i was on 90mlg of methadone a day after deciding to get on it to try an kick my oc habbit. worst mistake i may have ever made... i just started suboxone almost two weeks ago and started it after only getting myself down to 65 mlg of methadone. it has been literal hell. physically and mentally. I've almost given up, but im only 23 with a beautiful precious 3 year old son. on top of trying to beat this, i have so much pain from kidney stones that dr's cant seem to see, but i pee blood so much so often an have constant pain in my kidney's, so its just one cruel joke of life .I need help, im sinking mentally. I cant let my son loose his mother to this nasty addiction. I've just realized tonight that im going to loose this battle if i keep trying to fight it by myself. i need to talk to someone who understands the true hell it is, i would be so very thankful for any suggestions or anything any piece of advice to help me beat this... thanks
Is all your pain from your kidney stones or is there something else going on? There are a lot of people here to help you but I think you need to give some more info on your pain and what you are being treated for. I don't know about methadone or suboxone, but I can relate to pain and the frustration that comes along with it. I would try to put some more info. here and I'm sure you will get some great advice.
From what I understand, you should have been down to at least 30mg of methodone before starting the subs. That's why you're feeling so bad. Obviously you have severe, legitimate pain. Have your docs run tests yet? You came to the right place for support. So many people here are in the same situation as you. Many success stories too! So please don't give up hope. Maybe suggest to the docs they run a test with contrast. I heard the stones can be difficult to see with an MRI without contrast. Don't give up... be insistent! It is not normal to urinate blood all the time. Make that appt. and come here often for support and help. We will help however we can! You need to stay strong for that little guy in your life!
Let us know when you make the appt. and if you can, please provide more info.
Hey, I hate that you are having all these problems but you need to have this kidney stone problem really checked out so that the pain will be less. You should have been properly tapered to 30 milligrams or less of methadone before you switched to suboxone and if you are still having pain, suboxone may not be right for you. Suboxone does help with mild pain, but it is primarily used to keep people off opiates. Methadone is a long acting pain medication and it is used safely for long term pain relief. All of us understand where you are coming from and you shouldn't feel guilty. You may have to see another doctor for the kidney stones and get on something to prevent them in the future. If you are not seeing an addiction specialist in therapy, it will make all the difference in the world if you will start.
If money is an issue, look for low or no cost clinics in your area and get someone for support around you, a friend, a family member, this will help. It is rough when someone is trying to find out what medicine and treatment is best for them , not to mention trying to parent a toddler. Hope things get better soon. You are not alone.
The best thing you did was get off the methadone and on to sub. You weren't on methadone long enough really it has to build up in your system. I'm not sure in your case If tapering down to 30mg applyed since you were only on for less than one week. Subs can be a horror to come off of too. I believe it was a medication made As another option for maintenance but is better used to tappr off off quickly. Robert has a tappr plan on this site for subs. I suggest that you get your pain under control ASAP. I know it hurts I watched my husband pass kidney stones and because he was on methadone for addiction they gave him nothing for pain! As soon As you get a handle on that kidney stone pain start to taper off the subs. You get a handle on that pain in the next week or so you can very well be opiate free within a month or so. I do wish you luck As I too am on methadone for addiction I'm in the process of a slow taper to 25 then will switch to subs to get off. I also live with cronic pain. But the idea of being clean beats that pain any day.
hi caiti,i think i may b able to help you.im am on a methadone and suboxone clinic in PA. anything i cant answer i can go to staff at my clinic. So if you wana get better,maybe we can help.my name is pete on this website im "subzero58".how long have you been on methadone?you said you stoped at 65mg. ok,lets just work with what we got. its monday may 24. if you can be on line at 7pm tonight i'll try my best to help you. ok caiti,till 7pm see you then... pete...
Hello.i feel ur pain. I have a trashed back and sciatic. The pain pills help till about a week till I go to the doctors when they r gone. The pain gets so bad im unable to be with my husband. God blessed me with a rock of a man but it doesn't make it any easier. And of course since I'm so young so I MUST BE obviously be a junkie... what a joke. I want a life but I'm not oblivious that I need them to walk. So what happens to a broken 22 y.o. Who has no insurance and pain so bad I want to take a hakesaw to my leg. (hurting in 'n'out)
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