... I am currently prescribed 2 1/2 suboxone a day for the next year. Suboxone works for me only because I know I CANNOT get high while suboxone is in my system. I was wondering if a methadone clinic would be a better choice. Everyone in my life disapproves but I know the choice is ultimately mine. I just don't feel like suboxone is going to keep me on the right track forever. The longer I'm on it, the more and more I want a Percocet. My habit when I was using was ten to fifteen 30 mg Percocet a day. I know that if I slip up just once, then I will easily go back to my habit just as hard as before, if not harder. I don't need advice about rehabs and drug counseling. I was just wondering if anyone on here has been in my shoes and knows how to overcome this awful habit. I am NOT a religious person whatsoever so advising me to believe in some "higher power" will do no good. Please and thank you for any comments
I am a percocet addict. I went to detox January 3, 2012. I have been clean for almost 2 1/2 months.?
- 12 Mar 2012 by derbsoldlady
- 8 May 2013
- percocet, suboxone, opiate dependence, opiate withdrawal, pain, methadone, detox
Added 12 Mar 2012:
I've been an addict for 3 years. That's so strange that you say 2 1/2 suboxone is a low dose. I had other people say that that's way too much. Mind you the suboxone I'm taking is 8 mg, not 2 mg. Thank you guys for answering my questions. How do you add friends? I just started using this site yesterday and I'm clueless.
Yes a methadone clinic would be great to get off of perks and the withdrawls. But if u really want to quit drugs I suggest you go to the clinic for 1 or 2 weeks tops just long enough so your not withdrawl no more and then get off of the methadone so you won't get addicted to it because meth is the hardest drug to detox off of. That was my plan 3 years ago and now I'm hooked on methadone but if u really wanna quit you'll do it like I suggest then when your done the clinic go see a counselor to get your mind right from being off the drug. Good luck
Hello dersoldlady, & welcome to the site. Since you say suboxone is your choice I would stick with it. They have you on a low dose, but your percocet use you didn't mention for how long, but you could have done a taper of it & not have withdrawals. No matter what you use suboxone or Methadone you will have to deal with a clinic that hands them out. I believe you should go to your profile, & in the friends part there will be a line to type in a name. Type in PattiShan61, & please read her entire profile. She is our resident suboxone expert, & tells her story there about being an addict ,& how to do the subs treatment. I think you will find that no matter what anyone in your cirlce of family & friends say, she has the best info out there. Both methadone & suboxone are also addictive, but if you have the right dose & the right plan of dropping them, then you are armed & ready for treatment.
You will to have to eventually drop the suboxone too slowly like a taper plan as I suggested with percocet. I can help you with that plan or there are other that can too. Since your dose is small may be why you are feeling it may not work. PLEASE read her profile & if you have any questions, friend her or let me know & I will forward your question to her. She doesn't counsel you or preach & niether am I, just concerned as you already feel subs are not going to work...
I just wanted to say how glad I am you are off the Percocet's. I, personally, think you were on way too much of them and am very proud of you for being able to stay off of them. You are right. It is ultimately up to you what you do. Just be very well informed and careful about it, please. Everyone is different. I tried Methadone for a while, and it wasn't for me, but that doesn't mean it's not for other's. I was also on 24mg of Suboxone a day for chronic pain too and had to get off of it and on something else. I used to be a chronic alcoholic. I know what hard cravings is about too. Just one drink and a little over five years of sobriety could be over for me. I don't have the cravings anymore, but I used to when I first quit. But if you decide on the Methadone just be aware you have to be very careful. I'm not trying to scare you at all.
I want the best for you. I do. And Mary gave you some great advice too. Well good luck to you whatever you choose, and know there are allot of great people on this site ready, willing, and wanting to help you any way they can. Take care and best wishes. Ruth
im on a taper off percocet 10/325 at the moment. i finally put a plan together that isnt so bad with the withdrawls. the first couple days were fine, but today its pretty awefull. im very tired yet i cant sleep. im also on xanax to help my anxiety/panic that is now way out of control since my tapering. my bones hurt, my body is jerking when i try to nap, and my panic/anxiety is giving me a fear that im dying. that im gonna have a heart attack. the fear of the heart attack part started when i lost my nana and admisnistered cpr which didnt revive her. all in all, im on day 4 of this new one which im gratefull but frustrated that i made it this far without giving in to that extra pill, hang in there and keep comming back. leanne
Hello my name is Janet and I am a Addict, I have been wonderfully clean for 4 years after abusing Perc , Darvocet , Vicodin , or any opia drug I could get my hands on I abused for 15 years and have a very high family back ground. Of addicts and alcoholics.
I was rescued by Suboxcene taking 3 8 mg/2g tablets. My doctor later increased my Rx to 4 tablets a day when I felt like you do right now so please ask your dr to increase your suboxcene dosage before combining methadone with suboxcene as that would only make things worse for you and Please remember why you wanted help to begin with don't take any chances for a relapse every time you do it gets harder and harder to stop abusing and withdrawal symptoms get worse and worse I always tellysrlf it's just not worth it!!! To go back to abusing !! P.s. I have been on suboxcene for 4 years and my dr. Recommends I get off suboxvene when I'm ready. Good Luck to You!!
This is my opinion going from Suboxone to methadone is the worst thing you could do to your body because. I've been on heroin for the past ten years off and on and tried methadone and let me tell ya I wouldn't wish that feeling on my worst enemy in the world but I've been on Suboxone for two years now and my dr wants me to take 2 strips a day and for me if I did that much in one day I would be no good to anybody and when I say I did 100$ a day in heroin and now all it takes for me now is one and a half I strongly say stick with Suboxone and not methadone because the one good thing about Suboxone is when you don't have any for 3 days your not sick as a dog but trust me when you go 12hr without methadone your gonna feel like your gonna die well hope this helped you out with your decision if I were you. I would stick with souboxn
I'm a percocet n herion addict I've been one for 9 years I'm 27 n I've been on suboxon for 3 yrs for me at first it got me higher than percs cuz they were giving me 24mgs a day I was eventually weened down 2 8mgs I got kicked out soon after for failing 2 many urin tests it was so much worse than herion withdraw n lasted longer a month later I got back on the program I've been there ever sence its extreemly hard 2 get off of I'm actually tryin 2 do it myself now I would suggest it only 2 a seever user like urself but whenever u decide to get off it do it slow at ur own pace cuz everyone is different Good Luck!
I've been there and it depends.Methadone is more addictive but suboxone is was harder to detox from I know cause I tried cold turkey it was the worst experience of my life it seemed to never end so I tried just takin little bits and I felt it a lil but the pain was still there more physical than mental If I had 2 do it over again id take methadone cause I hear the withdraw is very bad but it ends finally. So here I am back at the begining on 8mgs n I'm gonna try it really slow n see how it works but the choice is ultimatly yours but I know a lot of people who have been on suboxone 10yrs n can't let go whatever u choose I wish you the best of luck.
Hey how's it going these days? Methadone is a heavy one. Kicking suboxone or methadone are difficult but doable. Methadone is rough as far as being on it, I don't recommend it. Suboxone is better on the body and mind and easier to get off of. Eventually maybe check out an alternative and get to canada or mexico and do ibogaine. It works and its a better alternative than either of your other choices. Its an addiction interupter not a maintenance program. I did it. I don't take anything. I feel wonderful. Research it. Good luck.
Hey there, i just joined moments ago and realized this ost is a year old butHAD to say that im in your shoes or what were your shoes. I started abusing some percocet pretty bad on and off after many many botched surgeries. Im now on 6mg subu daily since Good Friday
and its working this time. Thank GOD. AMEN!!! I have a baby and need to have my$h¦t together. I am curious how you are doing, good or not so good. If you want to friend request me PLEASE do!!! Best of luck!! Hang in there. Nothing of value comes easy... Ashamed1
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