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How long do SUBOXONE withdrawals last?

Hi guys! hang in there, I am clean 35 days from Suboxone and still feeling no energy, murmurs, sleeplessness, anxious, dirreahea and feel depressed at night times.  The first day was hell! I felt a big snake biting me and it took one day to feel that pain and afterwards I knew I can do this and get off Suboxone.  I was on Suboxone 2mgs for 6 months and tried to taper down...  Can anyone tell me how long Suboxone withdrawals last???? im so anxious to know because I really can't wait to feel back to normal.
Thank you and God Bless all of you.
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Just want to say Suboxone is the worst thing to ever happen to me.Do not get on it!You will be extremely sorry.
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I weaned down to less than .25mg a day for about 3 months. My withdrawals usually started at night. I tried coming off of 2mg months before but the restless leg was too bad and got back on subs. Anyways, the only withdrawals I had coming down to that low dose was anxiety and depression, no modavation. I was able to sleep, eat, ect. All mental. This lasted awhile! Got on antidepressant, didn't hep much. Just gotta pull through it. Months! It takes months to get through the depression and anxiety. Good luck all. U can do it.
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My first time posting. I am on day 15 no sub's having major withdrawals,chills,bodyaches and so nervous all the time . My Anxiety's out of control every hour I contemplate going to the er. I am loosing my mind. And no sleep for three days now. Someone please help when will this end???
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I apologize after I posted I didn't spellcheck
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Hi....well sub withdrawals are only second to methadone and it is a funny drug wile detoxing some people come off with little or no problems others it is like pulling teeth even to taper....just know it will get better with time you just have to go threw it keep posting for support we have a lot of members who have gotten off this drug
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I detoxed off all opioids and suboxone is a long hard process to come off. Best advise is to get tramodol or any kind of pain pills and use that for about a month or untill the subs get completely out ur system, then if u can go to the e.r and complain about something and ask for gabupentin. And those gabs will help u get off the pain pills, helps sleep and restless legs. Thats almost the best way of doin it if u dont wanna hurt bad. Any and all other ways ull really detox long n hard
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I detoxed off all opioids and suboxone is a long hard process to come off. Best advise is to get tramodol or any kind of pain pills and use that for about a month or untill the subs get completely out ur system, then if u can go to the e.r and complain about something and ask for gabupentin. And those gabs will help u get off the pain pills, helps sleep and restless legs. Thats almost the best way of doin it if u dont wanna hurt bad. Any and all other ways ull really detox long n hard
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I am taking Baclofen for pain, The ER doctor prescribed it since he could not give me Suboxone when I went in a few weeks ago.  It helps but it makes me even more of a zombie, I nearly fell over just walking yesterday. I have to drive my kids around so I can't take it all the time but I do take it as soon as I get home. I am useless otherwise.  My kids go into the store and shop, I wait in my car. They are teenagers so they are very helpful but I feel so guilty putting this on them. Not the kind of memories you want your children to have of you.
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If you have no sex life STAY ON THE SUBS! They put salt peter in those so to rid you of sex drive.But they do give energy and are going to be used as a pain killer soon. As it does contain painkillers. If you are married like, you should stop if doc okays it. but know this, SUBS change your body and mind and after long term use you become like a zombie. I had no strong emotions, could cry on SUBS, was very very difficult to have sex.There's more in this drug than we are told .beware! Funny are soldiers in Afghanistan protect the opium crops for the CIA  who uses the money for their black-ops and very black-ops. 90% of the worlds heroin comes from there. So, the CIA owns it, brings it to the USA & big pharma and on the other end in the USA they arrest everyone for what the CIA brings over and puts on our streets? Plus methadone & SUBS  you can be arrested for? THEY ARE opiate blockers! Screw Americas games! They work all angles and don't care about anyone or thing but economics! America is dead.All a bunch of liars a fags like Obama  and Bush. Learn your recent history of George H Bush as cia and how he and BIN LADENS DAD started their own company called the Carlyle Group in the 80z. then you will begin your journey of the truth!
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Interesting what you say about sex drive, I felt mine returning in day10 but I thought it might be due to the muscle relaxer's I am taking.
I love a good conspiracy theory! Was a heroin/dilaudid user by IV for about 10 years and lost everything and I mean EVERYTHING!!!! My kid, my husband died from overdose, and I lost my home. I was tired of struggling so practically crawled into a suboxone clinic and have now been on this medicine for about 3 years at 8mg twice per day and I see how I&#39;m a slave to the game and not only do I wanna be drug free because of the obvious reasons, but also because I am dependent on government assistance for the medicine and when the time comes, I&#39;d like to be able to know I&#39;m strong in every way. I&#39;d love more info on the hidden ingredients of this medicine. Anyone with any info?? My mind drives me crazy when I&#39;m not feeding it some sort of substance and thats what scares me the most as I have built some semblance of a life and never wanna go bad to the hell I crawled out of. Thank you!
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Hey, that's awesome that you were feeling better so fast, I see this post was really old but I'd be extremely interested in knowing how much you were on/ how long you took it before you quit...everyone else seems to say withdrawals last a month or more :/
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Hi Hippielover...

WOW!..You nailed it..your response is so spot on and true. I was addicted to BOTH Perc's AND Suboxen..taking both together two strips and about 20 pills A DAY. I got a job in Dubai that paid big bucks but they don't prescribe narc's unless you are dying. I quit cold turkey and literally went thru HELLLLLLLLLLLLL..Sleep was limited to about 2 hrs a night for the first month and I was sweating had nausea, the runs and thought I was losing my mind. Saving grace was my job that paid $15K tax free and I actually managed to function during the day but night s were ******* awful. Took 6 months and then my life changed..I had clear and felt like I was reborn. Hot baths, EXERCISE (critical) healthy food, and including your family to support you all highly recommended. You have to take the approach that every second that ticks off the clock puts you closer to feeling better and being opiate free...life is so much better without that ****..we just don't need it and the sooner you kick the sooner you will find the promised land..HANG IN THERE..it's hard but dig deep and believe in yourself. Good luck everyone..and reach out to me anytime. take care beautiful people.
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Six months?  Are you serious? I am on day 10 after being on sub for a few years. I have been in bed the entire time and had previously lost my job due to absence from the previous month when I had trouble getting prescription filled after switching insurance. Lengthy delays,   Insurance nightmare! I finally decided to just get off of it since I was already partly through withdrawals. Everything I read previously said the withdrawals lasted two weeks and then depression often sets in.  I will be financially bankrupt if this goes on any longer. I can&#39;t make it six months! I am currently switching to medical marijuana, thank God it is now legal in California. I am consulting with  A pain management specialist who is helping me with my plan. I hope to god it works because the pain is unbearable. I hear that Suboxone increases the pain severely during withdrawal and I can attest that this is true.
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hey going good day 26 my god i hope i can last that long as now only day 5 and still in bed mostly scared of going back to work dont know if i even can...does everyone have lack of energy as well as diaorreah pains all over shivers goosebumps chills etc....this cure to get off hard drugs feels like the ultimate punishment..trying some multivitamins but can hardly even eat at the moment...so well done 26 days
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I am currently on subs (Subutex generic) but I only have a handful left and no more Rx. I am trying to get a jump on it before I have to be without, trying to taper slowly and also get other things in order. Scheduling stuff to do, really working on eating better and exercising.

How did you come off in the first place - CT or did you taper? Any advice there?
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this is day 4 of suboxone withdrawal..my doctor totally lied said i will have a few chills and body aches maybe..so i was all positive now i feel like someone is trying to rip out my internal organs permanent goosebumps and shivering and a backache that will just not go or allow me to move about..im 45 I feel like 145 .. i never felt so bad..makes me want to use heroin again which i dont want to of course.. but the cold turkey off h is not as bad as this...so scared and sad at the moment :(
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this is day 4 of suboxone withdrawal..my doctor totally lied said i will have a few chills and body aches maybe..so i was all positive now i feel like someone is trying to rip out my internal organs permanent goosebumps and shivering and a backache that will just not go or allow me to move about..im 45 I feel like 145 .. i never felt so bad..makes me want to use heroin again which i dont want to of course.. but the cold turkey off h is not as bad as this...so scared and sad at the moment :(
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Hey Sue!  Welcome to the forum~  You probably found this forum thru an internet search and the particular thread you posted on is really old.  It would be great if you started your own, new, and current thread by going to the orange post a question tab at the top of this page and post your question.

You'll get A LOT more feedback that way...and can continue to post your questions on your own thread.  Hope that helps...and welcome again~
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I'm on day 26 off suboxone.  I have absolutely no energy.  When can I hope to see some light at the end of the tunnel?
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Michelle, I have to say, I feel extremely similar.  I was on suboxone for 1.25 years.  Over the past 3-4 months, I began sleeping poorly, having vivid nightmares almost nightly, waking up with pain in my arms and legs that would last most of the day.  The transition from sleep to awake seemed like a 2 or MORE hour process of bed to couch, in and out of sleep, finally some coffee, then maybe a shower.  I was beginning to be exhausted all of the time. I own a painting business, and I couldn't seem to put in more than 4 hours a day the past couple months.  I stopped taking suboxone 7 days ago this morning (tapered down to 1.333 mg once daily over the past month to get ready to quit)  For the first 5 days i didn't have any medicine of any kind other than tylenol and ibuprofen.  I must say that it was a hell of a time.  Not all of my symptoms were severe, but enough of them were that i spent days 3-5 crying, taking baths, wanting to just give up.... man... well, on day 5 I forced myself to go for a run after crying on the couch and finally breaking to the point of trying anything to feel better.   I felt better for about an hour, then it was back to the bad.  The doctor gave me clonidine, trazodone, zolfran, and dicyclomine near the end of day 5.  They help.  The only thing, the clonidine just zaps all of my energy... so i cut my dose in half after 2 days... that helped some more. Then I added in 200mg of B6 and 1g of N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine for energy and nervous system stabilization.  That helped some more.   I still am feeling very low energy, very tired, still pain in my lower legs... BUT,  I feel like there is hope.  I got out for a bike ride this morning, went disc golfing yesterday, just trying to do active things that i enjoy.  The short of all this is; the doctors NEVER go over how bad going off of suboxone is (due to a hell of a long 37 hour half life!!!!!!) and they never tell you about some of the bad reactions that some patients (like you michelle and myself) have... If you use suboxone, buprenorphine, subutex, etc. use it for a short time then get off.... don't get dependent and have it ruin your body...
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Your WD.will start 4 days after you stop
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I agree with your post 100%....was on the subs for 7 years starting at 24mg per day.  I think there horrible and I wish I'd have never found them!  Am now 117 days clean...that was the hardest detox I've ever done In my life. Took me over 30 days to be able to leave my house, still wasn't right, but had to get the hell out of my house!  I lost 10lbs in 30 days and thought I was dancing with satan himself!  
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Okay,I will say if you are heavily addicted to a strong opiate,a taper with Suboxone of no more than 10 day's could beneficial,but no longer than that.
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Just taper off the opiate you are on,or just deal with the 7 days withdrawel from it.That's a lot easier than the at least 3 months it will take you to start feeling decent.Plus there are things about Suboxone we don't even know,but they are bad.Don't do it.Trust me.Call me if you want.I'll explain.
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I would love to call, I know you posted back in 2014 but I have twin boys that I just DT off of the op's and now think that Subs are what they need ...I need help.....Connie 262-6205277
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Youll "start" feeling normal between 2 weeks and 30 days. Youll "stop" thinking about sub and counting days around 2 months. Actually i shouldnt say "you will" cause everyones different but this was my experience. I was on it for 2 years and jumped off at 6mg. Its been over 90 days, ive lost count, and life is better again.
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hey guys was on oxy for 2-3 years got in subs for three weeks enough was enough i tapered all the way down to practically a chip. im day 4 no subs no oxy taking b6 and ginseng to help with energy and withdrawls. Anyone give me an idea of when my body will go back to normal? thank you for any responses
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I was on methadone for 7 years, 70mg's a day, and without a doubt, methadone and subs and xanax are the toughest things in the world to kick. I attempted suicide when I lost my mind coming off of methadone. It's been exactly a year ago today that I took my last dose of methadone, but I still think about it all day long wishing i had it back. i have been taking subs lately so im ****e.
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I know its very hard have your doctor put you on gabapentin it's a great mood stabAlizer it will help you have energy and a appetite you'll be able to go on with life but you will still some symptoms like diarea but pepto works it took me about a month and a halph and I didn't need anything and I was normal again I will pray for all of you and stay away from the bondage of drug love you guys my brothers and sisters
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