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   Posted 10/12/2009 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I am about to make a drastic change in my life. I am going to go off my pain pills are start taking Suboxone. It will help with the pain and the withdraw from the lortabs. I could use a lot of prayers and encouragement. My husband got laid off, so, even though we need the money, he will be home to help me if I need him. Anyways. This was a huge decision to make, and it's going to be a big change. I really appreciate any encouragment or advice you can offer. Thanks to all my fibro family.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss

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   Posted 10/12/2009 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I will be praying for you! :)

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   Posted 10/12/2009 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Sassy, I am sorry to hear about your husband getting laid off, but am glad that he will be
home to help during this big med change. He will be able to help take care of Alex.

Take it one day at a time. I believe you will get through this fine. Hoping this new med will
help. I will keep you in my prayers Sassy!


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   Posted 10/12/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Sassy...I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby. You sure didn't need that in your life. Also, you are a very brave soul to work at going off pain medication. It's a hard thing to do but if it's what you want I know you can do it. Please take each day as it comes and don't worry about the next. And if for some reason you need to return to some pain medications it's OK and you are not a failure.

Praying for an easy time for you and you know how to email me.
Warm hugs,
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   Posted 10/12/2009 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Sassy, I agree with the others that you are courageous to work toward reducing your meds. I will be thinking of you and your husband, while you and your family go through this time together. Always know that we support your choices and I am sending you all my positive energy. First and foremost, take care of you!
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   Posted 10/13/2009 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Sassy, I'm so sorry your hubby got laid off. Good luck in going off the narcotics.
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   Posted 10/14/2009 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone for your wonderful support. I am so glad to have you all here. I went to the doctor, and I got my Suboxone today, but I can't take it until tomorrow. I'm not feeling the best at all today, but I am doing my best to hang in there until tomorrow morning. I would really appreciate any prayers I could get that I can make it through today and tonight. I really appreciate it. I love you guys.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss

Irish Babe
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   Posted 10/14/2009 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Sassy, so sorry to hear about your dh's job. Hopefully, a better one is just around the corner.

I do hope this new med works for you w/o any side efffects. Of course, I will say a prayer for you and your dh and your little Alex, too.

Let us know how you are doing on it.

God bless.  Alice.

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   Posted 10/14/2009 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm praying for you.

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   Posted 10/16/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, it looks like the hubby might be going back to work on Monday. The Suboxone is working really well. It takes care of my pain, and I don't even think about my old pain pills. The only side-effect is that it makes me really drowsy, but the doctor says that will pass when I get used to the drug. I am so thankful for this medicine. If any of you are really dependent on your pain pills, and they aren't working that well for you, I would consider this medication. It really has done wonders for me. Yesterday, I cleaned up the living room, I did all the dishes (and they were many), took out trash, cleaned off the counters in the kitchen, cleaned the litter box, took care of the cats, and gave my son a bath. And it hardly even bothered me. I feel really good. Other than being really tired, this is the best I have felt in a long time.  I really want to thank all of you for your prayers, encouragement, and support. It all really means a lot to me. *soft hugs for all*
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss

Irish Babe
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   Posted 10/16/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   

Sassy, it seems like all good news on your home front! So good to hear that your dh should be back to work on Monday, is it where he worked before or a new place? Either way, so glad to hear that.

Now as for you, it sounds like this new med is really helping you. You really got a lot done in just one day. But still, pls try to pace yourself, enjoy your energy. Make a schedule of things to be done, and include fun things for SASSY!! If the weather is nice, this would be a great time to get out and enjoy the day w/ Alex. Just looking at all the Halloween decorations in your neighborhood would be a fun outing, for both of you.

Hope the good news just keeps coming and coming. yeah

God bless.  Alice.

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   Posted 10/17/2009 9:43 PM (GMT -7)   

I wish I would of seen this earlier. about a year ago I too went on the Suboxone and it was the best thing I've ever done in my life. The whole having to be in withdrawals before starting really stinks. My doctor had me be in withdrawals for 48 hours before the appintment and they did some test to see how far along I was in withdrawals, then they gave me the the first pills in the office and had me wait forever there to make sure all the withdrawals where gone and I wasnt having an allergic reaction. But anyways, that was 14 months ago and I'm still doing very well. I get prescribed 24mg daily but I only take 16mgs, but I would think at hydrocodone that they would have you at a very low dose, remember with Suboxone "more is less" and it is very true!!!

Anyways, if you ever have any questions about suboxone, let me know!! And if you havent already, go to the NAABT websight, they have a package of info they can send you for free that comes in a folder with papers full of illustrations to show how suboxone works and other information and comes with a CD to listen to. Good Luck!!


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Meds- Suboxone 16mg for pain, Cymbalta 60mg, Lyrica 50mg, Imitrex 100mg PRN,Ibprofen 800mg PRN, Ventolin Inhaler PRN, Visteril PRN


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