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453671 tn?1207079456

Long term Subutex/suboxone detox

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This is the 33rd day and I cannot believe I am still feeling some (minimal) withdrawels? How long do the little things last for, because it is really getting on my nerves and feels like it is never going away! I was told two weeks tops? Sweating under armpits small shivers aches and my eyes are still watering! All the bad stuff has gone, but the lack of sleep is still a problem and I reckon I am now addicted to sleeping pills! I spent three years on Subutex, so perhaps it just takes longer? Anyone know?
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306867 tn?1299249709
So sorry your going throught this.  Have you read about PAW'S in the Health pages ?  Also there is a amino acid protocol in the Health pages.  Hope these help.  I know this is such a long hard road, but you really should start feeling better soon. Hang in there.
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351846 tn?1273615544
I personally have been on sub. for 5 yrs and I have yryed tapering myself off and when i got to 1/4tab and quit  All the symptoms came right back!! Im in the same situation as yourself.. The Dr. says that after 36hrs you should be fine. THAT IS NOT THE CASE.. I think you have to be on them just as long as you were addicted to opiates. txt back..
Rob
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I know how you feel man I am day 11 and still have that sweaty chill and like 2 hours asleep a night. You feel anxious and creepy crawly what ever you do I know this may be obvious but taking a shower made me feel better for a few hours. I know it is hard when you have know energy but i forced myself everyday. I still dont feel clean because the sweats are constant. I want releif and sleep too. It sucks hang in there you are not alone!!!!
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453671 tn?1207079456
I have to admit the bad stuff has gone, but these sysmptoms I am feeling are very irritating! I tried to remember what I felt like before I was on heroin and subutex and for the life of me I cant. I keep thinking is this it? Is this the way I am going to feel for the rest of my life? If thats the case, fair enough. I would rather feel like this than be using, but what gets me is that nobody ever comes on these forums who has been off them for longer than two or three months. Do they just get on with their lives or have they eventually thrown in the towel. People keep saying I am going to get better and it is better than it was, but I still do not feel right?
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459663 tn?1236000877
You will feel better soon it cannot last forever i promise i am 19 days off suboxone and still am sneezing ALL the time have chills and spells of anxiety i have been over dosing on the vits. and amino acids.... try taking the melitonin it really helped me....and forcing my self to work out until my body was hurting from that has also really helped try not to think about it i know it is hard but this will pass think how much better today is than when u first started think about how much better u will be in 33 days
Jessa
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472139 tn?1211332563
Hi there i am on methadone, im starting to wonder if sub is just as bad to come off in the end, I hear alot that what your saying esp sleep stuff, thing is try not to rely on the sleepers to much or you end up with another problem again, I know its frustrating to hear people detox then dont come back but i know a few and some last 9months some 1yr it all depends some take up drinking, some take up NA/AA then some are just fine without any of the above everyone's so different, personaly id rather be reliant on 5mg of benzo's or so than methadone any old day if i had to choose, but i suggest try not to rely on the sleepers or your sleep issue maybe be prolonged even more, i guess nobody died of sleep dep, but i know it sure is bad for the anxiety dep, I'm not looking forward to that either as methadone has always made me sleep like a baby, have you tried relaxation ? Also perhaps exercise so your so stuffed at night you sleep
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351846 tn?1273615544
I personally was on methadone for 2 yrs. and now i've been on suboxone for 5 yrs.  I think that even though the methadone withdraws are very intense, there are NEW INTENSE symptoms that i've never felt before.  I woulr really give my left arm to feel what it was like to be normal.  I really have forgot!!! Does anybody remember what it was like?? I would just like to remember how good it was.  I'm 40 and I feel like I lost my 30's  Can someone remind me of what we are suppose to feel like??                                                          Painterbob
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474119 tn?1273841478
Marrkymarrk and bolpak,
I was addicted to 'H' for 8 yrs i did my ct 1yr 3mnths ago! I didnt go the Methadone or subutex route so i cannot comment on what you are feeling or going through but what i can say is this............................................since getting off that horrible nasty drug i have gained my life back. I can wake in the morning and not worry about where i am going to get the cash to get my doc, or if i am going to get at all. I have started to rebuild all that i lost and re-build broken frienships and relationships. I AM NOW APART OF SOCIETY again, i am living my life the way i want to and not the way the drug wanted me too. It took a while for all my w/d's to pass, especially the cold sweats but they did eventually pass. What i am trying to say is, no matter how bad it all was, it passed, thank god. I never in a million years thought i would fell 'normality' again, but here i am, feeling 'normal'. You will feel 'normal' again i can assure you and i wish you all the best.
Keep up the good work.
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