I have about 7 8mg suboxone pills that I am planning on using for a "short schedule" detox program as per their website. I plan to use less than they recommend... just until I am comfortable to go to work. Can someone please help me? I just took my last dose of oxycodone... I dont have any more... So I am going to wait 24-36 hours, like suggested, but I am concerned about what I've read regarding interactions. I take Luvox and Xanax XR, 50mgs and 2mgs daily, and I'm worried that the suboxone will interact with the Xanax.. does anyone have experience with this or could walk me through the process?? I am very scared and alone... Ive used for a long time, but this particular run has been about 9 months 200 mgs of oxy a day. I know I cannot just stop taking the xanax, I would go into severe shock... and Im hoping that i can take the subs... I am so scared to withdrawal...
I certainly am not trying to discourage you at all, but, I would recommend some medical help thru the detox from oxy and induction onto suboxone. There are a couple of things you can do on your own, the first is to google the Thomas Recipe opiate withdrawal and read the article/diary, so you will know what to expect and you might want to get some of the ingredients listed, such as advil and imodium ad. The other thing is to google the COWS sheet, Cows stands for Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale, and it is a test that the doctor prescribing suboxone to a patient gives to that patient several times during the induction. The reason you will go into withdrawal is because the brain works off of neurotransmitters and receptors sites ( at least regarding pain and pain relief) and if someone takes any opiate long enough, the neurotransmitter goes on vacation or retires ( stops sending the signal ) and the receptor sites don't get the signal to release the brain's own opiates. The various physical withdrawal symptoms are the body's way of desparately trying to signal the brain to release it's own opiates. A doctor and a therapist trained in addiction therapy will be needed to answer all the questions you may have, but, the immediate ones would be a) how long you should wait before taking the suboxone and having it work vs it sending you into precipitated withdrawal b) how long you will need to take suboxone c) what triggers or fueled your need to take oxy. Most people don't understand that with only a few suboxone, you are merely extending the period you will be withdrawal free until about 5 days after you finish the suboxone, and that is an average approximation if you are on the proper amount of suboxone. The suboxone will then likely be off the receptor sites and you will start feeling withdrawal. Again, I am not trying to discourage you at all, I am trying to prevent you failing in your quest and becoming extremely uncomfortable at a later date and not knowing why. The amount of xanax you are taking is small compared to most, but, you really should be under a doctor's care so you can make sure it is ok to take both, once it is determined how much suboxone you will need to get comfortable. If you choose to do some of the Thomas recipe suggestions, you CAN"T take the Xanax, because it could cause respiratory failure. Read thru the suboxone group members and read some of the old posts for more info. I am saying some big Prayers for you, but, I think it is in your best interest for your health if you go thru a doctor for detox and induction. Best of Luck. The suboxone opiate replacement therapy is a great program, but, it is not a one pill cures all deal.
Hi I personally kicked Oxys at home with the use of suboxone but It took me a lot longer then seven days its been a month and I am still getting used to life without pain killers i had a pretty nasty habit so when I first kicked I took a whole pill once a day for a about two weeks, But Id take it a half in the morning and a half before bed and I felt much better it helped with the major intense withdrawls but you need to wait for like 2 days before switching from the oxys to the suboxone because it may actually make you sicker then you would be if you didnt take anything at all and I woudl def try and find a doctor because suboxone is a helpful medication but it really should be monitored and unlike methadone it really has some amazing qualites that you could def benifit on taking not just for the seven days it also helps with the cravings and if you do slip up it will completley block the receptors in your brain from feeling the opiate leaving yo either not high or sometimes it may make you feel dope sick. Be careful I know theres a ton of waiting lists and crazy process i was taking it for a whole month unprescribed before getting in to the drs and I have just about two months sober from opiates and Im slowly gettng my body and my lfie back
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