I want to know if I take the benzos will it be a problem when I see my doctor for Suboxone and test positvie for them. He didn't prescribe me benzos because he said taking them is like walking on thin ice with suboxone. I have panic attacks and xanax helps stop them. Should I just stop weeks before the drug test or come clean and tell him the truth. I really don't want to be kicked off of the suboxone, that would destroy me. Please anyone with similar situations answer and let me know what the best option would be, thank you!
I get Xanax and temazepam from one doctor, and Suboxone from another doctor, will I get kicked off?
Question posted by dsyhre on 15 April 2010
Last updated on 10 May 2022
This is just me and my story. I had an opioid addiction. Ever since cancer I was prescribed 5mg to 10mg oxycodone or pain killers. Then once the cancer was gone I stopped getting prescribed the pain killers and tried lots of different doctors to get them and none helped. So I’m thinking OK then pain is still there and I’m probably addicted to them and withdraw sucks so after a few months of buying it from the streets I was drained of cash. So I found the Suboxone doctor told them my story and got prescribed Suboxone. It helped after 1-2 months of taking it. Then I noticed that I was getting depressed and can’t sleep plus crazy panic attacks when I hear about hospitals or large gatherings. So the doctors prescribed Xanax on top of the Suboxone one. I was prescribed both medication suboxone and Xanax for over 10 years. My life was feeling great.
Working when doctors told me after the cancer that it would be hard for me and I attended reunions with family with no problems with panics or anxiety. Then the doctor went away. I was told to go to a different doctor. All his patients went to different doctors and the one I had still gave me the Suboxone but every month lowered my Xanax dosage to the point I’m back buying it off the streets to get the same dosage as I was getting before my old doctor went away. It’s 2021-2022 and new rules and regulations I don’t know what to do and where to go and talking with a few new doctors they either want to take me off Suboxone and all of them won’t prescribe the Xanax and my life is slowly going down. Family and friends is no where to he found since I alienate all of them due to not having Xanax I isolate myself thinking I am just a burden. But is it just my mind? Maybe I don’t need the Suboxone anymore and just the depression/anxiety med ( Xanax ) or maybe I just don’t deserve to be in this world anymore … if I took 3- 8/2mg Suboxone films and 4-2mg Xanax a day for 10 years and was perfectly fine living my life and enjoying life to the fullest why is it that when I don’t have the Xanax I just feel like no one is here for me and I’m losing everything in the process …. But sorry for the long answer on myself and I think it’s fine to take both of you can drive , work. Do everything fine but when some peoples bodies are different I guess everyone has to stop getting Xanax because someone maybe abuse it or use different drugs to make it bad to have both in your system. But yea I’m just going on and on and I get no one will even see this. I will probably be dead because I really suffer from depression.
Both Dr.'s should have had you list meds your currently taking. How you got around that is fishy,
especially the Dr. who give you sub. Now if he did ask for all meds, and you didn't list that
"I forgot won't cut it.
Every doctor who prescribes for you MUST be made aware of any other medications you are taking and that includes prescription, OTC, and herbal/natural remedies.
Not only are you risking serious interactions but you WILL eventually be found out and labeled.
I wouldn't take the chance in telling him. He could take you off them
Def tell your doc. Any doctor who has a shred of integrity won’t kick you off a medicine that is sooo needed. It took me a really, really long time to be fully honest with my doc about what I used (like 10 years) and I expected judgement. He literally held my hand while I cried and told me he’d help me. I know it’s hard to be honest because there’s a fear it will be taken away, but honesty is truly freeing. Of course, you may have to try something else for your anxiety but make sure you advocate for yourself with transparency.
Why doesn't your doctor, who prescribes you the benzos, know that you are on Xanax?
I got kicked off my clonapin when i told my phcs doc i was addicted to pain killers! It really sucked! I have some of the worst panic attacks! I did get into a suboxone clinic and i was still taking xanax that my boyfriend is prescribed. I thought for sure the sub doc would kick me out but i explained to him that i have been on benzo for almost 20 years and i could not handle my anxiety without them.. Thank God he is a caring doc. He knows i take them without a prescription and is trying to help me get back on them. The thing is he isn't going to prescribe them to me maybe because he don't want to get in any trouble. I'm just glad he lets me take them. I mostly only take them at night to sleep cause my brain races or if i feel like I may start to panic. It is really hard getting the medicine you need after having a addiction. I guess they may think you will abuse anything. And that is not true for me. Well i hope you do get to stay on your benzo while on suboxone. I wouldn't see why not you have a script for them!
Anxiety should not be controlled with benzodiazepines, unless you take them AS NEED ONLY. These medications pose a terribly high risk for dependency and also the worst of any medication withdrawal/discontinuation symptoms. I would recommend you try all other available options first. These include bio/neuro feed-back, acupuncture, psycho-therapy, and non-benzo based medications. etc... It's not that taking Suboxone is really that dangerous, it is a contraindication, though.
if youre 'doctor shopping' then yes, youll definitely get kicked and possibly be charged criminally, doctor shopping is illegal.
Your doc knows what hes talking about, and if you dont agree with him then thats just too bad (sorry to be blunt), because all hes gonna do is just cut you off of everything that he has you on. The best thing to do would be to go to the doc that gives you the benzos and try to see if he can give you the suboxone as well. Since he KNOWS you need the benzos as well as the opiate he probably will. If he can do that, then stop getting it from the other doctor so it doesnt make you look like youre trying to get 2 scripts to suboxone
last resort (meaning if the doctor who gives you the benzos wont give you the suboxone) go to the opioid doctor and tell him the truth about it, that they havnt been making you sick or anything, and that you really believe they help your anxiety that is otherwise uncontrollable
i hope that helps, good luck
patti is right i also take suboxone and i have bad anxiety,you should talk to your suboxone doc since you have tried buspar and other things from him and they didnt work he will put you on something better i know my doc did but you seeing two docs is not a good idea just keep talking to your suboxone doc it will work out and he will give you something that works and it might end up being a low dose bezo,hope this helps
There is danger of respiratory failure while on suboxone and any benzos so you definitely should tell your suboxone doctor that you are prescribed them from another doctor. Some subs doctors do allow it and even prescribed it, but, there is a danger and at what point it becomes a danger, I don't know. There is a medication called buspar that they also prescribe for panic attacks and the like.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.