... how can i come off these tablets as they have taken over my life and i am tired constantly and have tried 2 days off but have severe withdrawals and then get scared to go any further. please any advice would be greatly appreciated
Dear Scotlands6, not fully knowing all your circumstances, but still wanting to help, I would like to offer you my info in the opiate replacement therapy called suboxone. Opiate withdrawal to me is like having the flu, the stomach flu and depression all at the same time. I only went thru it once, but remember it vividly. If you have responsibilities and must work or take care of kids, suboxone is the least amount of downtime for those who do have responsibilities that do NOT afford them weeks or 2 off to get over the withdrawal. You do absolutely have to be short acting opiate free and in moderate withdrawal, somewhere around 24 hours opiate free, for the suboxone to work without a condition called precipitated withdrawal occuring. Sometime within 20 and 45 minutes after your first dose of suboxone, you will feel great relief, 2 hours after, better than you have in years and for most people, it is once a day dosing.
In the US, you tke this medicine home after your first dose, in UK countries, I think the chemist dispenses it daily, and I didn't know if you were actually in Scotland. If you would like, I would be happy to help if you would like info on suboxone or the sister med, subutex. It's not for everyone, but for me, it was a miracle and greatly aided my opiate recovery. I am now, 4 years off opiates and 20 months off suboxone and have been fine, no relapses, no craving. Suboxone stops ithdrawal and cravings in most patients. Patti
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