OK I have been taking pills for about 5-6 years! Its a mixture of oxycodone, vicodin, roxy, morphine, etc. I take Tramadol 50mg every day & all day. I take the Tramadol daily to numb the pain in my back & my life... also it gives me energy & makes me in a good mood kind of like the narcotics but here recently Ive been taking heavy narcotics. I actually bought this Subutex via my pill dealer... I was unsure what iut was but he told me it was a good pill but I researched it after I bought & took it as if the Dr had prescirbed it for my addiction. It helped with the withdrawls from the tramadol... actually felt normal for once... I miss being me, I hate searching for pills every day, I have to call out of work when I dont have anything to take & Ive literally been warned that If im out again that I will be fired! IDK what to do... Ive risked our rent, lights & car payments for this crap! I need help & dont know how to ask a Dr or what type of Dr to ask... CAN ANYONE GIVE ME ADVISE?
Please google Suboxone docs in your area, you may have to enter your zip code to find a list.
The tramadol is a dangerous med, and can cause seizures if stopped cold turkey, it also has an snri quality to it... serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor.
I took prescribed Oxy for almost 10 years, so I know how you feel.
Flushing those bad boys was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
Yet cold turkey is no picnic! The Sub route may be the best bet for you.
Please let us know how you are doing, we care!
Papa, There is also a doctor locator prompt on the suboxone.com page, and write all dr's names and numbers down for several reasons. Most don't file insurance for the visits, so ask that, ask what the induction fee is, what is the office visit fee, how often will you need to come in and what are other requirements does the doctor require to treat patients with suboxone/subutex. These fees I mentioned vary WILDLY and are usually required, as is counseling, that is supposed to be mandatory. Some subs docs just are in it for the money, you really do want to hear the doctor requires the counseling, that means the doc is in it to heal you, not in it for the money. Some docs don't write subutex, as it doesn't contain the second blocker med. If I had it to do all over, I would have demanded subutex for that reason. Some people do have some issues with nalxone in the actual suboxone and I did, but didn't know it until I was almost off of it.
Subutex and suboxone can help heal the brain and you can get off of it, but it will take time, counseling and support. You will have to have a doctor licensed to prescribe it, and you can google it, or go to suboxone.com, but do call all of them, and this will save you some green, promise. And subutex has a generic available, suboxone's doesn't yet.
Hi papadm, I'm really sorry to hear about your predicament. It sucks being a slave to these meds. But as Sweetlemon and Patti have said, suboxone is probably your best route to take. Whatever you decide to do, you must not take other opiates with the subs. Your brain really needs a break from the trams and other opiates. Counseling is vital to a full recovery and will help you understand about addictions and give you the tools needed to prevent relapse. It's preferable that you do this under the care of a doctor. At least start online and do a search for sub docs in your area. I would also look up any and all information you can about what these meds are all about, addiction, the 12 step program, detox, check the C.O.W.S for what stage of wd you are in, and visiting here often will also help. No one here will judge you or bad rap you. So many of us have been where you are right now. Be strong and hope to hear back from you soon.
I recently got put on subuxone. I went to suboxone.com and you can find doctors that can prescribe it in your area. Not ever doctor can give you a prescription for it. I went to a mental heath place, since I felt pain management is not where an opiate addict should be. You need to do what is best for you. I do take subutex now, since the soboxone made me swell like crazy. A soboxone doctor can perscribe both. I am also on tramadol, but not daily. It doesnt affect the subutex. I have a tear and my shoulder and I now do not have to take opiates. Advil works fine, but every now and then I have to take a tramadol due to pain.
Hope this helps
hi papa,by now i hope you are on sub and heading toward a new life.all that great help and information you received from members of our d.c family is only the beginning of this process.we never judge the people who ask for help. keep us in your mind and heart.no questions are wrong,only trying at first is all we ask.it took me countless times trying and failing on my own.the power of the group was my missing link.I have been on sub 15 months now and thank god for them and my new family.you are not alone when you when you log on to drugs.com and together we all will live better lives when we talk about our problems,so keep in touch. good luck and god bless us all... pete
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