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  • Hey what's up everyone. I've been reading ur posts for awhile ans this site has been very helpful to me in the past. I am currently on suboxone for a little over a month 20 milligrams a day. I was taking 120 to 150 millis of oxy or perks for about 2 yrs before. I have been doing great on the sub...no desire for pills...good mood and productive. The side effects of sub have been minimal. But tecently I have been getting the numbness I read about and a lil anxiety dizziness...nuthing I can't handle...but I am wondering if it is time to take my dose down....I feel like I def still need the sub and I take it only when I feel I need it but I usually end up around the 20 mill mark anyway. Any advice u can offer is appreciated...this med has helped me get my life back and I love that...I just wonder about the long term effects.....shoukd I worry?

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    • Originally posted by sbnyc View Post
      Hey what's up everyone. I've been reading ur posts for awhile ans this site has been very helpful to me in the past. I am currently on suboxone for a little over a month 20 milligrams a day. I was taking 120 to 150 millis of oxy or perks for about 2 yrs before. I have been doing great on the sub...no desire for pills...good mood and productive. The side effects of sub have been minimal. But tecently I have been getting the numbness I read about and a lil anxiety dizziness...nuthing I can't handle...but I am wondering if it is time to take my dose down....I feel like I def still need the sub and I take it only when I feel I need it but I usually end up around the 20 mill mark anyway. Any advice u can offer is appreciated...this med has helped me get my life back and I love that...I just wonder about the long term effects.....shoukd I worry?



      I almost always suggest a much lower dose than what you are on and definitely at the point you are at now. Read the post at the following link. It's about suboxone ... induction, using it for detox, and the taper.

      https://www.drugs.com/forum/featured...apy-50887.html


      Once you finish with reading the aforementioned post feel free to ask any questions you may have. Good luck and God bless.

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      • rob scherkenbach

        Originally posted by mer View Post
        My husband is currently taking Suboxone after 20 years of >>>>>> and other drug dependence. He has been clean since before Thanksgiving because of it, and I think it is wonderful. Unfortunately, he is experiencing some sexual side effects - mostly being unable to climax fully, and some difficulty with arousal. He is now saying he wants to stop taking the medicine, and I am very worried about that! Has anyone else experienced these problems that can give me some advice, or let me know if these side effects will go away at some point? Thank you!
        I have been addicted to opiates for over thirty years. I foun d out about suboxone around thanksgiving 2008 while searching for a methadone program. Suboxone has turned my life completely around 180 degrees. It is a miricle drug in my opinion. ther are some side effects that are unpleasant like the ones you discribed, but, they have almost completely diminished over time for me. please be patient and don't give up. I know his life has to be better than it was before. No more illegal activities, moremoney in his pocket, a more honest and loving relationship with you, etc., etc., etc., and I could go on and on. If you have any more questions at all, please feel free to e-mail me at [email protected].

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        • precipitated w/d

          Hi I was wondering if someone could tell me what exactly a precipitated withdrawal is. I have been taking subutex/suboxone for 9 days now. I felt perfectly normal (no withdrawals) until the last two days, which I have been intensely vomiting every couple of hours.

          I have a feeling that it might be because I didn't wait long enough before I began taking the subutex/suboxone. My question is, if you don't wait long enough (until w/d symptoms are evident) before beginning subutex, when will you begin to have the so called "precipitated withdrawals?"

          The reason I am asking is because I was fine for a whole week with no withdrawal symptoms. But the last two days have been pretty bad for me. I'm trying to figure out if it is indeed because I didn't wait long enough or if there might be some other reason why i am so nauseous.

          Thanks for anyone that can shine some light on this for me. I would really appreciate it.

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          • The precipitated w/d would have started at the beginning of your sub therapy. You're reacting to the naloxone in the suboxone and should switch back to subutex. God bless.

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            • loss of sexuall drive

              like your husband i also have the same problem,but if you look at the three >>>>>> methadone subutex,sex is in my case is something that just dosent enter my mind, or my sexual area,but as we all know that when we get sick from withdrawl you cant get enough or thats what your penis tells you,its also the same for women they are as willing to have sex at least once a day as us men,but none of us like being sick so bang goes the sex,after many atempts to quit H which i did 20 years ago after a few weeks i, through no therapy or drugs just went back to a normal sex life aand this happend also when i had a methadone habit 5years ago then a subutext habit which i kicked2 years ago and lots of toing and trowing in the last 30 years of on off on, all the same no sex during but back to normal after kicking one or the other,i think if you try and relax and get to know each other intamatly gradual without tring to hard you might have some luck try and talk about what your life was like before and find out if he still loves you all the drug abuse just puts you on the back burner the drugs are the sex and love we end up as freinds if that, during which habit we have at the time,im not saying that you dont suffer loss of sex drive as part of the side effects but i think we help it along when were stoned hands up we can take it or leave it.good luck

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              • My daughter has been getting migraine headaches, she has been on Suboxone for 2 weeks today. Has anyone else gotten headaches or hives from Suboxone? Have tried to get in touch with the doctor and her councelor but they are not the quickest to return a call.

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                • Originally posted by kathleen5hockey View Post
                  My daughter has been getting migraine headaches, she has been on Suboxone for 2 weeks today. Has anyone else gotten headaches or hives from Suboxone? Have tried to get in touch with the doctor and her councelor but they are not the quickest to return a call.
                  Headaches are a definite side effect of suboxone.rarely are they migaines.Usually they are just bad headaches that asprin can help with.Not heard of rashes though.I think I responded to this in another post.You should discuss this with your Dr.She may be having a reaction to the naloxone in suboxone..Your Dr can switch her to subutex which does not contain naloxone if this is the case..MM

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                  • Omg

                    I was at my drs office today and number one the nurse said that suboxone would not cause any withdrawals. I said, "ok".

                    Then someone else took my blood pressure and asked how i was feelingl. I said not good at all, and i have horrible headaches, he said, "well, you dont get headaches with suboxone". I said, ok.

                    lol gotta love it.

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                    • Most people do very well with suboxone. But for those who react to the naloxone it shouldn't be such a big deal to switch medications as they make it out to be.

                      I understand the drs being apprehensive about the probability of a patient abusing the medication when they are addicts to start with. But I don't want medication if I don't need it that can cause unpleasant side effects. Subutex and suboxone should be prescribed by who the patient is and what their history is. Too many drs try and treat every single person the same. God bless.

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                      • suboxone

                        I am amazed that I have been off narcotics for three weeks after 10 years of increased use due to chronic pain. I had been on 150 mg. of Fentanyl for three years, and Suboxone got me off with only one bad day (It would not have been quite so bad if I had been wearing the ativan patch the doctor gave me, but I was only wearing the cover patch, not realizing there were two different items in the box, duhhh). I thought it would be so much worse to get off of drugs, because I've had the heebie jeebies several times in the past due to forgetting to change the patches! But I can hardly get out of bed due to NO ENERGY. Not pain. Not tiredness, but something else...Help? thanks...

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                        • Originally posted by auntym View Post
                          I am amazed that I have been off narcotics for three weeks after 10 years of increased use due to chronic pain. I had been on 150 mg. of Fentanyl for three years, and Suboxone got me off with only one bad day (It would not have been quite so bad if I had been wearing the ativan patch the doctor gave me, but I was only wearing the cover patch, not realizing there were two different items in the box, duhhh). I thought it would be so much worse to get off of drugs, because I've had the heebie jeebies several times in the past due to forgetting to change the patches! But I can hardly get out of bed due to NO ENERGY. Not pain. Not tiredness, but something else...Help? thanks...



                          How much suboxone are you taking each day? How many times each day do you take it and how much each time? And for how long have you been on the subs? This info will help us make a more informed suggestion for you.

                          Please share your history on the subs and how your doses have been changed. Then I can possibly give you some more specific suggestions. It's not uncommon for a person to have a little energy problem using subs but you should NOT be having problems getting out of bed. God bless.

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                          • Thank God

                            I am so glad I found this page. I have been having all these side effects that have been discussed on here(not knowing they were side effects). I thought I was going crazy and was so depressed. I have battled depression on and off my whole life but nothing like this. Now the Dr. said my thyroid is very low and that can cause depression too. So the combanation is a nightmare. I have been on Suboxone for 2mths and 2 days. It has changed my life and helped me stay away from opiates and I'm very thankful for that. I am taking 24mg a day. I am allowed to take 32mg a day but haven't needed to. I am going to talk to my Dr. today about downing my dose. I think that will help with the side effects. I thought all these side effects were just me off the opiates. I'm glad to hear it can and will get better. Thanks for being here!

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                            • Originally posted by ab72 View Post
                              I am so glad I found this page. I have been having all these side effects that have been discussed on here(not knowing they were side effects). I thought I was going crazy and was so depressed. I have battled depression on and off my whole life but nothing like this. Now the Dr. said my thyroid is very low and that can cause depression too. So the combanation is a nightmare. I have been on Suboxone for 2mths and 2 days. It has changed my life and helped me stay away from opiates and I'm very thankful for that. I am taking 24mg a day. I am allowed to take 32mg a day but haven't needed to. I am going to talk to my Dr. today about downing my dose. I think that will help with the side effects. I thought all these side effects were just me off the opiates. I'm glad to hear it can and will get better. Thanks for being here!




                              24mg is entirely too much suboxone. I promise you that people end up here daily because their drs were giving them too much suboxone just like you. Check out the following sub therapy link. I hope you read it and think about what I've said and what is on the link. God bless.

                              https://www.drugs.com/forum/featured...apy-50887.html

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                              • My doctor just mentioned to me the other day that he is considering switching my meds to suboxone. I am terrified and have been reading these posts for about the last 2 hours. I am currently taking almost 20 30mg oxycodone per day, this is equal to about 120 (a hundred and twenty) regular 5mg pills per day. I am ready to stop taking the meds now, but reading up on what everyone else was on my dosage seems to be ten times more. I am terrified that this isnt going to work for me. I am only 30 years old, my marriage is falling apart because of the pills. But I also dont feel like I cant function while taking them. I dont know I am so confused. I have chronic pain from recent knee surgeries and fibromailagia. If anyone has any insight I would be grateful.

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