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by downreg'd4now
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Meeting Announcements
Topic: Has the Talk Zone ended?
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

Re: Has the Talk Zone ended?

Every three months when I see my doc (who is a huge Junig fan), he asks me if I've seen any new posts from Dr J. When I started working with this Dr, I told him about this site, not sure if he'd really follow through, but he did. I can honestly say that he almost uses the information from Dr J as a ...
by downreg'd4now
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: FDA approves non-opioid for withdrawal
Replies: 10
Views: 2854

Re: FDA approves non-opioid for withdrawal

Interesting that there's even a market for an expensive new drug when Clonidine is available cheaply as a generic. Plus, I found, through a clinic doctor several years ago, that Tizanidine was even more effective than Clonidine perhaps because it didn't affect blood pressure as much as Clonidine. In...
by downreg'd4now
Sun May 12, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Side Effects
Topic: Attn men with sex drive/ED issues.
Replies: 24
Views: 5110

Re: Attn men with sex drive/ED issues.

Thank you Bluelight for those articles, they are helpful for so many issues I am dealing with. I've been contemplating the initiation of testosterone replacement therapy after getting my results showing significantly depressed levels. Symptoms of extreme fatigue and low labido prompted the test. I n...
by downreg'd4now
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Methadone Maintenance
Topic: Bye bye Suboxone
Replies: 20
Views: 4476

Re: Bye bye Suboxone

After reading your first post I had a few things I wanted to pass on from my experiences with methadone. Probably a big takeaway for me was the fact that it can never work at any clinic which incorporates so many terrible factors working in concert to cause humiliation and dis-empowerment- such as t...
by downreg'd4now
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Side Effects
Topic: Suboxone causes gastroparesis(?)
Replies: 12
Views: 2934

Re: Suboxone causes gastroparesis(?)

Koolkat, I too have GI consequences from meds I've taken. and unfortunately, past alcohol use, past and current nicotine, and hard core anxiety. Constipation is an ongoing battle to manage when taking Buprenorphine/Suboxone, and in the last two years, gastroparesis. I mostly started abusing opiates ...
by downreg'd4now
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Why the Anger toward Suboxone?
Topic: Ignorance in hospitals and its toll on suboxone patients
Replies: 5
Views: 2010

Ignorance in hospitals and its toll on suboxone patients

I've had to consider the possibility of having surgery in the coming weeks, and the lack of understanding about Buprenorphine in the medical community is terrifying! There's ignorance and there's also straight up prejudice towards any patients with the words "addict" or "dependancy" or "Suboxone" ap...
by downreg'd4now
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: Thats a wrap.. done with suboxone...
Replies: 16
Views: 2468

Re: Thats a wrap.. done with suboxone...

Hi Joe, Some of your symptoms really resonated with me when I read your post, in fact I was just about to reach out for help myself about how I'm feeling lately. No energy or motivation which worsens my shame and self disgust leading to self destructive thoughts/feelings, and no hope whatsoever for ...
by downreg'd4now
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Side Effects
Topic: Gastroparesis-stomach not emptying for hrs after Sub dose
Replies: 2
Views: 1790

Gastroparesis-stomach not emptying for hrs after Sub dose

I have been searching through several threads looking for someone who has brought up this following symptom with no luck: When I take my Suboxone dose in the morning I then experience problems with any food AND meds I take sometimes getting absorbed either very very slowly or not at all into the sma...
by downreg'd4now
Mon May 09, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: Want to educate and recruit local docs to prescribe Suboxone
Replies: 8
Views: 1617

Re: Want to educate and recruit local docs to prescribe Subo

Conversations at the end of last week and the weekend with several different folks have been helpful. I spoke with the doctor and will be meeting with him this thursday. I spoke with a man who is a local judge presiding over several courts including drug court, where MAT is permitted and Suboxone co...
by downreg'd4now
Wed May 04, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Why the Anger toward Suboxone?
Topic: Dear R.B. (letter from a previous customer)
Replies: 23
Views: 7953

Re: Dear R.B. (letter from a previous customer)

Buprecision, That was as good a rant about mmt as I've ever heard, bravo. So true about what a horror show it is to get off of long term methadone! I think Dr J. summed it up pretty well when he said something like- the fact that the folks detoxing off of Suboxone are even on their computers writing...
by downreg'd4now
Wed May 04, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Miscellanea
Topic: Would IV Buprenorphine work better than Narcan for O/D?
Replies: 1
Views: 943

Would IV Buprenorphine work better than Narcan for O/D?

I saw a ducumented case where a person witnessing his friend O/Ding on heroin took some street Suboxone and injected it(after making a liquid solution) and reversed the O/D. It was stated that the person did this thinking the Naloxone would act as the reversal agent, even though it was actually the ...
by downreg'd4now
Wed May 04, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: Want to educate and recruit local docs to prescribe Suboxone
Replies: 8
Views: 1617

Re: Want to educate and recruit local docs to prescribe Subo

This is all such good news. I especially like hearing that the credentialing(waver) process is fairly simple/painless, and that the DEA is behaving much better than I was led to believe. I'm hoping that this is also true of you docs having the freedom to write for the most affordable Bupernorphine p...
by downreg'd4now
Tue May 03, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: Want to educate and recruit local docs to prescribe Suboxone
Replies: 8
Views: 1617

Want to educate and recruit local docs to prescribe Suboxone

I live in a northern MN town that is big enough to have a hospital, Target, Home Depot, etc, but still no docs w/ DATA2000 waivers to prescribe Buprenorphine products for addiction. The first Suboxone doc I had when I moved to MN, was in the habit of firing patients after their second positive scree...
by downreg'd4now
Tue May 03, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: My Addiction Story
Topic: Another drop in a bucket...
Replies: 10
Views: 2015

Re: Another drop in a bucket...

Thanks Amy. While working as an emt-paramedic I encountered some very serious bitterness from many medical professionals towards the addicted population. Before my addiction came to a head, I hated the way some patients who were in Methadone maintenance were treated by various levels of medical staf...
by downreg'd4now
Tue May 03, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Why the Anger toward Suboxone?
Topic: Benzodiazepines almost beat me
Replies: 11
Views: 2862

Re: Benzodiazepines almost beat me

From what I've read and experienced personally, the most likely time for an overdose to result in hypoxic brain injury or death is those first days or weeks of abstinence when the physical and psychological w/d's are at their worst and tolerance is low. When the alchoholic, meth addict, benzo addict...
by downreg'd4now
Mon May 02, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: My Addiction Story
Topic: Another drop in a bucket...
Replies: 10
Views: 2015

Re: Another drop in a bucket...

Hi Praying! I'm so glad you have found this site, what a wealth of evidence based medical info here! I hope you are continuing to do well. I have had two separate periods of treatment with Buprenorphine. My first was a detox style course of Subutex which was titrated/tapered from 8mg to 0mg over eig...
by downreg'd4now
Mon May 02, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Help Me/My Friend/Sibling/Child/Parent
Topic: Looking for insight
Replies: 5
Views: 2208

Re: Looking for insight

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the words "nod" or "drowsiness" associated with a person taking Buprenorphine, whether it's Suboxone, Zubsolv, or Subutex, is that a central nervous sytem depressant like alchohol or bennzodiazepines is involved. If you're prettty sure it's not alchohol...
by downreg'd4now
Sun May 01, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Why the Anger toward Suboxone?
Topic: Benzodiazepines almost beat me
Replies: 11
Views: 2862

Re: Benzodiazepines almost beat me

I forgot to say thanks to the two doctors and Michelle F. And, docm2, your biblical reference is just so on the mark! When I left my SECOND month of residential care some aspects of my benzo w/d's were better but others were much worse, probably because they had tapered down the Subutex to zero afte...
by downreg'd4now
Sun May 01, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Why the Anger toward Suboxone?
Topic: Benzodiazepines almost beat me
Replies: 11
Views: 2862

Re: Benzodiazepines almost beat me

I hate having to admit this but to get treated for both addictions I decided to compartmentalize the care. Benzo taper with the psychiatrist, and continuing methadone maint. with the opiod treatment clinic. Didn't tell the psychiatrist about the Methadone, and falsified my u/a's at the clinic to hid...
by downreg'd4now
Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Why the Anger toward Suboxone?
Topic: Benzodiazepines almost beat me
Replies: 11
Views: 2862

Benzodiazepines almost beat me

Hi, my name is Mike and I was interested in getting feedback from folks who had to do battle with benzo dependency concurrently with opiates or even by themselves. I was reading a post written by a fairly new member a few days back, where she was insisting that life with bupe could only move forward...