Avatar universal

Side effects

For quite a few years I was addicted to hydrocodone. I finally decided to get help. I took Suboxone for one week. I felt fantastic and had no cravings at all. The only thing is..I had many side effects. Headaches, severe heartburn accompanied with hiccups. Blisters and discoloration all over my tongue and back of my throat. By day 6 my feet and ankles were badly swollen and it was getting difficult to swallow. My doc said I was having a systemic reaction and to quit immediately. We are going to try Subutex now and I hope it works.
  On all the info I found, the only side effect I had that was listed was headache. I was wondering if anyone has ever experienced any of the same ones I had. My doc reacted like he couldn't believe it and said it must be quite rare.
6 Responses
401095 tn?1351391770
not heard of the blisters and tongue stuff...HAs yes and are common...how much r u on?
Avatar universal
I was on 2 8mg day but only for one day. I actually felt better on less and took a half a pill 3x a day. So about 12mgs. Do you think Subutex is all that different? I don't want to have another allergic reaction. But I also don't want withdrawals. I still don't want to use, even with no meds at all, but I am back to having physical w/d
Avatar universal
That sounds more like an allergic reaction than side effects!!!  Generally people that have issues with suboxone do much better on subutex, but what you went thru doesn't sound like typical side effects.  Hopefully you'll have a better reaction to the subutex!  
563594 tn?1309583132
I used to hiccup ALL the time when I was on opiates.. wonder if thats a side affect of sub also...??
401095 tn?1351391770
true what cattalina says...the naloxone in suboxone has some side effects with number one being headaches....try subutex..make a plan...what was ur DOC and how much daily did u take?  too much of these drugs/sub or subutes carry lots of side effects..and doctors seem to oer prescribe sub..too much causes drowsiness, fogginess etc..the right dose u just feel normal
401095 tn?1351391770
my friend was on a 120 mg plus oxy habit...they started her on 16 mg and it just about killed her...she slept for days til the half life wore off and she sobered up...she should have been at about 6-7 mg of sub for that dose of oxy
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Addiction: Substance Abuse Community

Top Addiction Answerers
495284 tn?1333894042
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.
The first signs of HIV may feel like the flu, with aches and a fever.
Frequency of HIV testing depends on your risk.