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453 Ratings with 407 User Reviews

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"Ok I don't lie but I went on it because of tremendous pain. I didn't even know was caused by heroine. Let me tell you something, it was the best thing I ever did. I got my life together and no doubt it helped with my mood and pain. Unfortunately my symptoms are so severe now I can't sit still or stand or work. My life had become not of my own. I would say try it because you have nothing to loose but don't fool yourself because there are always withdrawals, you must listen to your Dr!!!! I only wish I had a Dr who could help me. I'm on disability and cant find anyone to help. I'm in a living hell but I wont show it. I would do anything to be able to walk down the street without my legs going out from under me. I'm only 46. Hope its your miracle."

   
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suzie QT June 24, 2015

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"I was addicted to opiates really bad for about five years and it is by the grace of God I am not dead. Suboxone saved my life. I live a normal life and my pain is managed well. It gave me my life back!!!!!!!! I am so thankful for this medicine."

   
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miracle girl June 20, 2015

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"I've been on pain meds to treat very serious hip and moderate back issues for 15 years, ~8 years 24/7 and 365 days of the year on them. I've taken literally everything: morphine, fentanyl, opana, ketamine, etc and due to moving I had to find a new pain doc and he asked me to try suboxone. I've been on a 24mg/day dose for 3 days and it treats my pain 75% as well as the previous methadone/oxy combo I took before this. It makes me feel very out of it, have a hard time thinking clearly, get frequent headaches, have no appetite, no urge to use bathroom (#1 or 2, even when I need to), and can go from zero to super irritable in an instant. Overall not working well. PS: A medical condition requiring opiates means you're DEPENDENT not ADDICTED! Big difference folks!"

   
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Bad Hips June 20, 2015

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"I started using oxys after car crash, after my Dr. cut me off, switched to heroin. My wife was ready to leave and I could not believe 5yrs prior I was happy in perfect health....now shooting dope just to stay well. Went on methadone for 14 months, was 120mg p/day tapered down to 20mgs and went through a week of hell. Then I was put on 8mg strip of suboxone. Immediately helped, I felt great. After 4 months of suboxone therapy I ask my Dr. to taper me off drugs completely. While the subs works, it's just another opiate if we are truthful. Long story short, a month after quitting suboxone I ended up in psych. ward with suicidal thoughts and major depression. So back on subs again.. Truth is, I lost me somewhere between my first oxy & sub."

   
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lostman June 18, 2015

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"Been on pills 2 years the complete rat race of another pill and my days and weeks had to be planned accordingly to my stock of pills. You know the drill. Finally I decided I'm not going to live like this anymore. Jail, death or suboxone - I chose suboxone. I waited the required time, I actually waited longer about 38 hours the first 15 min withdrawal gone I was actually very disappointed I thought I would feel a lot better. But after an hour and then 2 hours I felt like I had never had a pain pill in my life. It was the real me again I felt totally normal!!!! WOW I could think clearly and had a great outlook on life If you are considering this drug DO IT!!! It's legal and you will begin to get your life back DO IT!!!!!"

   
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Pollycobbler May 21, 2015

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"I was taking 1000-2000mg of Codine a day for 2 years. I spent a day reading all the reviews on Suboxone as my Doctor wanted to start me on it. I was really worried cause there were no bad reviews. I started my first dose of Suboxone two days ago and I feel amazing. The only side effect is a slight headache. Anyone with an Opiate addiction this is the drug of help."

   
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Albertacanada May 13, 2015

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"I just want to share with anyone thinking about using this med. I have been on LOTS of oxycodone ever since my daughter was born 5 years ago. I was always trying to figure out how to get my next batch because I would run out of my script early every month. I loved the way they made me feel at first!! I loved the energy and the happiness I got from them but it only lasted a short time before it was gone and I needed more and more. Then I was always scared of being without because I knew the withdrawals would be hell! So basically, my life was constantly thinking about those oxycodone! I finally got fed up and found a suboxone doc. Been on a week and feel amazing!!DO IT if u have an addiction problem! U won't regret it! It has saved my life!"

   
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One happy girl! May 6, 2015

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"I was medically addicted to oxycodone for several years.I had 5 c-sections to deliver my 5 wonderful children. I developed a hernia and was on oxycodone for several years. My doctor left..and I was a mess. I turned to buying on the street. Working 40 hrs a week, full time college, training my daughters majorette squad, and caring for my mother (seeing as she had 5 hip surgeries in her 70's). All of this and 5 kids ages 10, 5, 4, 1 and newborn. I lost everything. Trying to stay "well" everyday was my only goal.Then I found a suboxone program. Life changing!!! With doctor, group, therapy..the suboxone gave my mind time to slow down and reflect on my life. No withdrawls and a clear mind.. It's amazing. You can be successful with the suboxone and therapy!!"

   
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Jamie B. (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 18, 2015

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"Helps with the craving but doesn't help my pain at all"

   
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trier April 17, 2015

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"Addicted to heroin/dilaudid (hydromorphone) & pretty much ANYTHING injectable steady daily for over 5 yrs. Went onto methadone thru a clinic after over a year on waiting list. On methadone for 18 months w/good results (no use) but didn't want to be in a clinic setting daily to medicate & ultimately want to be med free- Doc tapered my methadone dose in order to switch me to suboxone in the hopes of then tapering me to no meds. Doc felt it was best chance at achieving my goal of zero meds w/continued sobriety. It took nearly 5 days to alleviate the withdrawal from methadone even after tapering to less than 50mg daily & not dosing for several days in an attempt to lower my levels. Very very difficult transition for me. Hopefully a good choice"

   
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Irisheyes4 (taken for less than 1 month) April 8, 2015

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"This drug has saved me from the disease of addiction. My use of opiates was out of control and kept getting more and more dangerous. I was at the point where I was cutting up Fentanyl strips and chewing them and sucking the Fentanyl out. Fentanyl is 50x stronger than oral Morphine or Vicodin so I was def playing with fire. Some people mentioned the Suboxone making you itchy, if this happens talk to your Doctor about a drug called Vistaril. It is a prescription strength antihistamine that they use many times for rashes or itchy skin. I have been on it for years and it works great!"

   
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BillCJr (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 5, 2015

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"I was addicted to Heroin for a little over a year. I've been taking Subpxone for about a week now and they've really helped with my withdrawals and cravings. 4Mg , Twice daily."

   
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DMV Country Girl (taken for less than 1 month) April 3, 2015

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"Prescribed suboxone to treat chronic pain. Medication is very effective treating pain - far better than opiates, anti seizure meds and antidepressants. Does cause some mouth tenderness and nausea. No mental status changes experienced while taking suboxone (unlike opiates do.) Suboxone provides coupon card to cover my copay. Out of pocket expense is $0."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 3, 2015

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"Had a rip roaring oxycodone addiction, always chasing living in a nightmare, no money at all. Once I got on Suboxone life has done a 180. If you are in that cycle of addiction, go get Suboxone, you will not look back."

   
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panther12 March 31, 2015

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"I had been on pain killers for 17 yrs. The last 5 of which were Percocets, morphine, Roxinol, OxyContin, oxycodone, fentanyl patches you name it they had me on it. After a three year battle from a botched gastric bypass surgery I was medically addicted to opiates terribly. I got to where I was prescribed 180 Percocet 10mg a month for all my pain and was still buying 100 a month on the street. I got so sick and tired of being sick and tired, I reached out for help. After several attempts trying to find a pain clinic to put me on it for my debilitating pain, I finally went into a treatment facility. Not only did Suboxone get rid of craving for pills, IT TOOK CARE OF MY PAIN better than any other pain medicine I'd ever had. I have my life back."

   
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Sweetmelissa41 (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 25, 2015

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"Hi all!! I have been clean now for 72 hours from a 400-500mg a day 3 year oxycodone habit. I started suboxone 24 hours ago. I held out as long as I could with withdrawal so I didnt risk the chance of precipitated withdrawal. I initially broke an 8 mg tablet into 4 pieces to equal 2mg. Within a half hour I could NOT believe how much better I felt. I still had some body aches which were easily relieved with ibuprofen and I still have diarrhea but its occasional Other than that I feel amazing and I feel free. I am so blessed to be able to have my life back. I have a goal of a 6 month taper. I am also a nurse and I can tell you that I held an oxycodone in my hand at work and do not have a SINGLE urge. It was so empowering. Good luck to you!"

   
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Kat215 (taken for less than 1 month) March 24, 2015

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"I started taking this medication out of desperation. I was taking 50 pills a day: a mix of norco, methadone and tramadol. After multiple emergency room trips and close calls..I knew I had to do something quick or I wouldn't live to see my 6 year old son grow up. I was referred to Suboxone doctor. After a few different doctors (most were not educated enough on addiction) I found a decent one. I started on 12mg a day and I have now made it off Suboxone in almost exactly 1 years time. I did experience withdrawels while I tapered down but it was bearable. I was able to save my business, become a better father and most of all re-learn who I am and discover my purpose. I recommend this to anyone suffering from Opiate addiction."

   
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JeremyThaiboxer103 March 14, 2015

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"Suboxone changed my life! Is it that magic pill that everyone is looking for that solves all of our problems? No. If you don't change things about yourself, and or change your behavior, you'll just be a drug addict with character defects on Suboxone. If you are an addict, like me, then you know what its like to be a slave to a drug. Its an insane, non-stop, & endless quest to get our drug of choice every day. Suboxone makes it possible to not live that way. Wish they had generics though."

   
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sbizkit38 (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 11, 2015

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"I owe my life to sub's I was on 360,30 milligram oxycodones a month from my pain doctor for 6 out of the last 8 years.I'm clean now 28 days on suboxone now I'm starting to feel more alive and getting my life back is awesome. Its neat to actually have real emotions back that I haven't felt in years. Its like I've been in a dream for _8 years I only hope the sub's aren't as extreme to get off when I'm ready .god bless."

   
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jbehn March 9, 2015

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"It helps with my problems"

   
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readyman March 2, 2015

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"I was addicted to opiates and have been on Suboxone for approx. 5 years. I started on 12 mg and have weened down to 4mg a day. My only issue with this is the length of time I have been taking it. The majority of Docs that prescribe Sub. do not want you to ween off and ultimately quit. It works however I feel as though a person should not be on it for more than 3 years and most Docs would rather keep you as a patient and on Suboxone for monetary reasons. My only advice to anyone looking to start on Sub. would be to find a good Doc. and make sure there is a somewhat short term plan to ween off and quit."

   
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Goetz1 January 14, 2015

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"I was addicted to any type of pill I could possibly find, from oxycodone to roxy and everything in between. My addiction ruined everything that I held precious to me and it lasted from the time I was 16 till I was 20. I withdrew cold turkey for a week and then finally got put on Suboxone. I was taking 3 8mg strip a day for 2 years. I have finally been off of it for almost a year now. The hardest part was coming off the Suboxone it took me about 6 to 8 months to completely come off of it. And slowly but surely I am now going to be 3 years sober. Suboxone saved my life and gave me everything back that I have ever wanted and more. I would recommend this medicine to anyone who is having problems with addiction. It was truly a God send."

   
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califakexo January 11, 2015

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"After a short addiction to roxicodone I was steered into a methadone clinic and I tried to quit for a little over 2 years and I just couldn't do it cold turkey! I've been on Subutex and Suboxone. They both are amazing! Saved my life! I just wish more people were educated on this medication. I have never gotten "high" from buprenorphine. If more people knew how to obtain this treatment I'm sure they would!"

   
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allisonreberhardt (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 7, 2015

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"Continued: I finally got enough of enough and tried this "so called awesome Suboxone"! The best decision I ever chose! I had surgeries during the 5 yrs on it, which was tricky because I loved the buzz from the pain meds, but I trusted Suboxone to simply take it all away. I completely rebuilt my life in ways that can never be explained, but if you're suffering and hating life, KNOW that there is a better way. All you have to do is ask. I started Suboxone August of 2008, and have been off of it for almost 3 weeks and am doing rather good. I can honestly say I don't want a pill. The time on Suboxone has allowed me to reflect on the bad choices I made, and if there's 1 thing I know, it's I CANNOT LIVE LIKE THAT ANYMORE! God Bless!"

   
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Susan again!!! (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 29, 2014

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"I was reading some of the reviews on how well Suboxone works on Opiate withdrawal. The one person had only been on it for three days, 8mg a day. I as well went that route over 6 years ago. While Suboxone is a life saver while trying to kick narcotics. The Suboxone also comes with a price! If you are only on it for a short time, meaning a month or so. You should do well. What always brought me back to the narcotics, after the Sub's was the depression. I would become so depressed, I had considered suicide. If it comes down to staying on Suboxone or pills, even Heroin. Stay on the Suboxone! They even have a better drug out there now. Its called Butrans, it comes in patch form only, it comes in 5mg, 10mg and 25mg patches."

   
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punkadoodle (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 29, 2014

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