I was taking about 10 percocets a day and finally decided I have had enough of? being a prisoner to opiates. Saturday night I went all out and took about 10 percocets at one, snorted half an oxicotin and that was that. So I woke up Sunday morning feeling pretty terrible. I usually started every day with one percocet. I have xanax and flexeril so I took a bunch of xanax and flexeril and just slept all day Sunday and all night Sunday. I woke up Monday (today) and still felt terrible. I happened to find ONE 8 mg suboxone. I waited until it had been 36 hours and took 1/2 a suboxone (under the tongue). I already feel amazingly better. I'm just really worried. I only have a half of one left. I was going to take a 1/4 tomorrow (Tuesday). 1/8 on Wednesday. 1/8 on Thursday. Will I have bad withdrawal from the Suboxones? I want to try to make this as painless as possible (yes I know that's hard to do). I've heard of people having terrible withdrawals from 8 mg of Suboxone over the course of 4 days, will I still have terrible withdrawals? I can't afford to miss any work. So how bad will I feel by Friday when I run out of the Suboxone? Please help
Okay bad news.. Yes you will be going through withdrawal no matter what.. good news.. Can you get into a doctor or anything for suboxone?? You cannot withdrawal from taking suboxone a few times.. and yes you will still go through withdrawal.. the severity depends entirely on how long you took percs and how many and so forth.. if you realize you are stronger than the addiction you will be okay.. I would suggest looking into prescribing doctors.. i am here if you want to talk though.. i have been through it many times.. know your not alone and no matter what you will come out okay
I have been on percocets, norcos, vicodin, oxycotin and any other opiate off and on for 3 years now. I went to rehab in March of 2008. I completed my 30 days, stayed clean for about 60 days and that's the longest time period I've managed to stay clean. Usually I'll be on opiates for a couple of months, stay clean for 2 weeks to 30 days at most and end up back on the same the bull shit. I'm off the suboxone and everything. I don't really feel sick just have the worst anxiety of my life! I am so ansi and cannot concentrate. My mind is racing and I have the worse restless leg syndrome ever! This is fucking hell! I make it to this point and this is when I end up relapsing. I really can't afford a suboxone doctor or even suboxone or even to keep abusing opiates. I was taking between 5 to 10 percocets a day.
I was trying to take less and less and would get down to only 5 a day and then end having a shitty day and taking 10 or so a day or end up snorting oxycotin. I'm just trying to get through the anxiety and restlessness right now. I found a tiny bit of methadone but I don't even want to take it if I am going to have to go through all over again. I only found a quarter of a methadone. So not much. But I know it would take the edge off. But that means I'll be in this same boat all over again right?
The brain has a system for relieving pain on its own and that is the neurotransmitter/receptor site connection. The neurotransmitter sends a signal over to the receptor sites and when they are full, they send the brain's own opiates in a trickle. When anyone takes opiate for long enough, the neurotransmitter thinks it is not needed anymore and it takes a vacation or retires, therefore, no signal get sent to the receptor sites and they don't get full or send the brain's own opiates. The body tries desperately to signal the brain to do so ( and it can't until it reboots) so we have alot of symptoms of withdrawal, upset stomach, fatigue, runny nose and eyes, because all of the body is trying to get the brain to reboot. Suboxone is a long acting opiate replacement and it works in 20 to 45 minutes but you must have all other opiates out of you brain for it to work, if you don't you will go into precipitated withdrawal.
Anyway, you won't necessarily be feeling suboxone withdrawal per se, you will be feeling the withdrawal from no opiate being in your body and your brain won't have fixed itself that quickly. Google the thomas recipe opiate withdrawal and read that. If you decide to go cold turkey, the thomas recipe will help. If not, check out the suboxone homepage and look for the doctor's in your area licensed to write a prescription for suboxone. Call all of them and check to see how much they charge for the suboxone program, the fee varies. The medicine is around $7 or $8 a pill, some insurance covers it. It is a good program if you are serious about quitting opiates.
I feel your pain. I was there about 3 years ago. To be honest with you I grew up in Houston Texas, and if you know anything about Houston its that you can get anything from just about any Dr... I would go to 3 and if I had time 4 Dr's offices a day about 3 times a week to get scripts filled. These Dr's will write you 120 Percocet 10's, 90 Xannax 2mg, and 120 Somas 350mg... Mind you this is in one visit. And im getting this from about 3 or 4 Dr's a week. Illegal as heck but if you knew the population of people that do this on a regular basis, you think "how could I get caught Dr shopping"
When I started I was fine with the 4 Percocet and 4 Soma a day (didnt care for the xannax always sold them) but this took off, I was strung out on opiates for about 6 years, Im talking STRUNG OUT. You may think this is just a random number but I kid you not i was taking 25-30 Percocet a day.. I had to take 5-6 in the morning to even get out of bed. I couldn't function without them, literally COULD NOT FUNCTION.. Destroyed my life, I had the BEST, coolest, high paying-job EVER. I was 18-lived at home and had no bills, I was making like $27 an hour... Then I started to mess up--you know the story from this point but im saying this..STOP.. you have to, IDC what drug you do, there is no drug like an opiate...
Suboxone--thats how I did it, I was REALLY bad off and had to go to a 90 day rehab program. I still take the Suboxone, well I actually take Subutex which is the same thing it just doesnt have the naloxone in it (naloxone gives me headaches) This medicine is great, I have gone from 32mg a day and im down to 16 a day now, ya it has taken me almost 3 years to get where I am today and this medicine is expensive as hell but i was spending more on the dope and I can see a light at the end of the tunnel.
You know in the back of your head, if your an opiate addict, "I'm going to have to stop this one day" stop now, BC that ONE DAY may never come. Drugs are no respecter of person, race or gender-they kilI, now think about who all is going to be effected by your death..I wont be on Suboxone forever but as bad off as I was its going to take some time... Give it a shot I mean it has helped thousands of people including me..
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