Switching From A Year Of Mild Opiate Treatment To Suboxone.

1 Reply Updated

Conversation Starter

Yellow sunshine Says:
via mobile

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.

Showing Replies 1 - 1 of 1 RSS Feed

Page of 1     Sorted By:
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?

Was this helpful?     0     0  

Viewing page 1 of 1     Reply

More Discussions:

Switching From Suboxone To Methadone
I've been on the highest dose of suboxone for about a year now and i don't feel like it's helping at all any... 28 replies
switching from suboxone to norco
Been on suboxone for 4 1/2 for oxy addiction. Funny enough I now have lupus. Doc put me on norco even though I said I on... 4 replies
switching from subutex to suboxone
I have currently been on subutex for a little over 3 years at first it was mainly due to the price difference between th... 3 replies
Switching From Methadone To Suboxone
It took me a while to get down to it but I just switched from 10 mg of methadone to suboxone. How much suboxone should I... 9 replies
Switching from methadone to suboxone temporarily
I am thinking about switching from methadone to suboxone just temporarily until I get over the methadone detox, but will... 4 replies
Switching from methadone to suboxone
In 21 days i went down from 165 to 30mg a day. This past Wednesday i took my last 30mg. I'm waiting for insurance ap... 2 replies
Advice on switching from suboxone to methadone
I am switching from suboxone to methadone and i have chronic pain. Will this help me with the pain? I dont have any othe... 50 replies
Bad reaction after switching from Subutex to Suboxone
I was on Subutex for over a year and a half then I lost my doctor. When I found out I was pregnant he put me back on sub... 14 replies
Cost Of Suboxone Treatment and doctor
What is the cheapest aoboxone clinic in Birmingham. Alabama ## Unfortunately, there is no central listing of their price... 4 replies
switching to suboxone
I been on subutec for 2 yrs now my dr wants to switch me to suboxone is it safe to switch i mean doing 3 subutec today a... 3 replies

Post a Reply

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.



 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.

4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Click here to show the question

with the privacy policy (20191231).

This form will be submitted securely


Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.

Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 29 February 2016.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2020 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA