Ok doing pretty good gave my meds to someone who could dispense them to me as needed so I don't go through full blown withdrawals. Tomorrow morning is the day I have to not take anything all day then off to the sub clinic on Thursday morning ohhhh how I have waited for this day for 8.5 years. It almost feels like I'm being born again a whole new person is coming and I can't wait. Thank you to all of you who are sticking by my side to help me get through this it truly means alot to me. I just know this will change my life in so many different ways. Please write back or comment to me to keep me going strong I love all the support and if I could do anything to help anyone just let me know and I will try as hard as I can to be a help to you. My family is so exited to see me go through this and get better the last 8.5 years have really been some trying times and my family is the greatest family out there to stick by my side through all of this in all the good times and the worst times. I couldn't ask the lord for a better family or better support from them and from all of you. So once again thank you from the bottom of my heart. Uppy1977. P. S. Someone said this saying to me the other day and it has kinda stuck with me and has been rolling around in my head since I heard it and I think it is a great piece of wisedom and means exactly what it says. Ok it goes like this ( live like no one else so you can live like no one else ) I simply love it give me your thoughts on it
You are now on a new journey of self discovery, and you will be thrilled with the results !! It will be no picnic, yet nothing worth trying for is easily gotten.
So keep fighting! You are in my thoughts and will continue to be.
Let us know how your induction goes, and how many mgs you are prescribed, and if you have any problems, pattishan61 is a great sub supporter and she knows a lot about it.
Keep up the good work friend!!!
Go for it! We are all with you. Tomorrow won't we the greatest day of your life, but you will feel better once you start the Suboxone. Tomorrow, keep those fluids going. Life gets better. It really does. My suggestion is get yourself to AA and NA. AA used to be restricted to discussion about alcohol, but things are different today and everybody has had, or is living with active use of addictive other substances. If you can stay on the tiniest amount of Suboxone, it will be a lot easier to come off it when you feel like you are ready. Stick with this site too. Everyone here wants to see you do well; no judgment here. We also have nothing to gain or lose by sharing our experience. Be careful about staying on the Suboxone too long at too high a level. My doctor wanted to start me at 32 mg a day. I finished up at about .25 mg a day.
I was cutting the filmstrips into tiny pieces to wean myself off of it and at that amount, I guess you can't be very accurate, but it was approximately 1/32 of a sublingual 8/2 filmstrip. I am scared to death of doctors now, except for my scoliosis surgeon who, as far as I am concerned, saved my life. Good luck and keep us posted.
Hey Uppy - great news and great attitude going into this! It sure sounds like you have had enough - and that's a really good place to be right now. There will be tough times - beyond physical withdrawal, there's the emotional and mental aspects of addiction that will play games with you. But if you can get yourself hooked up with a counselor and/or some NA or AA meetings, it will help tremendously. It was through NA and AA that I developed the coping skills to deal with life without drugs - and I don't think I could have done it on my own.
There is a new life right ahead for you - it may take a bit of a roller-coaster ride to get there, but the highs and lows DO level out, and I promise you, if you stay on the clean and sober path, you will find the peace and joy that have eluded you. My life began when I got sober - no exaggeration. And I wouldn't trade this life with a bottomless prescription! lol
Here's a quote that meant a lot to me early on: "I'm not who I want to be. I'm not who I'm going to be. But, thank God, I'm not who I used to be." It's true. There is an amazing life transformation that awaits you - hold on tight. Keep focused on the light at the end of the tunnel. When temptation or cravings come along - speak up and talk about it. (It's only natural, early on.) The more open and honest we are, the sooner we heal.
I'm excited for you, Uppy. Here's one more quote.. lol... "If you want different results, you're going to have to do things differently." And that's exactly what you're doing right now.
I'm so excited for you. A whole new world is going to open up for you. As the saying that you mentioned goes, BELIEVE. Having the faith to prosper will get you the farthest. You are an inspiration to us all and I thank you for that. We are here for you over the next few weeks and months, please keep us posted.
Praying for you,
Delighted to hear from you and that you are been so possitive about you're future.It wont be easy but you will get through it,you are strong and have great support behind you,both with your family and here on this site.
You can be whatever you want to be and getting clean and back to living life to the full.I wish you the very best of luck with the next couple of days and the future,keep us posted as to how you are getting on,we are all here to help and support you through this.It will be so much worth it.
You have made my day. I am so happy for you and very proud. Uppy1977 this is wonderful news and you are going to have a great life from now on. You are a person to look up to and I am proud to have been able to talk to you. I really admire you and your strength and I don't admire too many people today. Please let me and the others know how everything is going. God bless you always and live and be happy . Your friend Vincent1905. Stay strong always my friend
I am so happy for you! It feels good to me that you are feeling so much better. You sound like a different person. I hear a lot of gratitude in your letter and that's good. I'm glad you appreciate your family and that they were able to hang in there with you. Keep doing what you need to do for yourself and keep a positive attitude. I'm glad you reached out for help and I'm glad we were able to help you. You asked for our thoughts on the "saying" about living like no one else can. To me it means to live the best life YOU can live.
Hello UppY1977, I am in the same boat As you are, just a few steps ahead. I also went the Sub route and I can say I've been clean for 1 week. Enough about me. I'm saying you can do this! You've already taken so many positive steps so far. We are all behind you. My thoughts and prayers are with you also. Please keep us posted!!! Cathleen
can't begin to tell you how proud of you and look how far you have come, You have so much to look forward to! You have lots to be proud of, It is such a pleasure if I am able to help in any shape form or fashion then it makes a world of difference to me. AJust keep on keeping on, please keep us updated
Hi Uppy. I just read your bio. ha! you certainly are special. We all are in our own ways, yet its always so... inspirational, but its more than that. You have managed to reach out and touch each and everyone of us here, in a way, your friends, family, cyberfamily. Yes indeed. Wonderfull, fantastic that your imeediate family is behind you. Sounds... just this, Uppy, I thank you. Thanks for trusting us and thanks for being there for us. And oh, you said "if I can do anything to help anyone just let me know and I will try hard as I can to be a help to you"... just by letting us know, how things are going is help a plenty. Best wishes for you, your family and friends. Three cheers to you, hip, hip, hurrah!
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