ronnie 1 When I first started to take suboxone i went through alot of sleep deviations. One week I couldn't sleep the next I would get tired way too early and want to sleep way to long. Your body needs to adjust to the suboxone, it will be a better transition if you stay very vigilante with your dose and time of dose. Don,t take more if you feel bad or less if you feel fine, level yourself out and your sleep will improve. That being said try benadryl tabs 25 to 50 mgs a 1/2 hour before bed. If you are anything like I was before suboxone, There was no reg. sleep patterns before subs. you just could take your DOC and go to bed, but would have to worry if you woke up were they were or take them right away. Use the subs to break those addictive kind of behaviors. Hope this was helpfull. By the way I was on vic, oxy, and percs for about 6 years. then started subs they changed my life. Use it until your ready to be done being high and "not being high" is normal. I took subs for 5 years tried to quit once after 3 yrs but wasn,t ready i didn,t fall back into oxys or vics but i did re-up my script for subs. I have been off subs for only 13 days but feel good except for leg pains, i have never craved an opiate thru this last detox. I credit that to long term sub use and breaking the addiction cycles and behaviors. Good Luck!!! I there is anything I can do let me know. Also Robert and Musicman are awesome, they know their stuff. Good Luck!!!
How do you feel during the day besides tired are you still w/d ing you may be on to low of a suboxone dose. How many mgs are your pills 8 or 2 and how often are you taking them? I found while on suboxone I couldn't take them after 5 or 6 o'clock or I couldn't sleep. The main thing is to find a dose that regulates you. You may have to talk to your doctor about dosage levels and times. If you are under 8 mgs a day or over 24mgs a day it could be a dose issue. Meanwhile, sleep is necessary get it whatever way you can even with short term benzo use. Also melatonine seems to work with the benzo. Clonidine knocks me out if I take it with a benzo. Maybe Valium would work better than xanax ask your doctor. Good Luck!!! Fight the good Fight!!!
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