Can anyone help please? I am seeing my detox drug specialist this coming Thursday, we are going to talk about the different drugs that I can take to come off heavy usage of Codeine. What my question is with Subutex, suboxine and Methodone is there any of them that I can start without going through 48 hours off withdrwal, and what are the pro's and con's of each of them, what does the group think is the best way. I am at present taking around 28 pills a day with each one being 30mgs per pill.and have been on them for about 3 years. Can anyone put me in the right direction please. I look forward to hearing your views.
In my opinion, suboxone is the better route out of the two. My boyfriend was on methadone and felt very lethargic. He ended up looking for uppers more often to compensate for feeling so slow. You also tend to gain weight or become kind of bloated when you are on methadone. Although, the withdrawal for suboxone really is horrible but that may depend the person. I have been told that the methadone withdrawal is bad also because the medication is so deeply rooted in your bones. I don't think you can really get on any medication like methadone or suboxone without doctors having you withdraw first. It depends the doctor but most want you to withdraw to see that you truly are physically dependent and to see how much you will end up needing for the symptoms. Besides the withdrawal, suboxone is better because you don't usually have as many negative side effects and it helps you to feel normal.
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