hi i have been on (3) 8mg sub. going on 3 years now... nevermind the war story as to how i came about needing it..point is i did. however it has ruined my life..worse than when i was "out there" using!!! so i take 24mg of suboxone daily just to be normal! i dont get high off them its like taking my vitamins..problem is/ do you all know that suboxone without med, insurance cost's $9 and some change per pill!! i have no med, ins..and was recently laid off! so i do ANYTHING and I MEAN ANYTHING to get the money for my 30 dollar a day habit! And my EX-fiance never was an addict.. and has left me bc of my sub use, he cant understand why i cant just stop! I would give ANYTHING TO BE OFF SUBOXONE... i tried tapering and am in the process right now..(down to 8mg a day... but i find that even at 8mg i am W/D!!! I have been called a junkie by my family bc i am STUCK on sub... i just need an answer from someone out there..CAN I DO THIS..WITHOUT TERRIBLE PAIN??? I am a veteran with this stuff..it has ruined my life,,so how do i get OFF??? I am an addict by nature as we all are..so the tapering is not doing well bc as soon as I feel a pain..or w/d symptoms, i pop another sub under the tounge... and i am normal again!! tried having ppl hold the stuff for me... DOESNT WORK!! I find someway to get my way..and get the pills back,,ahhhhh it is hopeless i feel... but i want to be off sososo badly!!! This i agree is great for opiate addicts to get off the dope... but only to be used for A VERY SHORT TIME!!! NOT 3 YEARS OFF THE JUNK!! I WANT TO KILL THE 3 DOCTORS THAT ALLOWED THIS TO GO ON THIS LONG... And I am a single mother of 2 beautiful kids..and i cannot afford to buy this ANYMORE!!! I am 30 years old... and i just want to be PILL FREE! for the first time in my life,for me and my kids..i am all they got in this world!!! OH.. i also take 20mg of KLONOPIN/DAILY along with the sub. so i am stuck on the 2 worst chemicals,,, benzos and opiates... and it all started because i wanted to help myself off street drugs and now look at me... lol... I NEED A MIRACLE! THIS #*^%#** IS no joke!!! Suboxone is like synthetic HEROIN..DONT KID YOURSELVES!!! To All..if you are not on it..do urself the favor and dont start it!! To those of us stuck on it... i feel all of your pain,and frustration.. i do!!! I just pray i will be able to get off without feeling like death! wish me luck..and good luck to all of you trying to get off! if anyone wants to know ANYTHING about sub..ask me... it has been my life for 3 years and has destroyed all my relationships as well.. so i certainly am a reliable source 4 questions about this horrible medication... one day at a time, right... Well,they say god doesn't give us more than we can handle..and i am not a very religious person... but think there is some truth in that..we just have to REALLY REALLY WANT IT!!!
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Hey hun, let me start wit saying I know exactly how your feeling, I am also 30 yrs old an started abuseing opiates when I was 19. It went from pills to heroin when I was about 25. It ruined my life, my wife left me like 3 yrs ago cuz my addiction. I have 2 beautiful kids an had a great job for 10yrs. I got layed off from work bout a yr ago an have been collecting unemployment ever since. Bout 3 yrs ago I went to my doctor an said I had enough I need help what can I do, he put me on 16 mg of suboxen a day. For awhile it was like a miracle, I stoped the heroin an all other drugs, was saveing money, payin my bills, my relationship was awesome.
Well after bein on 16mg a day for bout a yr my insurance wouldnt cover the subs anymore, an had to go a couple days wit nuttin til I found someone to buy them from, but I gota say those 2 days was the worst 2 days of my life, I was so fuckin sick I thought I honestly was gonna die. I started buyin them off the streets for awhile but it just got to expensive, I had to tapper myself down. An it did suck but I did shit an kept myself buisy to keep my mind off it. It took awhile before I started feeling normal again, u gota have patience an remind yourself no matter how bad it sucks you will be ok. If u take 3 a day start taking 2 a day, space them out, take one in the mornin when u get up an take the other at like 2 or 3. At first even take another half of one at night if u gota as long as ur gradually taking less. For me I broke them up into quarters so mentally I still felt like I was takeing more. Believe me I know its hard nobody had a worse addiction than me I promise u that, Im still struggleing to at least keep my partying to a minemal. I believe just buy reading you situation that your def strong an smart enough to beat this prob, plus like myself you have your kids that need there mom. Look Im always around if u need support or someone to talk to that knows how you feel, I mean our situations right down to our age is pretty much exactly the same, goodluck to you hun an hit me up anytime, I look forward to hearing from you, take care
I am so sad to hear your story and feel your pain. I have been on suboxone for 2 years and it has ruined my life also. I just spent $10,000.00 and 11 days of h____ in the hospital where they took me off cold turkey. I was only on 2 mgs. On day 17 I took 2 mgs. of some hidden suboxone that I found and felt better. I promised myself I would not take it again (should have flushed them) but then the holidays came and b-days and I had to go and I was so afraid to leave the house without taking a pill. Now I am at 1 mg. per day and if my family finds out I may be living on the street. No one seems to understand how horrible and how addicting this medication is. I do believe it can help if used properly and not for more than a few months. My psychiatrist tells me there is no withdrawl from this med and to stay off the internet. I wish I could get some hydrocodones so I could switch to those and hopefully be able to ween myself off of those but I don't know how to get any.
What a nightmare this is. I can't believe you take 24 mgs a day. That just seems like way too much. Can you ween yourself slowly (like every 3 days take a pill away)? Larsy1966
Believe it or not, I just ran to CostCo to pick up my prescription of Suboxone 8mg. But my story is that I'm currently trying to rid Norco out of my life and tapering is just not working, so I thought I'd take the Sub.(I have not taken any Sub now for 3 months) But since your story and Larsy1966, I am not going to do the Sub!!! I am sorry I can't help you, I wish I could, but maybe knowing that you changed someone's future will help (a little?). cathleen
I wasn't familar with this drug, but checked it out on this site. I am surprised that ANY doctor would treat an opiate addiction with another opiate! I understand that it has another ingrediant that stops some of the opiate effects, but would that make it any less additive? DUH!! (not you, the docs). Is your klonopin prescribed by the same doctor? I have two sons in their 40's who are addicts to one thing or another, prison time & so to feed the habit, so I understand believe me! Plus they have had me on Methadone, 50mg a day for 11 years now for chrontic pain. I have actually weaned myself to 10 mg a day, but my pain is horrible. I couldn't stand feeling the way I did on all the drugs! Also taking 3 mg of xanax a day to sleep, so guess I'm an addict too, but not by choice.
I feel for you & hope you can break the cycle even if it means getting Grandma to watch the kids while you go intreatment for awhile. Sometimes it helps & sometimes it doesn't. Good luck to you & would like to hear how you are doing.
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