I had a probably with roxy's lasting maybe only a month or two so I got a hold of four suboxone's to combat the withdrawal. My initial dose put me in the lovely world of precipitated withdrawals which lasted about 3 days. But my last two doses were on Thursday and Friday and were 1mg and then .5mg. I already have some anti anxiety meds from a trip to the hospital and from a doctors follow up. Both doctors said the withdrawals should be over soon based on my low amount used and the short time period too. I was just wondering what everyone else thinks that have experience with suboxone,
If you only were on roxys a month and only had 4 suboxone's, you shouldn't have any withdrawal. Withdrawal comes when the abuse/dependence on opiates long term, causes the neurotransmitter/receptor site connection in the brain to become damaged by the constant flood of opiate into the brain, overriding the proper signal and response pattern. Then the various systems of the body attempt to signal the brain themselves, to release it's own opiate, but, the signal sender and receiver need to be rebooted, so withdrawal starts. Not every doctor has been to the training to write prescriptions for suboxone, but, yours were right about 1 thing, you haven't been on it enough to warrant withdrawal from either drug. If you were actually on it the correct way, you shouldn't have taken the anti anxiety medication, it can interact with suboxone. If you are worried about withdrawal, and I am reasonably positive you won't have any, google the Thomas recipe opiate withdrawal, and follow that. It is a list of natural supplements and over the counted meds that relieve various withdrawal symptoms.
I have nearly the exact experience as you! I am very surprised actually. Keep me posted, I have no idea on what I should expect. I started at a low dose of 2 miligrams and have been steady on that for a few days. I do not want to go back to the clinic if I don't need to.
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