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Opiate Dependence 66 reviews 8 medications
   
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8.5
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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!"

   
10

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."

   
7.0

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."

   
10

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"

   
8.0

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?"

   
8.0

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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For Opiate Dependence "It is a wonder drug for me it saved my life. It is so worth taking if you use as doctor tells you and finish the program. And must have the will to stop opiates."

   
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god send June 14, 2015

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For Chronic Pain "Good for pain. Actavis is a scrappy generic but the others are fine. Do not discntinue too fast PERIOD"

   
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Billly25 May 30, 2015

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For Chronic Pain "I have been living with chronic pain from fibromyalgia for 15 years and have tried all different meds. Subutex is the only med that gave me a quality life ."

   
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Eveforpeace (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 28, 2015

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For Opiate Dependence "I've been on subutex for 5 years. I am now being tappered. I've been tappered 1 whole tablet in less then a month. I am trying my best to take care of my newborn and toddler. I have nobody at ALL that will help me with them so that I can come off. That's making me have panic attack, severe depression, and anxiety. Does anybody have any helpful advice."

   
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tdp12345 March 6, 2015

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For Opiate Dependence "It has helped me out tremendous."

   
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gbuchanan February 21, 2015

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For Opiate Dependence "I'm 26 and from Scotland and I was addicted to heroin. Luckily at the age of 17 I was told about Subutex by my councillor. I had been on a methadone prescription but was left without a chemist. So this left me back on heroin. I never liked methadone as it gave me a similar feeling of heroin the drowsiness, brain fog, bad memory, no appetite. My councilor put me on Subutex I was so gratefull she was so lovely about my situation not having a chemist she met me every day to give it at my home. Not sure if she was meant to do that but she showed belief in me. I started of at 16mg and I instantly stopped using. I've been clean for 9 years now. I receive 2mg suboxone & 4x 0.4mg Subutex daily. I hope to tapper off completely."

   
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bridget0135 (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 4, 2015

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For Opiate Dependence "I was addicted to Heroin for almost three years. I tried everything from Suboxone to methadone to tapering and even cold turkey but Subutex was the only thing that worked. Subutex has truly saved my life."

   
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markimarki (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 24, 2015

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For Opiate Dependence "After 10 years of taking OXY-HYDROCODONE for pain for a condition that I still have and they still prescribe me this meds, but since I have been taking them for so long us the users taking them legally or not after a while our body gets immune to them that the dose that the doc says to take every 4-6 hrs it doesn't have the same effect anymore so what do we do we take more. So as the year was coming to an end I decided to start the new one opiate free so here I am I haven't taken any opiates this year and I feel good, different it's been so long that I forgot what a normal life feels like but to tell you the truth I feel awesome and it's all because I decided to take Subutex to end this once and for all and it's doing a good job...magic pill."

   
9.0

itzaloc (taken for less than 1 month) January 10, 2015

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For Opiate Dependence "Subutex saved my life hands down. I was an out of control opiate addict before I finally admitted my problem to my doctor. I was put on a Suboxone first, but had negative reactions to the naloxone in it (rashes and swelling). The Subutex was more effective too. I had to stop taking it cold turkey when I got pregnant and suffered some pretty rough withdrawals symptoms (nothing as bad as detoxing from oxycodone though). A few months ago I was diagnosed with a kidney stone and was prescribed opiates to treat the excruciating pain. I immediately started abusing them and found myself back in the clutches of addiction. I just got back on Subutex today. I'm so thankful for this medication. I know I can regain control of my life again!"

   
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PastAddict (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 24, 2014

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