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by Justin999
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...
Replies: 45
Views: 6795

Re: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...

Congrats Ben, keep going. You’re in the thick of it now but just remind yourself it won’t last forever. Slowly you’ll have more energy, less depression and better sleep. Use this time to push yourself to stay active and not constantly dwell on how you feel. Constantly remind yourself why you are doi...
by Justin999
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: Start subs next week. Very concerned so any advice welcome
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Re: Start subs next week. Very concerned so any advice welcome

Hey Jaygee, Welcome to the forum. I think you have answered your own question as to whether or not you should start suboxone. Many of us here have tried to quit without it and failed many times. I know you want to change your life and when your in a “self improvement mode” (for lack of a better term...
by Justin999
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...
Replies: 45
Views: 6795

Re: The story of a guy tapering off (developing)...

Hey Ben, Really sorry to hear what you’re going through right now. It reminds me so much of myself. But you should be so proud of yourself for how far you have come. One problem in life often leads to another, and before long, every aspect can become overwhelming. When you are in debt, overweight an...
by Justin999
Wed May 22, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Buprenorphine for Life
Topic: How long does it tak to feel normal again after subs?!
Replies: 9
Views: 2467

Re: How long does it tak to feel normal again after subs?!

It can be really scary when those symptoms last that long. I was on subs for over 3 years and have been off them for 2 years now. I won’t lie to you, it takes a while to adjust to life without subs but it’s worth it imo. You will likely feel off and tired for a while but you have to keep an optimist...
by Justin999
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine in the Rear-view Mirror
Topic: Here we go.. (Update: 5 Months off Subs!)
Replies: 20
Views: 4493

Re: Here we go.. (Day 1)

Hey Vyxi, I wouldn’t beat yourself up for staying on Suboxone all that time. In fact, you likely decreased your chances of going back to opiates by being on subs for so long. I know many people who took subs for a year or less and then relapsed to dope. It seems the longer you stay on subs the bette...
by Justin999
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: There is no reason to be afraid! (I quit cold turkey)
Replies: 235
Views: 33756

Re: There is no reason to be afraid! (I quit cold turkey)

Great to hear. I remember reading your first entries to prepare for my jump. I’m coming up on 2 years soon as well. I think I quit June of 2017. Due to life circumstances, It has been a rough year and a half but I am glad that I don’t have to use drugs to cope with difficult circumstances anymore. T...
by Justin999
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Side Effects
Topic: Low appetite
Replies: 10
Views: 2640

Re: Low appetite

Force yourself to eat a lot of food. It will suck for a few days but after that your stomach will expand and you will crave food more often and in higher quantities. The same thing happens in reverse when people go on a diet.
by Justin999
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: Why are people so uneducated about narcotics?
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: Why are people so uneducated about narcotics?

Yes the perception on opiates is hard to get right for many people. I was watching a documentary which explained that before the 90’s, everyone (including doctors) had that same perception of opiates. They thought just taking it once would cause addiction so only people in excruciating pain would be...
by Justin999
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: 4 months off suboxone report
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

Re: 4 months off suboxone report

Great job on 4 months clean. It took me a while to feel 100% better as well after I got off. Keep taking it 1 day at a time.
by Justin999
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: No Fall Internship For Me!!! Assholes!
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Re: No Fall Internship For Me!!! Assholes!

Sorry about that Amy that really sucks. I know you were really excited about starting that internship. You’ve definitely been through a lot and sometimes it feels like the disappointment and frustration will never end. It will end and you will get to where you want to go, I know it. The setback is d...
by Justin999
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Just Started Maintenance, Obsessing about Getting Off
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: Just Started Maintenance, Obsessing about Getting Off

Hey nickel. Sorry to hear you are going through such a hard time. I get how scary it can be to think about getting off subs but it doesn’t have to be. You kept relapsing on dope so obviously your way isn’t working. Maybe you should consider longer term sub maintenance. The terrible withdrawals you h...
by Justin999
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: Help! Maybe Precipitated withdrawl!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Re: Help! Maybe Precipitated withdrawl!!

The first day is always the worst. You probably took suboxone too soon but that’s okay, you’re body is getting used to the suboxone now and you will feel better tomorrow. Just take it as needed until you find a stable dose. 16 mg is a lot imo. See how you feel and congrats on starting your recovery!
by Justin999
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: What to expect
Replies: 3
Views: 791

Re: What to expect

You can expect to experience pretty significant withdrawal effects for about a month. 2-4 mg is a high dose to jump from especially after being on subs for several years. I stopped subs after 3 years but I cut down to very minute amounts. Less than 1/4 of a milligram and I still experienced withdraw...
by Justin999
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Off Suboxone 8 days
Replies: 8
Views: 1458

Re: Off Suboxone 8 days

Hey cmr, it is great that you were so committed that you cut down to that small of a dose and finally stopped. As everyone said, only you can make the decision to stay off or go back on sub. Obviously sub maintenance is wayyy better and less dangerous than active addiction so if you truly think you ...
by Justin999
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: 9/11/18 jump date. Who is with me?
Replies: 16
Views: 1948

Re: 9/11/18 jump date. Who is with me?

That’s great that you’re making videos and posting them on YouTube. Watching videos like that helped me tremendously when I jumped off suboxone. Being able to see people going through the same thing I was, knowing I wasn’t alone, anticipating and preparing for possible symptoms and seeing people com...
by Justin999
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: I QUIT.
Replies: 22
Views: 2841

Re: I QUIT.

Congratulations ashlee. That’s amazing, quitting smoking is a great accomplishment. Keep going.
by Justin999
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Have I stayed on subs long enough? About to stop
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: Have I stayed on subs long enough? About to stop

Almost 3 weeks is a pretty long time to be on subs without expecting withdrawals. I’ve used subs for a short period of time to get off blues before but no more than 3 or 4 days. Maybe try the jump and see how it goes. You won’t really feel withdrawals until a couple days after you stop because it is...
by Justin999
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Is it possible to jump off from 4mg a day? (4 years on)
Replies: 10
Views: 1614

Re: Is it possible to jump off from 4mg a day? (4 years on)

Hey liberation, hope you’re doing well. Just wanted to respond to a few of your valid concerns that many of us know all too well. It’s definitely a scary proposition when you have heard many horror stories online. But let’s just take the problems 1 at a time so they’re not so overwhelming. 1: 2-4 mo...
by Justin999
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine in the Rear-view Mirror
Topic: 30 days off after 7 years on
Replies: 18
Views: 3522

Re: 30 days off after 7 years on

Great job keep going! The first few weeks are definitely the worst but keep going to the gym and get a job that you like and develop other habits that will propel you for years to come. Your lifestyle and brain has just made a dramatic reset and now is the time to further the progress you made while...
by Justin999
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Is it possible to jump off from 4mg a day? (4 years on)
Replies: 10
Views: 1614

Re: Is it possible to jump off from 4mg a day? (4 years on)

Hi liberation, I really wish you luck in whatever you decide to do. I know that it’s really scary and you will have to go through it yourself. I tried jumping at around 5 mg after being on subs for about 7 months and by day 9 I couldn’t handle it anymore so I went back to subs. I went back on them f...