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By tony
November 18, 2013
tony wrote
suboxone treatment
I was addicted to painkillers for about 10 years. By 2009 i needed at least 10 - 80mg oxycontins daily. I thought about quitting the habit every single day and even felt confident i could quit IF i just had enough of a supply so i could ween off. That was impossible mostly because when i was properly dosed and feeling 'good' it was easy to deny the urgency of the problem and i fell into 'tomorrow i will start to ween'.
I finally got myself arrested (subconsciously i probably did it on purpose in hindsight) and was forced to quit.
Towards the end of 2009 i explained my situation to my family doc and he agreed to give me methadone tablets (40mg/day) until i could find a Suboxone doctor. I started Suboxone in February of 2010. I was on withdrawal from the methadone for only a day when i took the first 8mg tablet of Sub under my tongue. It was nothing like any drug i had ever done to get high because the only thing i noticed was the subtle disappearance of the withdrawal symptoms in about 30 minutes. No more yawning, my running nose dried up and i felt normal. Feeling normal was not familiar to me because i had not been off painkillers without withdrawal symptoms for almost a decade. It took some getting used to but i soon made friends with this new 'normal' feeling and have been that way ever since. I have not cheated but i have tried to ween off the suboxone with no success. Until a few months ago i had been taking the brand name tablets under my tongue 8/2mg twice a day. But the brand name tablets are not made any longer so i switched to the generic but there is a definite difference in strength and duration. The brand name tabs lasted so long i could skip almost 2 days with very little change. With the generics i begin to feel my nose running and the yawning start before 24 hours is up. I am still determined to quit but suffering some sort of withdrawal seems to be inevitable.
I also tried the film but i don't like it because it has a harsh aftertaste.
The best way to combat the aftertaste of the film is to drink a regular RedBull. It will take the nasty aftertaste away and leave the RedBull taste remaining. With that being said, the combination of subs and RedBull make an interesting feeling that you can become addicted to. You have to wait until it fully resolves first before you start drinking. Good luck with your recovery abs sobriety.
aftertaste  |  September 16, 2014
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By Random
July 18, 2014
Random wrote
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By Thenextstep
May 10, 2014
Thenextstep wrote
Should I get the vivatrol shot?
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By Books
February 10, 2014
Books wrote
Suboxone films and oral cancer
I'm taking the buprenorphine 2mg tablets that dissolve under your tongue. Should I be worried? This has been a miracle pill for me and my pain issues and now I'm very concerned! I pray that both of you are healed and I'm so sorry for your illness. Thanks so much for this information. More people need to know. If there are two people on one forum with the same issue, it has to be linked. I would contact a lawyer if I were you guys. God Bless!
Jena  |  December 27, 2014
I also just recently was diagnosed with oral cancer of the tongue and I too am a suboxone user. I have been thinking the same thing as you and thinking that it may be linked together, but I am so afraid to find out if it is, in fact, the reason. Where exactly was your cancer? Mine is on the left lateral border of my tongue. I haven't had the surgery yet. I am still in the process of figuring out who is going to perform the surgery. Any information that you may have on this would be helpful. I
Concerned  |  September 30, 2014
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By SubUser
February 5, 2014
SubUser wrote
Suboxone addiction and Cancer
Dude. Your MD is an IDIOT. suboxone is super addictive. I don't know if you have health insurance or how your plan works, change doctors. Go to addiction medicine and find a suboxone group. I go to Kaiser Permanente in West Covina Ca. I know how you feel. I've been on and off suboxone for 3 years. I'm tapering now. It makes me incredibly nauseous and I'm sick of having to carry around MEDS to feel shitty. I was taking 6-10 mgs daily. Now I'm taking 3 mgs a day (half a pill 3x a day). Google "su
Ana  |  July 9, 2014
I had been on suboxone once for 18 months and it was no 10 day withdrawalsl like heroin or other opiates. It took me two months before the withdrawals finally stopped. Hot and cold flashes, sweating profusely, body aches, etc. etc. And that was just stopping and not tapering. You should taper down first, even if its as much as 2 mg a week but dont just dump it. get down to 1-2 mg a day first and then dump it. That would be my advice.
sub user  |  May 25, 2014
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By brooke
January 18, 2014
brooke wrote
thyroid and suboxone
I am going through the same exact thing Larsy. Its terrible I have hashimotos hypothyroidism and have all the symptoms you do and I only take 1 mg of suboxone a day
asamm1122  |  September 23, 2014
Sub will make you shprt of breathe but the doctor says there are a lot of meds you CANNOT take while taking sub because it can make you stop breathing
August 4, 2014
Nice that it cut off all my post. Long story short, all I said was consult your Sub doctor and let him know your concerns, he may lower your dosage or spread your dose throughout the day in smaller bits, or discontinue use if it is really affecting you that badly to where it is worrying you, and it obviously is because you came online and wrote about it. It happens in your sleep as well, and sometimes worse than when you are awake, keep that in mind, Good luck.
Krave  |  July 11, 2014
A side affect of Suboxone is breathing problems. I have been taking Sub for about a year and a half now and just within the past 4 to 6 months started having difficulty breathing. It was probably a coincidence that you started your other medication at the same time as having the breathing problems. I wouldn't call it a "drowning" feeling as much as just wheezing and I feel there is a blockage in my throat. When I breath in you can hear the wheeze (not crackly just obstructed). I just make sure
Krave  |  July 11, 2014
I feel like I am drowning at night when I finally lay down. Stuffy nose, thinning hair, and mood swings are symptoms I suffer from since I take synthroid. I think I would rather just suffer from my hypothyroidism!
Tanya  |  June 22, 2014
It's the suboxone, it took a while to hit me too but I know I hold my breath (unknowingly) because of it.
Dez  |  May 1, 2014
OMG I can relate to you so well. It's really scary when I get the shortness of my breath. I feel like I'm drowning or like I need to get more air. I'm also having muscle jerks constrantly but they do not hurt just feel strange. My body feels like it's numb or asleep. If I sit very still my neck jerks . I also have hypothyroid and now moderate arthritis in my neck. I'd love to hear back from you or anyone who can relate. Larsy1566
Larsy1566  |  February 9, 2014
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By Lee
October 23, 2013
Lee wrote
Cancer and Suboxone Sublingual films
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