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Just quit Suboxone after 5 years of use, was taking 3 mg a day at time I stopped Sept 9th 2014 how long before sleep returns?

Just quit Suboxone after 5 years of use, was taking 3 mg a day at time I stopped Sept 9th 2014 how long before sleep returns?

DO NOT GIVE UP!: First of all congratulations on the great job of getting off drugs. Give your body/system time to acclimate and just keep busy with life. Keep a good balance with your eating and exercise and sleep /wake cycle. Can try benign things like benadryl (diphenhydramine) or melatonin over the counter. Avoid excess caffeine and keep up the good work ...Read more

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Suboxone (Definition)

Suboxone is semi-synthetic opiate compound. At higher doses, it is used to treat opioid addiction. In lower doses, suboxone can be used to control moderate acute pain in non-opioid tolerant individuals and ...Read more


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Finally quit "Suboxone" after 10 years and the withdrawals just get worse. I did slow taper. What can help me, Rx, OTC, home remedy? Anything?! Thanks!!!

Finally quit "Suboxone" after 10 years and the withdrawals just get worse. I did slow taper. What can help me, Rx, OTC, home remedy? Anything?! Thanks!!!

In addition to: The medications you have been prescribed please consider some mind-body medicine. A clinical psychologist can help you learn strategies such as self-hypnosis, meditation, stress management, etc. See www. Relexationresponse. Org for some self-help also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am having trouble quitting oxycodone/suboxone. How long are these withdrawal symptoms supposed to last?

I am having trouble quitting oxycodone/suboxone. How long are these withdrawal symptoms supposed to last?

Quiting Opiates: Suboxone is used to help with addiction to opiates like oxycodone. Maybe you need to get yourself on a maintenance dose of Suboxone which you can then slowly taper off over time. In my experience, patients often will need to stay on Suboxone for about half the amount of time they abused opiates. So, if a person took oxycodone for 4-5 years, they may need the Suboxone for a couple of years. ...Read more

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I've been an opiate addict for six years. Quitting cold turkey scares me, but I don't want to be stuck on Suboxone forever. What's the best choice?

Suboxone: This is the proverbial rock and a hard place. Not a lot of options. If you can stick with it. If you have the time and the money and support that's the best. There is a cocktail of no opiate medicines that will help you through much of this including Clonidine and sedatives. Otherwise Suboxone is an excellent choice and it helps stabilize you and keep you from using again. ...Read more

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I'm on 16mg of Suboxone a day how can I wean my self of and sometime soon quit cold turkey also how can I wean myself from smoking?

I'm on 16mg of Suboxone a day how can I wean my self of and sometime soon quit cold turkey also how can I wean myself from smoking?

Don't: Don't try to wean yourself off of anyhing on your own. If you want to wean yourself off of Suboxone or any medication do it under the supervision of your physician. You can go through withdrawals if you do it on your own. Smoking ypu can discuss with your physician as well as there are many options including cutting down by number of cigerettes daily or the patch or gum. Speak with your physician. ...Read more

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I have been taking suboxone for 10 years. Jan, 1, 2016 I Take none. How much longer will I feel horrible, irritable? Is Vicodin a safer way to quit?

I have been taking suboxone for 10 years. Jan, 1, 2016 I Take none. How much longer will I feel horrible, irritable? Is Vicodin a safer way to quit?

For a while: If you used Suboxone 8/2mg daily for 10 years it is nearly impossible to just quit it, You will go through significant withdraws for weeks. Suboxone treatment depend on your commitment and depends almost solely on you, Suboxone dose should be redused gradually over good period of time, somewhere from 6 months to several years.
Even if you are on 2 mgs daily its hard to just quit. ...Read more

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Can I take clonidine before suboxone? Today I am quitting 5 years of heroin use. What can I do for ease on w/d?

Can I take clonidine before suboxone? Today I am quitting 5 years of heroin use. What can I do for ease on w/d?

Yes: Clonidine hs been shown to be effective at decreasing withdrawal effects from opioid dependence. However, if you are being placed on Suboxone then perhaps you will not need the clonidine since you are replacing one opioid for another. ...Read more

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I've been on methadone& then Suboxone for withdrawal for about 1 year. If I need surgery, after quitting all med, will any narcotics ever work again?

I've been on methadone& then Suboxone for withdrawal for about 1 year. If I need surgery, after quitting all med, will any narcotics ever work again?

Yes.: Hi conni, yes narcotics will work just fine. You may need a little more than a regular person, but if you've been off of them for a while, it will be the same as for the opiod naive person. Make sure you use IV opiods sparingly in the hospital and go to oral meds as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is suboxone?

What is suboxone?

A great product: It is a medication that can help you abstain from illegal opiates. There are many other uses for this medication, but you need to talk to the person who can prescribe it. The best results are when this medication is used along with other treatments ...Read more

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What is Suboxone used for?

What is Suboxone used for?

Treatment for. ...: Opioid dependence. It can be used for other "off label" purposes but it is approved only for opioid dependence. ...Read more

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Informatin about suboxone?

Informatin about suboxone?

Opiate Dependency: Suboxone contains Buprenorphine plus a short acting opiate blocker called naloxone. Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic partial opiate agonist. That means, it has very unique properties compared with other opiates like hydrocodone and oxycodone. Suboxone can take away the cravings for opiates so the addict can work on figuring out why he or she takes opiates in the first place. Suboxone saves lives. ...Read more

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How do Suboxone tapers work?

How do Suboxone tapers work?

Change lifestyle: It is easy to taper off suboxone. However, the likelihood of relapse is high, if it was done prematurely before making positive changes in one's life. The positive and successful steps toward recovery are to change the life style, achieve better job performance, establish stable family life, or control the legal and financial
damages caused by addiction. ...Read more

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Can Suboxone be purchased online?

See below: Any thing is possible but not legally, be safe get you Suboxone from a legal means. ...Read more

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Why would a person take suboxone?

Why would a person take suboxone?

Many reasons but....: The 2 main reasons a person should take Suboxone is to diminish or eliminate cravings and withdrawal symptoms of opioid addiction.
Treatment must be provided by an md especially trained and licensed. ...Read more

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How can you stop shooting suboxone?

How can you stop shooting suboxone?

Easy: Take it under the tongue. Your addiction to opiates and irrational action of shooting up suboxone, suggests significant impulse control and behavioral issues. Will likely benefit most from intensive 3 month + rehab. Suggest your find yourself an addiction psychiatrist for life. ...Read more

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How long is it ok to be on suboxone?

How long is it ok to be on suboxone?

AS LONG AS IT TAKES: There is no set time for being on Suboxone. It really depends on how long you have been on opiates and what amount of opiates that you have been on. The best treatment is one that is personalized to you. ...Read more

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How long should I take Suboxone for?

Open ended: A general answer to the question, "how long should I stay on suboxone? " would not do justice to the uniqueness of this therapy. In the ideal world a few weeks or months and then stop & some do succeed. However, as long as potential for harm is higher from being on vs off, the on option is preferred. Everyone should be given a chance to get off, when they are ready to get off. ...Read more

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I need to be but on Suboxone can u do?

I need to be but on Suboxone can u do?

No, sorry: I would be taking responsibility for you care and without any exam or follow up, this is a terrible idea for your sake. ...Read more

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How lon does a person stay on suboxone?

How lon does a person stay on suboxone?

It Depends: Each case is different. The length of time a person may need to stay on Suboxone may depend on several factors including the length of time the person abused opiates, how potent was the opiate abused, how high a daily dose, the route they used (i.e. Intravenous, intranasal, by mouth, etc) and finally, whether the person has a family history of addictions. Slowly tapering Suboxone is usually best. ...Read more

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How can I manage pain when on suboxone?

How can I manage pain when on suboxone?

Suboxone & Pain: Many pain management doctors also specialize in addiction medicine or prescribe suboxone. You're needs may be best served by finding such a doctor in your area. There are lots of options. Gaining control of your perception of pain is one key. ...Read more

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What is suboxone? And how does it help?

What is suboxone? And how does it help?

Rx for opiate depend: Suboxone is a medication used for opiate abuse and dependency. Whether for heroine or over use of prescription drugs (opiates/ pain medications) is can help patients deal with withdrawal and addiction. It is a combination of Naloxone (an opiate blocker) and buprenorphone a weaker opiate that has higher attraction for opiate sites (receptors) in the brain - reducing cravings and chance for abus. ...Read more

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Is Suboxone really safe for opiet addicts?

See below: It of certainly safer than the alternative of continued use of illegal opioids. Ideally, one ceases the use of all drugs but many are unable to attain this goal. Suboxone is the next best option and many people can be stable on this for decades without major insurmountable health issues. ...Read more

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What are the detection times for suboxone?

Totally depends on: Dose, duration of use, and how much you are taking now. That's how variable it is as it depends on how many half lives of time you have been taking it? Weeks, months, days, hours? It will stay in your system longer if you've been on it for a long time, vs. If you just started it. So, depending on the metabolites it produces, those can remain in the body too. So need more info than this to help you. ...Read more

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How long does it take to come off suboxone?

How long does it take to come off suboxone?

Depends...: For someone who has taken Suboxone for maintenance? There is no consistent agreement on the way to stop most providers would advise a slow taper after other supports (therapy, support groups, etc.) are structured and being used. There are as many taper schedules as there are providers. Most patients can taper faster from the higher doses but have to slow down as they get to low dose. ...Read more

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How long does Suboxone stay in your system?

The pharmacological: Effect is 24 hours but the biological effect may easily last 48 hours or rarely longer
depending on a variety of factors. ...Read more

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How can you get Suboxone out of your system?

Taper: Talk to your prescriber before attempting to change doses or time of taking it. ...Read more