... . When I came off suboxone my withdrawals were so bad, I ended up back on loratabs and vicodin. When I was on suboxone I was very sick, I was on 16 mg a day, 2 8mg pills a day, I feel bad and ashamed and no where to turn. I hope I can find some support, answers, anything.I feel alone AND scared,. I take about 8 to 10 pills of 10mg loratabs a day. Any help, advice or friendship would help me out. Thanks Crystal
There is an alternative for withdrawal when you stop taking the vicodin. Try googling the Thomas recipe opiate withdrawal and read the article that accompanies it. The recipe is a list of over the counter meds and supplements that helps the individual withdrawal symptoms and the article tells of one guys experience using it and how he felt each day. Usually people do need counseling to help them get off and stay off opiates and deal with the underlying issues that may have caused the addiction. There is a physical hereditary cause and emotional causes. Even though the amount you are taking now is not good, most of the people in my group were on at least 30 lortabs/vicodins per day, were successful as long as they stayed in group, and then relapsed when they stopped counseling. I hope some others will answer you and this will help you feel not as lonely or guilty, that is part of addiction. Depression can also strike many people when they attempt to get sober. Thanks Crystal for your post and I will keep you in my Prayers.
Yes you definately need some support. I suggest getting into a group also, you can try the professionals or NA or both. To come off the narcotics safely you can try Clonidine and Librium for a short time. The Clonidine helps with the physical effects of withdrawal and the Librium helps with both the physical and the psychological addiction and it will keep you safe so you don't have any permanent problems physically from withdrawal. You definately need to get into some kind of group therapy though if you are going to succeed at this, you really need some support it is not an easy task to accomplish on your own. Good luck and I will also be praying for you keep us updated please on your progress.
hi crystal,i have been on sub for 10 months.dont beat yourself up over not being able to deal with sub withdrawl. from what i hear and read it needs to bee done with all the right drugs and information that any one person can fail if not done properly.i have looked into this for the last 4 months.i thought after 6 months of just sub i was ready.wow,was i wrong.i have read and talked to people from addicts to counsels,nurse and 4 doctors. not to mention addiction specialists.so much is involved you can not imagin.this thomas method is only the tip of the iceberg. and I'm only gettin started. the end of this month is when i'm starting. i'm going to post a day by day journal of my detox. everyone so far has said you don't even start till your on 4mg 2 x a day.i will be there on the second week in june.that's when i figure im gonna start the journal.till then im on 8mg @7am and 8mg @ 4pm.
im going to start by cutting the pm dose in half till im on 2mg @ 4pm then i start cutting the morning dose down. by the way my doctor is on board 100% and has approved my plain.she is going to prescrib klonipin 2x a day and catapress or klonadine 2x a day. and said she would work with me as long my reasons for my requests are sound and my vitals are cataloged 3x a day. belive me when i say i feel like i'm involved in this process and that my doctor and me are partners in this. i'm gonna keep everyone who wants to be well informed... thanks any suggestions will be greatl appropriated... subzero58... pete
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