..I was taking 7-10. 10/325 for chronic back pain per day(prescribed by pain clinic) and she was about the same for chronic migraines. She was probably taking more. We decided it was out of control went to clinic they told us to go cold turkey for 48 hours and they would induce is with 3 8mg of suboxone on monday, We did. My wife almost died from the withdrawals but I never jerked or had much of any symptoms other than nervousness etc. We both took the first days dose of suboxone and she did fantastic instant withdrawal symptons gone and except for some fatigue and nervousness it was awesome. It is friday and she is still doing well. I on the other hand have thrown up until I ... well it is horrible I am so tired I can't work, I am just in a mess. I have cut back the suboxone to 1 8mg pill split into 4mg in morning 4 in evening. I am still throwing up. What can I do? I am afraid to cut back more I have been told I might need to go back up. I am ready to go back cold turkey but am afraid of the temptation to use norco because of my back pain We never want to be held hostage by pain pills again... help
it is so awesome that you and your wife decided to do this together and got eachother support, i on the other hand dont have support so this site is my angels and where i get all my support. i talk alot with laurieshay, if you cut to soon, you may have to go up just a little, my dr also told me not to do it too fast that way withdrawls wont be as bad, my dr offered my subutane, i believe thats what its called its a patch, i decided againts it. hope all goes good
I know this is an old post (sure to the date) - but if you are still out there... I can relate to feeling like you are a hostage to pain pills. My best solution (personally speaking of course) is to become very upfront with your doctor (s). Building trust is the best thing I have done. I heaver told my doctors when I was running short on my meds due to me taking more than I was prescribed due to my increased pain. Keeping my doctors informed - helped me more than I can say!
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