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Does anyone have some tips for detoxing from Fentanyl patch using Suboxone?

What is the greatest help for the insomnia when getting off of Fentanyl? My nights are like HELL. I sleep for about 1 hour, wake up, then have a terrible time getting back to sleep. I did not want to do it but just started taking Suboxone because I cannot imagine going back to work tomorrow without anything for withdrawal and severe back pain.
Any help will be SO appreciated! I feel like a failure in a way for not being able to go without the Suboxone, but I plan to get off of it after short term use.Has anyone else done this? I never abused the Fentanyl or any other drug and went on it as a last resort for the severe back pain. i never plan to use another Fentanyl patch again. I hate the things. I felt as if Fentanyl was running my life instead of me and have become so negative. i have to get my old vivacious, funny loving personality back!
As I said, any tips will be appreciated, especially for the insomnia problem and the low self esteem I have developed from being angry at myself for getting into this situation. God Bless You All!
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definately not a failure coming off any of this stuff. read the suboxone facts at the bottom of this page. sleep is a problem at first for all of us. I used benedryl for about 1 1/2 weeks 2 tabs of 25mg. I know that subs sometimes can keep people up, so try to take it early in the day. best of luck, others will come along and offer their own idea's. this site alone provided,and continues to provide all the info I needed to keep going.
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dont know much about the patch, did it a couple times and i didnt use it like you are supposed to, i opened the patch and ate it, but only did it like 5 times, just remember being depresed really bad after words, i was so high on roxy 30"s cant really remember, do remember the sub just got off it about a month ago after a long taper, its a good tool if you use it right, get on a low  dose you feel is good and start a tapering process! if you need someone to talk to mess me any time! hang in there it will get better! god bless!
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I have been on the fentanyl patches since 2007. The dosage going up and down and I've been in a number of pain clinics that still kept me on the patch plus breakthrough meds of different kinds. The pain clinic that I was just started in has taken me off the patch cold turkey and it is hell. The pain and sweats and yawning and pins and needles. Isn't there something that can help?
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