... fed up with the vics and opiates, one day someone told me about Sub and I bought that instead. What a difference, it was great! The past year has truly been good for me. I've just had to buy them off of the streets. With my finances I was never able to have the lump sum of money needed to even begin the process of finding a doctor. Well just recently I moved, I had 2 subs and while I knew that wasnt enough, there wasnt much I could do. I told myself I would be done and just stick out the wds. That isnt going so well... I feel like crap and I keep thinking about how I could take a vicodin or two to make it all go away. I do not want that! I looked online and there are 2 sub doctor really close to where I am now but, what do I say? Ive been buying sub illegally for the past year and now I want to do it right? Someone told me once you have to be in opiate wd's for them to even consider giving you sub. I'm really scared and dont know what to do... but I do know I dont want that life again, its just too much. Any thoughts or advice would be really helpful, please
I can totally understand why you are stressed. It seems like getting back on subs is a good idea. I would call the doctors and tell them the truth. Hopefully they will respect you are being honest. Perhaps speak to them over the phone first before you make an appointment and go in to see them (to make sure they will treat you). I think it is great that you are going to try and be under a doctors care now.
Be strong!! Go ahead and call them. Tell the truth and work on feeling better. You need the help and the doctors should see that. Atleast now you are making the right choice and that is respectable.
Call both and ask to talk to the nurse, run it past her and listen to her response, chances r her tone of voice and choice of words will give u clues about how dr will act. lots of people do what u did- usually not for a year but i don't think that would matter, u'r making it right. Knowing now what i didn't know then, i will tell u call and ask, does dr file insurance for subr, any and all fees, both office and induction, any and all requirements 4 subs, how often does dr. want to c u? Each dr treats differently, some r higher on off. vst. and induction fee is lower, some chg xtra to drug test u, all r supposed to require counseling, u want that, much better chance of suceeding with addiction counseling. all subs drs r different. Anyway u need to ask the receptionist or the nurse those questions, if they want more than $500 for induction fee or more than $150 per reg visit or want 2 c u every week or 2, u can find a subs dr.
within ur means, may have 2 broaden how far u will b willing travel to get a dr. who affordable. subutex has a generic available now, that is the sister of suboxone. good luck, pattishan
My dr actually asked me if Ive tried Subs before and when I told him no, he didnt believe me at first. He stopped, looked up and said are you sure? Just tell me if you have, I know a lot of people just use them to get by when they cant get a dose. I said actually no, I didnt know of anyone that had them so I didnt even have a choice to buy them or I probably would have. So it sounds like they are used to people having tried them before coming in. So dont feel like you should be scared or shouldnt go. Also, you wouldnt need to be in withdrawal if you are only taking Subs now. If you tell them thats all ur currently taking, they would give you more right away and wouldnt make you wait. They just make you wait normally so you dont go through precipitated withdrawal (hell).
I started taking subs 3 months ago and the first month I was buying them illegally off the streets also. $20 for an 8mg tab. Anyways I finally found a doctor by me and called. I told him that I had been taking them because I needed something right then because I didnt want to go back on the percs. I also told him that I didnt have the money to pay upfront for a doctor so that was my only route. He was actually very sincere and was very happy that I chose to buy the Subs instead of percs. I went in for my first visit 2 months ago and they drug tested me for everything. Of course the only thing I tested positive for was the subs. He was amazed that I only tested positive with the subs and he said you would be surprised what people come in there and test positive for. Anyways he gave me my meds and also a refill so I left there with a 60 supply just for being honest. So I really think an addiction Doctor wants to help you and as long as you seem to wanna help yourself than they will. hope this helps.
I feel so bad for you. I know that pain and I wouldnt wish it on my worst enemy. If I lived close by you I would help you out. Im so sorry. But the above comment about the nyquil was a really good idea. That stuff has helped me out many nights when I couldn't find any percs. Hang in there one more night right? Your going tomorrow?
and keep me updated
Well, I was there bright and early right when they opened. It was actually a reallly long process, I was ther for about 4 hours. Meeting with my counseler, the nurse, the doctor, getting blood drawn and all of that good stuff. Everyone there was very nice. Not one single staff memeber acted snobby or you know how some nurses and doctors treat you like you are a bad person because of our addiction, well thats not the case. The nurse who actually does the induction and dosing was the best, I told her how I was taking 4mg twice a day. Their rules are for the first 10 days you have to come in every day to get dosed, and only once. But she said she was impressed that I was already doing split doses and that I would be allowed to take home my second dose. I was so relieved, I did not want to take a whole pill all at once, even as sick as I was.
Each day I meet with my counsler before or after I come in to get my dose, and in order to be given the privelage of taking home weeks or months worth of doses you have to go to group sessions as well. There are a ton to pick from, which is cool. My counsler was also really nice, he even said I could bring in my bf so that he can learn about what I'm going through and to better understand. I feel 100% better, I'm sure all of you know exactly how that is. I finally feel able to start my life in this new place.
I also wanted to say thanks to everyone who replied to me before, reading your thoughts helped me so much, it gave me the drive to hold on for one more day instead of using. I so look forward to being here for everyone!! Hope all is well with all of you
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