... problem and seems to be working. so, time to go off of the opana. went to an addiction dr. since my pcp who prescribed opana seems clueless to the weaning problem. i am to start taking suboxone today after going into moderate withdrawal. i was taking 40 mg of opana a day and am supposed to take 2mg of sub four times a day. so far am anxious and nervous. i am about 6 hrs past time to take opana. can someone tell me how long i have to wait? did read the opiod withdrawal form. am i really going to have all those symptoms? so far after 6 hours just the nervous, anxiousness. can anyone advise me?? thank you.
so you are coming off the oxymorphone? Good for you! Did you doc tell you that you need to be in pretty heavy withdrawl to start the suboxone? Wait until the diahhrea and big pupils, and anxiety are in full effect. If this is your first time feeling withdrawl then you might not feel as bad as your next withdrawl in my expierence each successive withdrawl is markedly worse and worse. So depending on your metabolism and the half life of the opana then you will need to wait for the full blown symptoms or else you will make yourself sicker than you have ever felt. Trust us on here when we say that taking the subs to early will cause precipitated withdrawl which is unnecessary if you are patient enough.(Patience is hard to come by in full opiate withdrwal) M suggetion to you do not follow your prescription. start small like 1 mg and wait two hours to see how you feel because if you have a slow metabolism you coud still have opiates left in your system and then you get thrown into withdrawl worse by taking the suboxone. Let us know how you are doing a lot of people here know what you are going thru and can help you a lot. Please try to find a clinical opiate withdrawl sheet on the internet and score yourself when you are scoring over 26 take a 1 mg of the subs and wait an hour and a half to two hours and see how you feel. God bless you try and keep your mind occupied don't be like me and look up pictures of poppy plants on the internet it's bad to obsess. Good Luck to you! You can do it!
So now you have a dr telling you to take suboxone four times a day? That is absolutely the WRONG way to dispense suboxone. Where are you finding these drs? If you want my help let me know. I do this every day. Here is a link that shows how I suggest using suboxone. Hope it helps. Let me know what I can do to help you. God bless.
Nikkisue, how did it go? I was on OpanaER 10mg 2x a day for 18 months and had horrendous withdrawals. I never abused the drug, took it only as prescribed. After my surgery I went back to my PM and discussed weaning me off, they prescribed 5mg 2x a day for 5 days, then 5mg 1x a day for 5 days and then nothing. It has been hell! They weaned me off way to quickly. I've been trying to find something a website that would indicate what a more appropriate length of time would have been. All I know is that cigarette smokers don't typically stop in 10 days, it is much more gradual. I cannot imagine such a strong opiate would take less time than cigarettes.
How are you doing now? How long did you go through withdrawals? I am on my 13th day of weaning. Today is my 3rd day with nothing. The past two times I dropped dosage over the last 10 days the 3rd day was the worst. I want to die! The kicker is I have 3 weeks worth of 10mg in my medicine cabinet but I refuse to start over. But I admit to being tempted just so I could get some sleep.
- Opana Information for Consumers
- Opana Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Opana (detailed)
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