7 Feb 2011
Buprenorphine aka Subutex is a synthetic opiate agonist medication. How allergic are you do you itch really bad and get hives? are you having withdrawals? Subutex is just Buprenorphine. Suboxone contains Buprenorphine and Naloxone which is an opiate blocker so you can't abuse opiates when it's in your system. but I believe they are synthetic opiates. I would not take it if you have severe allergies to them. If you are in withdrawals and are trying to avoid opiates all together I would recommend any sort of benzodiazepines to help with the discomfort. Klonopin, ativan, xanax, etc. Those always helped me with the restless legs and raised blood pressure. I hope this helps you I wasn't sure because I don't know how badly you're allergic or what is going on. best of luck to you I hope you are ok. if you cant get any of those try valerian root its an herbal supplement that helps calm your nerves. take a sleeping pill or get online and look up list of supplements that will help with withdrawals if you have no other choice.
7 Feb 2011
I certainly don't want to offend you here at all, but I want to offer another scenario. Your boyfriend says he wants to quit opiates, but he really doesn't want to. That is a broad statement to say one is allergic to all synthetics and it also gives him an excuse not to try it. None of us want withdrawal, but that is not the choice we get when we quit any addictive substance. I know text can be cruel and I promise I am not trying to be, just read bad over your post and comment and you will probably at least see my point, even if you don't agree with it. He won't do detox, says he is allergic to synthetics, says he wants to be off benzos, but has an rx for benzo. Girl, I fear he is not ready to be off, and you really can't make someone quit something they don't want to quit, sadly. If he really wanted to quit, he would at least try the subutex. If he has never tried it, he can NOT say he is allergic to it.
I have never read anyone else saying they were allergic to it on this site, it works well for most people. I would like to offer my support for you, just hope I haven't offended you too deeply.
7 Feb 2011
Getting a better understanding of what he is allergic to would be helpful. He is allergic to synthetic opiates but can take morophine and diluadid (which is a synthetic opiate), doesn't quite make sense? Have I miss understood you? Hard to say whether subutex would be a problem without fully understanding the allergy.
I recommend you get a doctor's advice, if you can convince your boyfriend to go. Is he still using? Is he in withdrawls now?
Please stay strong and take care of yourself. You may benefit from some Narcotics Anonymous meetings or Alanon. Have you ever tried them?
Keep in touch and let us know how we can help,
14 Feb 2011
I completely understand the allergy. You have to be in recovery to know how it works. There are many places you can get information from; however, there is no substitute for a doctor. I pray that God gives you the endurance to make it thru a tough road; however, after a year it will be so much better.
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