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by Lillyval
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Straight from the pits of HELL
Replies: 10
Views: 1613

Re: Straight from the pits of HELL

One sentence belies the root of your anger and pain, “He has stole money to purchase this evil off the street at almost $2k/month! My brother was his supplier and my brother puts this poison in his veins with a needle..” Even at the highest street price I have ever seen, 16mg day would cost MAYBE $9...
by Lillyval
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Suboxone and pregnancy
Topic: Any mamas to talk too?? Please :(
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: Any mamas to talk too?? Please :(

I’m sorry there are no other pregnant moms to chime in right now. One mg is an extremely low dose and I wouldn’t expect you to have any issues because of it. They should be able to give you pain meds effectively if you need them. I usually suggest openness and honesty, but at this point, if you’ve b...
by Lillyval
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: Strange Occurances on Buprenorphine
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

Re: Strange Occurances on Buprenorphine

Have you consulted a GI doc or had a colonoscopy? It sounds like you could be suffering from a medical condition unrelated to Suboxone. In my experience, and talking to many people who have tapered, usually the drop from 8 to 4 or even 2mg is pretty smooth. Most people don’t have any significant WD ...
by Lillyval
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: How do I support someone I love when I don’t understand
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Re: How do I support someone I love when I don’t understand

I’m sorry your boyfriend and you are going through this. I don’t really have any answers; my thought is that based on the dose of methadone he was on (you didn’t say what it was), going from methadone maintenance to Suboxone usually involves going down in the opiate effect of the medication. Unless ...
by Lillyval
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Damn Pharmacist/Doctor Stories
Topic: Another Debacle
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Re: Another Debacle

Thanks Rule. I live in a very progressive, educated New England state. When I wrote that Friday I will still hoping I’d call the pharmacy yesterday and find out it was sent in, but no. I used to have over a month’s stockpile but I’ve had gaps without medication as long as 5 days, plus 1-3 days here ...
by Lillyval
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Damn Pharmacist/Doctor Stories
Topic: Another Debacle
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Another Debacle

I apologize that I only ever come on here to tell my latest doctor/pharmacy crisis. Those who know me remember I switched to a clinic because my psychiatrist was getting ready to retire. The clinic had a strict 28 day rule, and kept messing up, the last time letting me go 3 days over New Years witho...
by Lillyval
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: Hi it's Queenie
Replies: 4
Views: 1143

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: 5
Views: 1756

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: 2530

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: 937

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: 1881

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: 2211

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: 10998

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: 2304

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: 1226

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: 2304

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: 2304

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: 2304

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: 2663

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: 9018

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 ...