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556 Ratings with 512 User Reviews

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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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"I'm thinking back to 2006 when I was first put on this drug by a doc. They promised me that it wasn't like methadone... They promised me ZERO withdrawal... "It's not addictive," the docs said. They started me out on 24 mgs a day. What a joke. Here I sit, ELEVEN YEARS later... Still hooked on this soul stealer. I am once again trying to stop on my own. It's been 48 hrs since my last dose of .5 mgs or maybe a bit less. Idk if I'm going to make it, but I want to. I want a chance to actually live my life. I'm 36 and I don't have any children. I wanted to have children... but felt it was irresponsible to get pregnant while hooked on subs. I hope it's not too late. The only good thing is that it kept me off the streets"

   
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Merbear1981 May 29, 2017

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"My personal experience with suboxone is good so far. I have been on prescribed Fentanyl Patch 25 much/ 48 hrs. I have dropped to this dose over the last year. (I also left the old patch on). I have been on opiates for 12 years full time prescribed. At my highest prescription I was using 180mg of Oxycodone and 180 mg of morphine per day. I have had several adjustments on medicine including extended release doses. 5 years ago I was put on 50 mug of Fanta to with 3-10 mg Oxys per day for breakthrough. I started leaving my old patches on to increase my daily dose. This last year I tapered Down to 25 mcg patches for 48 hours.( still leaving my old patches on.) I went to a doctor that prescribes Suboxone. Lucky for me my insurance pays for Suboxone. He gave me the 8/2 mg strips. I take 1/2 a strip twice a day. I was checking every forum to see how long I needed to wait to start the suboxone. The replies are all very different. Some say 16 hours, most day 24. Others say 48-36-72 hours. Yikes! How do I keep out of precipitated withdrawals! I already have withdrawals every other day on my patch!... so I removed my patch last night around 5 pm. (I already have my suboxone script at home. ) so I started feeling withdrawal symptoms coming on around 11 pm. They didn't get super intense. I checked the cows scale as many articles suggested but only scored mild.. had the stretching of limbs symptom, anxiety.. so I took a half of a strip which was the suggested dose. I took it at 12 noon today. That's only 19-20 hours. I was in withdrawals, but not the worst I have ever had. I was scared of the precipitated withdrawals I heard about. 10-15 minutes after I took it, I felt a hot sensation wash over me. Thought I would get those withdrawals, but I took a quick bath, laid down for an hour and. Is I feel pretty good. Took my withdrawals away. I still have some muscle pain, but not the kind that come from withdrawals. Suboxone stopped the withdrawals right away. No headaches or sick feeling. Not high, but even my regular dose meds haven't made me high for years... so if your guessing on when it's ok to take suboxone after opiates, and fentanyl seems to be the highest strength, then I day shoot for 24 hours. If you are not in withdrawals at 24, then wait until you are.. if you are in withdrawals before 24 hours then just wait as long as you can. You will know when it's too bad to wait anymore. You know your body... you can always take half the amount prescribed and see how it reacts if your are afraid of precipitated withdrawals. Trust me, it will stop the withdrawals within a half hour. I have not gotten the precipices withdrawals so far. Hope this helps someone. Good luck to you!"

   
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Twinklestar7372 May 27, 2017

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"I have been using Suboxome for 8 yrs.works well to stop opiate use. DO NOT TAKE 16MG/4MG PER DAY IT IS WAY TOO MUCH. I TAKE JUST ONE STRIP PER DAY(8MG/2MG)SPLIT IN 2 DOSES TOTAL PER DAY. The problem is now I am hooked on the medicine. I am trying to find a way to get off of it,it is very difficult.I have had 2 surgeries over last 3yrs which required pain meds. When I took the opiates prescribed it took away the pain without the high. Good Luck!"

   
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JOE 14777 (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 25, 2017

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"It's a miracle drug.I don't want to do other opiates or even drink alcohol. I can think more clearly."

jack-o (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 21, 2017

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"I am currently on generic Subutex (buprenorphine) and have been for 4 years. I take 12-16mg daily. Pros: it has helped me get through college and pass with high honors. I went from living in my car & with my mother to having my own beautiful home and 2 new vehicles. I have a good job with benefits and get wonderful reviews from my customers. It has helped me be a better person and rebuild relationships with the people I love the most. Cons: I am scared of what it is causing behind the scenes in my long term health. I smoke a lot and I am having sore throats a lot. I am scared. I am very high strung and my boss does notice. I try to concentrate and it's like I have ADD. Weight gain too."

   
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sannystac (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 21, 2017

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"I have not started. I wanted to hear how it affected others."

roxanne12 May 10, 2017

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"I used to be a serious Roxy user but when my drug dealer ran out he gave me Suboxone instead.I didn't know it at the time but once I took that Suboxone it meant that I couldn't take another Roxy for at least three days after ingesting the Suboxone.Long story short,I ended up going to a doctor and he prescribed me Suboxone.They made feel good like a Roxy but without the hangover the next day after taking Roxy.I'm also going to support groups for drug addicts that are held at my doctors office once a month.I've been on Suboxone 8/2mg for eight years now and although it helps I really want to get off of them.It's so dang hard to get off of Suboxone though.Story of my life..."

   
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CrazyTown813 (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 23, 2017

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"You have to be very careful taking this drug! I know the days with Roxy's were hell but I can't remember which is worse !It's just another drug! I remember when I first got on it I was so excited because I was living a life of hell but 5 years later it is nice not to go to the street and I actually have a doctor but that's the only advantage. I'm still addicted to drugs is a tough pill to swallow !pun very intentional"

   
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acureforthacure (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 6, 2017

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"I used to use Oxy 80's up to 3 per day and I was a druggy for 12 years. Suboxone saved my life for sure."

   
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Sublifer (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 5, 2017

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"This stuff cures my depression. I take 1 mg a day (I cut a 2 in half). I have been a pill abuser since the 1970s and I am bipolar (I did not want to accept this diagnosis so I got 4 second opinions). I feel NO desire to abuse Suboxone and I take LESS than prescribed. I used to run through 5 Norco scripts with some additional purchases on the side. My father and sister both committed suicide so I have an extensive family history of bipolar disorder. I have no plans to discontinue this medicine, my doctor agrees. SUBOXONE SAVED MY LIFE! IT IS HIGHLY ADDICTIVE but for me, it is worth it."

   
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Ace Aardvark (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 21, 2017

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"My husband was given this medicine for opiate addiction after back surgery. He took opioids for years, and went into rehab to get off pain meds. They gave him suboxone. He was only supposed to take it for about a month, but the Dr kept giving it to him for overs year and a half. He became just as easily addicted to Suboxone as he did the opiates, and then went through terrible withdrawal. He should have been admitted for rehab , but with the help of a psychiatrist, his willpower, and myself, his wife, we managed. DO NOT EVER let your loved one take this medicine. It will keep the addiction in process. It won't make it better, it will give them something else to be addicted to."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 14, 2017

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"This medication is excellent for suppressing my cravings, for opioids! Unfortunately I cannot stay on them for more than a month due to the horrible side affects. I literally would not, sleep more than 1-2 hours a night, therefore causing hallucinations after 4 days. No bowel movement for a week at a time, and even then, would have to drink magnesium citrate. My legs would swell so bad, my lower back would hurt and put on 10-15lbs of water. Severely agitated and depressed."

   
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Warrior from NY ny (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 13, 2017

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"This medication save my life from Methadone side effect."

   
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Latinopr (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 9, 2017

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"I started taking Suboxone, 6 years ago because I was getting off of Roxy's. I heard, at the time that it wasn't hard to get off of and was a way better choice than the roxys. Little did I know that what I was told about getting off of the Suboxone was easy was a COMPLETE LIE!!!!!! I regret the day I ever started taking them! I've tried numerous times to wean myself off, only to fail MISERABLY! I also have tried to medically detox but of course you know what happened.. FAIL.. If you are thinking of trying this or Subutex PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT... It may take a week to a week and a ½ to get over the withdrawals of roxys, Loritab, even oxys but getting off of the Suboxone/Subutex takes at least 3-6 months.."

   
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Kla.ET March 6, 2017

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