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Bye bye SuboxoneHello I have been off Suboxone now for::::: (drum role please!!!) TWENTY FOUR (24) days:))))) it wasn't the easiest thing but it wasn't nearly as hard as I hard as I had inticipated either! If U Google search Suboxone withdrawal I never been clean off of Suboxone now for 24 days:))) if you happen to google Suboxone withdrawal you may be scared into never giving it up!
I do not want to criticize the drug too much as I know it has probably saved a lot of lives, but for me it was perscribed at 16mg a day after I knowingly abused prescription painkillers. I was told it would "heal" my opioids receptors. I then should have done my research but instead trusted what I was told.
I was on Suboxone actually the generic Bupronorphine for almost 6 years, costing me around 500 a month for a maintenance drug. Not to mention I didn't even realize till being off of it for a couple weeks that I just so happen to NOT be quiet as bitchy and irritable of a person as I was on the drug! I laugh again and enjoy the simple things in life!
All that mattered while on this med was a spotless house, retail therapy and doing good hair ( since I am a hair stylist)'as I Still strive for and have a clearer mind now to do so;)
Chemicals affect everyone's brain differently I know but I was so tired of being a slave to a medication. Freaking out if I couldn't get in to see my Dr. On time, being charged extra because his case load had gotten so large he would have to call in a partial refill to get me by till my appt.
seeing him every month for my refil. Over it!!!
Anyone who is considering giving up Suboxone, here is my advice for what is is worth:) 1) Make sure you are at no risk of going back to your old drug of choice or any other for that matter( like I said earlier I was several years past my addiction to getting high) You can NOT even be around any person or people who use, or you will too! We are addicts.
2)Red flag your self to your Dr. I told my husband Dr. Etc. God forbid I get in some weird accident and my damn leg is falling off I only get Tylenol ( with NO CODINE) or ibuprofen .that is it!!! I never want another opiod in my body, I do not wish to go thru withdrawal for a second longer than I just did!!
3) I am sure you have to see a special Dr. To prescribe you your Suboxone go see your regular MD and let them know you are gonna make the plung to give it up, you will more than likely need some help sleeping( wish I woulda been better prepared for that, not sleeping is horrible, talk about feeling weird!!! Again make sure they know you have addict tendency so they don't get you in another mess. My Dr did perscribe me Seroquel which after I googled that I freaked out because it is also perscribed for schitsozophranic and bipolar. Not that I am at all knocking anyone that suffers from these disorders but I am a hot mess already don't need any help createing more issues for my self.
So I talked to a few different people I know and trust in the medical field to make sure taking this med wouldn't make me start hearing voices etc. See I do my homework now;) if you can take a couple weeks off from your job do it fatigue is a huge factor, the first couple weeks showering was a task. I am a small 120lb. Girl and felt like my limbs weighed 200 a piece it took every oz. of energy to shower and I would have to sit 1/2 way through it! Tired but couldn't sleep!!! Forgot to mention I did go into a medical detox for the first week just to make sure I was safe and it did take the pressure off of everyday life!
If you are where I was with OVER IT!!! I am here to tell you it is so worth it!! Take your life back. You are stronger than a stupid medication! I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength Phil 4:13 you got this!!! Best wishes and Any questions Inwould be happy to help
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