I have been on Suboxone now for just over a month and seeing that most people are initially prescribed such a smaller amount than I was I'm a little horrified that my dr. started me at 32mg's a day. Before the Subs I had become addicted to percosets for about a year, taking up to 80 mgs/ day. Is that considered alot ? Enough for him to start me on such a high dosage ? I have also had awful side effects that started about 2 weeks after I started. I gained about 14 lbs w/in 2 days I was so swollen, I was scared to death. Dr. said that is a rare side effect of subs, but it does happen; he gave me some dieuretics, but they don't help. I am nauseated daily, have crazy sugar cravings, and I'm wondering if I'm having all of these problems and side effects because of this crazy high dosage he has me on?
An absolutely ridiculous amount and I'm surprised that you aren't sicker then you state. 80mgs a day of oxycodone is a joke and you should never have been given this drug especially after only 1 year of abuse. This isn't your fault but the idiot doctor who is prescribing. You would do fine on 2 maybe 4mgs a day at the most. The only thing you are doing to yourself if you keep taking this amount is raising your tolerance to levels were you may never get off suboxone and that is crazy. 1 year of abuse should never ever be given methadone or buprenorphene. My advice to you is to get into a rehab before you really are a full blown addict... Dave
nope 80 milligrams is not allot. When I got started on suboxone, my starting dose was 32 milligrams a day. have been on the same milligrams for about a year and a half. and I use to abuse oxicontin 300 milligrams a day for about 2 years. The doc told me I'm lucky to be alive. I just got my dosage lowered a week ago. Now on 24 milligrams a day. And what sucks is i haven't been taking my meds in like a week, cause my doc is a a*****e. The withdrawals are phenomenally painful. so I would suggest you stick to your docs regimen. You will be alright just don't turn back, you might not come back
Your dr. is nuts starting you at such a high dose. Of course taking 80mg of percs per day isn,t good but its not that high a dose. I was taking 300-420mg oxycodone daily and was started on 12mg sub. and that did the trick. Its no wonder you feel like crap. I,d be shopping for a new dr. or maybe think about rehab just to get clean from the whole mess. Suboxone is very strong med. Someone found out and posted how strong they were compared to methadone, it was a while back, I think it was methadone anyways I was amazed just how strong this stuff really is. I wish I could remember the numbers but I don,t. You need to be careful. I hope you feel better.
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