a new type of therapy a few other doctors around the U.S. are testing. He said it would require me coming in four days and receiving IV fluid consiting of vitamins, amino acids, and other nutrients. He said the IV is designed to infuse the vitamins and other minerals that the body lacks and/or is not producing in sufficient quantities due to suboxone use. He said he and another doctor are doing it locally where I live and they've seen positive results. I am currently taking 2.5 mg of suboxone per day and have been slowly trying to wean off. I really want to be off completely, but I'm having a difficult time weaning. Has anyone had any experience with the IV therapy? If so, does it work? I'm a professional and cannot afford to be in withdraw for 2 weeks to a month. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. By the way, I trust my suboxone doctor and have been very impressed with his help. He is not one of these docs that could care less and is in it for the money.
9 May 2012
Good day bcm. I have never heard of nor read anything concerning this approach, and I subscribe to the four most prominent medical journals, though I may now search their and others webs for information or links. If offered, I would definitely participate even if it offers only a more palatable withdrawal. What a fantastic breakthrough this would be. If you learn more please share, especially if you participate. As for your ongoing taper, perhaps you might consider using a lesser quantity with each drawdown,or learn to live with the discomfort. Though you can attempt using any of the withdrawal sympathetic compounds usually accepted, taking into account your own medical history, to alleviate associated discomforts Thank you for this posting. Ooh-ra.
10 May 2012
I too would like to know this, the only thing I have read about on the iv was at a rapid detox clinic in california. They put you to sleep and you go threw the WD very fast, in a matter of hours, then you stay for a periodof time, could be days or a few weeks. This kind of scared me, but you can google the site. I am sure after reading about this clinic, it is for the rich, but it was not anymore than my local hospital bill was, and that was like visiting hell, this place looks and sounds great if you got the money and time. Please keep us posted on this, and goodluck. I am so glad you have a great Dr on subs, I wished there were more, I was not so lucky.
11 May 2012
aloha bcm2011, welcome to the family if your new, id like to cheer you on to say never give up. im on a taper off of percocer 10/325, taking at least 13 pills a day. at one time i was taking 16 1/4. started off innocently with the lowest dose of vicoden then to the 10 mg percocet. ive tried many many tapers given to me by people here on the site. and th only one that works for me and works with my body requires me to excersize and bike daily to sweat out the toxins. i was doing great, down to 126 ms per week, and i was so proud of myelft. i got a new job thats very busy and by the time i came home i was so pooped i just had not energy to continue to excersize, then bammm, it hit me like a ton of bricks. ive tried every one about 5 tapers and none worked. well im on the last taper recommended to me and hope that this ill work. i made my decision to go the suboxene route as a last resource.
so i say what makes you comfortable, and also what your dr says to you should be a huge part in decisssion making. hang in there, and neve ever give up or feel discouraged. you have all of us here, take care, leanne
22 Jun 2012
The taper off suboxone, having a half life of about 37.5 hrs. so every 37.5 hours the amount of sub will decrease by half in your blood stream. This process takes forever and ever. It's like a horrible drawn out withdrawal/detox. Any U.S. Dr, that is pushing experimental herbal,natural, vitamins as opposed to rx... GO FOR IT. Tapering sucks, not too many are good at it just do your best. Holistic medicine is where it's at! All these drug pushing pharm. companies and dr.'s are the reason were all where we are. We need natural healing. And your brain takes time to come back to normal so the more natural help you give it the better. I'm about to be on day four opiate detox, and with my remedy it has been miraculously easier than before. hit me up for any natural tips.
- Suboxone Information for Consumers
- Suboxone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Suboxone (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
I was taking about 10 percocets a day and finally decided I have had enough of? being a prisoner to opiates. Saturday night I went all out and took ...
5 answers • 13 Apr 2010
I am in opiate withdrawal. I need help. I am scared to go to the doctor. Do you think he would prescribe me suboxone to help detox me? What is the ...
3 answers • 30 Oct 2010
Ok I am fuuhhhreeeaked out right now someone pleeeasse tell me I'm gonn be ok. I am on day 5 of my withdrawal from oxycodone, I have been using ...
3 answers • 23 Jun 2011
I was addicted to hydrocodone and have been taking suboxone for over a year. I take a tenth of a 8mg pill a day and want to get off completely.
1 answer • 9 Nov 2011
I am on 115 mg of methadone. Can I take my regular dose in the morning and go to the doctor tomorrow afternoon and switch to 8mg of Suboxone the next ...
3 answers • 23 Jan 2012