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by TeeJay
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Buprenorphine and Mood
Topic: Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) - Winter Blues
Replies: 10
Views: 2015

Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) - Winter Blues

I have bipolar type 1, and often get sick around April (my autumn). It's usually depression, but last year it was mania? That was a fun change mind you. It's really bizarre but this April has been unseasonably warm. Feels more like mid spring. Yet it's still happening? Perhaps it's the days getting ...
by TeeJay
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Buprenorphine and Mood
Topic: Whats your effective "antidepressant" dose?
Replies: 38
Views: 8065

Re: Whats your effective "antidepressant" dose?

Thanks everyone for welcoming me here. Some changes have occured in the past couple of weeks. I began to loose the antidepressant effect of the Sub. I have a feeling the dose is too high for that side of things. For addiction purposes it is still helpful. I suppose we all try at least once to get h...
by TeeJay
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Buprenorphine and Mood
Topic: Whats your effective "antidepressant" dose?
Replies: 38
Views: 8065

Re: Whats your effective "antidepressant" dose?

Greetings to all. Here I am still stuck at 3mg. My goal when I started the taper process in early June was to get down to my lowest effective dose. I've had a couple of problems with pain here and there but it has evened out after a few days. However, the biggest problem is depression. It is unrele...
by TeeJay
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Buprenorphine and Mood
Topic: Whats your effective "antidepressant" dose?
Replies: 38
Views: 8065

Re: Whats your effective "antidepressant" dose?

Teejay... You have me curious now, why do you say that? It's a bit of a delayed response. But in my experience, my depression has been quite independent of my dose of buprenorphine. Because of that, I don't really subscribe to the idea of buprenorphine being an effective antidepressant for me, at l...
by TeeJay
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Buprenorphine and Mood
Topic: Bup and lack of sex drive & motivation
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

Re: Bup and lack of sex drive & motivation

For some reason studies have shown that long acting opioids like methadone and buprenorphine affect sexual functioning more than short acting opioids. But people like us can't exactly take short-acting opioids to treat our addiction. It's the long action of buprenorphine that makes it so good for it...
by TeeJay
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: My ongoing review of CAM2038 - Brixadi / Buvidal depot
Replies: 5
Views: 1830

Re: My ongoing review of CAM2038 - Brixadi / Buvidal depot

Got my first monthly injection a few days ago. The pain of the monthly shot is about 2-3x worse than the weekly, in that it lingers a lot longer! However I got my shot on Wednesday, and it's now Sunday, and I can now poke the injection spot on my belly pretty hard without it causing too much discomf...
by TeeJay
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Buprenorphine and Mood
Topic: Buprenorphine and MAOI's
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

Re: Buprenorphine and MAOI's

Moclobemide is slightly different to most of the other MAOI's in that it's a reversible molecule. It doesn't create the same tyramine / cheese reaction as nardil / parnate etc. Perhaps this means it won't have the same problems with buprenorphine as it does with pethidine and Tramadol.
by TeeJay
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: Going through and getting through precipitated WD
Replies: 6
Views: 1448

Re: Going through and getting through precipitated WD

If it's holding you that long, sounds like methadone. Or possibly some unheard of long acting opioid they're pumping out of labs in China.

Probably look at how they do methadone -> sub induction, and follow accordingly. Or just go on methadone, reduce to 30mg, then switch over.
by TeeJay
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Induction Discussion
Topic: Suboxone not working this time, help plz? Suboxone Ceiling?
Replies: 13
Views: 3482

Re: Suboxone not working this time, help plz? Suboxone Ceili

I'd just look at symptomatic relief of your withdrawals. Loperamide, librium / valium, magnesium, clonidine / lofexidine . JUST BE REALLY CAREFUL - benzos (librium / valium) and clonidine / lofexidine are notoriously risky to mix with opiates. If you do find a doctor willing to script you for either...
by TeeJay
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Dosing Discussion
Topic: What are lowest dosages of monthly injections?
Replies: 7
Views: 1852

Re: What are lowest dosages of monthly injections?

Buvidal / Brixadi has four different strengths, the lowest one being for people who are on 2-6mg of sublingual. Unfortunately this depot formulation hasn't been released in America yet. You can thank your corrupt FDA for that.
by TeeJay
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Buprenorphine and Mood
Topic: Buprenorphine and MAOI's
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

Buprenorphine and MAOI's

Has anyone been prescribed MAOI's while taking buprenorphine? Were there any issues or interactions worth noting? My doctor mentioned the possibility of going on Moclebemide. It's a reversible MAOI, so there's less issues than the non-reversible kind (Parnate / Nardil / Emsam etc). Interested to get...
by TeeJay
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Stopping Suboxone
Topic: Rest In Peace Harry
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Re: Rest In Peace Harry

I'm sorry for the loss of your friend BL. Sounds very similar to how I lost my friend Luke.

I found it really useful to write about him. I even managed to get the writing published on thefix. Maybe this will help you too.
by TeeJay
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Twelve Step Programs
Topic: Bi-polar & getting away with it
Replies: 3
Views: 2600

Re: Bi-polar & getting away with it

During my last manic episode I said some shocking things to my family which I regret. When my mood stabilised I had some heavy duty apologies to make. They told me I was so damn rude and abusive that they came close to disowning me completely. Just understand it's his sickness talking. Bipolar is a ...
by TeeJay
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: Fentanyl and what it means for buprenorphine treatment
Replies: 10
Views: 2393

Re: Fentanyl and what it means for buprenorphine treatment

Doesn't ANY amount of fentanyl ensure death? That's how it's portrayed in the news. Is it possible that instead of fentanyl being used, it's actually methadone that's being cut into the heroin? No, any amount of fentanyl doesn't cause death. Plenty of people use fentanyl. As long as it's cut well, ...
by TeeJay
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: Fentanyl and what it means for buprenorphine treatment
Replies: 10
Views: 2393

Fentanyl and what it means for buprenorphine treatment

Recently I've spoken to some people who are on buprenorphine but struggling to keep their shit together. And something I've heard from multiple people is that, with some of the so called "heroin" on the street in my city at the moment, buprenorphine isn't providing the blockade it should be. This pi...
by TeeJay
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Buprenorphine Side Effects
Topic: Low appetite
Replies: 10
Views: 2917

Re: Low appetite

If your LFT's are fine then I'm not really sure. Best ask your doctor.

I just remember when I had active HCV, I lost my appetite a lot, especially when I took certain meds. I too did the treatment and cleared it, and I haven't had issues since.
by TeeJay
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Freestyle
Topic: Do you announce that you are sober and on Sub at AA?
Replies: 13
Views: 2884

Re: Do you announce that you are sober and on Sub at AA?

There already is where I'm from. It's called methadone anonymous, and a lot of people on sub / methadone attend.
by TeeJay
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Freestyle
Topic: Do you announce that you are sober and on Sub at AA?
Replies: 13
Views: 2884

Re: Do you announce that you are sober and on Sub at AA?

I'd say AA it doesn't matter. NA on the other hand have a paper dedicated to their opinion on drug replacement, stating that people on replacement aren't truly abstinent, and passing as such doesn't go with the traditions of the program. That being said, ultimately it's up to you. https://na.org/?ID...
by TeeJay
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Buprenorphine and Mood
Topic: suboxone stabilizing bipolar disorder?
Replies: 23
Views: 8263

Re: suboxone stabilizing bipolar disorder?

Unless a person with bipolar is a rapid cycler, it can be really hard to tell if a treatment or medication is effective until that person has spent a couple of years on the treatment. Reason being is that at the best of times, people with bipolar can have a year, even two years, free of acute mood e...
by TeeJay
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Misc. Suboxone Issues
Topic: My ongoing review of CAM2038 - Brixadi / Buvidal depot
Replies: 5
Views: 1830

Re: My ongoing review of CAM2038 - Brixadi / Buvidal depot

Apparently the injection site is rotated every week / month you get the injection. You can't be injected in the same spot for 8 weeks. And the size of the injection is the same for the monthly injection. They just made it more concentrated and changed the formula to slow the rate the depot dissolves...