... to work good for me i seem to be I'n a better mood than usual! I was using pretty much any opiod pill i could get and i am a mother of two girls i finally realized i was having a problem an needed help i have been taking the pills for about 4 years and today is a new day it's been hard to get here but i am ready for a new start any encouraging words or thoughts would be appreciated just so i can stay positive bout this! I love reading everyones posts!
Welcome to the clan and congratulations on starting a program of being opiate free. This is a wonderful place to get the support you need and encourage you to write often. Learning to become opiate free is a process, requires some effort, but is well worth the journey.
Welcome Rose! Everyone on this site are extremely encouraging. I congratulate you on taking the step to get off the pain pills. I know it is not easy, but you are making the right decision. Hang tough and begin developing a plan to also taper off suboxone eventually. Don't feel like you have to rush it though.
Hello H-Rose - I think most of us here try to add to each ones' experiences, knowledge & moods, in a + way! Its comforting, and occasionally we have some stimulating debates, hopefully in a healthy way! You're making a good start, and everything's possible. My philosophy with any med is to try to take the least therapeutic amount... best for the body & mind not to have to process more than needed... kinda like overeating at Thanksgiving! There's been increasing evidence that less is needed with Subox induction than previously thought by Drs, for it to be equally effective. The only other suggestion I have is to dive into recovery in as many ways as you can... on this site, with an addiction counselor, 12 step programs (in some places, there is Rx. pills anonymous), helping others who are right behind you, morning meditations/prayers, if desired, to promote your emotional, physical, psychological, mental & spiritual health... and, in any other ways you think of... good food & exercise helped me, too. Welcome aboard! Jillian
if this is your first time to subs ,then congrats,u made the first step.its hard to reallize it . im also on subutex[generic for suboxone] .i just have two things to say that might help you make it through this. 1, listen to your dr. because youll b tempted to take more than your supposed too,trust me.2,stick with it , because it only gets better from this point on..and whatever you do ,make sure ,when its time to wean off,that you wean off correctly.good luck.
So glad to meet you!
You ARE in the right place, with the right people!
Yes, you will feel better once on the Suboxone.
What dose are you on? We are all on different doses, here. Personally, I am, presently on 22mg. I started out on 8mg. for the first week and quickly went up to 10mg., then, 14mg., then 18mg., and then a jump up to 24mg. I did all this as I was still having cravings.
When I first started the Suboxone at the beginning of September, I was thinking I would be on it for no more than a month or two. I quickly learned that was not going to be MY journey on the Sub treatment.
I am in the process of weaning down. I am doing this slowly, but surely.
The pills are so darn expensive, aren't they? Still cheaper than when I was using, but expensive, nonetheless.
My life is so much better these days! I hope you will, too, and your journey will be worth it all!
keep coming back,
Hi H-Rose... Congratulations for coming to the decision to not let opiates rule your life. Yes it is a new day indeed. Welcome to the group!!!
You can read my profile to see my opiate history. There are many here to help, offer courage, advice, and support.
Suboxone is quickly becoming the gold standard in treating opiate addiction. It is meant to be one tool in the recovery process. The other tool, which I cannot stress enough, is addiction therapy. These two, when working together, can greatly increase the success of your recovery process. You will learn the reasons why you needed to use opiates which many times starts as pain relief for a legitimate problem but then the person finds that the opiates help with emotional pain. You will also learn the triggers which could cause a relapse.
Suboxone is also great for getting rid of the cravings which stick around for much longer than withdrawal itself. The goal of suboxone therapy is to get rid of cravings... usually this should not be a very large amount... many times as low as 2 mg/day. Suboxone also allows your brain time to reabsorb all those receptor sites that were formed from the excess opiate use.
Anyway... I don't want to overload you with info... so with that I will say welcome, stay positive and strong... and come here often to let us know how u r doing and also to see how u r doing. Merry Christmas... pup
You've made a good choice to get on suboxone rather than keeping up an opiate rx pill habit. It helped me so much when I was on it. It kills your cravings and allows you to live life without those urges and thoughts that ruled you before. Make a plan with your doctor on how long you plan on being on it and stick to it, never stop taking it before talking to your doctor. It saved my life and I was on it for about 6 months and I did great. Good luck and everyone here is here to help!
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