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For Opiate Dependence "It helped me to get clean and lead a productive life but I’ve been dependent on buprenorphine for twice as long as I was hooked on pain pills. I’m finally trying to come off of it after 6 long years and if I had known how hard it is to come off of it I would’ve never taken this route. I’m thankful that it helped me to lead a “normal” life but the withdrawals are so much more intense than opioids. If doctors would prescribe this medicine short term and at a low dosage it would be a perfect solution but typically they put you on the highest dose possible and suggest you stay on it for a long time. It’s really sad and it makes me angry that doctors prescribe this to people the way they do. If you need help getting off heroin or pain pills, I would recommend taking this medicine for a short time and it will work wonders! But any longer and you’ll just be trading one expensive addiction for another."

   
4.0

Ncstate August 18, 2018

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For Opiate Dependence "I had many surgeries in the past and of course became dependent on pain pills. Well I started on Suboxone then switched to Subutex. Now 8 yrs later I'm still clean from pain pills but completely dependent on Subutex. And like any addict I took a little too much and now I'm out until my next appointment (which isn't for another week). I am so scared because after 3 days without my meds full withdrawal kicks in. I'm scared to death and don't know what to do. My suggestion is if you can kick your drugs with out meds do it, otherwise you are just trading one addiction for another."

   
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Notyouraverageaddict (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 19, 2018

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For Opiate Dependence "I have been addicted to heroin for 5 years and opioid pain pills for 26 years. Now since starting and continuing the Subutex now for a little over 6 month's I really feel like with the care I receive from my doctor, medicine, intake meetings, and my counsellor that I'm headed in the right direction for the first time in years. Thank you all for your comments as well because you all are one of the big factors to me starting Subutex in the first place. I can honestly say hey I know how y'all feel!!! God bless you all keep your heads held high cause you're worth it!!!!! Synflower"

   
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Synflower (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 19, 2018

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For Chronic Pain "Ive been on Subutex for about nine years and have been taking it for off label use for chronic pain. I'm kind of a split case because due to chronic pain and over prescribing pain medication, my new doctor at the time decided he wanted to try Subutex with me. This medicine has improved my quality of life beyond any other modality that I've tried. The only thing I will warn other people about is if you stay on the medicine for a long time and decide you want to stop taking it, it affects your brain chemistry so much that you may not recognize yourself. This happened to me and the lights just went out. I was sick for weeks but more than that I couldn't think straight and made terrible decisions. Not until I was placed back on my medication at a very low dose did I regain my sense of self. I think I may be on this medication forever."

   
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Diesl (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 12, 2018

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For Opiate Dependence "I have tried suboxen and methadone but subutex is by far the best! It saved my life. I was addicted to H for about 10 years and I got a doctor to prescribe me subutex and watch me close. Along with weekly drug tests. And I have been the most clean ever on 10 years. I can walk with my head held high now. Feels real good to be normal again!"

   
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Lou lou April 13, 2018

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"(From Gt.Btitain) Sübutex is (in my opinion) the best drug on the market for opioid addiction. In the past I have been prescribed both subutex and methadone to combat addiction, and found the withdrawal from subutex far more manageable than that of methadone, a factor that a lot of people take in to consideration when using meds of this sort. It (subutex) is however, open to abuse., whereas methadone isn't, the reason a lot of practitioners are wary of prescribing subutex, and will prescribe SUBOXONE as an alternative. I've had no problems using "subbys" and recommend them for anyone trying to kick an opioid addiction."

   
9.0

Merlewood (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 3, 2018

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For Opiate Dependence "I’m 34 years old and have had issues with opiates since I was 19. Stayed clean for 6 years after a long and painful withdrawal from methadone that left me feeling like rubbish for 6 months after acute withdrawal symptoms had ended. Relapsed 8 months ago and went to my intake appointment this morning 2 days into withdrawals from a 90-200+ mg per day morphine habit. Walked out of the clinic with 10 mg of subutex in my system feeling “normal” for the first time in months. I had forgotten what that feels like. A huge burden has been lifted off my shoulders. The relief is indescribable- not only from the physical and emotional pain of opiate withdrawal, but relief that I now have a future to look forward to. Miracle drug in my opinion."

   
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Your Name Here (taken for less than 1 month) December 23, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "Have had Fibromyalgia for 16 yrs. I started with the regular narcotics until I was building such a tolerance that I was on a roller coaster with pain relief and then the tolerance. Finally my doctor put me on subutex ( actually the generic ) and have had very good pain relief since 2007 with only one raise in dosage. I take 8mg three times a day without a high or loopy feeling. It even helps with that debilitating burning fatigue. I am so thankful that there is something out there that can give decent quality of life. I am out of my bed and can do somethings around the house with breaks. I can walk some for exercise. Fibromyalgia had me in bed most of the time. Of course, everyone is different and everyone responds differently to different drugs."

   
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pennytm (taken for 10 years or more) November 30, 2017

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For Opiate Dependence "So I have a pretty good dependency for pain killers, oxycodone 15mg to be exact. I was snorting about 120 to 210 mg's a day it varied from day to day. I have a buddy that had some subutex. I bought 8, 8mg pills from him and I've been slicing it in quarters and it has killed all withdrawal symptoms. I am using the subutex to come off of taking opiates since 2013. I haven't had any oxy in 4 days I think and have 4 subs left. I hope this works because I am sick of being a slave to oxy."

   
9.0

Razrbaks (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 15, 2017

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For Opiate Dependence "I got out of jail in January 2015 for a probation violation for a failed drug test. I had been addicted to pain pills since I was 14 years old, and here 20 years later I was still addicted to opiates. I had been to rehab, was on 120mg of methadone for 4 years and got arrested for selling my take homes. So I went to jail cold turkey and almost died in jail, it took me almost a month to get over my withdrawals. So when I got out of jail, my girlfriend was on suboxone, and told me how much better she felt, so I figured what the hell, I had tried everything else. So I went to the doctor 2 years ago this month, and was put on 8mg Subutex twice a day. I now live a normal, happy life! This is truly a miracle drug, and it saved my life!"

   
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Kinsleyspop (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 16, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "Rather take than oxycodone"

420xyz (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 30, 2016

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For Opiate Dependence "Self educate, self education, self educate. Learn eveything you can before starting suboxone, and make sure it's right for your situation. For people with large dose dependence it is a great tool, for people with small dose under 60-80mg oxycodone I do not recommend it, thats like killing an ant with a sledge hammer. It takes my cravings and withdrawal symptoms completely away, my use was about 150mg ocycodone a day. Yes it does have a pretty nasty withdrawal itself when stopped. It's less intense but last far longer then oxy withdrawals. Low and slow is the name of the game. Take your time on reducing dosage and go as low as possible. I was down to .0325 of a milligram when I jumped. I had low energy for about 8 weeks after stopping."

   
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Joe2323 November 24, 2016

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For Opiate Dependence "4mg every day wipes away damn near all my withdrawal symptoms and allows me to be comfortable and live a much better life than I would without the subs. Great stuff. Recommend anyone that is stuck on opiates (heroin, oxy, shit even methadone) to give buprenorphine a chance."

   
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JJ661 August 12, 2016

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For Opiate Dependence "I had a $1,000 dollar a month heroin habit. 3 days into withdrawal I went to a Methadone clinic. Was on Methadone, 150 mg's for 6 months before I started a 5 month taper to jump to Subutex. While Methadone kept me clean, it really slowed me down, I just kept going up & up in mg's. The taper off Methadone was brutal. Was induced onto Sub last October. The first 3 weeks on 16 mg's of Subs I had a lot of speedy side FX, feeling really wired, insomnia, I was nervous it wouldn't go away bc I *hate* being anxious, feeling fast. Third week in the side FX just stopped. I could sleep, I was normal. I'm on 24 mg's Sub, I had a big H habit, I feel 100% normal. I do not crave junk. It saved my life. Been off H since Dec 2014. I love life! Miracle med!%u2661"

   
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LoverOfLife May 5, 2016

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For Opiate Dependence "I truly believe this drug is a miracle drug. I had been on high doses of oxycodone, methadone, oxycontin 80 mg, and opana 30 ER for about 14 years and when I tried to stop on my own the w/d's were so bad that it was impossible for me. I was put on subutex for 2 months (my choice for discontinuing) 8 mg a day. I weaned myself off within two months and I did experience very slight w/d's, but nothing I couldn't deal with for about 2 weeks. Mainly I believe that I just didn't know how to live drug free so my emotions were like a roller coaster for a couple weeks. Pushing through though is the key because your mind will tell you this will never end, but it does and pretty quick if you stay committed and stay away from bad choices."

   
9.0

Lisa Kittrell (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 5, 2016

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For Opiate Dependence "Subutex took me off the street and helped me to be able to manage my life and het on the right path, just wondering if anyone else has had ankle/feet swelling since starting it? Thanks yall and good luck!"

   
9.0

bryantslife March 15, 2016

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For Opiate Dependence "Will it took me off the streets n allowed me to live a normal working man's life. I still don't use. Just have a good sub. My Doctor knows his shit. I feel the post about the teeth deterioration.. Been on 2 yrs. They got bad. Methadone was worse"

   
8.0

JD129 March 2, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "I took subutex after my breast cancer surgery along with a 800mg motrin, worked very well, pain level got to around a 2 on the pain scale. I'm presently on it now, I have 3 crushed l vertebrae along with CA.,I'm comfortable. I only wish this had been around 30 years ago. Thanks"

   
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61yo youngster (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 18, 2016

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For Opiate Dependence "Hi.i was addicted to heroin for 9 years.a year ago decide I had enough so started off with methadone. Slowly I reduced it to 15ml daily and then started subtex.6mg fail. after only 4months I tempered down to 0.4. that is when they decided I was ready to stop and I happily agreed cos according to my doc such small does wouldn't effect me. The first day after taking last tablet I was ok. But the next day I started feeling awful. I went back and explained that I had withdrawal symptoms. They told me I could go back on script but have to wait 10 days to see a doc (ridiculous) So back on heroin to keep me going till then. Of course I'm only smoking really small amount. Worried tho after 10 days I'll need methadone again. Does anyone know if I can go straight back on subtex?"

   
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lilly77 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 26, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "This did work for very severe back pain. It lasted for about half a year. Then I changed to 20mg oxy twice a day. These have now failed. I'm now going back to Subutex. When it works, it is very very good. Long term, no idea."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 6, 2015

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For Chronic Pain "Hi, I have used Subutex for two years for pain and it has helped me quite a lot. I broke my upper/lower jaw when I was 15 and had arthritis in my neck and back since I was a young child. For years the pain doctors treated me with procedures and many narcotic pain medications which only relieved my pain at first, but after using It for years I had no life. My life was dependent on the pills, I lived in fear of withdrawal. I also felt extremely sick, could hardly get out of bed, and developed tons of other issues. After being off them for years, my Dr. Put me on Subutex for pain. It helps me quite well, few side effects. I would like to stop one day, terribly my young brother died while withdrawing this drug, but for now it has saved me"

   
7.0

silver007 (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 20, 2015

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For Chronic Pain "Sorry I want to share what happening to the inside of my mouth. I Have perfect teeth and since I started to take sub's I am in deterioration mode. This drug sucks. Maybe try with something else."

   
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Shitty bup October 11, 2015

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For Opiate Dependence "I have been on 12 mls of methadone for over a year so I give subutex a go, the first day I had 4mg and felt ok, not great but better then I expected. Day 2: 6mg I feel rough as hell, I want to cry all the time and it feels like I'm crawling out of my skin. Day 3: still feel bad does anyone know how long this will last my keyworker keeps saying I should not be worried but I know how I feel bad"

   
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calli23 August 26, 2015

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For Chronic Pain "Me again. 5 months later on Subutex. I now need two 2mg and my tramadol. I still have pain. It seems my back condition has become worse. (MRI shows no bone problems) Strange as for a few weeks it was better and I needed less pain relief. I'm upset by this pain and I'm on Gabapentin and benzo's on top of this lot. This just slows down my breathing and makes me drunk. Still, I'm in severe pain. I do not know what to do now. "

   
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ThatJamesUpdate July 2, 2015

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For Opiate Dependence "Saved my life. Over 5 yrs clean, followed Drs orders and it's been a Godsend, also: tdp12345, if you are not feeling supported and able to get off of it right now than stay on it, who says you have to ween off quickly? This medication has been very successful as a long term treatment option for addiction just like people with diabetes take their insulin. My opinion is the positives of this miracle drug outweigh the risks of what could happen if you let your cravings take you to drugs again. Do what "YOU" have to do for "YOU". Don't listen to what others think. Find a good doctor who cares and stay on a treatment that works for you. God Bless."

   
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Savedmylife June 19, 2015

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