I have been getting both suboxone and xanax from my Dr. for a year and a half now. Lately he hasn't been seeing his patients, his nurse has. My last visit she informed me and the other patient that gets the same meds that we were going to have to find us anoth Dr. to write our anxitey meds out to us. I don't know where to go from here?
Michelle, Hi! I don't believe I've talked to you before. How are you? Well, to answer your question, I don't know of any Suboxone doctors who will prescribe Xanax. Sorry, but the whole point of Suboxone is to get off of narcotics, which Xanax is. it's a Benzo drug, which they don't usually prescribe together because they are trying to get you off of all of those kinds of drugs. I started taking Suboxone after I was detoxed off of all controlled drugs. What a miserable 10 days that was. Anyhow, I had been taking opiates for migraines, and Ativan for anxiety. I understand the need for an anti anxiety med, trust me, I do. But by taking the two drugs together, you run the risk of being in withdrawal from the Naloxone in the Suboxone. Suboxone has two drugs in it. The first being Bupenorphine which is a narcotic, and the Naloxone which is a narcotic inhibitor.
In other words, the Naloxone or Narcan which it is commonly known as, is there to keep someone from shooting up the Suboxone, because it causes withdrawals. Please send me a PQ if you want. hope this helps. NIK
There is the risk of respiration depression and patients stopping breathing when on 2 respiratory depressants, which both xanax and suboxone are. If your goal is eventually to be off the suboxone, you should be attending addiction therapy, and they will help you with your anxiety, getting it under control and keeping it from occurring. The less you chemically alter the brain, the better the suboxone works to heal the pain receptors. I would have never thought I could be off all anxiety medication, but, I am and had to when starting suboxone. I did the therapy and it really did help. I know that is not what you want to hear, but it will likely be very hard for you to find a subs doctor who will prescribe both, or will tolerate you taking xanax and staying in their program. That being said, you should also not stop xanax suddenly if you have been on it a long time, on a high dose, or both.
If you have been on it a long time, or are on a high dose, you will need some help tapering off, in order to avoid seizures. Have you tried any low doses of an anti depressant to help with the anxiety? Personally, out of the many I tried, generic prozac in the NON extended release form, at a low dose of 10 mgs, actually really really controlled my anxiety in the beginning and then the therapy started working where I didn't need the Prozac anymore either.
Hello, My doctor wouldn't prescribe anything to do with mental health. He did however refer me to a psychiatrist. I've been in soboxone program 10 months now. I think this doctor did the right thing! I also (required by program) attend CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) with a psychologist. This experience, in CBT, is life altering, and I'd recommend it to anyone! It's helping me deal with a dark past, and teaching me why it is that I was using self-medication. Anyhoo, to answer your question... have this doctors office refer you to a psychiatrist. They can prescribe for you. I was given Lorazapam for anxiety. Though through my time with CBT, i find I rarely take this med anymore.
Good Luck! ;-)
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