taking oxy for my injury. i Broke a vertebre in my back while playing ice hockey. i have been taking 2-30mg oxycodone when the pain is unbearable.im 6 foot 200 pounds. my question is. when i stop taking this stuff (which i want to) how bad will the withdrawls be. my friend gave be a couple of subs to help. i usually only dose once a day as i dont want to abuse this stuff. My older brother died when he was 17 from a herion overdose so this stuff scares me. i just took 2 and it wasint really working so i took one more. i feel really weird. i know il be ok im not freaking out i just need some positve feedback. i am a very active individual who doesent want to get hooked on this stuff. Thanks for your time and sorry about spelling its 3am and im kinda fucked up. cheers
You can't take the suboxone for 12 to 24 hours after your last dose of Oxycodone and you need to be in sufficient withdrawal before taking it. If you don't wait this time before taking the Suboxone you run the risk of precipitated withdrawals. You really can't take just a few Suboxone and expect to be cured. The opiate in the Suboxone is only going to prolong the withdrawals if you only have enough for a couple doses. Suboxone is a medication that must be taken for several months at least to "heal" the brain and then must be tapered off so to avoid withfrawals from the Suboxone. Again, when you run out of Suboxone, since you only have a few, you will be liable for withdrawals from the Oxycodone.
It is best since you are not taking that much Oxy to taper off the dosage over time. You can slowly reduce your dosage every few days and be off the oxy in a few weeks. If you reduce slowly every 3 to 5 days, you will avoid the withdrawals.
Please do not take anymore Suboxone unless you plan on taking it while under a doctor's supervision. It really requires following the rules, to be effective and safe. If you are already in withdrawals and want to continue cold turkey from the Oxy, then google the Thomas recipe for suggestions on over the counter remedies to help with the symptoms.
How long have you been taking the oxycodone? That's a pretty small dose (especially considering your size). I sincerely doubt that you need something as strong as suboxone - it's really pretty equivalent to methadone in a lot of way (40x stronger than morphine). I can sense how frightened you are - the good news is, oxycodone is a short-acting drug and will be out of your system quickly. Subs are not. I underwent sub withdrawal after a six month percocet experience brought on by compressed vertebrae and a torn ligament and I sincerely regret taking the subs. What dose are you considering taking of the subs? That's another issue too. People take enormous amounts when in actuality, they need very little. I know they only make 8 or 2mg tablets in this country, but in Europe they actually make ones that are one-fourth and one-eight the size of the two milligrams - that should give you a sense of how potent they are.
If you are on 30mg/a day, can you wean off them? It's also a good idea to express your concerns with your doc - you may be somewhat physically dependent but that does not mean that you're addicted mentally or misusing them. Your doc wil be happy if you're honest with them if they're worth their stripes. And they can put you on a taper schedule. If you're interested too, check out the "Need to Talk?" forum on here and look at Melinda 7.5's taper schedule. It sounds like you've got a relatively short road to get off them, which is the good news. I've had friends take subs short-term and get stuck on them, so please be careful. All the best and hope that injury is feeling better. Kendra
WOW Cobra. that is totally a high dose but your injury is quite severe I must say. I so totally sympatize with you. Try your best to take a substitute to help with your pain such as ibuprofen. Why are you taking suboxone this soon after your major injury. If you need this medication then you need it , end of story. How much are you prescribed to each day ?
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