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by hatmaker510
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Opioids and Chronic Pain
Topic: Voluntarily switched to Suboxone for chronic pain- problem
Replies: 9
Views: 5084

Re: Voluntarily switched to Suboxone for chronic pain- probl

Sorry to hear you had/are having so much trouble getting suboxone for pain. I'm one of those recovering opiate addicts with pain conditions who use the med for both. Unfortunately, the medication gives US a bad rap, too. We go to emergency rooms and doctors there see us as active addicts and not rec...
by hatmaker510
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: Back on Suboxone and back here to tell you all about it
Replies: 18
Views: 3055

Re: Back on Suboxone and back here to tell you all about it

I'm currently only taking 1/3 of an 8 mg film daily. I'm still paying cash (trying to work it out with Medicare), so even though my sub doc wants to raise my dose to somewhere like 8 or 16 mg, I don't want him to- for 2 reasons. 1 - I simply can't afford it, and 2 - I personally, for myself, don't w...
by hatmaker510
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: Back on Suboxone and back here to tell you all about it
Replies: 18
Views: 3055

Re: Back on Suboxone and back here to tell you all about it

Thanks for the welcomes, Jess & sleepy!
by hatmaker510
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: Back on Suboxone and back here to tell you all about it
Replies: 18
Views: 3055

Re: Back on Suboxone and back here to tell you all about it

Amy - thanks for the kind words. No, I didn't have any kind of injury or accident. I have, unfortunately, advanced arthritis (they don't know why it's so bad at my age) in both my neck and back. Next to nothing helps that kind of pain, I've found. The sub helps my fibro pain more than the back pain....
by hatmaker510
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Buprenorphine in the Rear-view Mirror
Topic: 2.5 years off bupe -- and always learning
Replies: 26
Views: 4491

Re: 2.5 years clean -- and always learning

As someone who just returned to the forum, I'd like to throw my response in, if no one minds. I also took the OP's use of the word "clean" off bupe to mean that those of us on it aren't, thereby, "clean". I've felt "clean" (I've always hated that word) - let's just say in remission - ever since I st...
by hatmaker510
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: Back on Suboxone and back here to tell you all about it
Replies: 18
Views: 3055

Re: Back on Suboxone and back here to tell you all about it

Thank you all so very much for the kind words and warm welcome (back). It means a lot to me. The sub definitely helps a chunk of my fibro pain. That alone has improved my quality of life. I do, however, still have some pretty bad foot, neck, and back issues that nothing seems to help. I may end up b...
by hatmaker510
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: Back on Suboxone and back here to tell you all about it
Replies: 18
Views: 3055

Back on Suboxone and back here to tell you all about it

Hi folks! Some of you might remember me from waaaaay back when. I was on suboxone from 2008 until I weaned myself off 6 1/2 years later. I did fine throughout my sub treatment and for the last 2 1/2 years....until my chronic pain worsened. And I do mean it really worsened. During this same period, I...
by hatmaker510
Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Buprenorphine in the Rear-view Mirror
Topic: 6 months off without much effort (after 5.5 years on)
Replies: 20
Views: 5504

Re: 6 months off without much effort (after 5.5 years on)

Thanks for the replies. I looked more into LDN and what I found is that it also acts to stimulate the immune system. Unfortunately, due to other conditions I have, I take an immunosuppressant and the last thing I need is one cancelling the other out, or even coming close. I really need the suppressa...
by hatmaker510
Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine in the Rear-view Mirror
Topic: Off Suboxone maint. 2 years, 8 mos. On 0.5 mg bupe for MDD
Replies: 20
Views: 3806

Re: Off Suboxone maint. 2 years, 8 mos. On 0.5 mg bupe for

Hi Lily, old friend, It seems we suffer from some of the same conditions. I, too, have treatment resistant MDD as well as PMDD and am also now in full-on menopause. (Good times!) My psychiatrist did a couple of things for me. He gave me a very low dose of T3 (Cytomel). It's a thyroid medication and ...
by hatmaker510
Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Buprenorphine in the Rear-view Mirror
Topic: 6 months off without much effort (after 5.5 years on)
Replies: 20
Views: 5504

Re: 6 months off without much effort (after 5.5 years on)

It's almost been a year since I last posted. I'm doing well and still off opiates, including suboxone. No relapses and no cravings to speak of. Now that doesn't mean I'm not on my guard. If I had access to them, I honestly don't know what would happen. The main issue I'm left with, as Rule said abov...
by hatmaker510
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: Buprenorphine in the Rear-view Mirror
Topic: 6 months off without much effort (after 5.5 years on)
Replies: 20
Views: 5504

Re: 6 months off without much effort (after 5.5 years on)

Thanks to all of you for the support! A couple of things: Don, yes, my pain came crashing back. I had no idea that Suboxone was helping it so much. I actually thought it wasn't! Right now for the first time since diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I really have nothing to treat it and my pain has never be...
by hatmaker510
Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: Buprenorphine in the Rear-view Mirror
Topic: 6 months off without much effort (after 5.5 years on)
Replies: 20
Views: 5504

6 months off without much effort (after 5.5 years on)

Hi gang - Yup, I'm back after a couple years AWOL. I want to let you all know how I got off suboxone, how I did it, and how it's been going for me. My intent is to keep this short and sweet, but I don't know if that I'll succeed with that effort. I was on suboxone from Dec 2008 thru June 2014 - 5.5 ...
by hatmaker510
Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:27 am
Forum: Opioids and Chronic Pain
Topic: not sure about soboxone and chronic pain
Replies: 4
Views: 2211

Re: not sure about soboxone and chronic pain

I was on suboxone for 5.5 years (just went off this past June) and I also took it for chronic pain (for severe fibromyalgia). I knew it helped, but I didn't know just how much it helped until I went off of it, because boy did my pain come flooding back. Addicts taking regular pain meds for the secon...
by hatmaker510
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Miscellanea
Topic: cure for hep c
Replies: 1
Views: 1392

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by hatmaker510
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine Side Effects
Topic: Can't eat!
Replies: 5
Views: 3128

Hey there - Do you have nausea or just no appetite? Has it been like this the whole time you've been on sub? If so how much weight have you lost? If not, when did it start? Some people react to sub with an increased appetite, some with a decreased one. Often appetite on sub seems to be related to su...
by hatmaker510
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Freestyle
Topic: Winningduhepic and other Trolls
Replies: 4
Views: 2237

Rule and I have discussed this and we're in total agreement. He put it into words quite well and I can't add a thing. I just wanted you all to know where I stand on this.
by hatmaker510
Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: R/B taking tabs off the market?
Replies: 1
Views: 1258

Yeah, we were just discussing this in a different thread. And we all pretty much agree with the reasoning you just put forth. No doubt about it. We all knew when RB came out with the films and started saying how much "safer" they were that they had something up their sleeves and it's now clear this ...
by hatmaker510
Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Freestyle
Topic: how does sub "run" your life?
Replies: 21
Views: 5937

Thanks everyone who's sharing. I think it's so important for us to communicate how things differ for us, or frankly we'll just never understand another's perspective. And that's a huge part of living a healthy life as we recover. Jim, my gosh, I'm dreadfully sorry about your father. I went through t...
by hatmaker510
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Freestyle
Topic: how does sub "run" your life?
Replies: 21
Views: 5937

Hey Orange doll, Yeah, I lot of people here say things like that. Personally, I don't feel that way and never have. To me, suboxone is like any other medication that I have to take daily and get refilled monthly. But with me, I actually take other meds. Maybe people that feel that way don't take oth...
by hatmaker510
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: Weirdest issues with my u/a's
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

It sure wouldn't be the first time a doctor read a drug test/UA wrong...so that could be it. I'm curious, do you pay for these UA's? If he's checking into your sub levels THAT deeply, I would think that would be one expensive test and you'd know it, because you'd be getting massive bills. This is wh...