Hey everyone, I just wanted to update (and thank you) for helping me. I stopped depakote and within 3 days felt back to normal. The hallucinations, depression and everything was the depakote. I still take suboxone. 2mg a day now. In two days ill probably end that and I will happily and proudly be off all meds! I am so happy now. My life finally feels back to normal. Pretty scary to think how a medicine can make you feel like committing suicide. I'm so blessed to have kiced my tramadol addiction. I strongly recommend suboxone . I definetly couldn't of done this without it. I never got addicted to it but then again I didn't take the dose the dr told me too. (4mg three times day) I started 4mg a day. 2mg in the morning and 2mg at night for 5 days. Then 2mg a day. Sboxone will not work though if you don't have the WILL and desire to stop using. Thank you all for being there for me and listening.what a great community we have here :)
I am so happy for you girl! I knew you could do it. And you are right. It is a great community here. I don't know what I would do without my DC family and friends. They are wonderful. I am so very proud of you, and you should be proud of yourself. Give yourself a big ole hug. I would hug you if I could. lol. Well keep up the good work, and God bless. Ruth
Dear waiting, thank you for the update, i was so worried when you stopped responding. I am curious, if this is not too invasive, did your dr tell you to stop suboxone and did he come up with the plan to jump at 2 mgs. The reason i ask is that each dr comes up with his or her own exit plan, if they encourage patients to taper off. You aren't under any obligation to answer those 2 questions, but if you feel it is not too invasive, please do. You usually have to stay on it at least 3 months, but some drs use a rapid schedule and i am curious. If your dr did NOT tell you to jump off at 2 mgs, You may be coming off too fast and too high, but please update us so we will know how you are doing. We care around here and i know i prayed very hard for you. You did the right thing by reaching out and letting someone know you were having these awful thoughts. I am so glad the paranoia and delusions are gone and wish you the very bewt. Patti
Congradulations on your 12 day detox! I think it's great when a person can detox without needing to be on maintenance and then have to detox slowly. I wish I could have done a rapid detox but it was not an option for me. You did good by managing your doses according to your needs and not taking more than what was really necessary. Good job! Good example!
Finally someone who used suboxone the right way and didn't end up getting addicted to that. I am so very happy for you!!! I wish I never touched that stuff but my story is different. I was put on it for depression. I see a lot going on with people thinking this will help for depression and doctor's are starting to prescribe it for that reason. I wish I could warn everyone. Yes, I felt great for maybe a year. I also was very lucky to get off of it after taking it for about 8 months. I felt everything come back (my passion for life, music, etc... ). It numbs those things for me but I gave them up thinking I could get off of it anytime. I went back on it when my Father got sick and now it will be two years in March that he passed and I'm just a shell of a person. I don't feel like doing anything. I've turned into a hermit. It's hard to take a shower, brush my teeth.
I'm stuck because if I don't take it then I'm suicidal which I'm still thinking about it but I have two beautiful daughter's (grown). They are my best friends and I can't imagine what it would do to them if I did anything to myself. My husband loves me but he has given up because he doesn't understand this and he doesn't want to understand it. He just wants me to get better, same with my Mom and Brother's. I don't think they realize how horrible this is. I know if my Dad was here he would make sure I got the proper help. I do not believe laying in a hospital bed for 11 days suffering is the answer. It cost me thousands of dollars and what happened? I ended up going back on it because I couldn't do it and now I'm terrified to do it again so I'm just stuck. Good luck to you and I'm so glad you had the knowledge to know how to use this drug. Enjoy everything because if I ever get back to normal I have plans to do so much!!! XX
Well I know this post was almost 3 years ago but maybe this will get to you or someone who knows... if you were still taking sub everyday how were just gonna stop in a couple of days completely? I thought u had to really ween down by taking very very small doses and being able to skip 2, 3, 4 day etc without it first? If this reaches you did it work? and do you feel normal?
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