How Long Does It Take For The Withdrawal's To Go Away After Taking Suboxone

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Shay Says:


Hi, I was put on the 8 mg. strips at 3 per day in Oct. 2012..I used 3 per day for a couple of month's.. I quickly tapered down to 1&1/2 of the strip's per day..I got so tired of being on it so I began to stock pile it to withdraw on it at home.. I got down to 1-2 mg.s per day for about the past month and began yesterday (Monday) withdrawing..It's now Tuesday (July 9,2013) and still feel like I did yesterday.. No vomiting nor the big "D" but sweating, lethargic, chilling, feel achy, etc.. How long will it take for the withdrawal's to completely go away..PLEASE answer ASAP & THANKS....Oh, don't scare me about it because I'm all ready an emotional wreck..



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Verwon Says:

Hi, Shay!

A day or two really isn't enough for your body to process it out and get back to normal, after being on it for awhile. It will take about 4 to 6 weeks, though the symptoms will slowly ease up as more time passes.

Some of it will depend on you and how your body reacts to such things, so the time frame may be a little shorter or longer, there's no way for anyone to really say.

How are you feeling today?

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lynz0803 Says:

I am on day 3 of withdrawal. It sucks. I have the worst anxiety ever, insomnia, and my eyes feel like they have been dialted from the eye dr. I cant focus on anything.This is my second time tryin to get off suboxone. The first time was way worse. I went to the emergencey room 3 times in two days. I lasted 8 days. Plus I have a four year old. So I feel so guilty for her. I try to do what I can but u cant . U lay down u have to get up, ur just never comfortable. I googled home remedies about anxiety and they had some ggood advice. This time around I got a prescription of lorazepam for my anxiety and a prescription of ambien. It has helped. Its so hard but u gotta stay posotive. Just take one day at a time. I'm goin to suceed this time. I am doin it for me and my daughter. I always felt like I was all alone. This website has helped me a lot.I wish everyone the best.

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Matt Says:

How many mg are you jumping off from? I'm surprised you found a doc to prescribe a Benzo while have been on Subs. I have tried amny times to get off but the insomnia and depression are terrible!

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Subsister Says:
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Im on 2 strips a day..and I can live on 1..its been 2 months since Ive been on them and Ive had to go a week without due to state approval issues..but withdrawals are not good and they dont let up it seems...I wish I wouldve never picked up a bag of dope..it ruined me..no joy no life no energy. But dont get me wrong..Im thankful for the suboxone.

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Lineman Says:
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A little back story first, I was on subs for six years, prescribed 12 mg however like many others abused it and took as much as 32 mg a day. Now to awnser your question, ittook 6 months to taper down to .75 and at that point being December 13 th I jumped. I experienced minimal withdrawals from day 1 1/2 to day 5, they worst of it came around day 12 and slowly started dissipating. The key for me was plenty of fluids and good food, I treated my body as if it were sick and did whatever I thought would help it. Aside from that chlonodine was a huge help with the RLS( which was the biggest hassle for me during this ordeal). Now I have 5 weeks under my belt and feel greaT, not quite 100% but I'm grateful I made it this far. The hardest part is mental, be strong anyone can do it if they part they're mind to it, a better version of ourself waits on the other side!!

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Ellsie Says:
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Hello I have just started subutex yesterday I felt really ill to start with but today I have just been a very drowsy I haven't had any withdrawal symptoms which really helps, coming from year's of taking 50 tabs a day 30/500mg Codean addiction, my doctor could not understand how I was still alive but I am and that's what matter, I am determined to get thought this for my husband and children

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blue Says:

Will I have withdraw symptoms after only one week of taking suboxone ?

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edwg318 Says:

get off the subs rite now to avoid the horrible withdrawals...i promise u the opiates r outta ur system and ull be better off with those lingering symptoms than going thru the sub withdrawals

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edwg318 Says:

the sooner u get off of them the lesser chance u have of withdrawals... use them only at the height of ur opiate withdrawals and u wont get addicted to the subs

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mary Says:
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I have been taking suboxone for 2 years. I watch tapered myself down to 2mg a day. I haven't had any in 6 days and I have had no withdrawals at all??? Is it to early for withdrawals??

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Doc Dean Says:

It has been a couple of days since your post and I am assuming you are still off of the subs and I applaud you if you made the jump. That is exactly what they are intended to do, You should have no withdrawal symptoms after 2mgs a day for that period. Congratulations. To the uneducated and yes I am talking to the post above the withdrawal from subs is minimal to none if you taper properly. To the person above considering subs and anyone else who is, it saved my life, my profession and my marriage. With proper use and slowly tapering down subs can do he same for anyone. But I will say I would think the acetaminophen should have killed that person before the codeine. My god, that stuff is more lethal than any opiate. I would be more concerned with your liver health than your opiate addiction.

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Cats68 Says:
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Hi Matt! I know this is an older post, but, I came across it. I live in RI and my Dr prescribes me a bezo, and, I'm on suboxone. I also know of other people who get benzos while on suboxone. Maybe, it's your Dr or is it in your state? I know tapering down is hard enough with the physical withdrawals, but, the psychological ones r just as bad. And, if u have anxiety or depression 2 begin with, it makes it that much worse.

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mamas baby Says:
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hi.. im currently takin 4 mg if sub a day an am recently cuttin that in half to 2 mg a day is it ok to stop takin the subs completely? i am 33 weeks pregnant i dnt wanna b on the subs no more.. i feel like im strong enough to stop.. my baby is completely healthy.. i really wanna b off before myscheduled csetion which is in august.. plz if u have any helpful info for me..

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Cats68 Says:
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Hi Matt! I'm still on suboxone, but, I suffer from anxiety disorder and panic attacks. So, I told the Dr about it and he put me on klonopin. Been on it 4 almost 8 years or so. I know other people that have different Doctors, and, they r on suboxone and benzos, 2. Ask your Dr 4 a referral 2 a psychologist if he won't prescribe them 2 u. Especially, if u need them.

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jolter Says:

Hi mamas baby, 2mg is still a pretty high dose of subs. You really should talk to a doctor about your concerns. I,m not a doctor but I can tell you through personal experience that the jump is a lot more comfortable if you taper slowly down to a half or even a quarter of a mg.
You being pregnant is all the more reason to talk with a doctor about this.
I,m a male and know next to nothing about being pregnant so thats all I can tell you.
If you havn,t told the baby doctor about your sub use you really should.
Best of luck to you and the baby!

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Jennifer Says:

I realize that these posts are old, but I happened to stumble onto this site for something completely unrelated and finally felt a kinship. I got hooked on painkillers after a birth injury, got sick of living my life around them, but had too much going on to go through withdrawals (work, child,husband,house) so a friend told me about Suboxone. I have been on 2 and 1/2 a day for 5 years. I think I jumped from the frying pan into the fire. I also can't see myself stopping anytime soon. Would like to hear other's stories and advice. Would be nice not to feel alone in this. Would love to hear from u all ;)

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jolter Says:

Hi Jennifer, Are you on 2.5mgs a day or two and a half whole strips a day?
You might get better response if you wrote a new post. That way more folks are apt to see it.

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Mich Says:
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I too tried to get off my suboxone recently. I made to 11 days without feeling too bad, but on the 12th day the simultaneous diarrhoea & vomiting kicked in! I totally thought I was almost there, but I asked my pharmacist & he said "it's only just begun I'm afraid". So there you go- it takes ages for serious wd's to kick in & they apparently last 4-6 weeks (I wouldn't know about that, I quickly took my suboxone like a good little girl). It is nasty stuff.

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hope Says:
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14 days for me off subs. I have ups and downs. Thanks for me reading post reminds me not to give up!!!!

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Tom Says:

I'm proud that you took the time to take the dose down. I can tell you from experience that I withdrew cold turkey 1st from 24 mgs/day and then again from 8/mgs per day. I can tell you that there was very little difference in how I felt. I was unable to sleep the first week each time and dealt with restless leg syndrome that went to my arms, and couldn't eat for 3 weeks. I'm an older guy so that may have a lot to do with ability to get it out of my body. I've met people in their 20's who still say it is harder to get off of than H of other opiates but they seemed fine after a week or so.

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