... one is it as hard to get as suboxone?
Fatbaby22, I'm sure by now you've already found a doctor, but just in case you haven't, Dr. Sherbondy has a Suboxone clinic in Greenville, s.c.
He can prescribe Subutex or Suboxone for his patients. It's very expensive to go to these clinics because it cost $250.00 a month for your appt. and then $573.00 for a 30 day supply of Suboxone. Luckily my insurance pays for all of it. He gives random drug test, which for some reason I have tested positive for methadone when I've never taken it. I tell him that something is wrong with the test or the person reading the test because I haven't taken anything but the Suboxone for over two years now. He claims the test are not always accurate, which kind of defeats the point of giving them. Anyhow, he is a decent doctor but I'm not very fond of his office employees.
They have an attitude sometimes, and they keep terrible records of your monthly payments etc..so if you go to him keep your records straight and always keep copies of everything!!! I get a statement in the mail about three days after each visit showing what they charged and what my insurance paid them. They will turn around a few months later and try and tell me that I owe them for two months payments when I know that I don't. I paid them for it once because they said that if I proved that I already paid it they would credit my account back for it. Don't believe that one either, it took me several months for them to straighten out that problem and I had my statements right in front of them. They also have a big turn over of employees working there. I was working with one person trying to straighten out their mistake, I come back the next month and that person is no longer there, so of course the new person has no idea of what I'm talking about. If you are paying cash the Subutex is cheaper than the Suboxone. I read somewhere recently that there is supposed to be a generic coming out soon. It takes me three hours to drive to the office and three hours to drive home and I spend approx. 5 minutes in his office. He is limited to 100 patients in his practice. But 100 patients times $250.00 each equals $26,000.00 a month of income which he is bringing in just for the Suboxone patients!! This drug is a real life saver for most people. It is not a cure and if you stop taking it abruptly you will go into severe withdrawals!!
But as long as you take it as prescribed each day it will allow you to live a normal life. It eliminates the craving for any kind of narcotic, and if a narcotic is taken with the Suboxone it will not cause the euphoria that it has without the Suboxone. That is the point of the drug. Good luck with everything!! NIK
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