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[QUOTE=Wakingup]Hi everyone,
I've been lurking a lot, but wanted to post because I have some experience with this topic.

My Doc also reassured me that coming off suboxone was very smooth and easy, as long as I tapered the right way. Well, sad to say, this was not true for me. I followed the taper instructions exactly, was only on it one month, and it was very, very awful to withdraw from. I was frustrated because I paid $900. for the month detox with suboxone, and while I felt fine when I was on it, going of hydro cold turkey would have been hard, but at least it would have been over in a week. With suboxone, the half life is so long that it takes longer to fully go through the nasty wds from it. This was just my experience. Everyone is different, so perhaps for some people the wds are easier.

I also wanted to comment on why Docs say to not take benzos with suboxone.
A study that was done in France (I think it was France, might have been Canada) showed that high doses of xanax taken with buprenorphine led to death. My Doc said a low dose of a benzo while on suboxone was ok, but not a high one. If you do a search on the web you might be able to find the results of this study, I did find it on the web once to prove to myself it was true, but I've lost the url. Just search for xanax and buprenorphine, or benzodiazepines and buprenorphine.

I hope this helps![/QUOTE]
wakeup,i hope it works for you like the dr says but if the dr hasnt been addicted to opiates for several yrs and then put on suboxone for several months, then all he knows is what some college boy with a cheap necktie has told him to say about it.maybe it will work that way for ya,but everyone on here has had bad w/ds from the sub/bup and the maker of the sub/bup say that once you start takin sub/bup that you are to take it the rest of your life.think of the money they would make off just one person.if a person had several thousand dollars to invest,this might be a good investment in the stock market just think about it.im just sayin that nobody on here has got of sub/bup and not had bad w/ds and all have either gone back to usin or went to methadone or back to suboxone good luck with it and please let us know how it works for ya as alot of people are readin my threads on this-sparkie
[QUOTE=spark-o-cet]wakeup,i hope it works for you like the dr says but if the dr hasnt been addicted to opiates for several yrs and then put on suboxone for several months, then all he knows is what some college boy with a cheap necktie has told him to say about it.maybe it will work that way for ya,but everyone on here has had bad w/ds from the sub/bup and the maker of the sub/bup say that once you start takin sub/bup that you are to take it the rest of your life.think of the money they would make off just one person.if a person had several thousand dollars to invest,this might be a good investment in the stock market just think about it.im just sayin that nobody on here has got of sub/bup and not had bad w/ds and all have either gone back to usin or went to methadone or back to suboxone good luck with it and please let us know how it works for ya as alot of people are readin my threads on this-sparkie[/QUOTE]

Hi Sparkie,
Um, if you read my post again, you'll see that I'm agreeing with you. I'm saying that when I went off suboxone I had *horrible* withdrawals, even though the Doc said I would not. They were extremely bad and took over a month to even begin to subside. I felt fine on the suboxone, but horrid coming off it.

I hope that clarifies what I meant, 'cause my experience is just like many others on this board has been.

W





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