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by JennyB
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: Stretching dose until refill: Can sublingual be halved?
Replies: 15
Views: 3374

Re: Stretching dose until refill: Can sublingual be halved?

Hey All, I’m happy to report that I had absolutely NO physical withdrawal symptoms the last 2 1/2 days going from 16mg (my usual dose) on Friday to 8mg/day Saturday and Saturday and no med until 7pm this evening (Monday) until I got my refill. I was so worried until I made the initial post and was e...
by JennyB
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: Stretching dose until refill: Can sublingual be halved?
Replies: 15
Views: 3374

Re: Stretching dose until refill: Can sublingual be halved?

Thanks for the great advice everyone! Jenn you’re right it does have me worried because I go into withdrawal so quickly (in the past within a couple hours and it’s not good) I bought a pill cutter today and will halve the 8 mg and take it that way for sat and sun. That way I can take it in 2 doses a...
by JennyB
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: Stretching dose until refill: Can sublingual be halved?
Replies: 15
Views: 3374

Stretching dose until refill: Can sublingual be halved?

Hey everyone Is it possible to break/cut/half the 8mg Suboxone sublingual tabs? It’s almost my 4th week being on Suboxone (yay!) I’m on 8mg 2x a day. Because of my chronic pain condition, I ended up taking extra some days when the pain was really bad. I took an extra 8 mg as a “breakthrough” in betw...
by JennyB
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: How much are you paying per month for treatment?
Replies: 23
Views: 5030

Re: How much are you paying per month for treatment?

I live in Canada and although healthcare is “free” (I put free in quotes becasue if you’re a working person like myself then you pay very high federal taxes which is really paying for healthcare. If you don’t file tax taxes or don’t work then technically it is free lol) Anyway while healthcare is en...
by JennyB
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: Slight buzzed feeling after dosing
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

Re: Slight buzzed feeling after dosing

Thanks Amy, I appreciate your message and now that this is in the rear view mirror, I am looking forward to staying on this awesome forum and having great discussions with you and everyone else. You and Jenn Jenn are superb moderators and give such good advice. Thanks for your message too Jenn Jenn!...
by JennyB
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: Slight buzzed feeling after dosing
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

Re: Slight buzzed feeling after dosing

Hey Everyone, I just want to clear up and explain what I think is a huge misunderstanding. The thread replies from members and the awesome PMs I received gave me more of an awareness of what I believe I did wrong. The words I used to explain what I’m feeling the first couple of hours after I take my...
by JennyB
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: Slight buzzed feeling after dosing
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

Re: Euphoric feeling after dosing

To anyone along with Amy questioning my integrity and reason for joining this forum: I am an addict who chose Suboxone to save my life and it is. I have only been on this med since Dec 29th so basically 2 weeks. Everything is new to me and like I’ve stated in previous posts, my physician wasn’t even...
by JennyB
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: Dose Struggle
Replies: 17
Views: 3032

Re: Dose Struggle

Hi Bandana, I too have uncontrolled RLS and since my diagnosis of fibromyalgia I was put on a high dose of Gabapentin for pain. This has completely gotten rid of my RLS especially at night. Maybe give it a try? Another product that works is a natural product called “Hylands Restful Legs” . You can g...
by JennyB
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: Slight buzzed feeling after dosing
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

Re: Euphoric feeling after dosing

Wow, ok. Firstly, I am not from some anti suboxone site like Amy is referring to and I’m not here to discredit suboxone. Suboxone is saving my life. I’m really surprised and insulted that someone, especially a moderator, would be so fast to pass judgement on a fellow addict in recovery trying to ask...
by JennyB
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: Slight buzzed feeling after dosing
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

Slight buzzed feeling after dosing

Hey guys, I’m a newbie with suboxone (just a few weeks in) and my dose is 8mg sublingual 2x a day. I’ve been playing around with taking 2x a day and dosing only once a day. I have severe chronic pain so I’m trying to see what works best for me. When I take my first dose I feel moderately Euphoric/Hi...
by JennyB
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: When do I take my next dose??
Replies: 19
Views: 3094

Re: When do I take my next dose??

Amy, Your post is exactly “me”. There is definitely a psychological/emotional component to my long standing relationship with opiates. It started with and continues to be chronic pain related however the pills were doing nothing for my pain. Just making it worse actually. I have contact a psychologi...
by JennyB
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: When do I take my next dose??
Replies: 19
Views: 3094

Re: When do I take my next dose??

I can’t express enough how happy I am to have found this forum. It has changed my life for if it weren’t for the caring people here, I would not have learned how to do this properly and safely and make it successful! Even though I’m not even a week in I’m feeling pretty good and my physician gave me...
by JennyB
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: When do I take my next dose??
Replies: 19
Views: 3094

Re: When do I take my next dose??

Hi docm2,
Just wondering what the “Ceiling effect” is that you have mentioned and others have mentioned throughout the forum. Can you explain this to me or guide me to a thread that explains it?
Thanks for all of your help. I am so happy and feel pretty darn good.
JennyB
by JennyB
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: When do I take my next dose??
Replies: 19
Views: 3094

Re: When do I take my next dose??

Hi docm2 I am in Canada where the T3s and T4s are prescribed in abundance. Physicians are starting to prescribe tramadol now more frequently because codeine just sucks. We don’t have Vicodin here so I guess that’s why the T3s. It’s the most commonly prescribed oral analgesic. All of my prescriptions...
by JennyB
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: When do I take my next dose??
Replies: 19
Views: 3094

Quick question for newbie

This should probably go under the topic of dosing but I thought it was best to continue with the thread I started. So this is day 4 of suboxone and I’m taking 16mg once a day. I started induction very late at night and I’m working on taking my dose earlier in the day so it becomes a morning “as soon...
by JennyB
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: When do I take my next dose??
Replies: 19
Views: 3094

Re: When do I take my next dose??

Thanks I feel better razor55. It’s just the flood of emotions that scared me. I am going to work on getting my dose time for the morning....because I started late at night it’ll take a few days to get the dose timing right which is morning for me.
Thank you soooo much for your advice,
Jenny
by JennyB
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: When do I take my next dose??
Replies: 19
Views: 3094

Re: When do I take my next dose??

I took my day 2 dose at 6 pm last night and bumped it up to 16mg and my chills and cravings stopped shortly after. Today is Day 3 and I haven’t taken my dose yet it’s only noon here and I’ve been having the shakes and tears and anxiety and cravings and I’m not sure if this is normal? Maybe I should ...
by JennyB
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: When do I take my next dose??
Replies: 19
Views: 3094

Re: When do I take my next dose??

Thanks JennJenn for the quick reply. I am feeling pretty good this morning, minor w/d symptoms still with the chills still. I am having craving though. Ugh. I have no DOC so I’ll be fine. I think I will start my dose late afternoon and if that 12mg still doesn’t kill the chills and cravings then I w...
by JennyB
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: When do I take my next dose??
Replies: 19
Views: 3094

When do I take my next dose??

Hi everybody, I finished my induction tonight at 10pm and took the last 4mg at 12am. Total suboxone for induction came to 12mg I still have a bit of the hot/cold/goosebumps from withdrawal but I’m riding it out to see if hopefully that will go away. Maybe I should have taken another 2mg? I don’t kno...