May I say "All the time." Are you withdrawaling from pain meds or from Suboxone? You can try the Thomas recipe for opiate withdrawal. Try googling it to get the recipe. It is a list of remedies for help with the withdrawals. Otherwise, there is always Suboxone for opiate detox or a slow taper will help prevent most withdrawal.
Give us a little more info and might be able to help better.
You can go to Pattishan61 Avatar & she gives the description in her profile off how to come off of suboxone if this is your question. Just go to your own profile & their is a list underneath for friends. Click on this & there will be a line to type in her name. She is our suboxone expert & gives you all the info you will need. Hope this helps... Mary
Dear God is Good... and I will second Laurie's "all the time!" suboxone is a good alternative and it does get rid of withdrawal symptoms completely if for some reason u do not have the time to go through them, even if mild if tapering due to a stressful job or something like that.
I have a very stressful and demanding job and did not have the time off necessary to taper or go cold turkey. Suboxone was a Godsend for me. I also did not have the willpower to taper... embarrassing to admit but true. If I knew I had extra pills around I know me and I would have been tempted. I admire those who can do the slow taper.
Suboxone has worked great for me.
One thing of which u do need to know is that suboxone also needs to be tapered slowly when coming off of them. That is why it is a good idea to get on the lowest possible dosage. I was able to be maintained on just 2 mg of suboxone. U don't need much. The amount of suboxone needed is the amt in which your cravings r gone. That is the end point in treatment. Suboxone immediately eliminates withdrawal symptoms after u take the first dosage. You do have to be in moderate withdrawal to have suboxone work which means that u need to be off your opiate for about 18-24 hrs. Suboxone allows your brain to heal by getting rid of all those extra receptor sites that were sprouted from the long term opiate usage.
Opiates cause the brain to sprout more "mu" opiate receptor sites. These receptor sites then require themselves to be occupied by an opiate. This is how tolerance occurs... and the need to have to take more and more to achieve the same effect. So suboxone allows the brain to heal by allowing those extra receptor sites to be reabsorbed by the body's reticuloendothelial system. Even though suboxone has an opiate called buprenorphine in it, this opiate does not sprout other receptor sites, therefore it does not cause a tolerance to occur.
While on suboxone the brain also starts producing its own endorphins again. So u can c how suboxone can allow the brain to heal.
I don't want to overwhelm u with anymore info so I will stop.
Whatever u choose to do will b the right way to go for you. Someone here will always b here to help you. There are many here of whom have tried and been successful with different methods of detoxing from opiates. You have already made the first and most important step... the decision to quite opiates and their insidious control over your life.
Good luck my friend. We will be here for u no matter what u choose to do.
Bless you my dear. Congratulations for making the decision to take control of your body. Pup
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