to avoid intense withdrawal how long after my last heroin use should I wait to take suboxone?
At least 24 hours, the opiate must be off the receptor sites before you take the suboxone or you will go into what is known as precipitated withdrawals, i.e. really really bad withdrawals. Please google the COWS sheet, clincal opiate withdrawal scale and you should have a score of 26 or greater to take the suboxone. 24 hours or more is what is recommended, if you think you are not hitting at least 26 on this scale, wait until you do. Do not take any benzo tranquilizers, muscle relaxers or drink alcohol on suboxone as it can cause respiratory failure.
I really strongly suggest you start a thread on this web sight and ask Robert for advice. He can start you on the lowest possible does and that will make it much easier to get off suboxone. It’s a very strong drug and you don’t want to stay on it for to long. It’s also a great tool to succeed in a life without drugs. Just do it right!!! Theirs a lot to learn.
okay i will be honest with you, this has happened to me and i have messed up and done it to soon and its crazy, it feels like cold metal going through all your veins and that it feels like u just jumped in the coldest water in the world, nothing fells real. but the wrost thing is to cop another bag its not going to help at all. i went through 4 bundles in about 40 min. i found that if you ever do have this happen just try to lie down cover up and it will be over with in 45 min and you will feel normal like before you ever used. I hope this is useful because i know when i was sick i wouldnt ever wait 24 hours to get better if i had sub, you can do it when you have the shits about every 10 mins and or when you get that feeling when you are sick and drink anything hot or cold when it goes in your mouth and you feel it move as fast as it can to the toilet. i hate that feeling. I am getting the ants and shaky legs thining about this.
I just wish i had some to try to help me get through it the best they can. other people just dont get us addicts and i dont think either of us would wait that long, be sick for 24 full hours or be sick for maybe an hour the longest.hope it helps
Everyone says 12 hours 24 hours BUT please here me out. I took the advice of one person online who said when you feel your systems are unbearable that's when you take it - that for ME was 6 hours after last use. I was on the verge of just giving up on life. I was also doing very strong stuff that i had to reboot every four hours; keep in mind there are different grades of H. Secondly, I weigh 200 pounds and I am 5"9 my metabolism is probably different than the average person. I was terrified to take a sub bc of all the stuff I've heard about precipitated effects etc. but I was losing my mind so i took the risk and i discovered the 6 hour mark. I usually never take the time to come on here and reply to these questions but i felt like people should know.
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