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by Lillyval
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: Hi it's Queenie
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Hi it's Queenie

Hi Queenie, it’s Lilly. I’m so sorry for your tragic loss. I know how close you were to your daughter and what a huge support she has been in your recovery. I hope you have other family to lean on at this time. If you feel comfortable please tell us what happened. I am here for you and will hold you...
by Lillyval
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Meeting Announcements
Topic: What's the difference between the film's & the pills?
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: What's the difference between the film's & the pills?

They contain the exact same ingredients, the active ingredient buprenorphine, and naloxone (which is inactive when taken sublingually). Some people feel that they get better absorption with the films because they stick to the mucous membranes better and have fewer fillers. As a result they can somet...
by Lillyval
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: Just for cravings?
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: Just for cravings?

Docm2 - I was working with inmates prior to release for a while. Of course the DOC was trying to get everyone on Vivitrol, but I was one of the few people that supported inmates who wanted to resume their methadone or Suboxone after release. I remember telling people that they will probably start on...
by Lillyval
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Opioids and Chronic Pain
Topic: doseage of opiods
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: doseage of opiods

Hi - there is a toolbar at the top of this blog, and if you click on talkzone it will take you to Dr. Junig’s blog. There is a lot of information on pain control while on Suboxone that you can find with the blog’s search bar. For pain control with just Suboxone usually the protocol is to divide your...
by Lillyval
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: My Addiction Story
Topic: My story
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: My story

May I ask what part of the country you are in? Where I live the new norm is 28 day prescriptions, no refills, even after years without a single positive urine. And even though the pharmacy delivers they won’t deliver Suboxone. I’m astounded that you could get 32mg/day, 3 months at a time in the mail...
by Lillyval
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Miscellanea
Topic: Check In
Replies: 9
Views: 1311

Re: Check In

I’m very fortunate. My husband is a first responder, and I am getting paid to teach from home full time right now. Honestly, I’m more concerned about getting my medication. Even before this happened it’s been getting harder and harder to get my prescriptions filled. Twice the pharmacist refused to f...
by Lillyval
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine Side Effects
Topic: Never sick, never even sneeze. Is this normal?
Replies: 29
Views: 9050

Re: Never sick, never even sneeze. Is this normal?

I’m convinced that I never get sick on Suboxone. I’ll start to feel like I’m coming down with something and then in a day or two it’s gone. Why do I believe it’s the Suboxone? I was on it for 3 years and never got sick once. Then I was off it for 5 years and got yearly colds and bronchitis like ever...
by Lillyval
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Damn Pharmacist/Doctor Stories
Topic: New 28 day prescription rule?
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

Sad

So day 28 was Dec 30. As expected they didn’t send in my prescription, even though I attended my appointment. I spent ALL DAY Dec 31 trying to reach them, left 6 voicemails and 2 emails. They didn’t even have the courtesy to return my calls. I have never missed an appointment or failed a drug screen...
by Lillyval
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Freestyle
Topic: A story about my meds and London
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: A story about my meds and London

First of all I’m sorry you had to go through that, and second it makes me so angry! Wrong on 3 counts, holding up you medication and announcing it for all to see, assuming it’s for heroin addiction, and assuming you’re too impaired to DRIVE!?

Just curious, was it the films or the generic tablets?
by Lillyval
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Damn Pharmacist/Doctor Stories
Topic: New 28 day prescription rule?
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

Re: New 28 day prescription rule?

I went off Suboxone on early 2013, and after a rough almost 5 years mental health wise, I decided to go back on a low dose in late 2017. I didn’t relapse, but I had been struggling. I had finally resigned myself that I was going to stay on for the long haul, and I’ve been very stable since I resumed...
by Lillyval
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Damn Pharmacist/Doctor Stories
Topic: New 28 day prescription rule?
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

Re: New 28 day prescription rule?

I’m from Connecticut, and I don’t think there really is any “new law”. I think these are clinic rules. My original provider was a psychiatrist. I would like to just go back to her but she is retiring. I was actually on Suboxone the first time 10 years ago. After I reached a period of stability I was...
by Lillyval
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Damn Pharmacist/Doctor Stories
Topic: New 28 day prescription rule?
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

New 28 day prescription rule?

I switched doctors about 6 months ago because I had been paying out of pocket for my psychiatrist who didn’t take my insurance. So last month the new doctor says they can only write prescriptions for 28 days at a time to prevent diversion (i.e. if you have a 30 day prescription and your insurance mi...
by Lillyval
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Freestyle
Topic: Post Tooth extraction and suboxone
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

Re: Post Tooth extraction and suboxone

Suboxone should not have any effect on ibuprofen. They work on two completely different mechanisms. When my son had extractions the oral surgeon had him dose ibuprofen (800mg) every six hours round the clock for a week. He’s not on Suboxone, but the point is high and consistent doses may be needed f...
by Lillyval
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP! Suboxone not working this time switching from H
Replies: 35
Views: 7061

Re: PLEASE HELP! Suboxone not working this time switching fr

I know a couple people who picked up Lyrica as their DOC after getting off painkillers. I think the reason is simply because it’s schedule 5 and many doctors will prescribe it easily. It may not be as “good”as opiates, but it changes the way you feel and is easily obtained. That article from the UK ...
by Lillyval
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Q and A
Topic: Which side of the suboxone strip is the medication on?
Replies: 7
Views: 1580

Re: Which side of the suboxone strip is the medication on?

It’s my understanding that the bupe is not “on” the film. It is mixed into the polymer matrix that makes up the film.
by Lillyval
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: When will this medicine become the norm?
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: When will this medicine become the norm?

I just wish at some point this would be a nornal family doc visit instead of your an addict visit! I couldn’t agree more! Right now I’m looking for a new PCP as well as a new Suboxone doctor soon. I found out about a PCP who also prescribes Suboxone, who is close to my home and is taking patients. ...
by Lillyval
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: NEW GENERIC STRIPS
Replies: 50
Views: 6923

Re: NEW GENERIC STRIPS

Yesterday (Easter) I got a text saying I had a prescription ready, so since I was driving by anyway I stopped in at the pharmacy that I wouldn’t have even thought was open. Apparently no one else did either because I was the only one in there. I spoke to the pharmacist, who knows I’m on Sub, and she...
by Lillyval
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: My Zubsolv experience
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: My Zubsolv experience

So I did decide to give Zubsolv another try, and it has been going well. I upped my dose a about a milligram so I’m taking 2mg in the morning and 2mg at midday like I did with the Sub. With the split dose I don’t have headaches at the onset, or sweats at the end of the 24 hour period (other than tha...
by Lillyval
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: NEW GENERIC STRIPS
Replies: 50
Views: 6923

Re: NEW GENERIC STRIPS

I was on medschat or something and several people were saying one particular generic Sub seemed to not have (or allow absorption of) the same dose of bupe. I think it was a white one with an arrow on it, but I’m not positive. I was a little worried about getting an unknown type of several generics n...
by Lillyval
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Methadone Maintenance
Topic: Bye bye Suboxone
Replies: 20
Views: 3823

Re: Bye bye Suboxone

We do wish you well! Please come back and let us know how your transition goes. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t immediately feel better on methadone. You will still have a lot of Suboxone in your system, and it will have a blocking effect for a while. It might take you three weeks to really assess...