i have been useing morphine 100 mg a day but needed more so know i was tired n at rock bottom so i went 2 sobxone dr, but i can only afford 12 outta da script so how do i use few i have so dint withdraw from da morphine n sobxone cuz have only weeks worth if do my 2 8mg a day i feel i coukld use less since i wanna stop all pills... plzz answer i am scard 2 do dis if i am gonna feel as bad as i did be 4 started sobxone when 24hrs of stoping morphine ... worst part is sleepless ness n leg paine any way 2 ease dis ???
Hey again, I tried to explain briefly last time that although I am not a doctor, I did go to the required counseling for suboxone and learned alot about opiate dependence. Suboxone is a great medication when properly used, it quells cravings, withdrawal and allows you to function normally while you hopefully do the counseling in order to stay clean and suffer no relapses. I don't know where you live, but CVS pharmacy will let you do a partial refill where I am, maybe also where you are, and while you have only 12 pills, you may be able to obtain some money to get more of your prescription, or ask the pharmacy if there are any programs in your area who help patients pay for needed medication. The brain has a natural pain relieving system, the neurotransmitters ( signal senders) send a signal over to the receptor sites ( signal receivers) and this system crashes when a person takes opiates long enough to become dependent and suffer withdrawal when they are stopped. It has to heal, and suboxone actually does play a role in that, and it has to reboot again. Unless you go to a rehab, and let them handle this, you probably won't be able to do exactly what you want ( stop both the opiate withdrawal, , heal the brain, and ensure no relapses) with the number of suboxone tablets or films that you have. Once the subs are in the brain, you may can try going longer than 24 hours on them, they often last 3 to 5 days, although that isn't true in every case. Suboxone is a long acting opiate replacement. Many doctors also prescribe 16 mgs ( 2 subs pills) per day and you could also try taking less, if you are really sure you can not get anymore. Give the doctor a call and let him/her know you have very very limited money and you are really trying hard to get clean and have no relapses and see if he/she will agree to let you try less suboxone per day, or agree to let you see how long you are comfortable on the dose you are prescribed. I wish I could tell you that it is so magical a medication that you will only need what you were able to afford, but I fear it won't really be enough do completely heal your brain enough so you will have no withdrawal. If you do stop taking them after you run out, you will have withdrawal from the previous morphine use, not the suboxone, as you won't have been on it long enough to develop withdrawal from the suboxone. I hope you will be able to get some more and you will call your doctor and pharmacist for more info and help. Best of Luck, Patti ps I know some rehabs do a quick suboxone treatment, but many people do have previous opiate withdrawal and relapse after they get out. Unless you are actually under the care of the medical professionals at a rehab, a quick suboxone treatment should NOT be attempted on your own.
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