You have stumbled onto one of my favorite pet peeve topics. Basically I agree with cette. But it almost matters what you have been doing with the Sub and Roxi before this. First of all, if you aren't used to heavy doses of opiates, 90 mg of Roxi all at once can kill you. Even if you are used to large doses, 90 mg all at once may still kill you. Remember something. Sub can block most of the effects of opiates, but it won't block the opiates ability to kill you. You can still die from an OD, even though you can't get high anymore.
So if you've been taking Roxi and only took 1 dose of Sub, after 24 hours you can probably feel high again. But if you have been taking Sub about 6 months, you may not feel high on Roxi for a week or more of being off Sub, and on just Roxi. Now suppose you have been taking Sub over 1 year. Suppose it's been 3 years or even 2 years. You may not feel high for a year. I simply don't know. Now suppose you were taking Sub for 5 years. You may very well never experience an opiate high again. In fact forget about feeling high and worry about being able to use opiates to kill pain. That's what they're for. Feeling high is just some whipped cream on the cake. I took Sub for 5 years. I was then off Sub for 1 year. By the end of 1 year I needed 300 mg of Roxi a day just to stay out of wds. And even at 300 mg a day, I never felt a high anymore. It was unbelievable. I almost don't care, because I was never taking opiates to get high anyway. I took them for pain. But I still enjoyed the high. It was whip cream on a cake. I don't eat cake for the whip cream, but I enjoy the cake more when there is whip cream on it. Understand? I feel that I should have been told that going on Sub would mean never feeling the opiate high again. I probably would have gone on Sub anyway, but I should have been told. Instead, my docs denied that there would be any long term side effects, such as killing my ability to feel high. And this has extended into alcohol. I can no longer get a buzz from beer, which is almost all I ever drank. I still drink a few beers here and there, but I no longer get high. I have become a true social drinker. Again, I should have been warned.
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