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by rule62
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: Why can’t you swallow Suboxone Film?
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Why can’t you swallow Suboxone Film?

That method really won't work well. You might get some absorption but the pills and films are designed for the inside of the mouth, like it states on the instructions. Sublingual is the way they're designed. To me, you're just wasting a good film strip but go ahead if you really want to.
by rule62
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Almost 9/10 years on 12mg sub & want off! Wean or Cold Turkey?
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Almost 9/10 years on 12mg sub & want off! Wean or Cold Turkey?

opana, you are on a VERY high dose and should have reduced it in the first year. A hydrocodone habit is really quite minor and only requires a small amount of buprenorphine to keep the cravings at bay. I too was given too high of dose and had to argue with my doctor to taper down so I wasn't so loop...
by rule62
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine Side Effects
Topic: Numbness in hands
Replies: 38
Views: 12163

Re: Numbness in hands

To answer your question, no, most people don't read the side effects of a drug prescription. That is mainly due to there are just too many of them and a lot of us have not had any bad side effects from Suboxone. Exception being the main talked about ones like loss of libido, grogginess, constipation...
by rule62
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine and Mood
Topic: Whats your effective "antidepressant" dose?
Replies: 46
Views: 10218

Re: Whats your effective "antidepressant" dose?

Now you're thinking straight. My brother has a doc in Oregon who prescribes generic Subutex instead of Suboxone. Maybe you can find one to help you too. The doctor I have would never do that. It'll take a lot more time before buprenorphine is more widely prescribed. If it ever will be. It's a 50/50 ...
by rule62
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New User and ready to tapper
Replies: 1
Views: 879

Re: New User and ready to tapper

Guess no one wanted to taper along with you. And I'll be surprised if you even read my response back as your OP goes back to January.

If you did succeed tapering and stopping please post an update.
by rule62
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: 14 Days.
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: 14 Days.

Rd, sorry no one posted back but you know the reasons. I just hate to see a post with a lot of views but no responses.

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by rule62
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine and Mood
Topic: Whats your effective "antidepressant" dose?
Replies: 46
Views: 10218

Re: Whats your effective "antidepressant" dose?

Great post and good to see you back syn. How low of dose were you on when you finally quit bupe? I'm just wondering if a low dose would help with your depression. Start out on a 6mg film and reduce it gradually down to 2mg's or whatever works for you. Yes, many a post about the benefits of bupe help...
by rule62
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine and Mood
Topic: Whats your effective "antidepressant" dose?
Replies: 46
Views: 10218

Re: Whats your effective "antidepressant" dose?

Welcome to the forum Jim. Buprenorphine is one of the most misunderstood drugs ever manufactured. A lot of medical people still haven't been educated about its good effects on combating opiate addiction or how it increases tolerance. My suggestion is for you to print out what you wrote here and let ...
by rule62
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Side Effects
Topic: Suboxone causes gastroparesis(?)
Replies: 14
Views: 4425

Re: Suboxone causes gastroparesis(?)

If it is indeed the buprenorphine causing your discomfort then I guess the only choice is to get off the medication. Slowly of course. Taking 8mg's is actually a pretty large amount. Maybe you can switch over to the films and slowly taper down to maybe 1-2mg's. They come in 8 & 2mg doses. It'll take...
by rule62
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Buprenorphine in the Rear-view Mirror
Topic: 22 Days, but hey..........she's in the Rear-view Mirror.
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: 22 Days, but hey..........she's in the Rear-view Mirror.

Awesome news. Keep us posted on your progress.
by rule62
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: My journey towards freedom - slow liquid taper process
Replies: 13
Views: 2257

Re: My journey towards freedom - slow liquid taper process

Good luck with your struggle to be opiate free. I am going to disagree with your terminology about being "addicted" to Subutex. Isn't it really a dependence instead? Addiction to me is continually seeking to get high no matter the consequences and that doesn't sound like your story. Yes, I'm just ch...
by rule62
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Side Effects
Topic: Losing Weight and No Appetite?
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Re: Losing Weight and No Appetite?

Same thing happened to me when I first got on Suboxone. My doctor gave me too much and it killed my desire for everything. Once I tapered down to a low dose it all came back. Life is very normal now at 1mg per day.
by rule62
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Surgery on Suboxone
Topic: Having pelvic fusion in two months, I am petrified
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Having pelvic fusion in two months, I am petrified

I'm going to disagree with you Rdphish. I made the mistake of stopping my bupe before surgery and had zero pain killing effect from the pain meds. Later, I read an article from our doctor here that said to stay on the bupe and ask for a higher dosage of pain meds. Of course my doctor would have neve...
by rule62
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: 5+ years of Bupe.....3 month taper......7 days off.
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: 5+ years of Bupe.....3 month taper......7 days off.

Do you think it may be a bit too early to get off the medication? Most addiction specialists recommend staying on Suboxone for about a year to get stable. Then taper nice and slow. My doctor wanted all his patients off in six months but realized that was too short of time period for decent results. ...
by rule62
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: I'm jumping off soon.....
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: I'm jumping off soon.....

Yes, sorry about the delay in members posting back. It's been so slow here and we don't know why. Jumping from 1mg is not a good idea. Why put yourself through so much misery when you can taper down a lot lower. Films work the best if you can get them. It does seem you've set your mind to it so all ...
by rule62
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine Q and A
Topic: Can antibiotic interact with Buprenorphine.?
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Can antibiotic interact with Buprenorphine.?

We're not sure how to help. Are you still on buprenorphine? I can't see how your illness is related to it. There aren't too many side effects from it but you still may be having some. It's rare but people do have some weird ones. Sure hope you start to feel better.
by rule62
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Surgery on Suboxone
Topic: Having pelvic fusion in two months, I am petrified
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Having pelvic fusion in two months, I am petrified

Yes, it can be done. I went from the same amount before surgery to taking Norco 10mg X 4-6 daily with no discomfort. Problem was, the meds really didn't dampen the pain. May have been just me and the procedure I had done. Others have received pain control doing the same thing. Hope it works for you....
by rule62
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: suboxone docs in michigan that are pro marijuana?
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: suboxone docs in michigan that are pro marijuana?

Not really sure if we can be of any help other than suggestions like changing doctors if possible. Or try again to discuss the reasons why he won't let you get relief from mj. Does the office do random drug testing? If not, you're off the hook. My guess is they do or you wouldn't have posted this to...
by rule62
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: There is no reason to be afraid! (I quit cold turkey)
Replies: 237
Views: 47873

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

Thanks for the new update. Amazing how fast time goes by. It seems like you've only been off it for a year or so. Covid is getting less and less here in Nevada. My wife and I had it last December but are fine now. 2 weeks of a low fever and lost about 8lbs. Still, we feel very lucky to have gotten o...
by rule62
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Opioids and Chronic Pain
Topic: Veterans, Pain and Suboxone
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: Veterans, Pain and Suboxone

Thanks for the insightful post. So the VA suggested using buprenorphine for pain? That is good news with the exception of all the bad parts you mentioned. A lot of people who suboxone helped have tried for years to get the cap raised and more health professionals educated. I find it ironic that we k...