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Update on day 11 of Suboxone - advise
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    So today is 11 days and I have to say I'm pretty darn proud of myself. It sounds a little silly but after 15 years of addiction (9 years on Suboxone) there have not been many proud moments. When I started 11 days seemed impossible. i know I have a LONG road ahead of me but that's why I have to just get thru today and not worry about tomorrow I still feel the w/d raging on my body and probably will for a while at this point my lack of sleep is hardest to deal with. I hope that if anyone wanting to get off Suboxone reads this they will know they can do it. There are so many horrible stories about coming off Suboxone and it scares the bejesus out us. It is a long hard road but it also is possible. I mean I know most people go to Suboxone to avoid withdrawals but I know for me it was just a stall tactic. At some point no matter what you are on you will eventually have to go thru it. When I started Suboxone it was pretty knew and not really understood. Not sure that doctors understand it any better especially when it comes getting off of it. I had a 2 year old son and thought I cant go cold turkey because I had to be able to care for him and all my other responsibilities- I couldn't do that while detoxing or so I thought. At the time it was the best I could come up with. I mean it kept me from going bankrupt because I was cut off by dr and getting them off street which also could have put me in jail. It kept me from craving and freaking out about where my next fix would come from however, I wish with everything I would have just got off the hydros/oxy then. Suboxone is an evil monster and in my experience 100 times harder to detox off of. The few times I did try to get off hydro/oxy after 4-5 days the worst part would be over. I just could never get past my mental addiction. On day 11 I still have a long road ahead of me. My energy is still nowhere to be found and my anxiety is thru the roof - becoming panic attacks at times. Pretty sure that is just my mind waking up from fog and becoming a functioning part of my body again. When you decide to do this you have to be in the right mental state and really want to do it. If you are doing it just because you ran out or dr cut you off it is so much harder in my book because you may not be prepared. If anyone has any questions or just needs encouragement- or just a listening ear please let me know. It's hard to talk to people who don't know what your going thru or like in my case I was ashamed so didn't want to talk about certain feelings. Please know there is hope and talking is very helpful to me - especially when having a bad day. Hang in there because there is always hope

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    Awesome post TNT!!! Keep chugging along, we will both come out of this fog in a better way!

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    I just started Sub yesterday and trying to just take it long enough to prevent withdrawals and plan to quit the sub after 10 days. Do you think this will be possible?

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    YES, it is possible! Although you maybe better following the 25% ween every 4-5 days as posted on the sticky in the Suboxone thread. I was going to take the suboxone but after 48 hours into my WD I decided not to and now just a few hours shy of 10 days clean and don't regret doing it this way. If you check some of the threads one titled "Kicking a 1.5 year Oxy habit in the coming days with Suboxone and supplements" on this thread on the last page shawnzdone4ever posted about how he taper his sub use in 10 days and is now 2 years clean. good luck!, you can do this, stay strong and make your life more enjoyable minus the oxys. Best decision I have ever made. Talk on here, talk to your friends and family, it helps a lot more than it hurts!

    RJ

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    Angela - so sorry your post did not show up on my feed for some reason. I'm on day 19 now and it is absolutely possible. The shorter amount of time I think is easier. If you don't mind me asking what were you taking before subs and how long? - Kim

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    I am just now working on tapering I've been on these awful things for 2yrs drs wanna keep me on them I've told them I want off they only care about the money . Im worried about the anxiety as I already have probs there. I can't take any benzos and continue to go to sub dr they'll dismiss me if take any so thinking this will be my last visit on the first. My fiance takes them also really the only reason I'm still going but I told him I want off I shouldn't have to keep going cause he don't wanna quit. I can get him enough for the month without going. I figure I'll need help with the anxiety, pretty bad gotta quit seeing the person that is suppose to be getting me clean because I need help with the anxiety that they won't help with lol I'm hoping tapering down to nothing and having xanax or something like it for bed the first week or two helps. Vitamins figuring plenty of those as I prob won't be able to eat. I'm been thru this but not off suboxone. Reading about yalls experiences really help a lot:-)
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    TNT AKA KIM AKA TEARS!!!!

    Where are you at, you've got me worried! Please drop a line to say hi. Miss your support!

    RJ

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