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Suboxone withdrawal

Hi, I just wanted to know if anybody else out there has gone through suboxone withdrawal. I have one person on here  that I can talk to, but would like to hear from others that have been through the horror of sub wd's. I  am trying to get stable, as I was not dosing properly. I'm doing this on my own, because I am a nurse and am afraid of getting my license pulled. I wanted to go to a DR, but I was told they have to report it. I didn't know what I was getting myself into with the suboxone. I should have done my research before I took it. Had I known, I NEVER would have started on it. I would have rather have gone to a rehab and been off opiates in a week. The wds of suboxone are much worse than opiates.
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Hey Pat, I'm 6 month clean from Subs, my DOC was always Heroin and Valium. I went on Methadone hated the stuff so I swapped to Subs. I jumped at 4 mgs, it has been a wild ride and a one that's still not over. I hear you on the Subs, they can be a great tool if used correctly, to break a horrendous cycle, (criminality). I don't like to see them used for pain or people with medium addiction troubles to pills, (no offence intended, someone who isn't steeling, robbing, getting into trouble!). Although I can see the benefits to some, myself included they are not a way out, and definitely not an easy way out like so many have come to believe. In my opinion they are prescribed way to easy, after going through what I have I'm not to sure if I would have chose them, its a hard one though as I'm sitting typing this post clean and relatively happy. I still struggle with the tightness in my chest, (anxiety?), I still get the sweats, not nice! and I still have trouble motivating myself. Once I get going its great but it needs quite the push, lol. I am clean though! I know if I'd went cold turkey from Heroin I probably would have beat the w/d but would I still be clean, I don't know? I never managed to cope with the rush you get after a H detox, I'm going to go fix the world in 2 mins flat, kind of mania! I always went back to it, not thinking straight, feeling like superman. So for me Subs did the job I wanted them to do, they put me on my arse for a few month and granted me with the patience I so needed to find. My cravings have come and gone, but its not the same as cravings for Drugs, its more a craving for good times, party's and friendships, of which I stay clear now! Not fun but a must! I have been missing a lot lately so I'm not to sure of your full story, length of time in, your dose when you jumped? I'm sure your doing great but I do know your pain, let me know how your doing and know it is possible! Love and respect to ya, ;)
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Hey Pat... I was never on Subs! Thank God I found MH and read the horror stories of it before I was ever tempted to go that route. I don't have personal experience with it but MANY people here do and you will find lots of support and encouragement.. Where are you at in the process?
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I can relate to this so much,especially these parts:

Once I get going its great but it needs quite the push,
I never managed to cope with the rush you get after a H detox, I'm going to go fix the world in 2 mins flat, kind of mania! I always went back to it, not thinking straight, feeling like superman
My cravings have come and gone, but its not the same as cravings for Drugs, its more a craving for good times, party's and friendships, of which I stay clear now! Not fun but a must!

I didn't know we had so much in common!
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