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by Matt2
Tue May 28, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Methadone Maintenance
Topic: My SWITCH
Replies: 239
Views: 79318

I'm glad you're still doing well Bboy. I'm really frustrated lately with my clinic. They are extremely overcrowded and because my state has a moratorium on allowing any other clinics from being built the clinic I'm at has no competition so they can basically charge however much they want and make us...
by Matt2
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Methadone Maintenance
Topic: My Switch 2.0 "The Matt2 Version"
Replies: 16
Views: 6264

So it's been awhile since the last time I posted. I'm still doing really well, and my dosage is still in the process of stabilizing but as of now I'm taking 105mg a day. I was scared at first about my dosage going too high but I have started to try and not think about how my dosage compares to other...
by Matt2
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Methadone Maintenance
Topic: My Switch 2.0 "The Matt2 Version"
Replies: 16
Views: 6264

So my dosage was increased to 80mg and the early morning withdrawal symptoms I was experiencing have pretty much all gone away. I did get my first take home this weekend so for the first time in the last 28+ days I got to sleep in and it was great not having to go and wait in line at the crack of da...
by Matt2
Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Methadone Maintenance
Topic: My Switch 2.0 "The Matt2 Version"
Replies: 16
Views: 6264

So Im still holding at 73mg Im trying to not have to go higher but Im still having minor w/d symptoms in the early AM. Main thing I miss about buprenorphine is how long the half-life is. I remember a couple times right after I started on Suboxone that I totally forgot to take it. I just felt no diff...
by Matt2
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Methadone Maintenance
Topic: My Switch 2.0 "The Matt2 Version"
Replies: 16
Views: 6264

I think I'm getting pretty close like I said I don't have any major w/d symptoms until around 2-3am and even then they aren't super bad I just hate feeling so restless. My sleeping has improved alot overall though but I still can't seem to sleep for more than 5 to 6hrs straight. I was surprised that...
by Matt2
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Methadone Maintenance
Topic: My Switch 2.0 "The Matt2 Version"
Replies: 16
Views: 6264

Im currently at 66mgs but they are going to increase me to 72mgs here on Wednesday. Im still having some minor withdrawals early in the morning. For the most part though Im stable.
by Matt2
Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Methadone Maintenance
Topic: My Switch 2.0 "The Matt2 Version"
Replies: 16
Views: 6264

Just checking in. All is well so far. Not a big fan of being forced to go to meetings but Im not using so what is there to complain about? Anywho I'm fairly stable dosage wise but Im still having minor w/ds in the AM. Still only able to sleep 5-6hours at a time but the doc seems very willing to work...
by Matt2
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Methadone Maintenance
Topic: My Switch 2.0 "The Matt2 Version"
Replies: 16
Views: 6264

Just a quick update today my dose at the clinic went up to 45mg and I feel alot more stable. Last night I slept for about 5hrs and it wasn't nearly as restless as its been the last couple of weeks. I got a chance to talk to my wife more too and I was completely honest with her about everything that ...
by Matt2
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Methadone Maintenance
Topic: My Switch 2.0 "The Matt2 Version"
Replies: 16
Views: 6264

I'm still feeling alot better than I was the last couple of weeks but I am having some minor withdrawal issues still. Mostly restlessness. Chills are pretty much totally gone and I'm not having super bad cravings but still some nonetheless. Will I'm sorry it's prohibitively expensive for you. Here I...
by Matt2
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: Any advise would be appreciated!! Dr wants a pill count?
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

I don't think it's too much to be concerned about. I totally agree with having some restrictions on prescribing controlled substances but overall I have alot of problems with many of the things the DEA does. I realize it's their job to make sure rules are being enforced but it seems to me at least t...
by Matt2
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Methadone Maintenance
Topic: My Switch 2.0 "The Matt2 Version"
Replies: 16
Views: 6264

My Switch 2.0 "The Matt2 Version"

So my intake appointment this morning went relatively well. It was fairly time consuming(about 4.5 hours) but I started on 30mg of methadone today and I'm just now starting to feel my withdrawal symptoms lessen, thank goodness :D Quick backround info on me: I started buprenorphine maintenance back i...
by Matt2
Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Methadone Maintenance
Topic: My SWITCH
Replies: 239
Views: 79318

Thanks so much for the kind words Bboy. It's currently 3am and my appointment is in less than 2 hours. I'm feeling better physically than I thought I would. I'm very ready to hopefully sleep better tonight or the next few days than I have been the last several days. Definately my least favorite part...
by Matt2
Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Methadone Maintenance
Topic: My SWITCH
Replies: 239
Views: 79318

Hey Bboy I was really interested to read your posts. I really appreciate you taking the time to record your experience. I've been struggling alot lately. I haven't used but I've been close several times and I'm likely going to switch over to methadone tommorow. My appointment is scheduled for 5am an...
by Matt2
Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: cayenne pepper before dosing.. awesome results!
Replies: 33
Views: 12233

Interesting discussion. I have to admit that when I first decided to start taking Suboxone/aka bupe the addict side of me was hoping that I would feel at least some euphoria. This was even at a time when all the destruction opiate addiction caused in my life was very fresh in my mind. I would say I ...
by Matt2
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: The look of being on Suboxone
Replies: 17
Views: 14519

Yeah the only difference Ive noticed is the smaller pupil size. I remember back a few years when I started dating my current wife for the firs time since getting clean (we dated for a couple years on and off when I as still using). At the time I had been clean for a year and I was thinking about com...
by Matt2
Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: dont tell
Replies: 9
Views: 3199

Holy crap I can't believe there are doctors who collect the empty packages from the films. That's not only crazy but what is the intention behind such a policy? Even though I don't think the film medication is in any way superior to generic subutex I thought that one of R&B main arguments for prescr...
by Matt2
Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: A 19 year old girl dies of OD
Replies: 8
Views: 3871

I'm always heartbroken to hear stories about those who die of our disease, especially those who haven't had a chance to experience the better things in life. I lost my older brother back in 2004 and there is still a giant hole left in my heart. I watched his death nearly destroy my parents. He had a...
by Matt2
Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:16 am
Forum: Why the Anger toward Suboxone?
Topic: Does being on sub make you "not clean"?
Replies: 88
Views: 39491

I'm still blown away whenever I think about times before I was able to stop "using" and all the crazy things I had convinced myself into believing were true. I still remember wandering why so many negative things kept happening to me when I was still using. I was so out of touch I remember thinking ...
by Matt2
Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Surgery on Suboxone
Topic: EMERGENCY TOOTH XTRACTION, NO TIME TO STOP SUB
Replies: 8
Views: 9045

Yeah only drawback to being on HDB (high dose buprenorphine/aka suboxone) has been dealing with acute pain. Last tooth ache I had was aweful. Ended up having to have it pulled after spending approx 24 hours in extreme pain. It was so bad I was literally rocking myself in the fetal position. I could ...
by Matt2
Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Why the Anger toward Suboxone?
Topic: Does being on sub make you "not clean"?
Replies: 88
Views: 39491

I've gone back and forth so many times about whether or not I'm clean and if I should stop HDB treatment. A few conclusions I've come to over the last almost 5 years I haven't "used".I'm still alive and I haven't relapsed. I am still enjoying the things I've worked so hard to recover since I stopped...