Im Nathan 29yrs old and Ive been on 16mg of Suboxone daily for over 5 yrs now i was switched to 16mg of Subutex daily. I know i shoulda been off this along time ago but w/e. Anyway, Today was my first full day of just "Tex" but i feel like im withdrawing and i have a pounding headache. I figured it was the naloxone wearing off but im not sure. Suboxone has ruined me, i haven't had sex with my wife in nearly a year, i lost my job and its all because of when im on subs i feel like my mind and body only want to exist and nothing more. Can anybody tell me something positive about 8mg subutex? Even on 40mg of Celexia <--spelling? a day i still sometimes wanna put a bullet in my head "if i even have the energy to do that". And just a little back story... I was on 5/500mg Vicodin 4-5 times daily for 5months due to a shoulder problem and NO i wasnt abusing them.. but when it was hard for me to stop the pain med that's when my Dr put me on 4, 8mg suboxone a day "32mg".. I now know that 32mg's is enough for a G damn horse and honestly im pissed off about that.
4 Aug 2011
Hello friend- i am a pharmacist on methadone with experiences on subutex- if anything, you should fell even better on the subutex because it has NO opioid blocker in it. this is a self fulfilling prophacy- the patient (you or me) sees a different pill and the paranoia of "OMG- am i gonna be ok? is this as good? why did they change it?" trust me- iv been in this exact situation. HOWEVER- i do not want to confuse you but this is a two part happening in the body. The naloxone un-binding from the mu-opioid receptor may cause side effects (mild), BUT NOT TO THE POINT YOUR SICK FOR A WEEK... you should be ok- call md if you feel too too bad.
But- to ansewer Subutex is every bit as good as Suboxone as far as trying to stop getting sick. Your doctor oked it, so if your doctor said ok its up to you. hey bro- good luck from a 6 yr. clinic de methadonia!!!
5 Aug 2011
Hey 4 zero,
Subutex feels different from Suboxone. A headache usually means too high a dose. Subutex is also a bit stronger than Suboxone. Maybe you can try cutting down the dose for a few days.
If that doesn't help I think I know what the problem is. Why were you switched to Subx? Was it a money thing? Can you go back to Suboxone? That would be the easiest thing to do.
Let me ask you a question. Are the pills you have white and round, or white and oval shaped? Before I say anything else maybe you can answer me about which generic version you're taking? And I should explain the problem to you in a private question. So maybe you can send me a pq for the answer.
Or maybe you will get used to it. But if you don't please send me a pq. Something needs to be done.
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