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Day 5 off suboxone detox, when does it get bad?
Day 5 off suboxone detox, when does it get bad?
First off... I want to apologize for the title of my thread. I have read absolute horror stories from alot of different websites and i know the withdrawal process can be much different from person to person. That said, >> like to give the same trite story of my addiction to painkillers before i get started.
1. Started doing them at 20 recreationally every few weeks or so.
2. At 22 i moved into a house downtown with 4 other college grads/friends
3. Bartended for 2 years, the bar hired a waitress who started having me sell her OC 40's for her... Hook, line, addicted in less than a week.
4. I was on a $150 a day OC80 for almost 3 years... Then OCs turned into OP's and Opanas became popular.
5. I lost 3 great jobs, friends, my girlfriend for a year, and my parents didnt want anything to do with me.
I heard about suboxone and started buying it off the street for a year. For one year i took 4mg a day until i noticed my drive/focus/interest in everything start to dissapear. Over 6 months i tapered down to about 1mg a day which seems to be the normal jump off point. Im on day 5 and havent had any terrible symptoms of withdrawal. Of course i feel weak, my skin is crawling a bit, i yawn & stretch alot. But the worst of that was day 2. Most importantly ive been able to get sleep, i toss and turn but im still sleeping 6 hours. I have read so many horror stories i kept putting off detoxing, i wish i would have done this sooner to be honest. Im 6'4 250 lbs could that have anything to do with it?
Thanks for any response
Also i have had many bed ridden days due to opana/oc withdrawal where i literally thought i was going insane. Trying to sleep while detoxing from opana is hell on earth... 10x worse than OC... So i have experienced bad withdrawal episodes before. I understand suboxone withdrawal lasts much longer than heroin/oc but i would take this over that any day. There is a noticeable difference from day 2 to day 5 as well. Im worried because of my size that the detox hasnt even begun... Day 5 is the first time i had diarrhea as well
Again i apologize if i offended anyone i just wanted to know if serious withdrawal symptons can start after 4 or 5 days... Im not saying kicking subs is easy or anything
i agree with gottagetwell that u said nothing offensive at all. and gotta is correct in the fact that subs have a half life of UP TO 3-4 days or 72 hours in some people. everyone is different and if can differ at times with each case. could be longer, or shorter in each individual.
depending on the amount of subs taken, and for the length of time taking it, withdrawals may not even begin for several days and up to a week or more in some instances. not trying to frighten u at all, but it is entirely possible the withdrawals are yet to come. of course it is also possible with ur metabolism they are finished after 5 days. only time will make that determination.
if u go to the suboxone section of this forum there is a member by the name of IN4ITTTT that jumped from a fairly high dose and made it 6 days and then withdrawals started on her. she went back on 2 mg's and has started the taper process. u can take a look at her story and the two of u can speak with each other. she is really awesome!
i would just wait it out if it were me. hopefully u will be on ur way to a new clean life. if u find that at some point the withdrawals do begin u will have a decision to make....either try and fight thru it and continue to go without taking anything, or do as IN4ITTT has done and induct at a tiny dose and taper slowly.
i would never suggest jumping from 1 mg....it's just too high of a dose. most taper down to at least .25 mg and sometimes lower. then either jump at that point or do a day-skipping process where u dose and skip 1, 2, 3, and 4 days and then ur done. we can talk about that later IF necessary.
keep posting ur progress. lots of support here for u.
If it helps, i'm also five days off and I had to jump off at 1 mg too. So far it hasn't been too bad, but I'm worried about exactly the same things you are. I'm just telling myself I have a really bad flu, and taking it as easy as I can, as if I was sick, cause I am. I got B vitamins, and I'm taking a multivitamin and eating bananas for the potassium to help with the restless leg. Like you, I just found this forum.
So, I'll be rooting especially hard for you, 'cause we're kind of in the same boat. You've gone through opiate withdrawl before, so have I. We're both still here. I keep telling myself that time always passes, and whatever's going to happen, will. I'm glad you found some people to listen and support you. It seems like to folks here are pretty great.
Hope things stay smooth!
Just checking in to see how things are going with you today. My day 6 is so far, so good. Slept pretty well last night and feeling better than yesterday.
Are you going to get out of the house today?
Well I'm on day 10 and my detox has been a roller coaster for sure. I believe my initial symptoms could have been caused by the stress of detoxing... Things didn't really get started until day 6/7 and then it hit me pretty hard... Every day is easier than the last for sure though. Ginger13 hang in there... I probably have another week before I start to feel normal but I'm experiencing emotions I haven't felt in years... I'm starting to feel like a person again.
I hear ya buddy. Day 12 here. Still up and down, but feeling better all the time. I totally get what you mean about emotions. I'm feeling a little thin-skinned, but I'll take that over numb.
Originally Posted by A New Chapter
How's your sleep been? I think that's the hardest part for me.
Last edited by Anonymous; 04-03-2013 at 09:33 AM.
Just curious how many days did it ends up taking before you really felt better. I'm on day 5 and I desperately need sleep. My back, legs and arms are killing me.