In my experience I tapered down from methadone to 20mgs a day waited 72 hours until taking suboxone. I felt dope sick briefly then normal the rest of the day. 36 hours latter I took my prescription ambien, a whole 30mg's of it, it did barely anything like it normally does. Also the effect of taking benzo's has also weakened, it must be some sort of indirect blocking of other non-opoid receptors, whats the deal!!!
17 Jul 2011
Unfortunately you didn't list how many mgs of suboxone you took, and that would help. Subs (that is an abbreviation we use for it) does NOT block other meds like benzos, sedatives, or muscle relaxers, in fact, it can combine and cause one's breathing to slow or stop, and no one needs that to happen. Possible explanations are that you took over 8 mgs of subs or took it later than 2:30 pm. I hope you will hit comment and list how much you took. Subs can produce an extreme energizing zing that will make you decide to clean your whole house or get involved deeply in a project. Did that happen after you started feeling better? We are a support group here, no one will judge you, are you under a drs care. If you aren't (again no judgment) and obtained it from an ... ahem... unlicensed freelance pharmaceutical supplyman, they rarely know how to use it properly and we can guide you if you need help or have more questions. Thanks, pattishan61
18 Jul 2011
With all due respect to Pattishan, I have to disagree. However, I have also noticed there are differences here from person to person. Now let me explain that I'm not saying Sub will prevent another drug from making you sick, or even possibly killing you if you mix too much with Sub. But I'm assuming you're asking if Sub will prevent you from getting a high off other non opiate drugs. If that's what you're asking, then for me Sub does that. For example, ever since I went on Sub I can't even catch a buzz from alcohol. I really don't drink anymore, but almost every year I have tried to go out on birthday and have a few beers, and get a little silly. Well, I can forget it, this no longer works for me. When I drink now, I get tired, hungry, and I go home eat and go to sleep. I even get bloated on beer, which never used to happen to me. So I haven’t had a buzz from beer since before I went on Sub.
However, I know of a young man who can still get high off alcohol. But I can't. And since this happened, I decided to try smoking a bowel, purely for research purposes. It did something to me, but not what it used to do. I also tried taking Chantix to help me quit tobacco. I felt like the Sub and the Chantix were competing for the same receptors. I had to give up the Chantix. I never felt a high from Benzos, and I still don't. But Benzos will still relieve my anxiety.
20 Jul 2011
Hi. I am so behind on getting back to so many wonderful people on here. I have been on subutex for 2 and 1/2 years now and I hate it. I miss having a few beers and feeling silly but the same thing happens to me where I just get tired and hungry. I am currently trying to get off of the subutex but having a tough time. I miss feeling. You know what I mean? I miss really feeling the music, the natural highs in life. I am trapped. I do take klonopin and it does seem to help more than if I was off the subutex. I went cold turkey off the subutex last winter for 17 days and the anxiety was unbearable. My daughter thinks maybe switching to methadone and then getting off that might help but just the word methadone scares me. Which medication do you prefer? The methadone or subutex/suboxone. I wonder if you could have a few beers on methadone? I don't know if I helped but if you want to ask me something else I'd be happy to answer you. Good luck. Laura :)
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