Hi Tomkat Welcome to the forum. Opiate wd is not life threatening unless you have a preexisting condition as in stroke heart failure for the BP does tend to go up. Clonidine is a BP med that helps in wd it helps the BP and shakes it also helps to calm anxiety a lil. In addiction we can look to outside sources to get clean as in rehab and whatnot but what it absolutely boils down to is our desire to take our life back We are the only ones who can do this It is our decision Our Souls that are sick and tired of being sick and tired. Whoever you are getting the meds from has to be told that you are taking them to hide them our you will need to cut them out till you can get a handle on your active addiction. There is Hope you can break free but it has to start with you. We are here for support anytime. It would not hurt to sit in a meeting NA our even AA and just listen. You can also read the stories here this is what started me on wanting to get clean all these peps that have gone before me gave me hope where I had none. You are not alone. I need to go take care of shopping with hubby but I will be back if you would like to speak further. I wish you a life of freedom to love and travel to see the Beauty around you and to feel peace within.. Active addiction is just a symptom of what is truly going on Maybe it is time to slay your demons. Take good care as you are the only one who can.. lesa
IMO.........I would NOT try the suboxone to get off of the opiates. I would w/d off of the opiates alone. Suboxone is another demon that you will have to deal with. W/D is supposed to be uncomfortable.....it's not life threatening (most of the time) and w/d'ing off of opiates your talking 5/7 days and subs (depending on how much and how long you take them) your talking weeks.
I have been on hydros for a little over 3 yrs. 20-50mg a day. Just depends. I just took my last one. Wish me luck. Ive gone days and been through many withdrawals.