Aa
A
A
A
Close
Addiction: Substance Abuse Community
32k Members
484378 tn?1209909492

Questions about Suboxone!!

Hi! Well a bit about me would go like this...
I have been taking Norco (Vicodin) for about 2 years now...and at the worst have been up to 20 a day of the 10/325mg. I am doing a taper right now...and am down to 10 a day.

I am going to see a Dr on Monday and getting on Suboxone. The only thing is, I have insurance...but they wont cover that or Subutex. How are Suboxones usually prescribed to take??? I understand everyones different...but what would you think I would start off needing and for how long? Like would the Dr most likely give me 30 pills to start?? Do you take it once or twice a day??? Im a bit confused on it all. What kind of outcome have some of you had with it? Im SUPER SUPER scared to go c/t...or else I would.
His nurse said he would give me these meds (which my insurance covers all of them) too.
Catapress
Neurontin
Bentyl
Librium
Restoril

I am SO looking forward to getting OFF this medicine and start my life free of Vicodin!! =D
Any input would be great!! Thanks in advance....
2 Responses
Avatar universal
Firstly you need to go in there being in a bit of W/D in order for it to work. He will most likely titrate your doses based on your usage of Hydro. You will basically start out ( induction) taking the amount that will keep you comfortable and withdrawl free, for example, he may say take one 8 mg ( they come 8mg- big pill and 2 mg little pill) to start and maybe an hour later you still feel like **** so you will take a half tab more, possible 2x per day. You start out on a high dose to make the cravings and W/D dissapear. And count on seeing him once a week for a few weeks. As long as you are on Sub you will not need any of those other meds you mentioned. I question his knowledge of Sub because you will not need anything else.

Gradually you start seeing him less, maybe once a month, and he will gradually lower your doses. I have been on for 2 and half yrs. Started out at 32 mg and worked my way all the way down to the lowest dose 2mg. I would love to be on this med for the rest of my life but he does not do Maint. ( Dickhead) lol Next mos I will TRY to go to half a pill and after a few mos of that its jump off time. I am praying that he will get hit in the head with a big rock and decide some of his patients, drug addicta who have been doing them for than half their life, can be on a low dose for maint.

Anyway if you have any more Q's you can email me ***@****

Good luck and stop using sun morning for best results. You will be happy and live a normal life on Sub and most ins does cover. Mine( Aetna) I have a 50.00 co-pay
Oh and one more thing I am not sure with your doc but with most they are bound by DEA to make you do counseling and group support also. I do a Tuesday night group every week for 45 min.

Jan The VikeQueen
Avatar universal
I went on  Subs 3 months ago. I had a habbit of 2 to 8 vics a day, depending on availability and/or if I had the money. My doctor started me at 1-8mg pill a day. 1/2 in morning and 1/2 early evening. I was a little queazy and had a headache for the first 2 days but after that, I felt like a new person. No cravings at all. Just be careful and do your research on Subs. I truly do not think some doctors are educated enough and it seems that alot of them start you out on too high of a dose, which has discouraged people and then they want to quit the Subs. If you get them and you feel really bad on the dose he/she gave you, just cut back on the mgs to where you feel good. Hopefully you will get some counselling as well. My doctor does not counsel me, so I have to look for that elsewhere. If you have tried everything else and have failed, then Subs may be the route for you. But as I said, you need to know what dosage works for you and adjust it accordingly.  Welcome and keep us informed of how you are doing. Please go to www.naabt.org. It is a forum for Suboxone/Subutex users.  You will find a wealth of information there as well as experiences of Sub users.
Have an Answer?
Top Addiction Answerers
495284 tn?1333897642
City of Dominatrix, MN
Avatar universal
phoenix, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Is treating glaucoma with marijuana all hype, or can hemp actually help?
If you think marijuana has no ill effects on your health, this article from Missouri Medicine may make you think again.
Julia Aharonov, DO, reveals the quickest way to beat drug withdrawal.
Tricks to help you quit for good.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.