getting off of suboxone

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sweething72
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 3/24/2008 5:14 AM (GMT -7)   
ok well i got off my pain meds with much pain now i really know how much trouble i am in pain wise. I just got off the sub 4 days ago and back on norco . I am feeling so many withdrawls from the suboxone. I see my new pm on tuesday. i dont really want to have to take pain meds but it is to much for me to handle. I am crying at the drop of a hat. I cant do anything, I really feel helpless. I have to face reality i need pain meds.!!!! at least until i figure out what i have to do surgery wise. ugh!!!! i feel like i am in an endless circle. The worst thing is i have a daughter with medical issues. (esophageal) and she gets her food stuck in her esoph. I have to jump her up and down to get it to move. (it works like a charm) . i have to put my pain aside and do what i have to do for my daughter, but boy do i feel it afterwards. any advice or light at the end of this tunnel
Michele

TexasJen
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   Posted 3/26/2008 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Ouch! You may still have too much suboxone in your system for the norco to be effective. Sub contains both a synthetic opiate and an opiate blocker. It was never approved for long-term use, and certainly not for chronic pain. It's possible that the blocking agent is still in your bloodstream and doing its thing in your brain - which means it's blocking the norco from filling your pain receptors. I don't think there is much you can do about it other than wait a few more days. It's also normal to have increased pain (sometimes tremendously increased) while you're in withdrawal. It WILL calm down as your brain adjusts to the new program. Hang in there. I know you're miserable, but it's just going to take some time.
Living in the Republic of Texas minus a gallbladder, a couple of cervical discs, appendix, uterus, and 18" of colon; but still alive and living with my husband, 2 dogs, 1 cockatiel, 1 quaker parrot and 2 gold fish. 


03Mach
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   Posted 3/31/2008 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I somewhat know what you are going through. I didn't do suboxone but I did come off opiates only to realize how much pain I was truly in. When I was off my pain meds, I couldn't move I wasn't able to do anything! I don't have a dx as to what my problem is so they can't "fix" it yet. I feel stuck just as you do. I'm sure it offers no comfort to know that others share your issues, but if you need to talk we are here.

I think it will take a few days for the sub to go through your system. I believe they bind to your receptors and stay for a fair amount of time. After I came off my meds (I went cold turkey/rapid taper) it took me a good week to feel better. And it took another month or so for my mind to stabilize. The whole process really hit me hard. Realizing how much pain I am in is EXTREMELY depressing...
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