I have been off Sub's for 5 days now and up until 1am I was not having any signs of WD! I woke up and was hit with a ton of bricks. I have the worst anxiety and my legs are so restless. I can't sit stand lay for more than a min and them I am back to moving here and there. I have tried my best to keep a positive attitude during my 223 days of being clean and I think I did a good job. I am not sure where that positive person in me went but I would like for her to come back. I just really need somebody to talk to and to hear that I am gonna be ok even though I know I will be ok in the end. it is just hard to convince myself...I have tried most of the things that my counselor and I decided I would do when I came off the Sub's. I just can't concentrate on anything but the anxiety and wanting so bad to go to sleep. I have to go to work at 8 and I am really stressing over that! I knew better than to jump into a new job during my detox. Maybe getting out will take my mind off of everything. I am wishing I had some nerve pills to make this a lil easier. Do you think that 5 days later of WD will last long? I thought since I was on the last stretch I wouldn't be feeling like this! Guess that's why ppl say Don't count your chickens b4 they hatch. I guess I am looking for some encouragement to tell me I can and will get through this. I know that I will just hard to tell my mind that it is Ok. Thanks
The WD's are probably just coming on because suboxone has such a long half life. I know you are going to make it you sound so determinded. I am not sure how long your wd's will be. But just remember when they are gone, and they will not last that long. Just keep up with your attitude. I am on suboxone about 1mo 1wk and I am dreading coming off the suboxone myself. I am not really a strong person. But you have what it takes and you evidently know how to use your support. You life is going to be so big after this withdraw and your new life will soon begin so please just try to calm down and relax. If you are aching jump in the hot bath and soak for a bit. This will help with your legs also. Try some calming music or try reading a book anything you can do to get your mind on something else. Which in withdraw I know is hard. I would love to stay and chat, but I have to sleep I am exhausted. I should of been in bed hrs ago. I wish you much luck and God Bless.............Janet
Hey Krissy....sorry to hear you are just now feeling withdrawals. Like Janet mentioned, it is because of subs long half life. Many don't start feeling withdrawals until day 4 or 5. How far down did you taper? I've heard that jumping at even .5mgs can be too much for some.
You have such a strong mindset in this so if you don't decide to taper down further, just keep fighting. Are you taking anything from the amino acid protocol? I always try to recommend that someone start those supplements at least a eek prior to taking their pill. The supplements really do help.
Just keep fighting and remember that the withdrawals will not last forever. Lean on this forum for support. You will make it through this!
Best of luck.
Thank you for replying! I have ran out of Sub's and started feeling bad withing 24 hrs and actually in the beginning I went 6 days with NONE and I was on 16mg a day. It is me doing this to myself I am sure but I don't know how to stop. I fell asleep sometime after 430 and my alarm went off and has caused my heart rate to be going crazy and I am shaking. Uhhh I am ready to be over this! I am trying so hard to be strong but there is such a weakness inside me that is calling all the shots. My stomach is a wreck and I feel like I am gonna throw up. I dont want to go to work like this but I am scared I will lose my job and I just started and missed one day already. I am gonna try to go atleast for a lil bit and then maybe call the office from my clients house and tell her I am really sick again.
Take care and thanks again
If I understand your post correctly you stopped taking the sub from 16mg? If so, that is a very high dose to quit. Sub is very strong and should be tapered down as low as possible before quitting - like 0.5mg. I stopped taking sub once at 2mg and still suffered quite a bit of withdrawal. If you have an option to work with your doctor to obtain more sub and do a taper program, I would definitely go that route if I was in your shoes. Best of luck to you.
I came off on 2mg, 16 mg in the beginning was when I couldn't get my Sub's for 6 days. I am trying with everything I have to get through this. I knew it wouldn't be no walk in the park but I didn't think it would be this bad on 2mg when it wasn't on 16mg, On day 6 of not having 16mg is when I started feeling bad but now to think of it I was on a high dose so it was in my system longer. It makes me so mad that my Dr will look you right in the eye and tell you that it is impossible to have WD's from Sub's!!!! I said if you haven't taken them and know what it feels like when you go without then you have no right to tell me I am not gonna have WD's. I hope being a work will help occupy my mind but I take care of elderly in their home so there will be a lot of nothing going on for the most part. I am going to see my Dr at 1 tom and he is gonna start me on some pills that you take to make sure you won't have a reaction to the Vivitrol shot 10 days after the last dose of Sub's. I had about talked myself out of getting it but as bad as I feel now I am getting it without giving it a second thought.
Just woke up and saw your post. I am so sorry it hit you. In the message you sent me yesterday you were so happy that you were feeling so good and not in WD. I didnt want to say anything about taking 4-5 days to hit as it is different for everyone, was trying to stay positive. I still think you will be OK. You were on it for only 8 months. Remember it is not as bad as oxy, hrdro, or even H, it just sometimes last longer. Talk to your doctor about clondine a blood pressure med used a lot for WD.
I am not sure the Vivitrol (Naltrexone injection) is going to help WD, I think it is their to help prevent relaspe. It also from what I reaad is manly for alcohol.. It said "Naltrexone is in a class of medications called opiate antagonists. It works by decreasing the craving for alcohol" I have heard of Naltrexone implants but never the shot.It may be a good idea now that I remember you are taking care of the elderly in their homes and they may have pain pills. Be strong. IM me later. Remember its not that bad, I am on day 18 from one and a half years of sub and it just seems to last a long time.
Sorry to say it but I have been on it for 7years now BUT I was recently moved to a Dr. who thinks short tern is the way to go... So she dropped me from 16mg. to 12mg. in a week.. THEN dropped me because of a pos. tox. for pot.. I'm not sure what im gonna do now but beleive me when I say you had better hold on to what you have and try to taper taper taper.. It is gonna be hell.. I'm in the here to help program sponsored by the suboxone company and they are trying to help me find another Dr.!! gooooood luck... bolpak
Well after a very long and horrible night and day I can finally say I don't feel like I am gonna die. The anxiety was so bad last night I was ready to head to the ER so maybe they would knock me out(wishful thinking). I am no longer having anxiety or throwing up. Luckily the lady I take care of has a pain pump in her tummy so no way I can get into anything at her house. I am just ready to get my life back the way it should have always been. Oh well I did this to myself so I must take what comes and learn to not make those stupid choices ever again!!! Hope all of yall are well. Thanks a lot for checking in on me!
Glad to hear you're feeling better. Keep trudging forward and don't use no matter what. Good job with reaching out and getting some support. Proof once again it works when we work it together. You're doing great!!!!
I am glad you made it through the day. Sounds like you had a rough night but you sound positive, thats good. I just got back from wal-mart where I took gnarly's advice and got a 2 lb jar of whey protein powder. Its got the amino acids that everyone seems to say helps, hope it does. Hang in there and remember it just gets better.
Was that from the Thomas Rec? I think I need to take a look at it and get something to help me through this mess. I couldn't get out of bed to go to work this morning. I was so sleepy even though I was only awake a few hrs all day. Oh well... I got myself in this mess I will have to be the one to get me out!!!
hi krissy, whey protein powder will be good for ya. i think u should look up the thomas recipe here also. i swear by it and i know it really helped me thru my withdrawls. u will make it out of this. i know u can do it. once u get past this u will be stronger for it. keep up the positive attitude and good luck to ya.
I am feeling better but I am real weak and shaky. I have lost 15 pounds in a short time. I am getting ready to walk out the door and head to my Dr. I am gonna ask him to give me Kolonopin and pray that helps with the shakes. If I could get past that I would be doing a lot better. Everytime I stand up I feel like I am gonna pass out. Talk to you soon. Hope your day is going good
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