wants to put me on suboxon i am scared ,but am scared off withdrawals from vicodin been there before bad , i have heard of the withdrawals of suboxon any info will help me ,i dont want to start off on the high dose of suboxon and i dont want to be on it more than a month or so ,
What to do ,i have been on vicodin for 2 years ,i want off these ,i take 4 to 5 750;s a day dr?
Added 2 Feb 2010:
thanks dave and others that responded i feel like i am addicted to vicodin and oxys to i have been taking oxys because i ran ouy of vicodins i need the pills every 4 hrs or i go into withdrawals and i have stooped so low to start buying them from a dealer i can no longer go on with my life like this i started useing back in 2004 but really got hooked and no turning around in 2007 i have tried cold turkey only to go back because of the cravings i want and need to get these things out of my life for good ,i am going to na meetings almost every day ,but i need to withdraw from the pills can,t do it by myself. the last time i used valium to withdraw, but when the pain came back i went right back. i have read alot about subox and now am scared of trying it because of what i read about the withdrawals from it
well i recently quit cold turkey off of vicodin. the hardest thing i have ever done. i was on them for three years. i do not recomend subox. my husband was on them for a few months. the dr. wanted him to stay on for the rest of his life. he quit and the pain that he had was way worse and they can last a lot longer. i am now on my 8th day and just now startin to feel ok. its no where close to easy but can definatley be done. you just have to know that you can do it. and it really does get better. even though it might not feel like it now. once you do though its the best feeling in the world. hope it helps!
You certainly wouldn't need to go on suboxone for addiction maintenance but you can use it as a detox tool.
Go to Suboxone.com and on the site you will find a doctor locater. Get a list of prescribing doctors in your area and start phoning. Tell them you have been on hydrocodone for 2 years and you take between 4-5 pills a day. Then ask them if they would do a 6 week detox with buprenorphine (suboxone, subutex). Once you find someone then you need to make a date and prep yourself up.
A 6 week detox would be a good option for you as you haven't been on the hydrocodone that long. It also appears that you aren't abusing it which leads me to believe that you are not a addict but you are relying on them which would make you dependent. Hydrocodone is not a particularly strong opiate but it does effect the mu receptors which is why most people get that energetic euphoric rush.
So give this a try and read up on suboxone and detoxing off opiates. The more knowledge you have the better you are at making decisions. Good luck and let me know how you make out... Dave
So you have been on opiates for over 5 years now and you will go thru withdrawal without them and because you were on so long maybe try an opiod protocol like methadone at a detox but still if you can stay for at least 30 days if u have insurance I think that way you are coming off the opiates with an average 5 days methadone detox and then be in a supportive environment for that time if thats possible. After the initial detox your body is still gonna go thru withdrawals for 3-6 months average for you brain chemistry and hormonal levels to adjust. You can come off them but the real work is the next 3-6 months when most people relapse . Dont go into a rehab for5-7 days thats almost useless because the meds they use are still in your body. I would also go along with what Dave says because if you use the suboxone for a short detox like 6 weeks at a low dose probably not over 8mg a day to start or even less it can be very successfull, the problem comes when doctors prescribe 24-32mg a day and theres no way you are coming off that in a month. Your on the right track and withdrawals suck but have a good plan in place and stick with it. There are other protocols for withdrawals like having a doctor use clonodine,valium,ultram etc but the suboxone is your call. I was on methadone for 17 months and switched to suboxone in october of 2009 I started at 4mg a day and for me it help and I had some withdrawals but nothing severe and I choose to stay low. I am now taking 1mg a day and I dropped very slowly and I know when I come off it i will have some withdrawal but my doctor said he will treat that with maybe ultram for a couple of days. Remember most people who come off suboxone were on high doses for months and tapered way to fast and you dont want to do that. Good luck, I mean that, You can do it and keep asking the questions.
Ewww not sure about the whole suboxone thing Ive been taking vics for many yrs and Iam only 30. The suboxone was actually to strong for me and I take any where from 5-8 vics a day. Plus my friend takes the suboxone and this summer shell be on it for 2 yrs. So not sure what the difference is? Cause the ultimate goal is to be completely clean. The vicodin withdrawals will be the worst thing your body ever goes through as you know. Wish I could help in the same boat as you...
just dont get on methadone! kicking vics, tabs, etc.. is a walk in the park compared to the devil-done... you can kick those vics within 2 weeks . methadone will take 2 months and now am told up to 18 months!!! to clear your system. good luck, stay strong and find something to make you sleep.
I realize that this post is old, but since I read a lot of post to try and get and answer to my questions, it didn't matter that they were old to me.
So I just wanted to post my experience hoping that it would help some body.
suboxon is a great drug if used for a very short period of time. I was very hestitant to start taking it, but was too scared to go throug withrawls. I took it for 8 days and was expecting to go throug withrawls for a few more days, but its been 5 days and I feel pretty good. If any one out there would like more info on how I did it, feel free to ask me. Good luck to everyone out there that is trying to get free from adiction.
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