let him know about my other 2 main prescriptions which are 90x 2mg Klonopin and 60x 2mg Xanax and they both have refills left on them from my last Dr which are eligible still. However, He prefers I don't refill the Xanax and ween off the Benzo's with the Xanax taking 1.5mg daily when I was recently taking 8mg of Benzo's daily. 4mg of Xanax, 6mg of Klonopin. I fear if I don't take the advice he may not let me attend his clinic and I just got into it after my last Subutex Dr. was just put under Audit by the DEA. Should I get the Xanax refilled or not? (It is refillable now.)
Important question - I recently signed up for a Subutex Clinic and?
- 15 Apr 2011 by Patrick916
- 15 Apr 2011
- klonopin, subutex, xanax, anxiety, benzodiazepine withdrawal, insomnia, opiate dependence, panic disorder, prescription
Added 15 Apr 2011:
Subutex and Xanax Question.
Did the doctor explain to you that the combo of benzos and subs can cause depressed respiration that can actually be fatal? I know you are probably also dependent on benzo, so, you can't just stop all of the benzo without risk of seizure. You do need to taper off the benzo, do NOT stop cold turkey, but really, it is much safer for you to be on the least amount of benzo while on subs.Patti
Patrick 916, I've never known of a Suboxone doctor to allow a patient to be taking Benzo's with the Suboxone. I would have thought he would have told you that you need to ween down off of them before starting the Suboxone. You can't just stop cold turkey, this could cause a seizure or worse!!! however, it just isn't safe to be taking the meds together!!! I think you need to talk to him about all of it. If he is telling you that it's alright to take them together, I would be looking for another doctor, but that is just my opinion. I know it's hard enough to just find a doctor that can prescribe the suoxone. So I understand you being hesitant to mention this. But just as everyone else has told you, it isn't safe to mix Benzo's with Suboxone. Knowing that, you will need to decide for yourself which route to take. Maybe you could go to this Suboxone doctor and get your prescription for Suboxone but don't take it until you have weened yourself off of the Benzo's and also given yourself a 72 hour period between your last dose of Benzo and your first dose of Suboxone. That way when you do start taking the subs you won't go into precip withdrawals!!!!! I'm not one for telling lies, however, if you are afraid of losing your place with the sub clinic,that is what I would do. Continue going, get your prescription for Suboxone, but don't take them until you are off the Benzo's with a 72 hour. Break between them!! Good luck!
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