hi, i have been taking suboxone for 9 days now and beginning 3 days ago I noticed my ankles and feet swelling. They ache and are uncomfortable. My Dr. is out of the office for the holidays and they dont have an after hours help line (go figure). I am also having trouble staying awake..not all the time just sometimes..but when it happens its to the point that i cant keep my eyes open, even during times that i would usually be awake (dinner, work,driving,etc) If i lessen the amount i take (prescribed 2- 8mg daily i find myself with cravings. Oddly enough I find myself up during the night and wide awake at 5 am. I am coming off a 200mg daily hydro habit. Is all of this normal? I know that my body is going through big changes. I read somewhere online that some people actually get a script for Provigil since it is non addictive so that they may continue treatment. I dont know if i am more concerned about the swelling or the sleepiness, both are very disturbing
My dotor gave me benadryl, but it didn't really help, but half of a muscle relaxer does it for me. i totally relate to the drowsiness i was told it would go away, but who knows? i am drinking lots of espresso to keep my eyes open. also, try over the counter benadryl for sleep if your feet don't hurt i wouldn't worry about it. much better for you to get off the vicodin. I don't know what Provigil is?
I have the EXACT same symptoms! I have been put on Lasix (water pill), but it hasn't helped the swelling. If I lower my dosage of Sub, I get nauseated and muscle cramps. Provigil works (given to me by a fireman friend), but is quite difficult to get insurance to pay for, as it is for people with sleep apnea, or those who work shift work. And another $500 RX to self-pay for is a bit much after self-paying for Suboxone. Nobody understands how bad it is to not be able to stay awake until you fall asleep at the wheel or fall asleep DURING a conversation!
I have the same swelling in my ankles when given morphine so I'm wondering if its a similar allergy, though I'll never admit an allergy to Suboxone! Where would I turn then?
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