I am knew. Im a mom 0f 3 awesome boys. We are very active. I have always been an athlete. Discovered 6 years ago, I had fibromyalgia. My doc gave me on 10mg lortab for pain. I have been on them since. Of course, like many of you, I was addicted and needed more. The cost ws crazy, but we do anything to keep going. I had a 20 per day habit, plus if lortabs were not available i would take percs. Got divorced after 15 years of marriage and its been a nightmare. We have been divorced 1 1/2 years and he wants to lower support, so he is going to court and requesting a drug screen. Before I knew about the drug screen, a friend said I should try subs to get off lortab. I would take my lortabs, then take subs til next refill. Did that 4-5 times, but decided on 8/17 this had to be the last, because he requested the screen and I have no script. At this point, i had took 120 10mg lortab in 6 days, then been on subs 8mg or 4mg foor 3weeks. I had no choice but to stop. It is 8/29 and the withdrawals are terrible. How long will they continue. I cant handle much more, but I want to do this for me and my boys. Enough is enough. I want the meds out of my life, but its hard. Im scared because if my drug test comes back positive, he gets 60/40 custody or 50/50, depends how bad. I cant let that happen. My boys and I are tight. They are under all 3 under 12, and they are what makes me happy. I have to pass this drug test for suboxone and hydrocodone or my boys go with an idiot who want to pay less money, but really dont want to see the kids. He dont see them on days he could now. This is torture. I never knew withdrawals could be so bad or last so long. So, does anyone no how much longer withdrawals will last if last dose was 8mg on 8/17, and how long before it will show negative on a urine sub drug screen. I have heard about the half-life, but could someone be more accurate, so I will have an idea when to go take the test. My boys need me, and they need me clean. Im a fighter. I will suffer this pain for us, but I dont know how strong I will be if the test is positive, and he gets my boys. Someone, please help me get the most accurate information. Im 5'1 and 115lbs. Dont know body fat %. My metabolism is average. Last dose of sub 8mg was 8/17 after taking it for 3-4 weeks. So, how long would that amount stay in you and when would you advise I go get the screen done, so it will be negative. I will suffer this, just to pass that test, and be clean once again. Please-anyone-Im desparate. This cant be a guess, it needs to be pretty close. My family depends on it, and I cant find the information on that anywhere. Only how long it stays in the system. I have to know how long til its out to pass the drug screen. Thanks for listening, and I pray someone has the answer. God Bless You All. Its a long hard road. Thanks Help!!!
30 Aug 2010
Here is the suboxone help line number, 1-877-782-6966. Unfortunately they are closed now. Their hours are M-F, 9am till 6:45pm est. I just read on another site that someone actually called the help line and was told it takes 9-11 days after your last dose to get a clean urine on a court ordered test. I pray that is true because you would be clean by now.
Please call tomorrow. You can't trust anyone except the nanufacturer. Please keep us updated. We are caring people and you sound like a loving, caring Mom.
You need to find a pain management physician to treat your fybromyalgia. You have too much to lose, He'll help you control your pain legally. You are lucky to still be alive. Don't medicate yourself. Good Luck and God Bless
30 Aug 2010
If I am reading this correctly, you haven't taken any suboxone since the 17th of this month, you should be clear. It stays up to 11 days on the receptor sites in the brain. If you ex husband has no reason to suspect you are on suboxone, they probably won't check you for it. It won't show unless they check specifically for bupenorphine. Most court systems don't check for it, as it is not abused for the most part. Go ahead and call the suboxone support line that was posted by the other person who answered this question, suboxone.com maybe able to tell you for sure. It hangs around on the receptor sites for 3 to 11 days, with the 11 days being an unusually long time, wouldn't do that with most folks, just the occasional person. I know you are in an awful mess, but if you can get the people at suboxone.com on the phone, ask them if they have a program to help people who may not have enough money to be inducted and afford suboxone.
Some areas do have help with that. If you take it properly, it will help stop withdrawal and cravings. You really shouldn't alternate between lortab and suboxone, you could send yourself into precipitated withdrawal or worse. I am not judging you, or fussing at you, I promise, it just isn't a good idea to do that. If you can get on suboxone legally, it may help you get things under control, and control most of your fibro pain. I wish you the best of Luck, I am Praying for you.
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