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salvemea96
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   Posted 2/27/2008 11:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone,
 
I am new to this community so bear with me please. I am starting suboxone on friday and looking for any advice or information anyone may have for me. I have been out of control with Oxy's and Percs. for a while now. The time has definetly come to take my life back. I talked with the doc who will be treating me. Seems like a really decent guy, and he gave me a step by step layout of treatment. But I would still like to find some first hand accounts. Any replys would be appreciated. Thanks.

straydog
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   Posted 2/27/2008 11:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello and welcome to HW. You have come to the right place just sorry you have to be here. Yes, we had some earlier posts about suboxone and peeps were having great success in getting off the meds they were on. But from what I understand you may end up on this medication long term from what I saw posted here. I would do a google search on it and you should find some info that way too. Hugs, Susie


notnu2cp
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   Posted 2/28/2008 1:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Salve, this is a great place for support and advice.
I cant comment too much as I am not sure all of your circumstance but assume you were out of control with oxy/percs due to pain? If so I am not sure how much help the suboxone will be for you other then helping to control that use. I have not seen alot of peeps have too much pain relief with this med so far.
 
If pain is your central issue and the sub doesnt cut it then what? Unfortunately this is a problem for alof of folks just like you,they get off their meds that they were having issues with and into suboxone treatment and then the pain rears its ugly head and Bam! they are either right back on meds or in dire pain without any treatment and after Subloxone alot of Docs wont treat you with narcotics. I dont want to rain on your parade here but thought it might be some issues you want to be aware of and certainly discuss with your treating Doc.
 
I wish you the best of luck and hope you get the desired results.
2 knee replacements & a hip.
spondylosis at L-4,5 & S1
arthritis,sciatica all that being a CPer entails!
 
If you stumble make it part of the dance!


salvemea96
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   Posted 3/1/2008 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Folks, Thanks for the feedback!!! I am of the belief that at this point all info is valuable and truly welcomed. A little update and info on my part. I started Suboxone yesterday. So far it has been fantastic. Most withdrawl symptoms(90%) gone within an hour. Talked with my doc during the induction and determined that the goal or hope is that this will be a 6 month process but obviously that also depends on me and the progress I make. My doc seems very involved and so far has been more that willing to answer any question I have had. He also helped me to map out a treatment process to go along with the suboxone.  So far so good. And I really ned to say it is 8am and I am up typing chipper and woke up for the first time in months without worring about am I sick or going to be sick today. I feel 100lbs lighter and am looking forward to a good day also for the first time in months. Well everyone have a great day. Ciao

notnu2cp
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   Posted 3/1/2008 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
There is a nice forum for called methadone anonymous for folks just like yourself I guess and they also have sub-x folks there as well.
 
Google it and it should come up
2 knee replacements & a hip.
spondylosis at L-4,5 & S1
arthritis,sciatica all that being a CPer entails!
 
If you stumble make it part of the dance!


salvemea96
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 3/1/2008 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Quick note to everyone. All this started for me because in a 5 month period I had 2 kidney stones, which led to an inguinal hernia, that left me with an aggravated testicle followed by a bulging disc L1, that turned into a ruptured disc while driving from Philly to Atlanta over thanksgiving. So yes I am now addicted but started out needing relief, which I still need but have decided I will live with the pain to be off of the pills. I figured that if I could survive being shot while serving in Somalia in 1993, I can give up the pain medication and just deal with it. I do appreciate everyones comments and am sorry if I have offended anyone or gotten anyones knickers in a bunch (GRAMPS). I will not waste anyones elses time and find a different forum to seek advice. Thank you all once again. I am going to go seek out some folks just like myself.

notnu2cp
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   Posted 3/2/2008 4:55 AM (GMT -7)   

I read over at methadone anon as they seem to get some great articles at the methadone clinics re:info on methadone and sub and even though I dont post there as it seems I dont have alot in common with the folks there even the CP forum they have that is rarely dropped in on.

I am a firm believer that education is power so anything I can get I take and file it away to be used later maybe to help someone else.

I do seem to see alot of folks like yourself that say they had some type of acute pain issues and somehow got lucky enough to find a Doc that certainly overprescribed for those issues and caused them to want or need the meds long after the issues at hand had dissipated,therefore leaving them with not as much pain as need for the meds?

As a CPP I cant grasp this since alot of folks here spend year after year and go bankrupt searching for a Doc that will alleviate pain they have had for many a year and when we do find one the very thought of having to go back to the days of admiring and wishing Doc kevorkian had a listed number well it is just too much for many of us to fathom.

In your posts I picked up real quick that you were sounding much like those on the methadone board as their posts reflected the same kind of relief without meds and reported no withdrawl symptoms and this seem to be their ultimate goal,mine would be how to deal with the pain which would greatly overule the Wds.

I wish you nothing but luck but as Gramps stated be careful as Sub is just as addicting as methadone or oxy or any of the other meds for someone with that disposition. I have even read it is much more difficult to taper off of then the others so I cant see the point.

It reminds me of a term I saw there referred to as a "switch addiction"? Just be careful of what you wish for and make sure your dealing with a Doc that has your best interests at heart.

I read at the DEA site that like Methadone only a Doc certified to treat addiction could prescribe the sub-x, is your Doc? if not and he suddenly is told he cant prescribe this for you then what?

A few things to think about anyway and here is wishing you lots of luck.


2 knee replacements & a hip.
spondylosis at L-4,5 & S1
arthritis,sciatica all that being a CPer entails!
 
If you stumble make it part of the dance!

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