I am hurting bad. I went to a detox 4/19 and got out 4/26. My last day they gave me a 1/4 of a subutex. I felt like in the detox I would come out with no withrawal symptoms. I was sleeping well. And felt good inside of detox. Now im out. Cold sweats. Restlessness at night. Anxiety, feeling of going back to using. I abused oxy about a year. I broke my back and that is what got me started with pain meds. That and the fact I have abused all kinds of drugs since I was about 14. I was using norcos 10/325 for the last couple years anywhere from 13-20 a day. I am 22 now. I dnt want to go back. Can anyone help me and let me know if this seems normal to be hurting even after 5 days detox? Its tuesday so it has been 7 days. I must say the last subutex does was on sunday. Any input would help. I know what I was doing was wrong that's why I turned myself in to detox. Thank in advance for any help/tips.
Not sure why they only gave you one small dose of subutex but that stays in the system for around 3 days and then the withdrawals. Please google the Thomas Recipe and get some of the over the counter medicines for withdrawals. You won't need much as you are really at the tail end of this. You really need to get to some meetings like Narcotic Anonymous to learn the tools for staying clean. You can google Narcotic Anonymous and find meetings near your home. Addiction's counseling is critical to staying clean particularly fresh from detox.
Please hang in there, do not use and keep on posting, we are here to support you and really do care,
I feel u.it takes on a whole 6 months to restore your mind and body.its a hard road & it takes alot of will powerand aot of praying.i wish i had thee guts but i suffer from pain so bad i just cant do it.go on saboxone for a month or 2.then come off and take anxiety meds for a short period.this is the only way i can do it.excersise and push yourself.find something to do different.stay prayerful.be blessed i envy u.i just cant go throuhg the withdrawls i just cant.
I’m a 26 year old female who has been addicted to Suboxone and Subutex for almost 2 1/2 years now. I’ve planned to detox (finally) and took 2 weeks off of work. This is my experience:
Day 1 (7/11/11):
5 PM- Today is a very important day towards a new and happy life. I gave **** any remnants of Subutex I had left last night. I’m feeling nervous about what I’m going to feel like later today. So far I’m feeling normal. I went to Wal-Mart to get groceries, vitamins, gas, and cigarettes. I just cleaned the house. I guess I’ll chill out now and watch a movie or something. I need to take a shower after that. I want to feel CLEAN!
YOU CAN DO IT!!! THINK ABOUT EVERYTHING YOU’VE DEALT WITH IN YOUR LIFE; THIS IS NOTHING!!! THINK ABOUT HOW HAPPY YOU’LL BE AFTER THE DETOX.
10 PM- Time to try to sleep soon. For the past couple of hours I’ve been feeling a little cranky. I’m scared about tomorrow. I don’t know what I’ll feel like. I’m going to take some sleeping pills and an herbal mix I bought for nervousness/sleeplessness.
Day 2 (7/12/11):
2PM- Finally was able to get up to get on my computer. Typing is hard right now. Last night was sleepless. I just tossed and turned all night with my eyes closed trying to sleep. Didn’t work. I almost decided to get up at 6:30, but I decided to try and get at least an hour of sleep. I finally was in a semi-dream state for about 2 ½ hours. Felt better than none. Sounds are kind of loud. My legs hurt and I feel extremely lethargic. It’s a chore to get around the house. I feel like such a failure for putting myself in this position in the 1st place. I’ve always had fun with the occasional drugs, but I’ve NEVER been physically dependent on anything before. Hiding it from family, friends, and at first yourself. Anyway…..
Smoking weed seems to help a lot. I also took a colanopin a couple of hours ago. Of course I still feel like a ton of bricks is on my body, but at least it’s not as uncomfortable. My stomach has already started to act up. I’ve been in the bathroom a lot today and I have a puke bucket by the couch. It’s been a little over a day and a half since my last little crumb of “Satan”. I’ve read that the worse symptoms show up in about 48+ hours. Today sucks, but it’s not that bad yet. I guess tomorrow and the next day will be the worse. GET READY.
I just keep thinking that if the worst is over in a week, then I’ll have another week and a half before I go to work to rebuild my strength, get some sun, and exercise.
9PM- As I stated earlier, I feel lethargic…times 10 compared to earlier today. I feel like someone shot me up with a tranquilizer (minus the sleep part). Its takes a grand effort to move at all, especially getting up or walking or standing. I’ve been sneezing a lot. Can’t really type anymore. I think I’ll finally try to lie in bed and take an Ambien. Hopefully it works better than over the counter sleeping pills.
Day 3 (7/13/11)
3:30AM- Ambien sucked balls. I did get a couple of hours of sleep, but waking up at 2:30am doesn’t feel really good. I think I fell asleep at 10pm. I lay in bed for an hour uncomfortable and restless and finally decided to get up. Being up all night feels better than desperately and impossibly trying to reach the alpha brain wave state and then eventually REM. Not going to happen. Can’t wait till the first week is over. Hopefully I’ll be able to sleep after that. I don’t know what to do know. My body is still extremely heavy and my attention span isn’t there. Watch Netflix? Boring. I WANT SLEEP!!! SLEEP!!! SLEEP!!!
Day 4 (7/14/11)
3:22 AM- I want SLEEP! I took Ambien and Melatonin at 10:30pm fell asleep at 11pm and then woke up at 2:30am. I’m so sick of this shit. It’s weird that my sleep schedule is the same as last night. All of my muscles and nerve endings are on fire. I just want sleep. Yesterday sucked. The chills were bad all day. COLD then hot. I was sneezing all day, still am. I didn’t feel like getting on. I started to get cranky. The number one word that can describe what I’m feeling is UNCOMFORTABLE. My body feels like it’s tired and can’t do anything, but as soon as I lay to relax, I feel every nerve ending, especially in my legs, on fire. I HATE it. At least its day number 4. Hopefully the horrible body crap should be over in a couple of days….PLEASE BE OVER SOON PLEASE BE OVER SOON
Day 6 (7/16/11)
10PM- Yesterday was my breakthrough day!!! I didn’t feel like my nerve endings were on fire and I could actually stand up and move around without collapsing! **** had to go to Dollywood with his family for the day, so I surprised him by cleaning the house, doing laundry, picking flowers, and making him a nice card. He had no idea the complete difference my body had overnight. I took my first shower because I could actually stand up longer than a second. That was the best shower I’ve ever had IN MY LIFE! Taking baths helped relax my muscles, but they don’t compare to a shower. **** took me for a ride in the car today. It was my 1st time outside our home. We went to a park with my dog and walked around for a little bit. I’m still pretty weak. I lost a lot of strength in those 4 hellish days, laying down in agony. I still have withdrawal symptoms, but at least they’re not what I refer to as “literally HELL”. I have the chills pretty bad. I’m still a little shaky and have muscle spasms. Last night the spasms were very bad. I looked like someone with Parkinson’s disease (no disrespect to anyone with that disease!). My lower back is still hurting constantly. I’m just so happy that the symptoms I do have are definitely manageable, and I’m starting to feel like me again. Not just any me, but a sober (from opiates or synthetics) me. IM FREE!!!
No more having to hide pills and sneaking away every 6 hours to take some. Fuck the Government for making these opiate “detox” pills legal. The only thing they took away was the needle. I’ve never used heroin and was never an actual opiate addict. I got addicted to the substance that they give to people to GET OFF OF THE SHIT. Do you believe that?
Well I don’t know when my next entry will be, but all I can say is YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! IM FREEEEEEEEE!!!
Day 8 (7/18/11)
I’ve definitely been feeling almost normal again. I get up and drink something with caffeine and then take vitamins. I’ll have energy to drive, shop, vacuum car, lay in sun, exercise, and clean the house; but by 6pm, my energy is gone and I get very “heavy”. I know that I’m almost ready to go back to work. The issue is that my energy vaporizes at 6pm and my shifts last from 4pm-12:30am on average. I still have a whole week. I’ve been stretching, working out, and trying to keep busy. I still get the chills, the slight feeling that ‘you’re jumping out of your skin’ (the way u started to feel when your body needed its next dose), constant sneezing, short dry cough, moodiness, blah blah blah
I’ll be my old self very soon. Or my New Old Self.
detoxing for 7 days is only the ween off period. Now the opiates are getting out of your bone marrow this is where your gonna experiencing the withdrawals, really bad pain, night sweats, drug dreams, and you will probably have cravings very strong,and suboxone is 5x as bad as opiates,but if you are doing it by yourself after the 7 days just tell yourself get through 1 more day and you may have to get through that day 1 hour at a time but just use that mindset till you are at day 16, you may be past it...
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