I see they blocked out my email address. I guess that is against the rules. Sorry about that. I am just so desperate for help, advice,information and someone to talk to who knows what I am in for and can talk to me about it. Please....and thank you so much!!!
thats great you wanna get off your pain meds its a long road as i am just beginning myself tho i didn't get them from my doc and I'm also trying to get off suboxone that is very hard to detox off of some other people might suggest to go cold turkey the people on here have much more experience and insight than me i am brand new you are in the right place you will receive lots of great advice i hate to hear that you are going on suboxone its awful stuff its lifesaving in some situations but its a beast within itself can i ask how you will manage the pain you are having once off the pain meds?? and are you on meds for your depression and anxiety and your psd? i hope those are being managed also google withdrawal symptoms and share the info with your fiancé you will need all the support you can get good luck!!!
hi...i am on day 5 of my detox, but i am going cold turkey. But this isnt my first rodeo of detox lol, ive done it over and over. but this time im really ready to be done. its really great you want to get off your meds and claim your life. i wouldnt worry too much, you will have very minimal pain and such detoxing with subs.
Hello and welcome. Do you feel you are dependent on the medication or addicted?
Do you run out of your scripts early? Have you ever bought them from the street? Stolen for them, lied to loved ones about not being on them?
I think suboxone should only be used if you are addicted. They are themselves an opiate with a blocker so you can't also take more pills to get high with.
Does he plan on you staying on the suboxone?
I would suggest a slow, long taper of the meds you are on.
It can be done , if you aren't addicted and will take as prescribed and stick to your taper that is much easier on your mind and body.
And yes your body does ha e more pain the longer you are on the opiates. It is called opiates induced pain- hyperalgesia. As you take the meds your brain makes more pain receptors for the meds to fill.
You will find a true barametor of your pain once you are off all meds for a couple of months.
Keep the faith,
Sending hope, encouragment and prayers,
I too think tapering your current meds would be best to try first. I am an advocate of Suboxone for heavy use of stronger opioids, after all other ways have been tried. Suboxone is not only an opioid, but a stronger one than any med you are taking. The reason other opiates don't work on subs is because buprenorphine is the second strongest opiate known to man. I'd get of the oxymorphone OxyContin and dilaudid first. Morphine is fast acting and natural, so it will detox feast and is not as strong as the others. My concern for you with subs is, the most common complaints of Suboxone detox are anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Subs take much longer to detox off than most opiates too, so your clinical depression is a concern for me. Some doctors are really good at prescribing subs, meaning they wouldn't keep a person on it for years from morphine dependence, but many get stuck on it. Subs saved my life, but after taking them and detoxing from them, I am glad they were my last resort or I don't know I would have ever quit them.
Let us know what you decide. It the mean time, what worked good for me were a good vitamin, amino acid shakes, cal/mag/zinc, EmergenC. Drink tons of water and eat real healthy, fresh veggies and whole grains. Avoid caffeine, red meat, processed foods, corn syrup and sodas, anything that has a small toxic effect is amplified in detox and can slow the process down. Keep walking, swimming, whatever exercise you can do. I had to push through the hyper anelgesia for a while, but also had to start doing alternative pain and fitness activities. You will feel much better off opiates. All your feelings will come back too.
Addiction is officially a medical term, not a psychological disorder. You were not made aware of prescription opiates being the most addictive and abused drugs in the world, more than cocaine, methamphetamine, and illicit heroine combined. So don't beat yourself up. Tell your partner all you learn about addiction. I will look for the video that I think explains it best. I think it's in Clean in Kansas journals, maybe it was Vicourageous, but one of my awesome friends I have here has it. Hang around and make some friends. This will all be so worth it.
Hello i commented on your recent post but only read this one now. I didnt know you were on morphine or had post traumatic stress syndrome etc.
I would really seek some serious professional help to wean off these meds and make sure they didnt make your disorders etc. worse. You have a lot going on in your head at the moment and not to mention all the strong meds your on. But i really wish you the best of luck in succeess on your detox and recovery, well done !!