I have been off Suboxon for about 7 days And it is Hell all the way...
There wasn't alot of info in your post, but, I'll try to address a few things. Suboxone can take a couple of weeks to adjust to completely and you should feel physically alot better then. No one warned me that some people go into a depression when they stop pain meds and I was one of the ones who did, so, if you see that cropping up, get some help for it. I hope it doesn't. I chose a couple of trusted friends to give me support and attended group counseling and that truly helped me alot. You didn't post your suboxone dosage and it may take a few days to get that corrected if it isn't right. It works well for me, as I tapered down ( and no one tried to get me to taper, I just did it myself) all side effects lessened. At the 2 week mark for me, I felt really really good. They over prescribed for me but I refused to take as much as they were suggesting. If you can get a trusted friend to support you and check on you often that will help.
Drink more fluids and eat fruit ( I am a former non fruit eater) and it will help with the constipation if that gets to be a problem. You can also take phillips milk of magnesia caplets for that and it is really gentle. It sounds like your doctors let you down, I hate to hear that. Stick around as others will answer soon enough. Hang in there.
Like pattishan61 said, not much info provided. You mean your docs just left you high and dry to deal with wd's all on your own? I have heard so many stories where doctors do this to their patients. Very uncaring on their part. Have you tried to find another doc to help you deal with this? When you were on the pain killers, did they prescribe the subs to get you off the meds? I know they are supposed to follow your progress closely. I'm not that familiar with subs but do know about chronic pain, pain killers, and addictions. Is there a local clinic you could go to for help? What you could also do is re-post your question in the suboxone support group. I have heard many stories about the horros of coming off the suboxone. I will try to find some people more familiar with this drug to help you. Hang in there. There are many good people here willing to help you find some answers.
Good luck to you,
I actually read the post as "on suboxone for about 7 days," and you really don't need any milk of magnesia I am sure. Please google the Thomas Recipe opiate withdrawal and read the entry and about the recipe. The entry is a journal of a guy named Thomas who quit opiates and how he fared each day and it lists the otc meds and supplements he used to battle the withdrawal symptoms and why they work. Anyway, I know you are feeling rough now, but as soon as you can, get out and walk just 5 or 10 minutes in the sunshine, it helps reboot the neurotransmitter/receptor site connections in the brain. Increase the time by a minute or 2 each day. This sounds like a weird idea, but, it will help. I sure hope you get to feeling better soon. If you can get someone to really check on you and support you, who will know if you need to see a doctor(obviously a different doctor, that will help.
I have just recently heard of doctors who help get someone off suboxone and that is all they do. Ask at your pharmacy if they know of a doctor that does that. I really want you to get better asap, I am saying Big Prayers for you.
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