Hi Bridget. Sorry you are going thru this. Ya know, some doctors get nervous w/ opiates: they can get in big trouble. I don't know about your dr of course. But, honestly, I know you don't believe this, but this is the BEST thing that could happen to you. Subs are opiates, you know that. 10 years is an insane amount of time to be on them. And honestly, they are supposed to be given very short term and for the people in the most dire straits. They've learned a lot in 10 years. Point is, this day had to come eventually and now it's here. If you can get into rehab, great, go for it. If not, yes, it blows, but it's doable. Being off all opiates, is when life starts to really change. You will feel so FREE not being changed to that sh!t anymore. The point of being of subs is supposed to be the bridge to a sober life, which means learning how to live. That means lots of support. For most of us, it's throwing ourselves into meetings.
For now, look up the Thomas recipe for stuff to aid wds. You aren't having a heart attack (I assume you are healthy otherwise) you are just in detox. We have all felt like we were dying. Drink as much water as possible and stay in the hottest bath you can stand.
I promise you will get thru this. We all did, and we're not better than you. Keep posting here, you will get lots of support!:)
I too, came off of 24mg of suboxone per day for 7 yes. I totally know that you feel like death....but this can be done. There's got to be more than what their telling you as to why they cut you off and it was extremely irresponsible for them to do that!
1. Are you alone? Do you have a spouse, family member or friend you can enlist to help you?
2. Do you have someone that can run to the store for you?
3. Coming off this high of a sub dose will take approx. 3 weeks...
The Thomas Recipe does work with opiate w/d but I didn't find it very helpful with sub w/d b/c it doesn't fully kick in until day 3/4 so at that point your done the Thomas Recipe???
3/1 magnesium/pottasium/iron vitamin
Gaba 750 (GNC)
Motrin 200mg x 3
Immodium for bowel issues ( I can't stress this enough)
Big, giant bag Epsom salts for hot soaks in tub which will help
Meal replacement bars, protein shakes, etc...your appetite will be gone but dehydration makes you feel worse (if you can imagine) so lots of Gatorade.
Music, ear buds, cause you'll want it loud!!! Nothing heavy. Light upbeat music....
I swear to you, you can do this! You have to be very strong and push yourself every step of the way! Literally!!!!
Keep posting on here and let us know where your at in your w/d......
Hi are you still with us here...??? please post to let us know how your doing...kicking a 24mg sub habit is going to be ruff but it is doable where all here for you..........Gnarly...........