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K-I-M-B-E-E-!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YAY...Great to hear from you-im not kidding-i was thinking of you last night and here you are...i love that!!!How the heck are you,lady...
Where do i begin?
Everything is pretty good-minus the cabin fever/almost daily headaches/and menapause..lol..i guess you could say..im a mess..i feel like that right now-
Especially since im so sluggy..due to the weather.
UGH!.
How much are you on(sub)????
I have been doing tons of research on suboxone lately-and its a mixed bag of info about coming off.Mostly bad news-some good-its making me more anxious about coming off-the 2mgs-hold me-but by morning im antsy..so i haven't adjusted totally to 2 mgs-and from what ive gathered now-2 mgs is still fairly potent-I was on 8 mgs most of last year-switching to 4 mgs-was easy.
According to my hubby-it takes about a month to adjust to 2 mgs.
I have been getting hot flashes-cold-than really hot-fluish-headaches-just not really on top-like i was.But im also dealing w/ mena!So..its hard to tell-
So...What happened to you that you ended up in the ER?It must of been really bad-(headache)..did they give you pain meds?
Do you think its from the sub???
I hope you are ok..I miss you..im glad you stopped by..what did the drs. say?Did they do any tests?
So-i can feel the change in dosage-but its not too bad-like i said-2 mgs. is still a decent amount of med-sounds small-but its not.
But ive been reading alot lately about people coming off this med..and its not gonna be easy.
And..for some reason-2 years into maintainence treatment-people seem to have adverse reactions-and it turns on them..(like the dope???)..
So-im probably doing this in the right time span-but im not psyched for coming off totally-cos of the supposed looong w/d symptoms-altho not as intense like c/t-but extreme lethargy-and all the other stuff-
But on the positive side-after a few attempts at stopping-using very low doses for a couple months-then skipping doses people are successful at coming off-and not relapsing.
Its differant for everyone-so i guess you just gotta go for it-and keep trying.
Sounds like fun???
Hey-as long as it works-and you are comfortable staying w/ it-and your body can deal w/ it..whats the rush???
I mean-im doing it-cos my dr. wants me off it-and thats the catalyst for my detox-(and i feel kinda shi***+want out)but i also have the menapause and weight gain..
Enough of this...im boring..
Where and what happened to banker???She was such an intregal part of this board-and then disappeared...it was like she was here all the time and gone.
Same w/ Michelle-tho she does check in on occassion-shes been dealing w/health issues-cancer..Goddess bless her! and has maintained sobriety for 7 MONTHS!!!Miss the girls alot!
Give me a quick update when you have a chance..i really loved hearing from you and thank you for the kind words-im just trying to do whats nessecery to my recovery-i can't be a junky anymore..im gonna be 46 yrs old..its differant-using needles..copping heroin..its just getting undignified at my age..gotta grow up sometime.
When i was using-i felt like a kid..(mid life crisis..lol)..now i realise..helloooo...its getting kinda ugly..no hustle-what am i gonna do-be going into detoxs when im 60 yrs old.
No offense to anyone-i just can't live w/ the stigma or deal w/ that whole lifestyle anymore.
Suboxone gave me the time to look at my world-and it really isn't very cool-
I got a son..i don't want to leave him...i don't want to OD..and leave that legacy.
Therapy also really helped me-get aware/look deeper/changed me-and gave me some coping skills to deal w/ life..
No judgements-on anyones choices of how they live-or what they put in there bodies..i know better-and i also know "never say never"...
I m just ready to accept i got responsibilities-and i want to live.
Check in-honey..
I wish you the best of everything-and i hope you are ok-feel better!
xoxoxo
Goddess Bless!
ggrl :angel:
[QUOTE=goddessgrl65]K-I-M-B-E-E-!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YAY...Great to hear from you-im not kidding-i was thinking of you last night and here you are...i love that!!!How the heck are you,lady...
Where do i begin?
Everything is pretty good-minus the cabin fever/almost daily headaches/and menapause..lol..i guess you could say..im a mess..i feel like that right now-
Especially since im so sluggy..due to the weather.
UGH!.
How much are you on(sub)????
I have been doing tons of research on suboxone lately-and its a mixed bag of info about coming off.Mostly bad news-some good-its making me more anxious about coming off-the 2mgs-hold me-but by morning im antsy..so i haven't adjusted totally to 2 mgs-and from what ive gathered now-2 mgs is still fairly potent-I was on 8 mgs most of last year-switching to 4 mgs-was easy.
According to my hubby-it takes about a month to adjust to 2 mgs.
I have been getting hot flashes-cold-than really hot-fluish-headaches-just not really on top-like i was.But im also dealing w/ mena!So..its hard to tell-
So...What happened to you that you ended up in the ER?It must of been really bad-(headache)..did they give you pain meds?
Do you think its from the sub???
I hope you are ok..I miss you..im glad you stopped by..what did the drs. say?Did they do any tests?
So-i can feel the change in dosage-but its not too bad-like i said-2 mgs. is still a decent amount of med-sounds small-but its not.
But ive been reading alot lately about people coming off this med..and its not gonna be easy.
And..for some reason-2 years into maintainence treatment-people seem to have adverse reactions-and it turns on them..(like the dope???)..
So-im probably doing this in the right time span-but im not psyched for coming off totally-cos of the supposed looong w/d symptoms-altho not as intense like c/t-but extreme lethargy-and all the other stuff-
But on the positive side-after a few attempts at stopping-using very low doses for a couple months-then skipping doses people are successful at coming off-and not relapsing.
Its differant for everyone-so i guess you just gotta go for it-and keep trying.
Sounds like fun???
Hey-as long as it works-and you are comfortable staying w/ it-and your body can deal w/ it..whats the rush???
I mean-im doing it-cos my dr. wants me off it-and thats the catalyst for my detox-(and i feel kinda shi***+want out)but i also have the menapause and weight gain..
Enough of this...im boring..
Where and what happened to banker???She was such an intregal part of this board-and then disappeared...it was like she was here all the time and gone.
Same w/ Michelle-tho she does check in on occassion-shes been dealing w/health issues-cancer..Goddess bless her! and has maintained sobriety for 7 MONTHS!!!Miss the girls alot!
Give me a quick update when you have a chance..i really loved hearing from you and thank you for the kind words-im just trying to do whats nessecery to my recovery-i can't be a junky anymore..im gonna be 46 yrs old..its differant-using needles..copping heroin..its just getting undignified at my age..gotta grow up sometime.
When i was using-i felt like a kid..(mid life crisis..lol)..now i realise..helloooo...its getting kinda ugly..no hustle-what am i gonna do-be going into detoxs when im 60 yrs old.
No offense to anyone-i just can't live w/ the stigma or deal w/ that whole lifestyle anymore.
Suboxone gave me the time to look at my world-and it really isn't very cool-
I got a son..i don't want to leave him...i don't want to OD..and leave that legacy.
Therapy also really helped me-get aware/look deeper/changed me-and gave me some coping skills to deal w/ life..
No judgements-on anyones choices of how they live-or what they put in there bodies..i know better-and i also know "never say never"...
I m just ready to accept i got responsibilities-and i want to live.
Check in-honey..
I wish you the best of everything-and i hope you are ok-feel better!
xoxoxo
Goddess Bless!
ggrl :angel:[/QUOTE]
WOW, That is so weird that you were thinking of me last night, thats kinda the feeling I had, ya know, had to check in on everyone that has been on the sub about as long as me. I am still on 6mgs and it looks like thats where I am gonna stay. You have me a little worried about the 2 year thing, what do you mean it turns on you like dope? I have been on it for about 19 months now and I do feel a little differant, its hard to explain, I just feel differant than before.And yes the headaches are still pretty bad, but I have always suffered from headaches so I dont know the differance. The E.R. experiance was awful! They treated me like a typical junkie, and they had no idea what sub. was. I felt so humiliated, of course they thought I was wasted so they drug tested me and of couse nothing came up, but they still treated me really badly. I am seriously thinking of filing a report, although I dont think it will help. Its just something that I dont think will ever leave me, the labeling of being an addict. What kind of research are you doing on the sub.? I have looked but havent found anything new. I am glad to know that you are not having to hard of a time tapering, that is incouraging, I just feel like the longer I stay on it the harder its gonna be to stop. Is you husband off completly? Do you have the energy that you need daily? Thats where I always fail after recovery, is the lack of energy and fatique, and of course the depression. Like I said you are an inspiration, I am so happy for you, you must be a very strong woman. I too, are in my fortys and I know what ya mean about getting to old for this crap, enough already, I have put my kids through hell. They deserve a sober mom, I just hope when I do get off this med. I never ever have to experience addiction for as long as I live! But like you said never say never. We just have to do the best we can do and hope things go better and that we have learned from our mistakes. Its so hard hard being an addict! Please keep posting your progress, I am going to try and keep up a little better, I have just been so busy these days, its hard sometimes. Hang in there, I just know your going to do great!!
Hi Kimbee-
i would give you the sites ive been visiting-but i think its a no-no here..don't wanna get banned..but ill just say this..there is info out there..
What i meant by turning on you-you know-when you first take opiates and all is well w/ the world-but then your tolerance goes up-you stop getting high-the effects weaken-something like that..im really basing this on other peoples experience-although im feeling a 'change"-
when i was in a detox-in 1999-i was given "bupe"-for w/d-i had never heard of it before-and i was told that you could detox w/ bupe a few times but then it would not stave off w/d if i kept using it-(for detox)..if i was to relapse-and kept coming back..it would not work as well.
My husband is still on 2 mgs-but is going down to one mg in feb.He also skips days-here/there..but says-he gets kinda ill-weak..so he'll do a 'skip day"-on the weekend when he can hang out..to prepare to go down to 1 mg..
I think it gets tougher around 1 mg-im finding the switch to 2 mgs..is not too bad-my energy level-is ok..but not as good as 4mgs..
I felt great at 6 mgs/4mgs/3 mgs..
Im sure once i adjust to the 2mgs-in a week ill be fine.
I know its not gonna be easy-but i got to at least try..i need to move forward in this recovery plan-but im not gonna rush-ill be patient and stick at the low doses for 6 months if i have to-
6 months ago-i was ready to stay on it forever..now i don't know-
Who knows-i could try going off-and be totally illing..if so-ill go to detox-
I believe there was a woman here who did rapid detox for suboxone..(i might be wrong)..carol..and came off-that way.
If im wrong-sorry..i believe it was sub-than she went back on hydro-to get off..they said switching to hydro would make it easier.Wouldn't rapid detox be for full agonist opiate addiction?
I would definitely file a report on the care you recieved..alot of times the hospital will call or send a letter for survey purposes.Its not right getting hassled that way..
It is hard being an addict-aside from the stigma/our own worlds have been turned upside down/
My sister is now trying to kick pain pills-and shes gone thru most of her savings-she was addicted to heroin for 5 years too.She got clean in NA-for 4 years-and relapsed.Shes always dopesick-i feel bad shes going thru this again-and its weird-she doesn't take more than 4-5 a day..but shes been doing them again for the last couple years on/off.
She worked very hard in the program-i guess she got a lil lazy w/ the meetings-she has severe arthritis-and started taking pills to ease her pain.
Opiate addiction is a ballbuster..lol..(even w/o balls its a drag)..
I got a great therapist-and i feel like this person has been very inspiring to me..very female-empowering..and i get stronger w/ her help.She is a gift!
I believe we are all VERY strong women here-to deal w/ addiction issues-yet we are still focused on our families-love and care for our kids/home/jobs..while dealing w/ addiction/depression-etc.I have alot of hope for all of us..
I hope you'll pop in-when time allows-i know your busy-but im sooo happy to check in w/ you..
Take care Kimbee-im around when ever you need me..
much love-
BLESSED BE!
ggrl





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