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569 Ratings with 526 User Reviews

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"I am a multi drug user. Dependant on opioids for 20 years and stimulants off and on for 20 years. I was diagnosed with MDD in my twenties. Now 56. The medication has nearly eradicated my cravings for opioids and even more important for me I have no PTSD type flashbacks/cravings for stimulants eg. methamphetamine. The specific action at the Kappa receptors has mostly cured my depression. I have joy and excitement back in my life. The relief from depression occurred at around day two. I sometimes feel difficulty breathing, perhaps some edema. Some loss of sex drive. Some weight gain. Unless I decide to detox from this one day, I plan on staying on this medication for the rest of my life. Certainly as long as the antidepressant effect holds out."

   
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Clem (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 14, 2018

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"For 5 years I was taking up to eight 30mg Roxicodone daily. I've been researching Suboxone for almost 2 years but was always too scared to make the switch. Well in January of this year I decided to go for it and so far it was the best decision I ever made. On the day of my induction I waited 24 hours from my last roxy dose and took a full strip. I waited about 10 minutes and didn't feel much relief so then I took another one and within 5 minutes I felt great. I think I needed two strips because of the high amount of Roxy I was on. Anyways, less than 5 months later I'm taking 4 mg a day and SO FAR I FEEL GREAT!! I am more motivated, I got most of my libido back, I'm not as constipated, I HAVE ZERO WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS. I feel much better and my mind is much clearer then its been in a long time. So for anyone who has agonized over taking suboxone and scared to make the switch, all I can say is DO IT. If you don't like it you can always go back, but you gotta try."

   
9.0

DecemberGuy May 3, 2018

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"After using norco' s Percocet, soma, tiazadine, morphine IR, ER, Kadian, for my chronic pain syndrome, DDD, knee, finger, joint pain. I just started with the subprime 2.0-5mg, I immediately suffering with a headache, shakes, and jittery feelings. Muscles got super tight. X is bad."

   
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Turbo Tony (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 30, 2018

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"Switched to tabs due to irritation and sores on tongue from the strips. Tabs made significant difference as I think I may have had reaction to a product in strips. Been clean and on suboxone for seven years. So thankful for this medication "

   
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Jolene (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 18, 2018

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"I was taking up to 30 oxys a day for at least 6 months. Not even worth it though. I went to the doctor he prescribed me 16mg of suboxone a day and 100mg of Zoloft. The very next day I was back to myself again! 9 months later after tapering down to 2mg a day the doc said it's time to get off for good. I was ready but not for the withdrawals part... Luckily my doctor will not let me suffer during this and having kids it just makes everything intensify. He prescribed 2 kolonipin a day and a nausea medication. Boy I was loopy! But no sweats and I just felt tired all day rather than withdrawing. This is my 5th day suboxone free, yesterday I took half kolonipin and woke up feeling pretty damn good! I would suggest being on a antidepressant during these withdrawals due to the long lasting mental effects it has on our body's. Just letting everyone know there is a light at the end of this tunnel. Just stay positive that YOU WILL FEEL BETTER!!!!!"

   
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Kklou (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 30, 2018

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"Saying that buprenorphine is less addictive and easier to come off of is complete rubbish, this is the worst thing I have ever withdrawn from. In my experience losing my bicep, peck muscle, and breast, I have extensive damage. I was put on opiates in the hospital and then my quack of a family doctor switched me to subs despite my surgeon's instructions. I would much rather go without my pain meds that have to experience a withdrawal from this. It did nothing for my pain, and made my life condemned to my bed again. It changed my personality to be hostile and just angry. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone."

   
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Broken wing (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 28, 2018

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"I have been addicted to opiates, opioids or anything like it for the past 8-10 years. I recently was addicted to poppy seed tea, which I had a good supply of high potency seeds, so I was extremely dependant on the tea for the last 7 years or so of my life. I was spending $20-$30 a day on it and it took 1-3 hours a day of my life away from my family to get and make the tea. Not to mention the embarrassment. After losing my good supplier I switched back to codeine, which wasn't doing the trick. Needless to say I was hooked and had no easy way out. Anytime I tried to quit, I went through horrible withdrawals, crushing depression and anxiety. Even after a week of not taking, the depression was getting worse and worse. I had to use, just so I wouldn't kill myself it felt like. Totally trapped. I made the decision to start taking suboxone last week. Best decision of my life!!!"

   
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LaNdo March 25, 2018

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"Pain in penis during sex"

   
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Jb March 14, 2018

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"I have been taking Suboxone for 10 years as the alternative to an opiate addiction. I do not abuse the RX, and I have cut myself down to one half per day with the help of my doctor and supportive love around me. My personal opinion of Suboxone is that it can be hard for some patients to control themselves, take the correct dosage, or even not go back to opiates. Who knows my future, I am the only one who can control me...we all have to be strong, we have the tools in front of us to help us if we so choose. Pain meds are handed out to easily by these pushy little docs..it’s all a game..all for the mighty dollar! Let’s prove them all wrong! Stay strong friends!"

   
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dear_prudence (taken for 10 years or more) March 8, 2018

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"The medication works good but the side effects are more intense in some people."

   
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Meems123 February 16, 2018

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"Montana has a shortage of suboxone doctors. There is an internet list for this state but I found out this list is old and the doctors listed are retired, one is dead, and the others moved away. There is a telemedicine clinic which accepts medicaid. This states medicaid expansion is being cut back in increments. My insurance requires a face to face provider which another branch of the chain clinic features. I know another patient who has a mainline health plan but when the medicaid reimbursement funds dry up the clinic will close. It's doubtful they will stay open for 2 patients."

Ravilya S. (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 10, 2018

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"I started my opiate dependence like many others; Pain killers. I was taking 300mg of Percoset a day. It got expensive, then came heroin, never with needles. After my husband died of an overdose, I didn't even recognize the person that I was. Addicted for 10 years. So, I went to detox, and rehab. At detox I was put on 32mg of Suboxone. I now take 16mgs a day and have been clean for almost 9 months. Suboxone is a life saver. No cravings, no more obsession, no more living like a maniac. Suboxone has erased my depression completely."

   
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SavannahSweets January 22, 2018

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"After two years and slow taper. After Christmas the 26 I ran out of the last little piece. That night the sweats/chills hit. Never slept all night for 15 days of RLS was the worst. Still not normal. The stuff worked wonders until its gone and out. Never again taking this the wd's aren't worth it."

   
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Blazinnakax (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 10, 2018

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"Suboxone helped remove the shame of opioid dependence. I learned it's not a character defect to become dependent on a prescription. Its chemistry. Stopping the Opana ER (hydromorphone) didn't remove the pain from joint replacement. Became dependent on OPANA ER, which was removed from the market by FDA request (too addicting). Suboxone was a huge success. It also helps treat residual pain from joint replacement. If I ever choose to stop it, there is a procedure for reducing mg slowly. Although it causes dependency, the method of slow tapering can be pain free compared to withdrawal from most common opioids."

   
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Off Opana (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 4, 2017

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"Suboxone stopped my addiction & drug use *dead in its tracks*. There was no withdrawal at all. Now, 4 months into the maintenance phase, the daily Suboxone dose totally prevents cravings. Even cravings for alcohol are gone. I am comfortable & happy. BUT, is extremely important to be on the right dose of it, AND then to adhere to the dosing exactly as prescribed -- with no fooling around. It seems that some people play games with it (snorting it, taking it rectally, alternative ways of taking it rather than under the tongue) and then complain that Suboxone was a catastrophe. Well, no wonder it was, in those cases. But it has helped make *major* positive changes in my life. No bad side effects."

   
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Greg Almond (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 21, 2017

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"I just started my suboxone treatment. After years of heavy oxycodone use. At my worst I was doing six to eight 30 mg oxys per day! I quit cold turkey once I revealed my problem to my family, had the worst week of my life from the withdrawal as you can imagine given my amount and length of use. After 6 months of relapsing here and there and having constant terrible cravings I finally got on suboxone. From day one this has been a lifesaving med for me. My cravings are gone , I don’t drink alcohol and my outlook on life is a million times better. If you are having a rough time with addiction then please seek help and know that suboxone literally saved my life ."

   
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Insidious1 (taken for less than 1 month) October 17, 2017

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"Just started, no evaluation yet as only been on it a few days"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) October 15, 2017

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"I am neither drugs nor suboxone user. However, VERY unfortunately my husband is. It's been 6 years he has been using this stuff that calls Suboxone. He is like a serious drug person, like those who use heroine and so on. He cannot live without it. Even he no longer uses opioid, he is still an addicted and sick person. Once, he tried to stop it, after minimizing his dose till minimum.But you cannot imagine what I saw that time.He was not himself, he got such terrible withdrawals. It was terrible. So he failed. And started to use it again. He was suffering for 9 days and couldn't stand it anymore. The Drs they just make money, but not thinking about other people's life who has to deal with it"

   
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BrUklyn (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 5, 2017

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"Just puts off withdrawal. Eventually if you come off subs you will feel it. However while taking subs it makes me normal. I ironically used Vicodin to wean off subs. But I was working a great sober program. Eventually I did relapse and here we are again. I'm hoping to go on it short term instead of the 15 months I took it before. We will see. Before I was given 2-4 strips per day. Found out later 1/4 of a strip would've done fine. This time I will not take so much."

   
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Shmeglyn (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 3, 2017

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"Suboxone nearly killed me. The first time it was ever prescribed to me, I placed one film under my tongue and within 3 minutes, I started getting a headache, feeling dizzy and then I started having difficulty breathing. I allowed the film to dissolve and placed the second film under my tongue, the symptoms described above seemed to get worse and I started noticing hives forming on my neck. Before I knew it, I was covered with hives and could not breathe, my partner gave me liquid Benadryl and rushed me to the doctor. I had to receive steroids and other medications and carried the hives for a few days. I am highly allergic to the Naloxone AND artificial sweeteners in the Suboxone and it's alternatives. Be careful with this medication!"

   
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AmberWV304 (taken for less than 1 month) July 21, 2017

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"I've had addiction problems for about 10 yrs . My bf was on a Suboxone when we met I was still struggling with addiction. At my all time high in my addiction I was doing heroin. He saved my life and helped me detox and got me on Suboxone. My life has changed and now I am dealing with all sorts of health problems I was avoiding. Suboxone saved my life most definitely."

Lenandwayne (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 21, 2017

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"I broke my ankle and was on 50 perks a week + 60 tabs of 5mg Oxy for breakthrough pain for the better part of 5 months. I was cut off cold turkey and given tramadol. This tramadol made me feel worse since I was already on a SSRI for 4+years. If it was not for suboxone 4/1mg a day I'd probably be dead. This med works. But you also need the will power to want to quit. Happily oxy free 3 months going. This med is a lifesaver. Just make sure you get the proper dose for your needs/habits. Otherwise you will feel its a waste of time."

   
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Chris A (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 15, 2017

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"Suboxone are opiate-based meds, a substitute for heroine and other opioids, and therefore addictive. Besides helping with withdrawal, it also made the cravings go away. Like this you can put some distance between your addiction years and your new, clean life. Getting off suboxone is also not easy, but nothing compared to heroine-kicking. Doctors are supposed to help you lower your dosage. In the end I took a quarter of a 2mg/0.5mg pill every day, until one day I felt like not taking it anymore. There is no wonder cure for opiate addiction (duh!), there will always be pain and discomfort, the only thing you can try is to minimize that! After 9 years of heroine and 3.9 years on suboxone, I finally managed to get off. I definitely recommend it!"

   
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-x- (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 10, 2017

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"From Day One, the very first dose of Suboxone, I was able to quit my habit. No withdrawals at all - even the mental depression & lack of energy the Suboxone had that covered too! Never missed a moment from work (except to make my Subs appointments). I feel great and am living again. Now I'm into Month #2 of Suboxone Maintenance: 16 mg. a day, as one daily dose. The best news is my insurance covers the 'program'. So instead of chasing a high every 4 hours & wasting $300-400 a month, I take one single Suboxone dose each morning and just $8/month (!) in copay. For me a Win-Win situation. Side Effects: Urinary hesitation and constipation - that's all."

   
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James Boulden June 7, 2017

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"Just jumped onto subs today after using opiates for the past 14 years. I was recently taking in between 20-35 norcs/Percs a day, or around eight 30 mg roxys a day. I went in withdrawals and they gave me 8 mg of sub which made me feel better but is starting to wear off now 5 hours later. I'll prob take more now but I'm just curious if anyone who has been on pills long term has experience with subs, and how much they took. I've never done H and never will. I'm just surprised how much sub I have to take to come off norcs. I got some subs off the street about a year ago and they seemed stronger but I guess I am taking more mg/day of opiates. Thanks for the input."

   
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Driller_Stud June 5, 2017

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