I had been on Suboxone for 2 1/2 yrs. I stopped those and have been on Subutex. On the 2nd day I had a migraine. I am going back to Suboxone- how long should I wait between doses? I don't want any side effects. Does anyone know anything about switching back and forth with these meds? I have been off opiates for 2 1/2 yrs, minus Subutex.
Suboxone and Subutex are the same exact drug except for one thing, Suboxone also contains Naloxone which is an opiate antagonist. in other word, it was added to prevent anyone from shooting up the drug and going into severe withdrawals!!! you shouldn't have any problem switching back, however, Subutex is the generic of Suboxone and therefor, cheaper! I've had migraines for over 30yrs. Now. I don't believe that either of these drugs would cause a migraine. I've been taking Suboxone for over a year now and I feel great. When I decided to get off of the narcotic roller coaster and started taking the Suboxone, my migraines went from every other day, to about once every few weeks. All of the narc they had me on were causing rebound H/A's. It's not the same for everyone, I was just lucky I guess. But it gave me back my life. I also take Phenergan, I swallow it and then place the Suboxone under my tongue to melt. If you swallow the Suboxone it doesn't work. I do not have the nausea because I take the Phenergan. Good Luck, NIK
nah u shouldn't have any problem switching when I first started takin suboxone I thought my prayers were answered and they were for three years n when I tried 2 quit the withdraw was worse than oxy or H it takes 5 days 2 get real bad if uve been on em 4 over 2 yrs pple who only take it 4 a couple months seem not 2 have such a bad withdraw but every1 I talk 2 on it 4 over a year can't stop. Its not a mental thing like with regular opiates at least it wasint 4 me its just the physical pain was so bad I could barley get up 2 use the bathroom I'm tryin 2 quit now I'm not doin so good but I'm down 2 4mgs but its not quite enuf. I have a shoulder injury I thought wouldn't bother me again till I cut back now I'm takin ibprophin everyday sry 4 ranting but I talk 2 a lot of pple who will never get off n I think afterr 2yrs if u don't at least cut back the withdraw will b horrible but every1 is different n not every1 just takes subutex they take xanax also like me so maby ur withdraw wolnt b bad but as for switching ur good but try 2 stop 4 a couple days n c how bad it is if its not that's cool but at least cut back a lil I was never 1 to preach n I'm sure u probly stopped reading by now lol I just know how hard I had it n I tell every1 cause no1 told me Good Luck
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