Switching From A Year Of Mild Opiate Treatment To Suboxone.

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Okay so a friend was addicted to 30mg Oxycodone for about a year. Her daily dose never exceeded 5 pills. She recently stopped taking the pills and started herself on Suboxone. It's has been exactly 81 hours (almost four days) since she has taken any of a pill. The first day she spread out an 8mg Suboxone strip. The second day she spread out a half. Yesterday she spread out 3/4 and today she hasn't taken anything. So total she has taken 2 1/4 of 8mg Suboxone strips. She knows that the best idea would be to consult a doctor, but she is trying to avoid having any of this recorded and would like to do it on her own. She has read so many blogs, medical posts, and personal stories and it just seems like everyone is different. Like before she took a piece of the suboxone she researched how long to wait after taking a pill to take a sub and the general consensus was to wait at least 12 hours. She only waited 5 hours max to take a piece of the sub and was fine. That being said she wants to know if she will be okay not taking any more Suboxone, because she doesn't want to become addicted, or if she should get one more and taper herself off. The whole purpose of her method is to avoid severe withdrawals because of how demanding her work schedule is. She cannot afford to be sick, but she is also trying to better her life. Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated.



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Verwon Says:

To be honest, she may not have even needed Suboxone, it's usually reserved for hard cord addicts. She most likely could have just tapered herself off the Oxycodone and prevented severe withdrawals by doing it slowly.

Getting help from a medical professional would, of course, be the ideal option. Withdrawals can vary from person to person, she may be be fine with what she's already taken, or she may need more, she really needs to gauge that for herself.

The FDA classifies this as an opiate that is most commonly used to treat drug addiction, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation.

Do you have any update on how she's doing?

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