the corner and am scared as he'll what can I do. This is not like me not to have control and I feel helpless and it seems the doctors don't want to help and just slam the doors in my face. I hate this feeling and am really scared all I want is my life back but can't seem to get a grip on it this is true hell on earth. I have to make it to Thursday to start my recovery well actually wensaday is the day I have to stop using cause I start the suboxone Thursday but I have to take to that day cause of my BP spikes if I do not. Please someone help me
Please hang in there buddy, it always gets worse before it gets better. You are probably just anxious about the Sub appointment. You will be just fine. Now, do something to distract yourself from how bad you feel, I know that is easier said than done right now.
Thursday may feel like a year from now but it is NOT, so keep the hope, and carry on as if... fake it till ya make it.
You are going to feel so much better off the opiates, it just takes time.
You are in my prayers pal, keep posting if you feel like you are losing it!!!
NOOOOOOO, do not overdose. You must take as little as possible to get by until Thursday. You can do this!! You have a strong constitution and the help of all of us. I'm assuming the doctors know you have a problem with blood pressure? Maybe they would be more sympathetic if you informed them that it is spiking and give you something else such as Clonidine for it temporarily. Just a thought.
You have to hang in there until Thursday. Get yourself active with something to get the anxiety to decrease. I don't know what you enjoy doing but even going for a walk will help.
I'm here if you need to talk. Please keep in touch,
have had you on my mind, I was just wondering about you, Uppy I believe in you, You do just like Laurie said find anything that you like to do something that will take your mind (a diversion)! this has to seem hard now but things are going to get better, I am going to be off and on the computer I can listen, I know I talk but when it becomes necessary I will try and be of help in any way that I possibly can!
Hi, Just got your mesage. I know you are going through some really bad stuff right now, But I need you to listen to me . Start taking deep breaths and lay down and try to focus on anything or anytime in your life that you felt happy and safe. It takes a lot on thought, but you can do this. If this does not work than you need to go to the hospital right away. Do not do anything to yourself. Trust me please. Let me know how you are doing and please if you feel that bad, never mind calling the doctor call 911. My thoughts are with you always and I am so sorry you have to go through this. Please let me know what you are going to do.
Uppy1977 do not overdose! Try to do something you like. Anything to keep your mind off Thursday. It's only 5 days. Overdosing would set you back. You would have even more to overcome. Just try to stay calm. Write to all of us. We will be your support group through this all o.k.? Take care! smileyhappy
It sounds to me like you need a lot of support around you. Keep talking about this to people you can trust and if you can have someone around, during the times you use, it might also be helpful. I would highly suggest to you to go to some NA meetings or AA meetings and listen to how other people are motivated to get clean and stay clean. Listen to how these people have gotten their lives back and by hearing their stories it may give you the strength and motivation you need to get through the the days ahead until you start treatment. You might even speak to someone after the meeting about your situation who may be able to help you in some way. You can find NA/AA meetings in your area on the internet starting with a google search. Hang in there because if you do your life will get better very soon. You don't have to overdose! Keep reaching out and let the help and wisdom from other people sustain you until things get better.
I know it's hard but try to think positive and tell yourself that you can do this. I don't know how old you are but there is a song by Sly and The Family Stone, from back in the day, entitled "You Can Make It If You Try." So keep trying, one day at a time, and you'll get there.
i feel your pain! i am detoxing from hydrocodone. what r u taking? it is day 6 for me. i am tapering down... not cold turkey. what helps me is that i block my day into 1 hour incriments. i give myself something to do for one hour. after i survive that hour i move onto the next one. please post often so we know that u r ok! fight the fight! i'm with you on this one!
Hang in there, what are you using? I'm on suboxone for a 30 -40 a day 10mg lortab addiction. Sub saved me! I didn't really think it would work - I was so obsessesed with the lortab, which dr. will I get it from? which pharm do I go to? Each Dr. had a different pharmacy & I had to make sure not to go early, I was getting about 600 a month - and somehow managed to keep it all in my head. You're supposed to be in withdrawal when they put you on the sub, but lots of dr.'s start you on subutext if you still have whatever in your system. I am in no way condoning doing that, but I felt I'd do what it took to get me to the sub & I was in complete withdrawal so I immediately went on the sub. I started with 1/2 tab although the dr. prescribed 4 a day - I never needed that much, but you might. And if you do, don't worry - you can wean down to less later if you want. The sub immediately stops the withdrawal. BAM! done. I was amazed. The way it works is it fills your receptor cites with an opiate (I had a drug test and it came back positive for morphine) then it blocks the effects of the opiate. All your little receptor cites that are crying "feed me" now, will be full and not hungry - therefore, no feed me, therefore, no craving. The Dr. told me that she'd start me on subutext for 3 days - then go to suboxone - when she realized it'd been 15 hours since my last pill, we just went straight to suboxone. Be very careful driving at first, it can tend to make you nod off at first, you may talk or even walk in your sleep, but all that goes away. I wasn't much of a drinker to start with, but I'd been known to have a few with friends - it's all I can do to finish one weak drink now. Sub makes methadone seem like a day in hell, and the ironic thing is - pain management doctors are prescribing methadone for pain like crazy now. I was smart enough (for a change) to say, oh, hell to the no! Everyone is pulling for you, uppy! What time is your appointment on Thurs? Please let us know after - how you're doing, how it went, ect!
Hang on Uppy! You're almost there!
Do you have someone who can hold the opiates for you and give them to you at set times. All of us have thought at one time or another that we could control our drug use. We always ran out before the doctor's appointment. You do not want to keep doing this. Thursday is 5 days away, and that can seem like an eternity if you are in full withdrawal. I agree that you should find an NA or AA meeting, or at least make a phone call to intergroup and tell them you need a 12th step call... pronto! I would be willing to bet the person who makes the 12th step call, would be willing to hold the meds for you or give you a viable alternative if he or she is not comfortable doing that for you. Stay with us.
Uppy1977, I feel your pain because I've been there so many times. You need to go to the ER. They can give you a dose of clonidine, it's used for increased BP, but also for withdrawals. It will take the edge off and get you through until Thursday. I remember what it was like. I thought I was going crazy, couldn't sit still, legs were all antsy, sweating, nausea, etc... I took a hot bath about every two hours to calm me down. I felt desperate, which is how you sound like you are feeling. Five days is an eternity when you feel like that. I promise you that clonidine can help you. I won't tell you that it will make you feel really good like narcotics. It won't, but it can help take the edge off to allow you to make it until your appt. The ER can only five one dose of Subutex. That will only put off the w/d for a day. SORRY!! Wish I had better news. NA meetings work for some people, but not for me. Not when I was feeling like you are.
However, if there is somebody who could come and stay with you and get you through this, that would help. We are all here for you. Please don't take all of your meds!! Tapering down slowly feels a lot better than what you will feel if you don't have any!! I promise you that!!! You think this is bad, if you take all of your pills that will only make you feel better for a day and then all he'll will break out. I'm certainly not recommending you take all of your pills at once either!!! That would just be a cruel thing to do to all of the people who love you. It's time for some tough love here!!! You can do this. We all have, and we are all here for you. Everyone is here just waiting to hear from you and know that you are alright. Do the right thing, I know that you really want to, you just need some encouragement. You got yourself in a pickle here, but there is a way out. What do you need from us? just ask, we are here for you. Try to keep your mind and body busy. Hot baths help, massages help, but I really believe that the ER is the place for you right now. I don't know what they are like where you live, but I went to one once because I was feeling so desperate from withdrawals and told them exactly that! They were really nice to me. I was given the Subutex and then about two days worth of clonidine to get me through until my doctors appointment. You won't go into precip withdrawals from Subutex, only from Suboxone. Then, if you run out of meds before Thursday, take the clonidine as prescribed to help take the edge off until Thursday. Good Luck Kiddo!! NIK
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