... again not sayin im goin to im just curious
13 Sep 2011
I guess I am a little confused. If you just started taking suboxone, why is it you are going back to opiates?
If you could give some more information, that would help. Are you on any other medications? Are you on subs for opiate dependency or for pain management? Did you see a subs doctor for this? Not trying to be nosy, these are just some questions that need asking in order to help you better.
As a general rule, suboxone is long lasting/working opiate that has a 1/2 life of approximately 36 hours. In other words, you can take another opiate, but you will not feel anything from it, as the suboxone contains Nalexone which is an agonist. This means, it sits on the receptor site of your brain preventing any other opiates to sit there. Also, you may want to be aware, if you DO take any other opiates, then go back to subs, you will be put into immediate wd's.
Let us know the what/when and maybe we can get some more definite answers for you.
Best of luck,
13 Sep 2011
Why would you want to do that? Isn't the point of getting taking suboxone to get off pain killers? I was on suboxone and subutex and i thought it was very dirty and i got kidney problems. I took suboxone and took 7 norcos about 7 hours later and it was a weak relief of my pain because your receptors are blocked you would have to take alot and i would not recommend that. This stuff is very bad, it will ruin your life. I am currently addicted to pain killers and I am trying to get off and it is hell. I made the mistake of going on suboxone and then going back to opiates and my life is a mess. I wouldnt wishthis pain on any one but think about all the wonderful things you will be able to do when you are off of them. Actually feeling, smelling tasting... one week of pain and wd's is worth it!
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