How Long After You Stop Suboxone Do You Have Withdrawal Symptoms?
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James Says:


My 63y/o mother survived chemo and radiation for throat cancer but was unable to stop the morphine 15mg twice a day without horrible withdrawal symptoms. Her MD put her on Suboxone 8mg/2mg once a day in June. She even took half the strip on most days and the doctor was very pleased and anticipated that she would be able to stop altogether in November. She unfortunately had a stroke 14 days ago and has been in the hospital. The first 7 days she was confused from the stroke but now she is weak and forgetful but is no longer disoriented. She told me tonight that she thought she needed her Suboxone. She said she thought she was going thru withdrawal. I was floored. She is not having any outward signs of withdrawal: no back/stomach pain, no nausea/vomiting, no sweating or tremors. Isn't 14 days long enough for the Suboxone to be completely out of your system and for withdrawal symptoms to have come and gone??? Any answers will be greatly appreciated.



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Sheri Says:
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Hi. I was recently in the hospital for extremely LOW sodium & chloride. I also take suboxone for my chronic migraines. Good thing I brought my meds in with me because according to the RN, this particular hospital pharmacy DOESN’T carry Suboxone. Do you know how many days she’s been off the Suboxone?

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Optimistic Says:
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It’ll take a lot longer to withdraw from suboxone than it would have been if she just stopped the morphine.
It’s awful that doctors do this to people.
If you’re an actual addict who has cravings and stuff, ok, but if you’re just trying to stop taking opiate medication it’s mean to give someone a month of withdrawals at some point when it would have been only a week of she just stopped the morphine.

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Bill Says:
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Re: The truth about suboxone and more (# 3)

I weened off suboxone ...took 2 weeks......go from what you are on and every 3 days try to take it down a mg all the way, or half mg (takes LTE take a lil longer. But once I weened down to .5mg of subs, I took Ibprofen and in 2 days, I felt back to normal . Hope this helps somebody. You gotta stick to your schedule . Good luck

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SavingLivesonesubatatime Says:
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Re: Jay Rudd (# 5)

Me too...in 2008 I heard of this new pill that was orange, had an 8 and a pitchfork. So I was engaged and working but to get to work I would need 20, norco 10/325 a day, sometimes 30. My fiancé wanted to help me and support me so she took me to a suboxone clinic. Had to be In full withdrawal. (Weird being at a drs office drenched in sweat) but anyways I saw the dr, she saw I was in withdrawal and gave me a script of suboxone pills.....(right when they started coming out). I was told to take 4mg or half a pill, and she said put the half pill under you your tounge for 15 min and tell me how she feels in the office after 15. I felt like I never took an illegal opiate again. Or not prescribed. I lost weight , was way happier. I saved a ton of money! But the best thing is that withdrawal went away forever. So some people abuse these drugs, but I get subutex now, 2mg for when I feel I need it for pain or cravings which are long gone. Mostly for back pain, but if you use it correctly you can get off opiates and keep your pain to a minimal. Great drug if used correct. Oh ya I switched to the subutex pills (no naloxone) instead of strips.because of allergic reactions to the second drug in suboxone. But I take it maybe once a week when my back hurts, but it saved my life too!

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Shannon Turner Says:
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Re: The truth about suboxone and more (# 3)

That was very helpful thank you i have been on soboxone for 4 year's now and I really didn't k ow how to go about it until I read this thanks again for your info tried talking to my doctor about quitting and that's getting nowhere they act like they don't want you to stop.

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Sam Says:
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I was on several different opiates happily prescribed by a pain management specialist. The sad thing was I had a horrific pain condition called reflex sympathetic dystrophy. I got sooo sick of being on narcotics and soma and lyrica dozing off at times. I went to a doctor to get off of it. He put me on 3 8mg tabs of suboxone which has naloxone. In it, which is an opiate antagonist. I never felt the need for the 80mg OxyContin 3x a day 8tabs norco dilaudid gor breakthru pain and soma. I worked a full time job and drove 40 miles each way to work. I don’t know why I didn’t die or kill someone else in my car. I went into remission from RSD 1-9 patients do, after four years on suboxone. I went off all 24 mg of suboxone in two weeks. My doctor keeps insisting I take 8mg and I won’t do it. Sadly I pick up the script and do not take it. It is a pain management drug, used in Germany rather than narcotics. If you had ever experienced the kind of pain I did, I sadly believe you would take the pain meds too. I have no choice but to see this doctor as I suffer with anxiety and he prescribed my nighttime meds. This is my experience. I thought it might help someone else along the way

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Oscar Says:
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Re: Deb E (# 9)

Hello and I am glad you are making such progress I would like to come off 1.5 daily 2 yrs I . Do you remember when you stopped completely how long it was before you started having withdrawal? Thanks for posting Oscar

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Mandie Says:
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Re: The truth about suboxone and more (# 3)

Wow!! That is the total TRUTH!! I can testify to that 100%. Everything you said is the honest truth. I can say I’ve been thru everything you said, only but one, the opium. Instead, I was fed OxyContin. It started with 10 mg.’s 3 a day with norco’s and that ended at 12 a day and up to 6 norco’s a day per doctor's order. And then they (Kaiser) decided I was a drug addict and said I had to go to counseling, group therapy, physical therapy and taper off the meds. They are the ones who gave me the rx and then labeled me an addict. Thank you so much to our Big Pharma and our Government for making sure that the medical field has jobs, the rehabs don’t go out of business and we continue to use even after they make us go off. It’s a vicious cycle, but you can beat it and beat the system. I love the end of your response, about feeling like a kid again, free and clear of any drugs. Love your life and live freely without the poison they push on you!! Good luck and Best Wishes.

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Dndjdj Says:
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Re: Matt (# 7)

It took me 7 days and I never felt a thing. I was on it for 5 years. Multivitamins, walks, hot showers and all that jazz helps.

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Leeann Says:
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Hi I've been reading what everyone is saying and im like wow I was always told that if u take suboxone that u can come off but then my doctor told me that some people can never come off. I've been on suboxone now 14 years maybe and at one point I was good at taking just 1/8 I would half a pill then half the half but now I catch myself taking 2 sometimes more and my doctor has my on 8mg/2mg and had me taken 2 a day but said it was ok to take 1 extra on a bad day but there for awhile I didn't take that mean and now it's like I'm take way more and really they don't give me energy they make me tried and sleepy now can someone tell me what can I do to start coming off them and is there anything I can take to help with the pain I swear my legs and back still hurts even on the suboxone was wow I'm ready to stop all together I mean with no insurance 680 dollars is alot and I can't do it anymore

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Lost Says:
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Re: The truth about suboxone and more (# 3)

Thank you for your post, it has been helpful cause I just got on Suboxone and didn't want to be hooked. This has made me realize there is no easy fix, as you said it's determination not to be hooked anymore.

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Jackie Says:
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Re: Krissy (# 8)

I was in subs for about 7 yrs and the most I have ever taken was half a day, most recently about a mg - 2 max, but stopped cold turkey today 6 days ago and I've felt uneasy until tonight, can’t sleep, anxiety on high, but have just really stayed busy. Why can't I sleep? wahhhh.

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Tiffany Says:
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My Doctor told me that I would feel a little yucky, for about a month. He said that the withdrawal symptoms won’t be too bad. There are some medications available for help. Wether it’s Tylenol or Motrin, for the aches and pains and fever, or something for tremors or Restless legs/arms, something for depression or whatever else. She should talk to her doctor about the symptoms that she is having.
I really hope that this helps : )

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Becky Says:
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No it takes about a month depending how long you been on it

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moe Says:

Re: Krissy (# 8)

I'm not meaning to be negative but.your withdrawal is coming when the last trace of stored suboxone is gone from your body. It takes more than 6 days if you have been on it for 5 years or more

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Juicy Fruit Says:
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For me it was 4 entire days & nights, following abrupt cessation of Suboxone, before any withdrawal symptoms began. The Timeline is shaped by: how long you've been on regular Suboxone therapy AND how large your daily dose was/is. The longer & the larger correlates to a much longer delay before WD begins. And, I have to add this: I'd read horror stories about Suboxone withdrawal symptoms. However...yet...I found the WD symptoms from Suboxone much, much milder than other forms of withdrawal. Suboxone is a very long-lasting drug afterall, and long-acting medicines always have less severe withdrawal symptoms.

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Neveragain Says:
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BabyA (# 1088) --

Your memory loss is definitely from the subs. Mine was the same way and so is everyone I know that's on it. I was on for 8yrs and I've been off since Oct 21st 2017 and my memory has gotten much better. Do yourself a favor and get down as low as you can, it will make all the difference in the world when you finally stop. Best of luck to you. You CAN do it.

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Dunk Says:
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Re: Krissy (# 8)

You think your higher power did this? Bulls***, you get sick either way.

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Brian Says:
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Re: Steve (# 1090)

Why didn't your dr. give you enough subs until your next appointment or being on 16mg why didn't you taper yourself down knowing you would run out? Something is better than nothing. Being on 16mg and being without them shows you can definitely go down to a lower dose.

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mindy Says:

Re: azumpire (# 83)

I would love to read the doctor's paper.

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