... many many many times, and it has yet to work for me. I am wondering if the withdrawal from Suboxone (which everyone says is so horrible, i'm noticing) or try cold turkey... AGAIN... unsucessfully??
You have a decision to make. One of three choices, go cold turkey, taper the percocet over a month or so or try suboxone.
You are right in that you will have to eventually taper off the suboxone once you are on it long enough to heal the brain from your opiate use. You don't have to stop the suboxone cold turkey and cause yourself undo pain. You will have to be under a doctor's care preferably to get the Suboxone and get the proper care while taking it. Suboxone should be accompanied by addictions counseling not just the drug alone.
You have to make your mind up that the drug abuse is worse then the "pain" of going though the detox process. You can taper off the percocet over a month or so time, but it ain't easy and as you said you have tried without much success. Going cold turkey is the other option, which is very unpleasant as you know, but possible. Again, you have tried this route without much success. That is why I say that you have to make your mind up first, then make your choice work. Having support from a group such as Narcotics Anonymous or an addiction's counselor maybe very helpful.
As you probably already know, the percocet contains acetominophen which is destroying your liver and kidneys at this high a dose daily. The oxycodone in the percocet is the opiate that is affecting your brain and making you crave the drug.
Please, address this problem soon before you do irreparable damage to your body and mind. We are here to support you anyway we can. You can read one person's success story by going to the search window under your friend's list and typing in pattishan61 and reading her profile.
Good luck and keep in touch,
Dear Just, I had a positive experience on suboxone. It seemed right for me and I was able to get off of it safely and comfortably. with no withdrawal. Each doctor seems to treat their suboxone patients differently. I urge anyone considering suboxone to do the mandatory ( at least supposedly mandatory) counseling for addiction, to get support and ask questions of their doctor and let the doctor know of any problems. I had 2 "new to suboxone but willing to listen" doctors and I did the counseling and came here and figured out that a guy here seemed to know alot more about suboxone than my doctor. I lowered the dose and was fine. There is a slow way to taper off and a fast way that Robert_325 has. Suboxone does 2 things that cold turkey is NOT going to do. It helps let the brain heal from the opiate damage while quelling withdrawal and cravings, 2 big battles. It keeps you from having to take days off from work, usually a person just needs a day or 2 off to do suboxone therapy. If you have any specific questions other than what you have already asked, let us know.
I am. Currently on suboxone. Its perfect for because I was too wimpy for cold turkey, and I couldn't taper due to my addictive personality.
Sub stopped my cramps and cravings. I've been on for 2 weeks but plan no mote than 2 months. You don't need to be afraid. You can pm me anytime. Cathleen186
I have a friend who has been on Suboxene for 3 years; she texted last night that she was deathly ill from Suboxene withdraw. Texting w/her again today, she is so sick that she cannot leave her house or smoke a cigarette so it must be just as bad as coming off Percocet. From what I understand, most rehabs are only giving Suboxene for 5 days to withdraw from percocet, then off of that too completely and then no withdraw from Suboxene if done in that manner
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