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PLEASE HELP How long do withdrawals last form subutex?

I have been clean from subutex for 7 days now and really need to know about how long does it take for the WD's to pass and the subutex to get out of my system and when will my energy come back? PLEASE HELP THANKS SOOOOOOO MUCH AND GOD BLESS
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HI...... sub withdrawals are alway a hard one to call there are so many variables involved with detoxing off the stuff and no 2 people come off this drug the same we have had members jump off at 2mg ad only go thew mild withdrawals and have had members break it down to crumbs an experience horable withdrawals typically from where your at now you should no how its going.....the equation is like this.....how long you where on it....how high of dose....and what dose you jumped from x your rate of taper ...see what I mean ??kinda complicated there are thing you can do to speed thing up....look up the amino acid protacal
it is on the health pages located on the lower right of this page get the suggested supplements.......this is not a quick cure but rather building blocks to get you well faster
if you can give me some of the verables we can guesstamate how long this all should take from the info here I  cant tell you post back with that and will go from there good luck and God bless  Gnarly  
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I know nothing of this substance but will bring this current in the hopes that someone else does.
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Thank you soooo much i would really appreciate it.
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I wish I can help you as well but I too have know experience with the subs.  The only thing I can say is the reading I've been doing, suggest that it can be a long process.  I'm ct off oxys 5 days now and I can feel your pain, your frustration. Just be patient and someone will come along with more experience that can help you.  In the meantime, congrats on 7 days, keep going strong and good luck, god bless!
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From what I have read it is like taking you off of heroin and putting you on opiates.  Stay strong and keep checkin this forum and I will keep trying to make it current or at least keep it top ten until someone is able to help you.  Try to get some sleep if you can and then check it again tomorrow.
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A big part is how long you have been on subs and what dosage.  I am in the process of weaning down to almost nothing.  I have read a lot and some people say the wds last a couple of weeks but are mild compared to other drugs like methadone.  Other people say they are the worst thing they ever experienced.  I wish you the best of luck dude.  Keep us posted on how your doing.  Just remember that it will pass.  If you can not sleep, and you have a Dr., ask him about lunesta or ambien.  Being able to sleep during wds helps, but sometimes seems impossible.
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Thank you so much that is very kind....however, I was actually trying to help thankulord88.  But I guess in a sense you did just that....thanks lol
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I actually know nothing of that medicine but hope to learn more.
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HI...... sub withdrawals are alway a hard one to call there are so many variables involved with detoxing off the stuff and no 2 people come off this drug the same we have had members jump off at 2mg ad only go thew mild withdrawals and have had members break it down to crumbs an experience horable withdrawals typically from where your at now you should no how its going.....the equation is like this.....how long you where on it....how high of dose....and what dose you jumped from x your rate of taper ...see what I mean ??kinda complicated there are thing you can do to speed thing up....look up the amino acid protacal
it is on the health pages located on the lower right of this page get the suggested supplements.......this is not a quick cure but rather building blocks to get you well faster
if you can give me some of the verables we can guesstamate how long this all should take from the info here I  cant tell you post back with that and will go from there good luck and God bless  Gnarly  
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I was on the pills for about 2 maby 3 the longest dose I dont know there was no taper I just quit cold turkey also my bowel movemenys are almost non existant how long before normal
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Thank you for your help it means alot.I was on subs for 1 and a half yrs started on 8 mg then after 2 months 4 mg then after 4 mnths 2 mg.then after 6 months i was on 1 mg until tuesday the 5th i went cold turkey. hope that helps i have been feeling a little better i have been using st johns wort through the day and melononin and valerian root at night for sleep i also take a multi-vitamin when i wake up and i just got the b-12 strips from GNC yesterday.I have been drinking nothing but water all day and i have been excersizing mostly just jogging. But the rls is in my arms and legs and it drives me crazy also the lack of energy and motivation ***** the most...I would really like to know when i will fully be myself again energy and all how long does it take for the subs to get out of your system i know they have a long half life. Also i cant go to the doc as i really dont have any $$$$$ or insurance so any advice will help...   Thank you so much and god bless you
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THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR THE HELP AND SUPPORT IT HAS REALLY HELPED ME KNOWING SOME PEOPLE ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT HELPING OTHERS OUT  WHEN THEY ARE IN NEED OF HELP GOD BLESS YOU ALL....                                       8 days clean and thanking the lord above. :-)
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you are doing great. you have all the supplies to help make your detox a bit more comfortable. you did a sufficient taper that is good. keep up the exercising that will help to get your endrophins producing again. get some gatorade or vitamin waters, ensure.
you can get hylands restful leg at walgreens or walmart.
your mind,body,soul,spirit are going to take time to heal. try to be patient. the toxins and poisons have to be flushed out. it can take a few months to be "back to normal" press on keep fighting the good fight.keep on praying and thanking HIM. HE will see you through
i am praying for you.
debbie
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WELL  now we got some info where good to go being realistic expect to stat feeling better in a month  check out the amino acids like I said if money is tight go up to walmart and pick up a 2lb can of whey protein shake mix.....the chocolate flavor is good and it has the amino acids as well as good vitamins and the protein ....all of witch we need to heal our brains after your on this stuff a wile it not a quick fix but rather building blocks that give you what you need for 15 bucks I use to drink 2 a day in the beginning now just one a day your energy will start to come back slowly just remember you dident become an addict over night nor will you heal over night each month after it gets better I was on methadone for 6 1/2 yrs and it took a good 90 days just to start to feel better sub is not as harsh but still a lot longer then just the pills.... stick with a plan put some aftercare in place and work it and you will be successful we have a lot of members that have successfully came off sub im sure they will see you post and try and help you stick around and read for a wile post often for support we all want to see you make it good luck and God bless......Gnarly    
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Thank you so much debbie. thats one of the main things helping me through this  is prayer but thank you sooo much. It means alot
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I just wanna say thanks for all you help Bubulous you are very kind. thanks so much and god bless you.
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Thank you so much for helping me im so blessed to have found this site and people like you to help me through this. God bless you Gnarly
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hi I have been on subutex for 7 years now and am on 0.4 a day, I have gone cold turkey as I will not be getting anymore prescriptions. I have lots of valium and am feeling crappy with the restless legs that the worst does anyone have any info on how I can reduce this.x
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You might want to post your question as a new question. This is an old thread and won't get answered as quickly. There are alot of people on here with lots of sub info. Keep posting.
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Im 17 weeks pregnant. Been on subs for 3 years. Tapered a bit but it really didnt matter. Everytime i withdrew it was full force no matter how low my dose. I am on day 6. Ppl advise u not to quit while pregnant.. But i cannot bare the thought of my baby born withdrawling. Im keeping myself as comfortable as possible. First 3 days were hell. Its day 6 and its a little better. The sweats chills and goosebumps are lingering on and off along with the aches. Sleeping is a failure. Clonidine and a benzo helps but im pregnant i try not to take anything unless its unbearable. From what i have heard the physical detox lasts 12-15 days and after that its more mental; depression anxiety etc. just remember IT SHALL PASS. Let it run its course. There isnt anything u cant handle when u pull that strength out of u thats hidden within. And then U R FREE. I highly recommend the clonidine. If needed, go to a ER and they will write u a script. Thats what i did when i quit a year ago. But i gave in to the sub again and well here i am. Pregnant and scared to death.
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I.was taking them for over a year and was doing average 1 per day then quit cold Turkey did not really taper I.did go 4 days with none then did ome per day for 3 days then quit and i am on day 5;and it *****.  Any idea how much longer this will last
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HI sub withdrawals can last a wile 2 to 3 weeks if you jumped from a high dose anything 4 or more is high you just got to ride out the storm it is doable we have had many members do it hoangg in there one day ar a time good luck and God bless......Gnarly
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I find that it's better not to know how long it's going to take anyway. If I had known in the first week that it would take 3 weeks to a month, I wouldn't have been able to hang in there, I was going through hell, but I kept thinking that my hell would be over soon, I was expecting to come out on the other side of the hill at any moment, and that's what got me through. One day I woke up and I felt better. Considerably better! Then I had other days where I felt bad again, but I could see a general improvement, and looking back three weeks wasnt that long, although I wasnt back to normal after three weeks, but the hell was over.

I guess what I'm saying is that you'll feel better any day now, and then a bit better and then back to normal. Just get yourself through today. Tomorrow might be the day where you're naturally happy! And yes, you will be happy, laughing and running around and sleeping like a baby, all naturally.

Hang in there. True happiness awaits you.
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YOU KNOW NOTHING OF SUFFERING!  i AM WORSE ADDICTED TO SUBUTEX THAN ANY DRUG I HAVE EVER TAKEN IT HAS TURNED ME INTO A ZOMBIE SEEKING OPIATES TO BREATHE.  ITS THE ONLY THING I GIVE A DAMN ABOUT ANYMORE SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE!!!
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I had a little luck with gaba pentin (neurotin?).  My biggest gripe was the rls and that med was the only thing that touched it.  I think you can find it in almonds and a few other foods but whatever.  I used it coming off methadone.  It really made the dif.  I am about to come off of subs myself.  I know, a real glutton for punishment lol.  keep your mind right.  walk. stay hydrated.  it only gets better and it feels sssoooooooo good being clean.  oh yeah, from what i read about gaba it is a building block for your nerve endings.  which I am guessing is what the drugs destroyed.  
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You might want to read up on neurotin (gabapentin).  I took it for nerve damage and it was originally designed as an anti-seizure med.

I am off gaba now 37 days (114 clean from hyrdros, soma and anti-depressenets), 86 days off subs.

Gabapentin affects our electrical brain functions; gaba receptors.  I am having w/d symptoms (even tho it is NOT ADDICTIVE).  I know it helps some sleep, helps some w/their w/drawals, but my personal choice was to quit altering my brain w/ ANY and ALL Rx's that messed with the natural production of brain chemical and neurotransmitters.
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You are my hero. Been on subs and every opiate.  Morphine was the absolute worst but over in a week.  I took a sub and it didn't touch my w/drawls. thought the worst was over after 4 days but that is when the cramps and nausuea & diarrhea kicked in. Broke down and took 2mg yesterday.  I could eat again.  But now I am starting to feel it come back and I am never "normal" but how long for these wdrawls when I was on subs for years, but the last one I did was a long time before this (a month or so) and 4-5 days ago an 8 (the one that didn't do anything) should I taper to crumbs?  I just want to be done but am on unemployment and have a job interview in 2 days.  I can't go there like this.  I need advice.
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This thread is really, really old.  If you go to the main substance abuse forum page and click on post a question....then post a new question there, ....you will get lots and lots of help from lots of sub users, those who have w/d from them, those still on them.

I am really not a good person to advise anything about subs, as when I went on them I had NOTHING explained to me.  I was only on them for a total of 28 days and jumped off at a very high dose.  I didn't find this forum until that was all behind me.  So I didn't KNOW what I was doing or how to do it correctly  I now have a lot of knowledge about subs, but since I didn't wean off of them, I wouldn't be of much help to you.

If you start your own thread by posting a new question, you will be amazed at all the help and comments you will receive.
Blessings to you~
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I was on day 7 from withdrawls from oxys and still felt completely horrible. Do you know approximately how many days it takes to feel better?
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how long did it take you to feel a bit better? Or do you still feel as bad today as the 2nd and 3rd day?
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I have just went cold turkey from Subutex 2 mg every 8 hours. I am on day 7 I think and my bowels are moving too much and my skin is prickly and on fire. I have hot flashes and cold spells. My legs and knees ache so bad. Celebrex and Klonipin (klonopin) helps a bit but I can't get much sleep either. I heard this last 21 days is that true?
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Hi. This is a very very old post please click post a question tht way ppl see it. Most ppl WO t go into an old post.
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I read above u can restleg at walmart over the counter. Tylenol.  Hot baths.  Im on my sixth day.  I was on it about a year and went cold turkey last week.  Chew gavison or any anti acid it will help craps.  But do not take amodium.  good luck to you and me.  I been taking valium at night, I get a few hours of sleep.  Don't get the over the counter sleep ones, they will make the jimmies in ur legs worse.......Just one valium at night,
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hi mate i came off 120mils of meth fine but feel like i'm dying now i stopped at .4 had 0.2 for one day that was 3days ago any idea's thank you x
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My friend has been on subs for 7 yrs, 6 8mg a day, and the detox started at 8mg a day down to 2mg before getting off them. He has 42 days clean right now and still is having extreme withdrawal symptoms. He is 61 yrs old and is wondering when he's going to feel better?
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Basically doing it myself now the quicker you come off the easier it is never jump off a higher dose than 0.5 ml gradually taper down over the two weeks every few day it's day three for me and the worst is over ..... And trustme this is nothing compared to a H rattle so good luck peps
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Order kratom!! I swear by it, after being on subs for six myths @ 12mgs dropped down to 6mgs. I order kratom for my withdrawals and its the best thing that has dropped my withdrawals by more than half. I totally recommend it to all the opiate addicts like me who want to be free of this horrible addiction!
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Hey...I was just wondering if you know whether Kratom is safe during pregnancy.  I originally took it to get off the oxy and now I am going through subutex withdrawals.  Went from 16mg, to 8mg and now 4mg a day.  I took my last pill two days ago and feel like crap.  I am 30 wks along and would like to just ride the storm but I also don't want to risk baby's health or risk her being born early.  
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hello i am sufering 3 days know but i have to do it finish .
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hello i am sufering 3 days know but i have to do it finish .
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