I have heard a lot of different times to first take the pill and would like to know what has worked for you guys. I went to a treatment program called the watershed in south florida and it cost me eight thousand cash for a ten day detox and I no longer have that kind of cash. Arriving high to treatment at about eleven one night, I was started on subutex the very next morning, then the following morning started on suboxone. Everything was fine and my detox went very smoothly. Anyway, i"m doing it on my own now, and without the subutex. I just dont want to take the pill too soon and go into bad withdraws, so what would be a good time? Some people have told me they have dropped it at ten hours, and some said wait 24, then some say take it right when you feel kind of sick. Well what is kind of sick. I just want to make a smooth transition. Please, if someone can give me some feedback quickly I would greatly appreciate it because I am getting ready to do this today/??? Todd from st. louis
Best time to first dose suboxone?
- 24 Apr 2010 by todd n
- 25 April 2010
hi todd n,doesn't anyone use doctors anymore? anyway,it all depends what and when you took something last. if it was an fast acting opiate like herion,percs or the other fast actors wait 12-18hrs or long actors like methadone,oc's or an extended release,you wait 24hrs.start by taking 1/4-1/2 a pill.if u feel worse wait 12 more hrs. then start over.i just don't know what u took? make me a friend click on that, then u can send me a private message my name is subzero58... pete
From what I have read from RECKITT BENCKISER Pharmaceuticals (the company who produces Suboxone), you need to be in at LEAST partial withdrawals before beginning your Suboxone treatment. If the amount of any opioid is too high in your system, taking Subs will put you in full withdrawals. So you have to feel a little sick before you feel better. You will be able to tell when you feel withdrawal sysmtoms coming on. Try to wait it out for a few more hours after that. The first answerer is right about "Where's the doctor?"
Always be careful and take it at the same time everyday. I'm currently addicted to pain meds. Believe me, I don't look forward to the day I need to taper down off these meds. I have a bit of fear myself! You have the support of many people here. You sound so nervous about this. Try to relax (I know it's hard) but it will work out good for you. Good luck on your treatment plan! And if you need to talk to a live person here is the hotline for Suboxone patients.
I wish you well and much success!
todd n, did you get my post this morn?
I was on it for a little over 2 years and I think getting on it is a great step for you. As hard as it is(believe me I know)you should wait it out until you are starting to withdraw before you start to take it. Depending on what you were taking if it was more time released it will take you longer to go into withdrawal but fight it off as long as you can then take it. If I were to do it again I would take my last dose before I went to bed so I would wake up and starting to withdraw. I should note I was shooting them up so my withdrawals came on much faster than taking them orally so keep that in mind. Wait it out as long as you can taking it in the evening might be better so you could sleep through some of that horrible shit. Hate to tell you this but in reality there is no pain free way to get off opiates that I know of. Its gonna really suck at first but fight through it as long as you can it will get bad before it gets better.
Getting on subs is a great decision I don't know if I would've been able to get off without the subs and treatment. The subs help a lot but without some sort of treatment or counseling they are just a crutch. Most people have an underlying reason for using opiates and until you deal with that its hard to get better. For me I was self-medicating my anxiety/depression. Hope this helps if you have any more questions ask and I'll do my best to help you out.
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