I would like to know how bad the withdrawal is, coming off of the Suboxone. Is it similar to that of other narcotic medications, like oxycontin or oxycodone? Or is it a protracted withdrawal of several weeks? If so, how bad is it on a scale of 1-10? How hard was it for you, coming off of the Suboxone in comparison with other narcotic meds you had been on over the years (include the 1-10 scale)?
I so appreciate your input, as I have been on oxycodone for 6 years now. Presently, I am averaging 240 mg. per day, or, eight of the 40 mg. pills per day. This ads up to approx. 240 pills per month. I am considering switching over to the Suboxone, but am wondering if it is roughly as effective as the Oxycodone (which totally takes the edge off the pain for me, but has the very bad side effect of drowsiness throughout the day, resulting in way too much napping, and thus loss of quality time).
Too, I don't want to switch over to another pain medication and come to find out it is nearly impossible to come off of it. For exampe, I hear that Methadone is one of the most, if not the most difficult narcotic med to come off of.
Thanks much for input, and continued success to you in fighting your pain. May you find many non-medicinal and naturopathic ways to cope with your pain, and to essentially beat the beast.
Ann Arbor, MI