Addiction: Substance Abuse Community
saboxone
About This Community:

This community is a place to share information and support with others who are trying to stop using drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco or other addictive substances. Discuss with others, the symptoms of addiction, addiction recovery, ways to quit like tapering and cold turkey, and withdrawal symptoms. If you are interested in general "chat", please visit our Addiction Social Community.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

saboxone

I have been an addict for 20 years and  I was abusing opiates. I started with vicodin, then percs, tramadol, was addicted to meth for 4 years, then morphine and herion. I abused Adderall (adderrall) and Xanax . I got on Saboxone in Feb of this year and it has helped me so much. I have been clean for 68 days now and feel great but i'm gaining weight and I don't know if its because of the medicine or because I actually eat 3 meals a day now but I used to have eating disorders and I don't want to fall back into that again. can anybody tell me if saboxone causes weight gain
10 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
1326416_tn?1370930601
I haven't heard that it does, but I haven't heard that it doesn't either! I  think it's to new of a medicine to know yet. It's a good question though.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
So you are still on the suboxen? I think its probably best to let your body get used to whatever changes are going on adjusting. I lost more than 20 lbs on my daily dosesof whatever I could get my hands on. Typically addicts don't eat very well so our body's go into survival mode. Talk to your Dr. Keep your eye on the "being free" not on the scale.
Blank
4810126_tn?1395030098
Suboxone and Methadone both tend to slow the metabolism down at certain doses. What's your dose, my friend?
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Your gaining weight because your clean. I am not proud to admit I've gained over 40 pds being clean at times I'm unhappy with my body but hey I would much rather be fat and healthy then skinny and unhealthy
Blank
4810126_tn?1395030098
When you say you're 68 days clean, are you on Subs. or not? It makes a difference to the answer to your question. I've seen others on the forum describe themselves as clean when on Suboxone. Just wondering. Thanks!
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Yes subS are something to argue over. Clean or not clean? I used to say if someone is on subs they ate still getting high but over the years I've learned if your doing the right thing and getting ur life back on track I wouldn't worry about ppl judging u on subs. U can try naltrexone. This is a wonderful drug and has helped me so much on my road to recovery. You also must think about detoxing from the subs. The detox can be worse then herion. If u r on the right track and subs are helping u lik I said don't worry about the ppl who are going to judge u.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
If you're living right on Suboxone, not getting high, eating, taking care of your home, yourself, your family and so on, then you're living a clean life.  You're not buying heroin or drugs off the street.  You're not stealing.  You're not breaking the law by doctor shopping.  That IS being clean!  Some people have to have meds to LIVE.  You would have probably died on the road you were on.  Don't beat yourself up for taking it.  Just do it through a doctor, and do exactly what they say.  20 years is a long time.  And you were heavy into addiction.  It may have been your only choice.  None of us can answer that.  I don't condone sub or methadone for people with a 6 month or one year addiction, but this may have been the only way for you to survive!  So that's that! :)

I've heard of some people gaining and some losing.  I think that each body is different.  It could be that you're just starting to live and eat again.  Be sure and get some exercise.  That will help.  Just live normally, and it'll be ok.  A few extra pounds is better than being dead any day! :)
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
When I was on subs I got really swollen after a month or so. Now that I have stopped them it went away quite a bit. I think being swollen is kind of common with that?  
Blank
480448_tn?1397235344
Well said!
Blank
480448_tn?1397235344
And to answer the question, Subs themselves don't really cause weight gain, it's usually because a person when they were using wasn't eating properly.  Most of our patients reported that was one of the first things to return, an appetite and taste for food again.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Addiction: Substance Abuse Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Addiction Answerers
480448_tn?1397235344
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
1970885_tn?1385151576
Blank
kyle505
Sacramento, CA
3092482_tn?1383176848
Blank
weaver71
CA
2083449_tn?1381358308
Blank
Sonrissa
NV
5347058_tn?1381192026
Blank
ariley13
Boston, MA
495284_tn?1333897642
Blank
dominosarah
City of Dominatrix, MN