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by stephent
Tue May 01, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Personal Approaches to Addiction Recovery
Topic: Would you do it all over again?
Replies: 13
Views: 4292

No, because I think my use cost me a few years and set me back. The real question is would I have been able to avoid it? Not sure. I do agree that the overall experience has made me a stronger person, but more importantly it has given me even more empathy for others struggling. I have always had a s...
by stephent
Tue May 01, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine and Mood
Topic: Low testosterone! Confirmed by lab
Replies: 25
Views: 21627

Isn't Clomid something that people who go on Steroids take post cycle? I know baseball players have tested positive for it, often right before the season starts or right as it is starting (I am assuming coming off of summer steroid use)...
by stephent
Tue May 01, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine and Mood
Topic: Low testosterone! Confirmed by lab
Replies: 25
Views: 21627

Just a suggestion to all: Please check and make sure your testosterone test are covered by insurance. I had mine done in the same office as my Sub Doctor, by his nurse and they are totally covered. Now for some reason, they are saying the blood test is "Out of Network". Makes no sense to me. I am fi...
by stephent
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: On the Cusp of Sub Treatment to Help Get Clean
Replies: 46
Views: 10930

Just try not to limit yourself to a low dosage to start... you can always taper later. I actually started on way too high of a dose for my habit, but the doctors wanted to be sure. In the end, all it cost me was another month or two of time. That isn't a bad thing either. The more time you are not u...
by stephent
Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: Have you tried to get high on opioids while on Sub?
Replies: 9
Views: 13626

Re: getting high on opiates while on sub

I will have 6 months clean on April 27, that is the first day of an NA convention where I live in Rockford, IL. Rachel L. Just want to say hey Rachel. I am very very familiar with Rockford. One of the roughest places in the US... hope you keep doing okay. Not a stepper myself but glad its working f...
by stephent
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: Bye bye TJ as moderator
Replies: 9
Views: 2558

Thanks for all your hard work to all the Mods and former Mods!
by stephent
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine in the Rear-view Mirror
Topic: WTH Am I sick or is this withdrawl? Sneezed at least 100 X
Replies: 12
Views: 12565

Boy Sweet, you were not kidding. I have been sneezing like a mofo for days! The energy isn't fully back, but I do not think I am feeling it as much as you are. Everyone is different. I still get some slight RLS, that was always my worst symptom. I should note that I have god awful allergies.
by stephent
Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: I am going to loose a 15000$ law settlement
Replies: 15
Views: 5090

legaly' my lawyer can not call my doc. thanks though. i left my sub doc an other nice message and hope he moves. he made me sine some paper work last week with no problem. i still have 9 months left on the statue list. but it just go's to show how sub patients get treated. thankyou again for the in...
by stephent
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine in the Rear-view Mirror
Topic: Yay! I did it!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4719

I am looking forward to a relaxing, and HOT weekend.. almost triple digits already. Yikes! Pool time methinks!! Man, I do not know how you do it. Maybe I am just too much of a Northern Midwest boy. I love Vegas and am known to place a bet or two on hockey or baseball but I just cannot take that hea...
by stephent
Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: On the Cusp of Sub Treatment to Help Get Clean
Replies: 46
Views: 10930

Thanks for the reply, I was thinking about it earlier. Glad to see your liver appears to be not too damage. My relative that has liver damage was also drinking very very heavily as well. Also, I have no doubt in my mind they you deeply love your child. I admire you for putting up with this situation...
by stephent
Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: Dosing Question (im on about 1000mg of oxy a day)
Replies: 20
Views: 10278

i am feeling ok now. i did take a 30mg oxy lastnight hoping it would stop my body from hurting but it didnt. I also took a few aleve and it is useless. Im not sure if i should take the sub now today because i took that 30 lastnight? i cant go to a sub doctor right now so i have to do this on my own...
by stephent
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: I am going to loose a 15000$ law settlement
Replies: 15
Views: 5090

Your Lawyer needs to get on the Doctor, they cannot refuse to send information over.
by stephent
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: Dosing Question (im on about 1000mg of oxy a day)
Replies: 20
Views: 10278

wrong topic
by stephent
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: cayenne pepper before dosing.. awesome results!
Replies: 33
Views: 12233

I really like the namaste thrown in at the end of the rant... Is that the same user are "Pure DMT" (that stuff is fricking nuts, tried it once and did not like it)? I think I felt my dose once and that was the first time I took it. Actually, I just think it was the feeling of relief, I was having a ...
by stephent
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: Dosing Question (im on about 1000mg of oxy a day)
Replies: 20
Views: 10278

You need to read up on precipitated withdrawal, you have to wait awhile to take the Sub otherwise you will get really sick from what I hear. You will have to feel some withdrawal before you take the Suboxone. I really think you should do this with a doctor by the way. I cannot answer you dosing ques...
by stephent
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: On the Cusp of Sub Treatment to Help Get Clean
Replies: 46
Views: 10930

Unless you were doing a Cold Water Extraction you should also get your organs checked. That much Tylenol could be pretty damaging. Sounds like you need to stop or get on Sub immediately because of the damage you are doing to yourself and others. For support, you have your therapist.. but are you wil...
by stephent
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine in the Rear-view Mirror
Topic: Yay! I did it!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4719

Working out always curtailed my usage, it is how I was able to put together a few stretches of pretty curtailed use (a beer here and there and maybe some weed) which would last a few months. I now look back at these times as practice... because it involved me tapering off of opiates and then finding...
by stephent
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Buprenorphine in the Rear-view Mirror
Topic: 9 months off after 5 years on, my experience
Replies: 7
Views: 3735

I haven't smoked for awhile, but I found that weed really did help the later withdrawals. When I used pods alot I would usually smoke and have a beer on the 4th or 5th day and that would give me a break. However, I would also drink early into the withdrawal and I now realize that was not doing me an...
by stephent
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Buprenorphine in the Rear-view Mirror
Topic: 14 days off sub. Feeling lazy, could it be the xanax?
Replies: 10
Views: 7694

Thanks Romeo, I understand that totally. I just do not have 50% of what I had even when not using. I know it will come back eventually BC seems every day I do feel better. Tear, I have been taking Xanax for over 2 years at bedtime. I am ONLY on 0.5 mg. I totally understand cross addiction and I hav...
by stephent
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Side Effects
Topic: Can Suboxone or sub detox cause acne?
Replies: 7
Views: 4250

And its already starting to clear up.. weird stuff. I got some breakouts like this my last few months of using and now during the Sub detox. Haven't had any Sub for a few days and my skin already looks much better. Maybe my hormones are starting to regulate themselves properly?