My daughter has been on Suboxone and has had a change in mentation. She is a very intelligent, a law student, but has begun to exhibit delusional behaviour and seems to have lost touch with reality
My son is having some problems and I thought it was some other drug but maybe this is his problem also. I am taking him to the suboxone Dr. because I think he is giving him other meds and then trying to say he might be bi-polar. Keep me posted so we can compare notes if necessary. Thank you
Very possible. I have had numorous "Psychotic episodes" while getting off of opoids. I am certain that subox is the same although I havent had any problem cumming off of it. Only was on it briefly.
Mine was temporary while my mind adjusted to the withdrawal. She may be on something else to try and offset the lack of subox. THat is where the problem may peak.
Rapid opioid withdrawal CAN cause acute psychosis in suboxone users IF the suboxone dose is taken before the user is in mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms. This has actually happened to me. I was on a high dose of oxycodone and I took a 8-2mg suboxone after about 11 hours. I wound up in the hospital ER where they thought I was on PCP or something. The pain was excruciating and I had uncontrollable muscle movements. If you are familiar with rapid detox (where patients are put under anesthesia while a opioid blocking agent is injected), this was basically what happened to me without the anesthesia. MAKE SURE your pupils are dilated before taking your first suboxone dose and be sure that you score appropriately on the COWS test.
- Suboxone Information for Consumers
- Suboxone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Suboxone (detailed)
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