Ok so I went to the ER because I am just fed up. I told them how I heard about the subutex and asked if they could help me but to no surprise they just prescribed me more norco. I can not believe this how is it I tell them I am worried about overdosing and they just give me the drug to do it this just does not make sense to me. I am begging for help and they just get me more addicted do they care about my life and health it does not seem to me like they do. All I can do is keep using till wensday when I have to quit so I can start the suboxone. I feel like I am at a lose!
Hey Uppy, they probably don't have a doctor that has the proper license to write a suboxone or subutex prescription. Doctors have take a special course in able to get the license. You also will probably have to do the addiction therapy that is supposedly mandatory for suboxone/subutex and go for follow up visits, and the ERs aren't set up for follow up visits, they refer you to another physician for that. I know you are frustrated, but by giving you the Norco, they did all they could do to get you thru to your appointment. Please, if you feel you are in danger of od'ing, give the Norco to someone who can dispense it to you in small enough amounts to keep you from that. You can stay here for support, but you need some close to home also. You could try an AA meeting, there will also be addicts there, and if you feel you are becoming dangerous to yourself, get to one. Most doctors have never even heard of suboxone, I am sorry you thought that you would get a prescription for it there. Hang in there buddy, please. Pattishan
I'm not sure if I understand what the problem is. If you begin treatment on Thursday, with your doctor, then all you need to do is to hang on until then. I thought you were using to keep from suffering withdrawal symptoms until you start treatment. Can't you just use the narco until you start treatment? I would have been greatfull if I could have gotten narco from a doctor or a hospital to tide me over instead of having to pay street prices for drugs! And by the way, you can overdose on subutex. The difference in subutex and suboxone is that subuxone has a narcotic blocker in it and subutex does not. As long as you have something to take to relieve the withdrawals then find something constructive to do to occupy your mind. Focus on the positive side for awhile. At least you are about to be treated for your addiction. There are many addicts out there who are just lost and who don't have the money or medical coverage to get treated by a doctor.
Don't worry about why the hospital does what is does right now. Be glad you are about to soon get treatment and you have medication to take to keep you from getting sick. Keep hanging on and it will get better for you.
I've been wondering how you have been uppy. A lot of people may not understand 4 or 5 days when you are "jones-ing" is a freaking eternity. I was watching "Lady Sings the Blues" last night, about Billie Holliday. She was going through a gradual detox when the police came in and arrested her for narcotics and she had to go through it in a padded cell instead. No matter what our backgrounds, education, race, religion or nationality, we are addicts. Forget the stereotypes. I was a Cub Scout leader when my kids were small!! The fact is, left to our own devices, we will devour any substance that makes us numb out. We take it in huge quantities and cannot think about anything else. So, trying to be in charge of taking your own narcos until your Thursday appointment is like putting an active alcoholic in charge of the liquor cabinet at the country club. It will be gone in no time flat. Pattishan61 is absolutely right, and I ditto everything she says.
I would add you might consider having another person hold those narcos until Thursday. Then stay busy. You will have to be in withdrawal before you can start the Suboxone anyway. So, your last narco should be on Tuesday night at the latest. Please confirm that with your doctor's office. I am not offering medical advice, just my own experience. I sure hope they told you that when you got the appointment. It is important, otherwise you are going to trade one uncomfortable situation for a worse one. It's amazing, I don't know anyone who comes to this site personally, but you are all the greatest.
They are just giving you the Norco to keep you from withdraw. They must have decided you were not a harm to yourself. Please hang in there and like Patti mentioned get someone to dispense the medication to you in controlled doses at specific times. We are here for you. Just a few more days. YOU CAN DO THIS!!
hi uppy... i just want to send some kind words your way. i know there is nothing we can do to help your physical discomfort. i am currently detoxing from norco. i am doing it myself at home. it is HELL! i am on day 7 and things r getting a bit easier. the first 3-4 days were the worst. i didn't think i was going to make it. the people on this site r very caring and kind. please talk to them or me anytime you need to. it has helped me so much! hang in there. please post often so we know that u r ok. we r here 4 u!
I could relate a story about an incident (things they can't do in the ER) Bit I am thankful that you have the medication to try and keep you from just being in a horrible shape, Be safe with those and as Patti said have someone dose those out, You know I think about you everyday. I don't want to email you when you are having a tough time but please know that you are free to email me and it can be private or post it here, I will be more than glad as I told you to listen and help in any way I can, I have every confidence that come Thursday your are going to work hard at making this work, I just don't want to see you have to go through the withdrawls any more than you have to. please keep me posted.
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