I want to know if I take the benzos will it be a problem when I see my doctor for Suboxone and test positvie for them. He didn't prescribe me benzos because he said taking them is like walking on thin ice with suboxone. I have panic attacks and xanax helps stop them. Should I just stop weeks before the drug test or come clean and tell him the truth. I really don't want to be kicked off of the suboxone, that would destroy me. Please anyone with similar situations answer and let me know what the best option would be, thank you!
15 Apr 2010
There is danger of respiratory failure while on suboxone and any benzos so you definitely should tell your suboxone doctor that you are prescribed them from another doctor. Some subs doctors do allow it and even prescibed it, but, there is a danger and at what point it becomes a danger, I don't know. There is a medication called buspar that they also prescribe for panic attacks and the like.
15 Apr 2010
patti is right i also take suboxone and i have bad anxiety,you should talk to your suboxone doc since you have tried buspar and other things from him and they didnt work he will put you on something better i know my doc did but you seeing two docs is not a good idea just keep talking to your suboxone doc it will work out and he will give you something that works and it might end up being a low dose bezo,hope this helps
16 Apr 2010
if youre 'doctor shopping' then yes, youll definitely get kicked and possibly be charged criminally, doctor shopping is illegal.
Your doc knows what hes talking about, and if you dont agree with him then thats just too bad (sorry to be blunt), because all hes gonna do is just cut you off of everything that he has you on. The best thing to do would be to go to the doc that gives you the benzos and try to see if he can give you the suboxone as well. Since he KNOWS you need the benzos as well as the opiate he probably will. If he can do that, then stop getting it from the other doctor so it doesnt make you look like youre trying to get 2 scripts to suboxone
last resort (meaning if the doctor who gives you the benzos wont give you the suboxone) go to the opioid doctor and tell him the truth about it, that they havnt been making you sick or anything, and that you really believe they help your anxiety that is otherwise uncontrollable
i hope that helps, good luck
16 Apr 2010
Anxiety should not be controlled with benzodiazepines, unless you take them AS NEED ONLY. These medications pose a terribly high risk for dependency and also the worst of any medication withdrawal/discontinuation symptoms. I would recommend you try all other available options first. These include bio/neuro feed-back, acupuncture, psycho-therapy, and non-benzo based medications. etc... It's not that taking Suboxone is really that dangerous, it is a contraindication, though.
11 May 2010
I got kicked off my clonapin when i told my phcs doc i was addicted to pain killers! It really sucked! I have some of the worst panic attacks! I did get into a suboxone clinic and i was still taking xanax that my boyfriend is prescribed. I thought for sure the sub doc would kick me out but i explained to him that i have been on benzo for almost 20 years and i could not handle my anxiety without them.. Thank God he is a caring doc. He knows i take them without a prescription and is trying to help me get back on them. The thing is he isn't going to prescribe them to me maybe because he don't want to get in any trouble. I'm just glad he lets me take them. I mostly only take them at night to sleep cause my brain races or if i feel like I may start to panic. It is really hard getting the medicine you need after having a addiction. I guess they may think you will abuse anything. And that is not true for me. Well i hope you do get to stay on your benzo while on suboxone. I wouldn't see why not you have a script for them!
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
i have been on suboxone for a little while now and have just been prescribed xanax by another doctor
... do to other reasons. could taking both suboxone and xanax be a problem?
3 answers • 6 Aug 2009
it because he said that my opiate receptors are not working. It sounds ridiculous doesn't it? I found an addiction psychiatrist a couple of ...
6 answers • 31 Jan 2011
3 answers • 3 Aug 2012
I have suffered from anxiety and panic for over 25 years. I have tried pretty much everything here and there but have relied on Xanax each and every ...
2 answers • 27 Mar 2014