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by rob500
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine Side Effects
Topic: Always feel sick,weak,tired,etc..
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Always feel sick,weak,tired,etc..

I’ve been using suboxone since it came out or within a year of then. Now using 2mg 3 times a day I’m usually tired,sweating,nauseous,weak or sore muscles, and a few more. The confusing part if I increase or by 3rd dose of day I feel my best. I got down to 0.50mg a day last year but couldn’t eat,slee...
by rob500
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: There has to be an easier way! Right?
Replies: 9
Views: 2594

Re: There has to be an easier way! Right?

I was induced in patient while taking either 40 or 80 milligrams of methadone daily.Its been a long time so I don’t remember the exact dosage but at that time inpatient was the only way to get on suboxone,subutex actually. I didn’t dose the day before and not in withdrawal during checking in. First ...
by rob500
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Q and A
Topic: Is there a reason I breathe easier after dosing
Replies: 1
Views: 1009

Is there a reason I breathe easier after dosing

I’ve noticed for quite a while about an hour after dosing I can breathe easier.

I understand it could be many different factors,stress,anxiety etc... but thought I’d ask if anyone else has had similar experience?
by rob500
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Other Addiction Support Programs
Topic: Kratom Therapy??
Replies: 22
Views: 15136

Re: Kratom Therapy??

I tapered down to 0.5 mg a day by using 0.25mg twice a day then started using kratom. Unfortunately once I stopped using kratom withdrawals came back and it required more suboxone than when I started. It was just like any other opiate,tolerance went up,withdrawals without it,and it’s very inconsiste...
by rob500
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Anyone tried KB220Z supplement?
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Anyone tried KB220Z supplement?

I read a journal where it mentions using a amino acid plus other ingredients supplement to help with withdrawals and curb cravings. Anyone heard of or tried it? http://accurateclinic.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Withdrawal-from-BuprenorphineNaloxone-and-Maintenance-with-a-Natural-Dopaminergic-Agon...
by rob500
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: Micro dosing anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

Micro dosing anyone?

When I was tapering a few years ago once I got to 0.25mg every 8-12 hours the effects were different. I don’t know what happens to half life effects at lower doses and that’s why I was asking question if anyone has or is using 0.25 or lower doses in 8-12 hour intervals and what their experience was.
by rob500
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine Side Effects
Topic: Can Dizziness or vertigo be a side effect?
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Re: Can Dizziness or vertigo be a side effect?

I’m not sure what is causing dizziness and I have appointment with doctor in a few days.
by rob500
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Side Effects
Topic: Can Dizziness or vertigo be a side effect?
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Can Dizziness or vertigo be a side effect?

I’ve been using suboxone for about 10 years and don’t use any other prescriptions. I was using Wellbutrin but discontinued several months ago. I’ve been having problems with a feel that the room is moving and sometimes loss of balance. I take 2mg 3-4 times a day and it doesn’t seem to matter how muc...
by rob500
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Buprenorphine for Life
Topic: Is there anything for tiredness w/bup?
Replies: 9
Views: 2232

Is there anything for tiredness w/bup?

The side effect that is causing me problems is extreme tiredness. I have increased dosage and get burst of energy for a few days but then I get used to higher dosage,tiredness returns and the higher dosage can make it worse. Is there any medication that isn’t a form of amphetimine that can help with...
by rob500
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine Side Effects
Topic: Dizziness,nausea,ears ringing after dosing
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Dizziness,nausea,ears ringing after dosing

I’ve been using suboxone since the year it came out. In the beginning I didn’t get so much dizziness,nausea and ringing in ears but now that I’m approaching 60 I’ve lowered my dosage and I still get the above side effects. They aren’t continuous but is there any thing that might help lessen these ef...
by rob500
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: Switching from the strip to the pill
Replies: 10
Views: 3105

Re: Switching from the strip to the pill

I think the strips work much better but that’s me. I had to take less mg using strips than tablets. Also when I started tapering cutting strips evenly was so much easier than trying to cut tablets. I took tablets in brand name and strips also but I think strips work better and so does many other pat...
by rob500
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: What are lowest dosages of monthly injections?
Replies: 7
Views: 1963

What are lowest dosages of monthly injections?

I’m at 1-1/2 mg a day or 0.5mg three times a day and one issue I have always had is the ups and downs with suboxone. I do much better by trying to keep my dosage or effects or dosages constant but every morning I wake up in a fog,tired or achy and it doesn’t matter what my dosage is.I felt same way ...
by rob500
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: Dosing below 1mg
Replies: 5
Views: 1534

Re: Dosing below 1mg

I have been using buprenorphine since the year it came out as suboxone and dropped to 1.omg after tapering,then 0.5mg a day by using 0.25mg twice a day. What your going through sounds very familiar but I had a lot of pain in legs,joints,ribs and a few other places. I had problems eating for 2-3 mont...
by rob500
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: Asorbtion rate of strips and tablets?
Replies: 1
Views: 824

Asorbtion rate of strips and tablets?

I’m taking 0.5mg of a strip once at night and Im wondering just how much might be getting in my system.
Anyone know average asorbtion rate of suboxone?
by rob500
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: What can I expect stopping after a month @ 0.5mg?
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

Re: What can I expect stopping after a month @ 0.5mg?

I’m still at 0.5mg at night before sleep. I had some rough times so I went to 0.5mg twice a day and in 2-3 days I was tired all the time so went back to 0.5mg at night. Still taking 0.5mg just once at night can either make me fall asleep right away or I end up not being able to sleep. Main reason I ...
by rob500
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: What can I expect stopping after a month @ 0.5mg?
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

What can I expect stopping after a month @ 0.5mg?

I’ve been tapering for approximately 9 months. I was taking 0.5mg two times a day for 4-6 months then had problems with waking in pain so I increased but that made things worse.I only increased by 0.5 every 10 hours but still too much. I use 0.5mg at night and have been for a month. I thought about ...
by rob500
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: What can I expect stopping after 1/2mg 2*day after 4 months
Replies: 2
Views: 925

What can I expect stopping after 1/2mg 2*day after 4 months

Unfortunately when I skip doses the depression,then physical pain starts. Also I had to lower dosage because the side effects of 2mg a day really messes with me.Dizziness,anxiety,can’t sleep and some other sensations. I have been using 1/2mg twice a day and I have tried taking 1/4mg three times a da...
by rob500
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Kratom,Kava,ibogaine,loperamide,or other meds/herbs for WD
Replies: 7
Views: 1460

Re: Kratom,Kava,ibogaine,loperamide,or other meds/herbs for

There’s a Netflix documentary about kratom and kava helping with opiate addiction. There was professional athletes with severe opiate addiction problems from pain management and they said kratom helped not only kick opiates but as pain management. Where to get kratom at a reasonable price because so...
by rob500
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Kratom,Kava,ibogaine,loperamide,or other meds/herbs for WD
Replies: 7
Views: 1460

Re: Kratom,Kava,ibogaine,loperamide,or other meds/herbs for

I have with kratom I'm currently on my journey day 9 today and I was going to snap on day 5 so I bought kratom to give me 5 hrs of normal worked great but it to can be addictive. I've taken it once a day for 2 days 5 and 6 and am now on 9. Maeang da two level tsp in orange juice. Were you at 0mg fo...
by rob500
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Finally attempting a taper
Replies: 8
Views: 1736

Re: Finally attempting a taper

I just wanted to share my experiences with lowering dosage and how it effected my energy level. I have had many issues with energy and from my experience almost every opiate addict I’ve met versus normal people talk about high energy levels with opiates. When I was in active addiction if I got tired...