You have to be off pain meds and in some form of withdrawl to start suboxone. My doctor told me 18-24 hrs before I was to take my first dose I needed to stop all pain meds. If you don't follow this rule and take the suboxone too soon it will put you into a form of withdrawl which I heard was terrible.
But once you start suboxone and find your correct dose you should stop craving pain meds (physically) pretty fast. A huge part of suboxone treatment is also being in some form of counseling. This will help you will the mental part.
It takes about 24 hours without opiate 2 b in moderate WD and hit at least on the clinical opiate withdrawal scale<COWS> sheet to start suboxone. Then it takes 2o to 45 minutes 4 the subs to work and relieve WD, and about 2 hours 4 it to take full effect. The time it takes 4 u to heal from addiction/over dependence on pain meds will b up 2 u, it varies but 6 months to 1.5 years is average. u will need support and addiction therapy.
Hello there; Rota, I must say that Yr's 1958 & 1959, I spent in Rota Spain. They were most wonderful ! ! Ahhh Your Question ? As you probably know, there are many kinds of "painkillers" and in this Man's opinion, each "painkiller will be and will act a bit different , so I really can't answer You accurately. What I will say is that around 8or 9 yrs ago, I went on "Suboxone"complete, with an unnecessary Dr., To get off a one year addiction to a 25mg. x6 / day problem with "Oxycodone" [the "as needed" version of Oxycontin] Suffice it to say, "SUBOXONE" , to me , is the best drug of that type,and for that purpose to have ever been marketed.
You didn't give out enough info. for an accurate timetable, but I say that as long as you "Don't Abuse the drug... " go for it, You can't lose! ! Sacosam
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