Hello everyone - I have been an addict for over 12 years and Suboxone saved my life. I am at the point in my recovery where I feel that I am obligated to help someone. I feel that I have enough experience where I can tell you what to expect, what others will tell you and what you should do. Please take in mind that I am NOT a medical professional so any advice that I give out is from experience and time only. Please let me know, also I am sure that there are people out there like me. Addicted a very long time, but also clean a very long time because of Suboxone. How has this helped you? I am really interested because people do not understand what to do and I just want to help. Anyway, I hope to hear from someone - I just want to help, that's all. Good luck to all!
I was taking pain meds for over 10yrs for migraines. In the beginning I was taking them as prescribed, but then the usual story about how they quit working and all, and then the increased doses etc... And before you know it your in a very bad place. I started taking Suboxone a year ago, and I'm still taking it because it continues to help with migraine pain. I feel great, a whole new person from before. So, it definitely saved me from a lifetime of drama. my insurance pays for it, but if not, I don't know what I would do. It cost $250.00 for the dr. Appt. And $573.00 for s months supply of the meds. That's a lot of cash out of pocket every mon. And unfortunately, too much for the average person including me. I just pray to God that day never comes because I've heard nothing but horror stories about trying to get off of Suboxone.
Anyhow, I think it's great that you want to help people especially considering your own condition. Wow!! I can't believe all you have been through and still sound so stable. Sometimes I feel I should write a book about all of this stuff, maybe it would stop someone else from ever going down that road. You and I didn't start out just trying to get high, we took it for legit reasons and just got caught up in the roller coaster from he'll!Ha!Ha! I've had a really good life for the most part. Most things that I regret I brought on by myself. I try not to look back though. It doesn't do anybody any good to just have a pity party. I'm sorry all of that happened to you, and especially before you even had the chance at a normal life. But I wish you the best. GodBless. NIK
24 Feb 2011
You can help me. I also had migraines and took Vicodin for 3 years until I was just taking them to feel normal. Then I went on Suboxone successfully for about 6 monts. My problem though is that I opted to have surgery, quit the Suboxone, which was a bad idea. Once the narcotics were prescribed again, I fell into that trap again. I just started Suboxone about a week ago and could use all the help I can. I am sort of self medicating too. Right now I'm on 4 down from 8 just a few days ago. I think it's wonderful you are reaching out to help others. You can read my profile or pm me on your answers if you want. thanks, cathleen186
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