophie1025

    sophie1025 Guest

    Yeah Zanda!
    That yuckiness is only for a day or two,
    Boinked is right, you will find that "perfect dose" and it wont be that yucky anymore. It will take a couple days to even out.

    DON"T USE!!!

  11. zanda

    zanda Active Member

    WEll, it has been 24 hours w/out any H.... And I don't feel too terribly. No w/ds at least. I just hope I can sleep tonight. I am sick of this already and ready to be off everything completely. My6 hubby has gone 72 hours w/out H and is doing OK. I'll keep ya posted
  12. zanda

    zanda Active Member

    I am having major trouble sleeping. Is this normal???
    Feel really restless...
    Took 10 mg today- feel normal except for the restless arms/ achyness. Advice? Please!!!
  13. Tony P

    Tony P Well-Known Member

    Hi Zanda: Don't take after 5 p.m. You might need to adjust dose? I hope you get it figured out soon, somebody else here will know more. Good luck!

    Tony P
  14. greeneyez

    greeneyez Well-Known Member

    Hi Zanda,
    You just may need to hold back on 2 mgs out of the 10mg, and take the 2 right around 5-6 pm, to cover you for the whole night..How you are taking the 10,
    in one dose, in two??

    Maybe you should try to take:
    4mg in the am
    2 at around lunch time
    4mg at about 6pm..

    This is just a suggestion.. Do what you feel is right for you..

    I hope you got some better sleep last night, then you did the night before..
    Feel free to e-mail me at anytime if you need to talk or anything..My e-mail is in my profile..

    God Bless,
  15. sophie1025

    sophie1025 Guest

    Hi Zanda,

    I found the same situation when I dosed all in the AM...split the dose up in the AM and at 5:00pm, you'll feel much better.
    Take care and glad you are feeling better!

    I wont be posting all week (OOT) but want you to know I'll be thinking about you..

    Yuo can do this Girly Girl!

  16. Pearl

    Pearl Well-Known Member

    Good Morning Zanda,

    Just stopping by to see how you are this morning? How did you sleep??
    I hope you are having a great day....Keep us posyed. We are all pulling for you.....

  17. greeneyez

    greeneyez Well-Known Member

    Hi Zanda, I also wanted to stop by and see how you are doing today.. I will just 'DITTO" the questions that Pearl already asked..

    God Bless,
  18. Cherry

    Cherry Well-Known Member


    Can you give us an update??
    We'd like to know how you are doing.
    I hope everything is going well for you....

    Please let us know
  19. IsThisForever

    IsThisForever Well-Known Member

    I hope your ok Zanda babes, I really do, I think we all do!!!

    I too am a Heroin/Crack addict (well ex) have been now for a whole week.

    I know it's hard hun but please DONT USE, you will be feeling better sooo so soon.

    Since I joined here (today) I feel an over whelming sense of belonging to all you people on here, we all are or have been in the same boat.

    Stick with it girlfriend!

    Luv to you all x
  20. Mic

    Mic Guest

    Is this 4 ever-
    I haven't followed Zanda's story, but I just read where YOU have been off heroin and crack for a week.....and wanted to say: NICE JOB!!
    The worst of it oughta be behind you. How are you gonna stay clean?
    Getting clean is tough, staying clean is the real bitch...
    I love to hear successes like yours, thank you for sharing.

    "It takes what it takes"

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