The reason I ask is because I have been an opiate addict for 3 years. Non stop all day every day. I was taking tramadol. The withdrawals are worse(for me) than some of the harder narcotics. I have a dozen failed sobriety attempts. The psychological and physical death grip that poison has on me is unbelievable! I am willing to do whatever it takes to stay clean. I have an appointment this friday with a psychiatrist, but those of you who are familiar with addiction know, how that seems like an eternity. I want to be in the position to help people, first I know I need to help myself. In the pains of addiction seconds seem endless. Thank you all for any replies I get. I often felt hopeless because I have some mental illness(depression,anxiety, add), I think I have been just self medicating myself to be happy. Do you think I would be a suboxone candidate. I know I need medication, just none habbit forming.
Suboxone is for opiate detoxification. You don't have to suffer from chronic pain to be a canidate though many people do who are on Suboxone. Suboxone can be just as habit forming as the opiates you are use to taking, to be honest with you. You will have to taper off the Suboxone eventaully if you truly want to be clean of opiates. You can learn more about this medication by going to Suboxone.com or calling 1 877 SUBOXONE.
Hang in there and Friday will soon be here.
I cannot believe I missed your question, and apologize for my late response.
Tramadol is indeed a pernicious med, in my opinion tis worse (as you said) than other narcotic pain meds. I've gleaned through this site, that Trams have an SNRI quality to them( serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor ) like many antidepressants.
Could you please post about how your Psych appointment went? The reason I ask is that you may be helping so many people by providing that info, and you won't even know it. There are so many questions about this med, and the horrors of withdrawal from it on drugs.com.
I hope you are feeling well by the time you read this! Fight the good fight gurl !!
The answer to your question is no. I was addicted to hydrocodone and Oxycontin for several years. At the height Iwas taking 440 mgs, a day of Oxycontin. That was 5 years ago when I detoxed and went on Suboxone. I am still on Suboxone 5 years later 1- 8/2 tab daily.
Suboxone is not for pain. It does not take care of pain as other pain meds. do. It has to do with the type of pain that you need to control. Although I am still on Suboxone, when I develope pain , I take advill, motrin, etc. More suboxone would not help with my pain.
Suboxone does not give you a high. All Suboxone does is make you feel normal so you don't feel so sick that you can't function. It is designed so that you can't abuse it and if you do try, it backfires and you develope severe withdrawal symptoms. So get that out of your head.
Once on it, I have found it impossible to get off of. Over a 5 year period, I have tapered down to one 8/2 tab a day or less. I can function very well with half that amount but 8/2 is where I feel comfortable.
Please do not start on Suboxone.
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