If so how long after taking it will your withdrawals go away?
Yes, you must be in sufficient withdrawals before taking the Suboxone so to prevent something called precipitated withdrawals which are worse than normal ones. Depending on the type of opiate you are using you need to wait anywhere from 24 to 72 hours before taking the Suboxone. Once you have taken it, you will feel better within the hour, as long as you were in sufficient withdrawals.
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If you do not wait as long as possible! and I mean as long as possible until it is unbearable! If you do not and do it to soon you will experience the worst withdrawl nightmare that can be imagined. Actuall hell and no reversal will be forced to ride it it for 12 or more hours may end up in ER. Please read the COWS chart be honest and have a 27 score or worse I opt for worse than start and start slow .5 sliver first if no relief in 1hr go for little more and so on umtil you feel better. If you get worse STOP. Get on this site ask some vets LIke Robert or Pattie shine. God Bless
I can only add to what has already been said.
The least amount of time is maybe 24 hours. Usually it is more like 36 to 48 hours. I don't know a lot of people who have had to wait that long. It is done, as was said, so you do not go into those horrible precipitated withdrawals.
How much have you been using and of what? I think the longer acting opiates, like oxycontin, you might have to wait longer to be sure you are ready.
AND YES, once you have taken sufficient Suboxone you will feel better,much better-at least I did! The way my doctor did it was started me on, I think, either 2mg or 4mg for the first start. Then waited 30 minutes or so and came back asked how I was a gave me a bit more. I then had to wait another two hours to see how I was feeling and was then given a few more mg. The total I took the first day was 8mg. EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT. You can be fair to yourself if you swear by what worked for ME.
Good luck! I am happy for you to take this tool to help you get your life or 'a' life back!
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I was in withdrawl from 90mg morph a day and 4 or 5 7.5 vics a day about 12 hours before I took 8mg of Suboxone, felt better about 30 min later. I you take Suboxone too early it will put you in full opiate withdrawls in seconds. Try not to stay on Suboxone too long very hard to withdrawl from as well. Good luck.
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