i took pain pills for 6 years before i decided to get some help. i called my states 800 addiction helpline and they sent me to a suboxone doctor. i have now been on this for 8 months and can not stop. the government is making a killing off of people like me. they sent me to this doctor. the doc prescribes me this medicine "that only he and other doctors approved by our government, ex. "fda" "dea", can prescribe. the price is outrageous and its time to stop. does our government ever truly help anyone with anything?, or do they want to drain everyones account and kill us all???
wow wow wow... what do you think?? big business? insurance companies? lobbyists on capital hill who represent these big drug companies putting $$$$ in politicians pockets to make sure they vote their way!!!
All about the $$$$$...
While suboxone is a great med to use while your life gets back in order, you should try not to stay on it too long... You are right, it's expensive and it's replacing one opiate with another... however, if used properly, most people save money on suboxone, even at full price w/o insurance, as opposed to using their street drugs... although I'm not disagreeing with you about the outrageous price... When it was released on the market, it started around 2.50/pill, and now it's well over $6.00 / pill.. . Isn't that nuts?? They know we need it!!
Who's the idiot?
If you've been truly using suboxone correctly, then your life should be better.. If it is not stable and managable and you're still having those destructive thoughts and behaviors associated with getting drugs to self medicate, then I suggest staying on suboxone for a bit longer...
I was on buprenorphine for 6 years (injectible) and suboxone the last 2 years!! and now i'm on DAY 11, OFF OF SUBOXONE! It's not a picnic nor a walk in the park, but I can tell you that it does and it WILL get better!!
you sound like a bright guy, so if you're truly ready to get off of suboxone, go to this link and you'll find some usefull information from some great people...
There are a couple of things you can do to get started. First, google the Thomas recipe opiate withdrawal and read the article and get the over the counter meds and supplements listed. Most of the time, if you properly wean off of suboxone, and your brain neurotransmitters and receptor sites are healed enough, you won't even need the stuff listed, but, I would have it on hand just in case. If you walk, or do some other light exercise before you start to wean off, it will help reboot the neurotransmitters and receptor sites to help them function properly again. That is why we even go into withdrawal in the first place, the body is desparately trying to get the brain to release its own opiates, hence the varied symptoms of withdrawal, if the brain ignores one symptom, maybe another one will work. I know that walking helped me to reduce my dose of suboxone and it is worth giving it a shot. I was pretty upset when I figured out that suboxone was not the magic quick fix and non addictive, like I was promised, but, I decided to help myself. I really have had no problem coming down from 12 milligrams, to just 1 milligram, but, I did it kinda slow. I would split my dose at first 8 milligrams in the morning, 4 in the afternoon and then after 4 weeks, drop the second dose off and see how I felt after several days, I always was fine. I have found that I can reduce my dose of suboxone when I notice that I "feel" it immediately after dissolving it. It has always taken about 2 hours for it to peak for me and if I can feel it, energy and heart rate up a bit immediately, it can safely be reduced for me. Hope things go as easy for you as they did for me.
- Suboxone Information for Consumers
- Suboxone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Suboxone (detailed)
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