What pills were you taking and how much? Is the sub from a doctor? What mg's?
Come on back Kitty907............... what did you move to suboxone from? How many were you taking?
I sent you a private message kitty
IMO..............Subs are probably NOT the route you should have gone. The w/d would have been less had you just come off of the pills themselves. Possibly, if taken for a very short period of time, at a very low dose, then the subs could ward off some of the opiates w/d effects. However, staying on the subs any length of time comes with it's own nightmares. My drug of choice was opiates and then I turned to subs. However, my dose was high and my length of time I stayed on them was long. The sub w/d was waaayyy longer than the opiate w/d would have been and waaayyy worse. 5/7 days of being home sick off of opiates vs over 30 of pure hell with the subs.
Possibly talk to your dr to keeping it short and low dose! Very important!
There is one dr. Who actually used subs who wrote a long detailed article on suboxone. It's the best info I've read. Not sure if I can share the web address on here but you can find it by Google: pbod detoxing from suboxone - fear is caused by a lack of knowledge by Steven Scanlon M.D. its not really promoting or discouraging subs but is more telling what drs are doing wrong and how he tapers ppl with success.
Here is a good questions. When should you take your next dose of suboxone? Should you wait until you start feeling bad or what? This morning at 6am I did 1/2 a strip. I am really considering my next dose 1/4 of a strip. What do you all think? Thanks so much for the help and input!
This is such a new experience for me. I took pain pills at random. Some days I would keep a count just not to run out. Suboxone is different as I am taking to avoid withdrawal. Everyone reacts different I guess. Some say it gives you a high,others say energy. Since I am beginning I am trying to regulate my body and mind. When I took my first dose (a whole strip) about 2 hours later I felt dizziness, cold sweating and like I was going to vomit. My next dose 1/2 strip same reaction but not as bad. Taking 1/4 feels much better. I'll do the 8 hour thing taking another 1/4. Thanks for being there!
I wish I could see a conversion chart for suboxone. The most I could find was aprox. 1mg subs =30mg of hydrocodone but also read you can't really convert Subs because they're different for everyone?! Don't doctors use some kind of standard? none of this makes sense.
I started on Suboxone about your age also, I am 75 now and this is the only time in my life I did not jump back on alcohol or drugs. I have maintained at 6mg per day, I wish I had started sooner.