Stay on Suboxone for life
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Stay on Suboxone for life
Posted: 07/20 07:19 PM
I wanted to copy and paste a post I saw on another site, this was very interesting to me, how many of you agree with this persons post...it said...
Dr. Urschel (who was on the Dr. Phil show a few months ago) posts here and said that some people have permanent damage to their natural opioid production and will always need some kind of opioid top feel normal
I agree with him and think some people might just have a better quality of life if they are on suboxone for life. A low dose maybe...but then again you cant really get "high" from suboxone
Posted: 07/20 09:32 PM
Put in a link to the site, and I will paste it and the link in your message for you.
Posted: 07/21 11:40 AM
I see nothing wrong with staying on Suboxone permanently if it keeps one from relapse and provides a better quality of life!
Posted: 07/21 11:49 AM
Yeah I'm sure it was probably psychological but I felt horrible the months I was clean before starting Suboxone. I have heard before that opiate abuse can cause permanent damage but I'm not sure how true it is. Ultimately it's gotta be up to the person if their doc forces them off Sub how well do they expect them to do afterwords? I mean seriously..... I don't plan on tapering off anytime soon and have no problems staying on it for life.
Posted: 07/30 01:03 PM
I hear a lot of people talking about getting off suboxone and that this is the main goal. I have tried to titrate from suboxone (I was on methadone for four years at 160 mg! before suboxone) but I always ended up a mess! I am talking three, four months later. Defining "mess"- emotional rollercoaster", insomnia, my heart felt like it would pound out of my chest. My biggest problem once off the suboxone (or methadone for that matter) is my mind wont function correctly. I cant concentrate on one thing at a time- I call it "100 mile an hour brain" I am not able to shut it off. eventually I would relapse, looking for that "ill just do it once" time high- or relief in my case- so I went back to my doctor straight away. My true goal in life is to be a great mother, help my husband to provide our family with stabibility and raise two succesfull children and mantain a wonderful marriage, beyond that- nothing else really matters- in other words if staying on suboxone keeps me from the ups and downs of titrating and taking a month of relapse to mess up everything I have accomplished- Ill greatfuly take the suboxone! hands down. My doctor has me on Suboxone (12mg a day) (I honestly believe people that have spent years on methadone at such high doses will need a slightly higher maintnance dose than those who've not) my dose works great for me, along with another anxiety medication. these two medications together have given me my LIFE back.
Posted: 07/31 07:42 PM
I also was on methadone for yrs. When my clinic was destroyed by Katrina I went through some horrfic withdraws. I thought I learned my lesson. NOT, Subox was new at the time I think doc were only allowed 30 patients at that time (around there). So I just went back to the methadone viva a pain clinic. I stop taking the methadone and my doc gave me roxydondone. That lasted a few mos. 2 mos ago I swith to subox. MAN life is sooo much better. I am no longer worrying about running out of meds. No longer worrying about the count down. How many I can take, I only have this many left, I can only take this many. is this enough to catch a buzz. I have alot to do tody but I can only take this many or I will run out. Then the running the streets looking for more when I do run out. Where and how can I get the money to buy them. 20$ a pill, 50$ for an oxy80 man I spent some money. That is all over with thanks to subox. I will stay on it untill the day I die or the day comes where I can feel this good and function this well without it. (sorry for the rant).
Posted: 08/01 10:06 AM
| Where and how can I get the money to buy them. 20$ a pill, 50$ for an oxy80 man I spent some money. That is all over with thanks to subox. I will stay on it untill the day I die or the day comes where I can feel this good and function this well without it. |
I don't mean to be a B*tch, but this sounds like a drug commercial. There is something so important that many people are not thinking about when they start taking Suboxone, and that is getting involved with a treatment program of some sort. This quote makes Suboxone sound like the answer to all of one's addiction issues and that is NOT the case. Replacing an opiate addiction with Suboxone is not the answer, nor the intention on why Suboxone was created. Yes, some people have a much better quality of life taking it, but I strongly suggest that each and every person on it look deep within themselves as to why they misused opiates initially.There are so many reasons we self medicate, and until we figure out why we have done this, we will not be able to have a better quality of life.
Posted: 08/03 12:20 PM
Didn't mean to sound like a commercial. I think each individual must seeks their own soul and do what is right for them. Saying that, I have been down that road and found it helpfull. But it is not for me. For me subox is a maricale and It saved my life. So yea I do have high praise for it's use. Now that's what works for me. Once again each person needs to make that decision for themselves.
Posted: 08/03 06:41 PM
I'm with you Darren! Suboxone has been a miracle for me also. I have only been on it for a month, but it has made all the difference in the world! I spent big $$ on an intensive outpatient treatment program and many hours at NA meetings and could not manage to stay clean. That is not at all to say those modalities were a waste of time. I just found it impossible to work the programs worth a crap while being in withdrawals/PAWS/whatever so bad that it took everything in me just to get up, get dressed and get to the meetings! Now, with Sub, I have normal sleep patterns, normal motivation, and clear enough thoughts to begin to really delve into the issues that led to my addiction and to work that much more productively on my recovery and my future! In short, Sub has allowed me to stay clean and begin to get my life back. I am grateful!
Posted: 05/03 06:22 AM
Just wanted to throw my two cents in. I tried cold turkey twice this past year and lasted about a month both times. The physical withdrawls were absolute hell but the depression and anxiety that kicked in after the physical wds were gone were a force to be reckoned with. PAWS they call it. I was an emotional basketcase and just couldn't take feeling like shit all the time. I relapsed and then tried to taper with miserable results. I believe suboxone will save my life. I am due to be inducted May 11 and it's not soon enough.
I have struggled with severe depression and anxiety my whole life and when I was prescribed oxys for pain for the first time in my life I felt happy. Of course that didn't last and now I'm utterly miserable having become so badly addicted to them but I don't think my body has EVER produced enough feel good chemicals on it's own.. I think being on suboxone is akin to being on "endorphin therapy" it's going to make up for what my body cant do on its own and on it I'll be able to feel "normal". But I do agree with getting into some kind of aftercare. I experienced horrible things in my life. I lost my mom to alcoholism and opiate addiction 5 years ago. She was only 47 years old and I never really dealt with the issues I had from my childhood, or lack of one, living in a crazy house, abuse, etc etc...I only learned to numb myself to those feelings. I plan on getting into therapy and maybe going back to NA. I did go to a few NA meetings but stopped once I relapsed. I felt too ashamed to go again while using but I miss it and once I start suboxone i want to return. I could very well be one of those people that will need to be on opiate maintenence for life. If it means keeping myself out of the insanity of active addiction then thats fine. I also struggle with pain issues so if it helps that then I'm all for it.
Anything has to be better then how I'm living now because at the moment I'm not even living, just existing. I can't wait to start sub and get my life back.... From suboxforum.com