Side Effects Of Suboxone (Page 2)

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Diane Says:


I have been on suboxone now for just under a month. I think it is an amazing drug, i have had no cravings or interest in returning to opiates, my drug of choice was oxy. I get up every day feeling happy, and am able to take on what ever the day brings me. I am also on lexapro for depression at this time. There is one problem after i take my dose, which is 8 mg. twice a day, I am extremely tired sometimes to the point where if i sit down I will nod off, so I keep moving and can usually fight through it. I am wondering do other people feel this way or does it get better the longer you are on it? Two other things that are sometimes very bothersome are dizzyness and extreme dry mouth. I just wanted to find out other peoples experiences. Thanx



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roseanna Says:

i was reading what u wrote and ive been on suboxone for about a week now...what a life saver!!!!i wake up everyday feeling great and honestlly it does not make me tired at all...if anything...it gives me extra energy...i love it!!!i have no cravings what so ever!!!good luck to you

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ehh80 Says:

I don't agree with who said If you take more than 2mg, you are being prescribed too much.
Doctors certified to prescribe subs have a very strict withdrawal score system they use to determine what they feel will be enough to help you, without giving too much. No one will ever be able to predict before you try it, if you will have side effects until once you are taking that dose.

It comes in different strengths for a reason. Even if people are on the same dose, everyone will feel differenlty, everyone's body reacts different. I have been on Suboxone, and I take 24mg a day...the highest dose. I resent anyone saying this is being overprescribed.

I was given that amount because I was a very heavy user. It works perfect for me, and I NEVER get tired, or even feel slightly sleepy, at all.

So just remember that everyone will have a different expeerience.

What is important, is that for YOU...that you are taking enough to be able to not have cravings, and be able to not feel withdrawal symptoms. If those 2 things are achieved, and you aren't having bothersome side effects, then you are fine. You ould always ask your Doc to try a lower dose, but you would have to see if that dose would ALSO be as effective in treating your w/d and urge to use. Good luck everyone, life is great and we all deserve to recover and feel proud.

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.anomimouse. Says:

.ive been taking 2 8mg tabs 4 aprx a year and a half. the first week i had trouble sleeping but that stopped i also take a sleeping pill as well. i have experienced the nodding off and i think its because the opiate dossage for that day was too much.like most drugs, they will affect you differently on how you are doing on that day.my biggest complaint is that it has destroyed my sex life im 52 yrs old but i should still have some fire down bellow.

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Fred Says:

This happened to me too I'm 42, and I almost lost my young hot wife. The doctors will not let you know. I never had any problem in that area until this medicine. Finally I asked about levetra, this stuff is awesome.
I have never needed any lexapro, however this same problem was partially to blame for my wife and I
splitting up. The doc then temporarily prescribed Citalopram. (turns out to be not only a anti depressant but a anti ejaculatory)Trust me between this and the
Levetra your sex life will kick ass....it's a miracle ...... No one tells you the damage suboxone can do to you sexually as a male.. This will fix your problem

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James Says:

I have been on Suboxone for a little over a year now. I was taking 12 10 mg Norco a day before I decided I had to make a change for the betterment of my life. My wife and I have noticed that there is quite a big difference in my sleepyness. I do tend to dose off several times in the day and evening. I only take 3 2.5 mg tabs a day. I would like to stop taking the suboxone because after being addicted to the norco for 4 years from back surgery. I am kind of Anti Pill now. I have for about the last 6-8 months been experiencing a "disconnected" feeling in my head, heart palpitations, and sometimes lighted headed and or dizzy. I am a little scared now from reading about the withdrawl from the SUB. I was duped by my dr. when they told me it was not an Opiate or an addictive medication. I just don't know what to do.

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Monica Says:

Id like to post a reply to the folks who post negative comments about Suboxone.I myself was addicted to Norco for about a yr & a half before I finally came to my senses. I found a dr. at an urgent care center about 4 miles from my home who dealt with the Suboxone program.He wasnt just some dr. looking to bank on the Suboxone treatment train. He was highly knowledgeable & made it clear that his intentions were to lead me through the induction phase with 1-2 weeks of maintence, or weaning off. I was also to be drug tested every week at my visit.Im lucky to have insurance so I pay $25 for the visit & $40 for 30 Sub.pills.A far cry from him making a fortune on me.Ive currently been on Suboxone for appx.3 weeks & it really HAS been a miracle. Ive gone from taking 16gmg. a day to the current dosage of 8mg.Within 3 weeks. Ive had some constipation & some sleepyness but nothing thats unbearable.Im sharing MY experience.Im certainly not blaming the drug or advising people not to use this.That is absurd because from what ive read about & experienced regarding this drug, its worked wonders! I knew there were risks coming into this but I had 2 choices,trying this out or death. Good luck everyone & please, follow YOUR gut instinct. Dont go strictly by others opinions & experiences.

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skittles Says:

are some of the side effects of suboxone pulling on your pant leg constantly or touchihng your face alot. please respond

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hughman Says:

today is the first dose of 8mg suboxone and i used heroin from age 14 , adicted to any and all drugs and alcohol i m now 46 years old and have several serious health problems and methadone only made it worse.my first dose of suboxone made me very sleepy-dizzy-and one big migraine do these symtoms go away quick!every day we don t use or abuse is a good day much love the hughman.

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hughman Says:

today is the 4th day of suboxen i m feeling alot better with this product comparing to methadone, does anyone else feel a bit of a opiate high while taking suboxen. i m wandering if it is an analgesic, i nod alot -heavy leg -headaches lessening. please i need feed back so i can have better chance at life day to day!

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Faye Says:

so I was addicted to pain killers in general for about 4 years. I would take anything I could get my hands on. and it would be a huge amount of pills in 1 day.

I finally found out about suboxin from my tattoo artist best friend. he referred me to his dr he gets them from. I live in Nevada and there's a pill epademic here. I asked the dr if this would be trading an evil for another. I don't want to get addicted to suboxin and withdrawl.

I've been taking little pieces of sub mg 8. and it's a miracle drug. no detox, I do also have the nodding off stage though after taking some. I also get muscle twitches. idk if it's the sub or not.

I can see the sub being another money pit for the pharmacies and drs tho. I do think if not used properly you will just trade one addiction for another. it's something "too good to be true". I'm just going to take my sub for a month and do counsleling

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Todd Says:

I have been on sub for 22 months. It was used to get me off the Fent patches. I was on 200 mil of fent for over four years! I quit sub on my own, and have slept about 9 hrs in 9 days, with all the usual opiate withdrawl symptons. It's odd not sleeping for up to 3-4 days at a time, then fall down for four hrs sleep. HELL on earth, but am sick and tired of making drug company's rich. I used to be a auto worker with a busted back for 24 years, I needed pain meds. Then my job went to China. The drug was expensive the last few years with no benefits, but it is the hardest thing I have ever quit in my life. My advice, never take this drug long term or excede 8 mil a day. I have never used herion or street drugs for pain, thank god, because if the withdrawl is worse then what I am going threw now, I would probably with to just die. Suboxone is EVIL if used long term,,,,amen

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monica Says:

Well here I am posting on my experience with suboxone again.I started my journey in April at 16mg a day.Unfortunately I havent weaned off as fast as I wouldve liked to.Im currently taking 2mg or less.Im not having any symptoms while on it..I really want to be completely off but I notice that when I skip more then a day I start getting very bad chills.Thats it.I should just be able to just wing it but Im so miserable I wimp out & take the dosage.I dont even have a psecific time of day that I take it.Any suggestions????

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Dove antibacterial dissent of laws Says:

Hey so Im 27 year old ex dope/pill junkie. When I was 18 in 03 and in my first detox I was given suboxone for heroin withdrawls. I was started on maintenance doses of 8mg of suboxone and for years would see my doc and fill my scripts. I would get kicked off the subs from my doc for failing drops. So I went back and forth in and out of jail rehabs and then finally prison...all chasing my next iv heroin dose. Im about 14 miles away from the loop in the northwest suburbs of chicago. I never had problems with suboxone being expensive,, 20 dollars with my fathers insurance for whatever script my doc had given me for..1 week to 1 month. The high you get from suboxone is great for the first 2 weeks. Then you build a tolerance. It also works great for inbetween doses of your opiate of choice. When you are trying to be a functioning high class citizen. So after completely detoxing cold turkey off suboxone about 4 to 5 times after being on steady 8mg doses for 3-7 months at atime. You are unable to sleep, will get restless legs..but at 8mg the withdrawl should not be to bad if you take advantage of healthy diet and excercise and flushing your system with juices, water, and supplements. I have never weined myself down correctly, more or less would be using and would get short stints of sobriety with subs maintenance. I am fully clean however and am currently takin 8mg a day. Go to the doctor and get yourself checked out after being out on the benders..you could prolly be sick with baterial infections from lack of care. I know i have had mrsa, and an affected immune system from complete failure of composure of proper diet. I am healthy young guy, escaped luckily from death or serious disease. Sucks having to cram cellophanes of dope up your a** when you see 50,,an bein paranoid of gettin popped to get a fix.. cause your f***in a retard slammin dope straight reckless thinking you are under control. OT IT NEVER WINS> DOPE CANNOT BE UNDERSTATED AS POSITVIE EFFECT. it is the worst drug you can possibly do along with prolong use of any opiod..we are not even receptive to actual emotion feeling or care in a mutual understanding between domestic individual. Tis wrong to effect dose of impurity to your brain, not a skilled move of rush from opiate. I am sober but I am takinag sub 8mg.

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Saul Says:

Rate of relapse declines the longer you remain on subutext. That's the good news. The more troubling reality is that as soon as you start to drop below 2 mg a day, you begin to experience acute withdrawal symptoms-similar to any opiate withdrawal. Eventually you will need to bite the bullet. Consider a very slow staggered tapper from 2 to 1.75 to 1.5, to 1, to .5 to .25. You need time, and even then you may feel withdrawal symptoms for a period of time (7 to 10 days). There are medications that can help get you over that period. Corona dine is one. Work with your MD. There's no magic cure. But, there is hope. Don't believe all the horror stories. It's tough, but achievable. One patient was brilliant and honest enough to write that at the end of his tappering stages, just licking the pill would help. I took that advice and it helped. Stop kicking the can down the road. Find 7 days in your schedule. Expect to be bed ridden. Do it. Move on. You can and will bounce back. God bless and use your insight to help those close to you who may fall victim to opiate inferno. You know so much. Use your power of knowledge.

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Kevin Says:

Give me a break, you will be saying that till you go off and severely withdraw from the subs for a very long time possibly months. Then wind up back using your D.O.C. , I know this because I did it and so did so many others. Just know what your doing, just know what your getting into.

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Kevin Says:

Give me a break, you will be saying that till you go off the miracle medicine and severely withdraw from the subs for a very long time possibly months. Then wind up back using your D.O.C. , I know this because I did it and so did so many others. Just know what your doing, just know what your getting into.

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Shazeh Says:

A friend of mine is currently on Suboxone 2mg twice a day. The doc said that she must slowly wean herself from the meds. She started using the meds on the 19th of December - this week is week 4. Question is: can she start with 1mg twice a day for say a week, then 0.5mg twice a day for a week OR can she go to taking 1mg every second evening (she did forget to drink a tablet and was fine) for a week and then 0.5mg every second evening. She experience blurred vision or as she explained "it feels like her eyes is pulling skew when she talks to people and feel embarressed to look at them and rather look to the ground for them not to see what she feels". Not sure how to describe this best but I'm sure you guys will know best. Please people I would love to help her through this difficult time. I would really appreciate a "weaning off schedule" - again, current dose is 2mg twice a day.

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Saul Says:

Your full of bs Kevin. Just because you are set on being failure, don't drag everyone else down. You're wrong and there's lots of living proof against you. Wake up man.

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Saul Says:

Ignore Kevin's misguided advice. Do yourself a favor.

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Richard NC Says:

I have been taking suboxone since last July. I am currently still on 2 8mg in the morning and 1 8mg at evening time or night. My meds were lost in my luggage and I went 36 hours without my Suboxone and I had withdrawls that were worse than any Oxy withdrawl. I even brought myself down to 2mg once a day and had some Restless Leg Syndrome late in the night. I wouldn't change your dose around too much without consulting your DR. Congrats on kicking your opiate habit.

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