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Off suboxone for 28 days-major side effects
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    shelley2977 is offline Junior Member
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    Default Off suboxone for 28 days-major side effects

    Hi everyone, my heart goes out to all that are trying to get off of suboxone. do not give up as i never thought i could do it. i was on it for 2 1/2 years and on norco for the 3 years prior to the suboxone.
    i am 28 days off and feel like ********. deep cough, sneezing, asthma, exhaustion, 5 hours of sleep nightly, are just a few of side effects.
    is there anyone out there who has been off for 3 or 4 months and can tell me if this is common? what are the most common withdrawal symtoms that i will feel?
    thanks for any help.
    shelley

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    saggle is offline New Member
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    Default Hang in there

    I've been on subs for a year and I'm sorry to say this but your post scares the sh@#$it out of me. What was your dosage for most of that 2 1/2 years? I know you'll get through it....you have to have faith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelley2977 View Post
    Hi everyone, my heart goes out to all that are trying to get off of suboxone. do not give up as i never thought i could do it. i was on it for 2 1/2 years and on norco for the 3 years prior to the suboxone.
    i am 28 days off and feel like ********. deep cough, sneezing, asthma, exhaustion, 5 hours of sleep nightly, are just a few of side effects.
    is there anyone out there who has been off for 3 or 4 months and can tell me if this is common? what are the most common withdrawal symtoms that i will feel?
    thanks for any help.
    shelley
    Shelly.

    I am 49 days off suboxone, and I know what your talking about - and it gets better. It feels hard right now, I know it feels like things should be better by now - but just give yourself more time - it gets better everyday -

    I know the exhanstion you speak of and the sneezing and coughing - they get better, suboxone is... well its different and IMHO harder to quit. But it does get better, just give yourself more time and more healing. Work out, drink fluids, eat, eat like crazy - your body needs nourtishment more than anything.

    Being 28 days - you can do this - keep going. Its very hard to break at the start but I swear it gets better.

    Matt4848
    Last edited by matt4848; 08-19-2009 at 03:11 AM.

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    shelley2977 is offline Junior Member
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    matt, thanks so much for the suppport. i have been eating like crazy and in fact gained 14 pounds in the 30 days.
    for the newcomer who has been on for 2 years i do not mean to scare you. i was on 8mg in the beginning ( 2 1/2 yrs ago)but i got myself down to 1 mg for almost 6 or 7 months before going into a rehab for 14 days. they took me off right away so maybe that is why i am having these side effects.
    i do not miss the suboxone one bit. my life has changed drastically. i have energy and now i laugh more.i have no doubt that suboxone is the devil.
    i know this to shall pass, all the bad stuff. i have lots of joint pain too. i am 52 and a recent cancer surviver so i might have some other issues that the normal person might not have.
    they have a taper plan here and i suggest you start cutting down. i don't really think anyone needs to be on 10 or 15mg of suboxone. i think doctors do not know how to prescribe it. just my opinion. my doc would have had me stay on for the rest of my life if he could have. he refused to help me get off of the ********.
    again, matt thanks so much for letting me know it will get better. i needed to read that.
    regards to all and god bless everone who is trying to get clean.

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    Day 17 here. Still can't sleep to save my life! Anyone know when the sleep returns? I feel better everyday but can't get my required sleep to maintain my job.

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    ninjaguitarist,

    This is my first post on here, so I'm not even sure you'll get this... Day 17!? That's awesome! I'm only on day 4 off suboxone, and I feel like complete >>>>. One thing that I have found that will help me sleep at night is Xanax. It may just be 4 or 5 hours, but hey, sleep is sleep. Let me know how you're doing! I have no clue how to start a new thread, or I'd start one myself.

    Melody

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    Hey! My name is Anna and I jumped off 1mg subs 37 days ago. It was not easy,but I am here to tell you it does get better. Exercise exercise exercise! It will get your natural endorphins going and make you feel good! I use B complex sublingual too,and I find it helps with anxiety and malaise. I also found a Perscription for conlonidine invaluable for sleep and that restless anxious feeling! I was only on for 2 months,so it may take you a bit longer than me,but you should be turning a corner very soon. Congrats on getting clean and beating the BEAST!

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    Hey Anna, that's amazing that you've made it this far! Definitely gives me hope in my time of need. I was on suboxone for about 2 years, 4mg a day up until 4 days ago. This morning at 6am was 4 days exact. My biggest w/d symptom this far is zero energy. I can't take it much longer I feel like. No one in my family knows about my situation, so I'm fighting this battle alone. Not to mention I just found out a week ago today that I'm pregnant. I should be happy about this, but my energy and depression levels being so low is keeping me from motivating myself to push through. I've tried the "healthy foods" to boost energy levels, but weirdly, it seems to make my depression worse. Any advice for me?

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    Prenatal and b complex vitamin! And lots of protein. I drank boost and ensure in the beginning when I was really nauseous. The b complex sublingual seems to help the most for me,though. I'm also taking those gummy multivitamins,too congrats on the new baby! You can do this! It's a hard road,but it's worth the journey. Just think,when your baby is born you will be sober and FREE!

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    Hey Melody! I'm 18 weeks pregnant and I have 3 weeks in off of subs. It gets better. Just think of you're lil bean. Is it worth taking the chance that when your baby is born you have to watch them go through withdrawal and that u did it? I couldn't handle that. So why not now? I'd rather deal with withdrawal now instead of having 2 kids to deal with going through it. I still don't have energy and still have stomach issues but it gets better everyday. I find that day 10 was my magic number for finally feeling like a human and forcing myself to do stuff. Congrats on your pregnancy! ! Its such a blessing to be a parent.

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