... gotten off them on my own before but have always gone back because A they are always in my face and B I have medical problems for which I have a script for the medication. Recently we bought saboxine off the street and he says it works really well for him but they are really hard to come by and he won't go to the doctor. Plus I hear they are just as addictive as percs and the withdrawl is just as bad if not worse. What do we do? HELP this is wrecking our lives!
My fiance and I are trying desperately to get off percocet. He is much worse than I am, I have?
- 4 May 2010 by bbk2010
- 5 May 2010
I am not a doctor but have fought an addiction to pain killers for the past 13 years. I am currently on suboxone and am trying to taper off. Yes, when you take it for a long time, and in a large dose as I was put on, it is difficult to taper off of suboxone. That being said, I have no regrets that I took suboxone instead of the pain killers because it has given me a great stretch away from the lifestyle and behaviors that accompany a drug addiction. It stopped my cravings and I have gotten my life and perspective back in order. However, I also go to AA and work a recovery program, which I think is also very important in staying away from the pain killer roller coaster. I hope this helps. I am trying to wean off the suboxone as I have been on for over 1 year, and yes it is turning out to be more difficult than expected, so I guess from where I am I think I would have been better off taking a much lower dose and for a much shorter period of time. So, if you do decide to take suboxone, you might want to consider how much and for how long. Good luck, my prayers and thoughts will be with you.
bbk2010, ChristineAtu gave you good advice. If you and your fiance decide to go to A.A./N.A. you may be able to salvage the relationship., because what is going on now is called co-dependency. My hubby (ex) and I were the same way, sometimes he would be the strong one,and other times I was. It just wasn't often enough that we both had the will power to stay clean. Now, I stress that if you go to recovery together you might be 2x stronger in your commitment to sobriety. If you try to do it the way you are now I don't see alot of hope in staying clean. This is not an absolute but if you look at statistics you will see alot of failure. Just because I say it though, does not make it so, you might be able to do it without outside support. I think it is great that you recognize the problem, alot of people though cannot see the forest through the trees.(old quote) I have no idea who wrote it but I did not. Yes the withdrawal is worse but in different ways. Opiates from the street or meds for acute pain have withdrawals that are swift, strong and are over much sooner than Suboxene. I am on pain management and he gives me Methadone. They are similiar in their withdrawal symptoms. They take longer to start, are not as strong but can actually lasts months and more months until you are totally feeling "normal" again. Follow the advice that christineATU already gave you , she understands suboxene much better than I do. Bless you, Fall Queen
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