Glad to hear it Krissy! You have come so far since joining the forum! It's always great reading the success stories! The day you joined medhelp did you ever think you would be typing your own?!! You have fought so hard and deserve nothing but the best in life. Enjoy your new found freedom! I'm so happy for you!
holy crap! wds from suboxone? im going to c doc tomorroww to get on from vicodin addiction. so its one addiction to the other? this is the first post ive read of yours as im new her
sorry what i meant is is suboxone that addictive?
PLEASE DO NOT LET THAT STOP YOU FROM DOING WHAT YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO DO. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. TRUST ME THEY ARE NOTHING COMPARED TO WD'S FROM YOUR DRUG OF CHOICE. MESSAGE ME AND LET ME TELL YOU HOW SUBS SAVED MY LIFE!!!!!! PLEASE
Have you done your research on Suboxone?
I have read every piece of info out there about suboxone, some good some bad. I think it is also what saved my life. Way to go Iwant2Beclean! What is your point about the suboxone?
hi krissy, im happy for ya that ur wds r gone. u sound so positive.. much better. that positive attitude will help u go a long ways n ur recovery. good luck and keep us up to date..
HI Krissy been following your story and im so happy for you another successful sub story
now is the time to go into fase 2 and thats aftercare hook up in one form or another
it is critical to long term sobriety so many people forget about this step....as addicts we need to change the very way we think to survive both N/A and A/A offer free programs if not that there are substance abuse conslors as well as addiction therapists that will work one on one with you....many here use both...when I crave im off to an N/A meeting and grateful theirs one to go to i am also involved with my church and the mens bible study has 3 other addicts in it so I got plenty of outlets just do your self a huge favor and get plugged in...it is so much ezer with outside help good luck and God bless......Gnarly
Great news Krissy - glad you are on the way back up.
So day 8 is here and I am telling you what I HAVE NOT FELT SO GOOD IN A VERY LONG TIME. I can honestly say I am HAPPY. I smile and mean it I laugh like crazy. I don't have to put on a front to have ppl think I am a happy girl! I am a truly happy girl! SUBOXONE ROCKS!!!!!! I wish you all the very best! I am getting ready to put my wild child in the tub and clean up a lil before bed sneaks up on me.
I heard sub wd is worse than your doc wd. What was your doc?
Roxy 30's Opana's Dilaudid, Morphine anything I could get my hand on other than the lil stuff.... Ain't nowhere near the WD's from those devils! Sub's are like a cake walk compared to anything else! Can't always believe what ya hear but take it from me the biggest baby when it comes to WD's if I can do it anybody can! It hit be day 5 gone day 6 and been great since.
Awesome job - thanks for the inspiration and best of luck to you.
My withdrawals from Suboxone was way worse than my withdrawal from oxy's but I believe I didn't taper down far enough....
What was the dose you jumped off at??
Just found out today that my Ins is NOT gonna cover the cost of the Vivitrol shot cause it is OVER $1,000... WOW that *****.. Atleast I can still get the pills for awhile cause the Ins does cover that. Oh well I am gonna do it no matter what cause I am strong and determined!!!
What is that shot? And what is it for?
Keizer what did you taper down too?
Damn auto spell. Meant Krissy
Hi, I just want to share my exp. with Suboxone. I tried it in Sept. 09 and was a mess. Went back on Norco's and then tried it again this August. This is what worked for me and this is not how the doc told me how to use it.(BUT THIS DID WORK FOR ME)
I am now on day 15 off the subs. and about day 30 off of the Norco's. I am feeling better each day and I have had no cravings. Also, my addiction was about 5 years long and I would take aprox. 12-15 10/325 norcos per day.
I hope this helps. I too did not want to exchange one addiction for another.
I went to a sub doc 2 months ago and tried it that way first. I relapsed after 3 weeks because the subs were too strong and I couldn't function at all. My spouse was also getting ready to have major surgery for cancer and I just couldn't function on the subs. Went back on Norco's for about two weeks to get him through his surgery. I had read many post about sub detox and I was really, really scared of getting addicted to another substance so this is what I did....
AGAIN, Please know that this was not the advise of my sub doc. It just so happen to work for me.
Also note that I was taking my sub by 9am every morning...
9/15/10 - 9/20/10 Started the subs again, but only used 2mg.
9/21/10 - Used only a crumb of subs maybe 0.5 mg and this time I waited and journaled my next w/d symptoms
9/22/10 - 3:30am w/d symptoms hit. Used only a crumb again 0.5 or so. Stopped the symptoms. Went back to bed.
9/23/10 - Made it 39 hours before next wd symptoms hit. Again I used only a crumb of Subs and started the clock again.
9/24/10 - My wd symptoms started about 45 hours after my last sub crumb. I stuck it out.
9/25/10 - Wow, not to bad but feeling kinda "ikie" many bathroom trips and just kinda not feeling well.
9/26/10 - Same as day 25. Was feeling hopeful.
9/27/10 - Ok... Full w/d symptoms. Bones ache, nausea, bathroom trips. Oh and the hot flashes and sweats. Back ache like hell and I am miserable! Determined thought to push through this.
9/28/10 - Am I alive? Still the same as 9/27/10. But still making it.
9/29/10 - Slept a bit more last night. Symptoms are much less. Still have chills and the back and headache but I am ok. WOW!
9/30/10 - Mild anxiety has started. Still not hungry and many bathroom trips. Sleeping alot.
10/1/10 - Ok..... severe anxiety. Can't move much. Back ache all the time. Fell isolated. Called my Phyc. Meet with her on Monday.
10/2/10 - Refuse to stay in this state of mind. Went on line and found a N/A meeting. Will be going on Sunday night. Cant wait. I need a program that understands what I am going through.
10/3/10 - This is where I am now. Going to a meeting tonight. Anxiety is better but my doc. called and told me to start taking my xanax as needed. It helps a little.
Not sure what tomorrow holds but it has to be better. I am determined to beat this addiction. I have no cravings and really never have. I too have used this drug to manage pain, and than I abused them. I am so ready for this day and the days to come in recovery!
I hope my story will help someone else out there.
I jumped off at 2mg. The shot blocks the cravings and if you would do a pill you wouldn't get anything from it. Pretty much the same thing as Suboxone. You give yourself a shot every 4 weeks. The naltrexone pills that I am on now does the same thing as the shot and my ins covers it. I know everybody has good and bad things to say about Suboxone but for me IT SAVED MY LIFE!!!!! I fear that had I not got on Sub's I wouldn't be sitting here today cause the desire to die was stronger than anything in this world. I really owe it all to GOD cause with him all things are possible and the Sub's just gave me the chance to regain my faith in god!
I am glad you found a way that works for you BUT addiction is 90%mental and that can not be cured over night. I don't want to sound mean or like a know it all. I have been an addict for 14 years and I thought I could do the Sub's the way I wanted to and be fine with it. To be true I would be back on my DOC if I did it my way and not the way my Dr told me to. Suboxone is addictive BUT if you do it like your Dr tells you to and taper like you are supposed to the WD's are nothing compared to coming off of our DOC. I wish you the best and pray that you do get aftercare to help with the mental that comes with being an addict. We have a long road ahead of us but with a great support system and aftercare we can get our lives back. Luckily the Naltrexone that I am on now is NOT addictive so I could stop it at any time but I want to do this right in hopes that I can get the mental part more controlled. I have a lot of things going on in my life that could easily cause me to relapse but I am not gonna give in to the Devil and all the negative cause I have too much good to look forward to. If I didn't have God helping me everyday I wouldn't be able to do this. I do wish you all the best and hope that it works for you. If you ever want to talk I am here and will help anyway that I can.
Also let me add. I started on 16mg a day and for the first month I couldn't drive after I took a Sub cause I would fall asleep. I had to have somebody with me at all times if I had taken any cause I have a son who at the time was 2 and he has Cerebral Palsy.I couldn't be left alone with my own child and that caused some serious depression but I pushed through all that. My body learned what was enough for me to take and not feel like a worthless mother. I called my Dr and made sure it was Ok with him that I play around with my dose to find the right one for me. My Dr told me that 1 8mg Sub is the same as 120mg opiate. So 240mg a day was too much for me cause I wasn't doing that much everyday. Some days I would and some days more. For the most part I took 6 Roxy 30's a day. Other days I would take them 6 add in some other of my favorites. Not all Dr's are bad and they do have to have training in order to prescribe Sub (atleast in WV). Ok I have said all I think I wanted to say. When I get some time I am gonna write my whole addiction and treatment story and hope to scare the hell out of some kids that haven't started or ones that just started. I will post it on here too. May take me a long time to write it but that is something I feel like God wants me to do,
Message away sweetheart! That is what I am here for!