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completely clean but strugglin

Today is day 11 for me off of suboxone, but i'm still struggling.  I was taking around 1-2 mgs a day of subs but Im still feeling pretty crappy.  I hear the cut off is 21 days.  Does that mean I will feel completely up to speed by then? I need some serious input. Its still pretty difficult for me to function.  
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Suboxone is in some ways, more addictive than the drug we were taking.  I never really understood why it was better to be addicted to Suboxone than to Percocet or whatever your drug choice was.  It is very difficult to get off of.  It is much easier to ween off than to just stop cold turkey.

Good for you that you have quit! Two tips:  for some reason a car ride and very loud rock music helped with my anxiety.  I think because I was always needing to move my body out of nervousness and the car and music moved it for me, so in a way, gave me a rest.  I know it sounds strange, but it really works when the "crawlers" get bad.  Deep massage and exercise works for that too, but the car ride is the easiest.

Good luck to you and keep up the great work.
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just in the past week i have found myself thinking thoughts i havent thought in years and having dreams that actually seem to mean something...it comes and goes but i realize that thats ME thats coming back with every day, thats ME thats starting to FEEL something again and i love it, whether i feel good or bad. i started using pills 4 years ago after the suicide of my sister and for four years i might has well have to. i dunno, everyones situation is different but i am telling you it will get better because it cant get worse...feeling bad isnt necessarily a bad thing, i dont know what type of person you are but a great breath of fresh air for me after so much despair is reading the tao te ching (stephen mitchell translation)...i recommend it to everybody, but i know everyones gotta find their own way. again i wish you the best. the state of mind will pass but you have to help it.
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YES, IT WIL PASS!!!!! Just keep moving along. Find something to do with your time and next thing you know it will be all over. I know it *****, just thinking of that feeling brings back so many bad memories. You can do it though! I was the biggest pill head in the world!!!!! I'm on day 103 now. It gets way easier. Good luck!
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Of course it will pass. You have to give it time.

We spend years of our lives destroying our bodies and days later we want it to be healed. It just can't work like that.

Please hang in there, I PROMISE...it does get better.
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Thanks for the advice.  Its just so hard for me to grasp that this feeling and state of mind will pass.  will it eventually ?
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hi ive never posted here but reading others' posts is what made me realize id had enough. i tapered down to 1mg for the last four months and stopped there. im at day 18 myself right now. i feel a whole lot better than i did a week ago, the lethargy is still there but not nearly as bad. mostly its just depression and anxiety but you gain strength by knowing your not giving yourself any option, and reading about others who have broken free and knowing it will pass. im only a week ahead of you but it does get better. dont give yourself a timetable because its not like that, it takes as long as it takes...everyones different...state of mind is key. stay strong and focused and embrace the struggle. i wish you the best (and myself)
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