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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:28 pm 
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Just a quick update: Still doing very well taking only 4mgs a day odf Suboxone. My plan of having this friend hold my subs seems to be working just fine. It's amazing how quickly the constipation begins to clear when you stop taking the high doses like I was. I feel better overall too.
All for now.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:34 am 
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My counseling session went real well last week. This counselor knows addiction very well and I was impressed with her bupe knowledge. I'm glad I took the advice of those recommending I consider therapy. I'm certain this will keep me on track.

Still on 4mgs per day total and feeling great! Hope everyone is doing well.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:26 am 
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Glad to hear things are moving forward with you SA.
Its great that you found a counselor you feel will work for .
I saw mine once a week for a year. . . .


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I'm glad your doing good !! But words of caution you are going to be addicted to the subs now :/.I was prescribed them for two years lost insurance then bought on street for the past 6 years making 8 total years on them.I hate to say this but speaking from experience oc wd is brutal 7 days.when the day comes and you jump from subs the wd is half as bad but about 2 to three weeks :( aka a bad trade!!I'm day 19 100% off subs and physical symptoms gone just mental.please taper as low as possible if u can.I know subs saved me but the amount of time I was on them didn't.after years the subs turned on me made me not care and isolate myself.subs should be used only for a week or so then stop.otherwise trading your addiction.I'm not trying to scare you I promise I just know a lot of people are getting stuck on subs like I was.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:49 am 
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Hi Silver,

I had to comment about your above post. The OP of this thread has already been on subs for several years and is well aware of the dependency that is involved. You need to stay away from making comments like "you should only take subs for seven days". If you feel the need to warn people that they will become physically dependent on bupe after a certain time limit, that's fine. But, saying that they shouldn't be used longer than one week is not accurate. The maximum benefit of suboxone treatment cannot be obtained using it for short periods of time. The whole point is to get away from addictive behaviors and have time to build good recovery tools while taking suboxone to avoid physical wd's and cravings. The relapse rate drops dramatically in patients who have been on it for over a year.

Please remember that this forum is supportive of long term maintenance, and we don't allow comments like the one you made above which are not based on fact.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:05 pm 
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Thank u Q, I have to say that comment bothered me a bit. And yes, Sub Addict has actually been on sub for 5yrs or somewhere around there so he is fully aware of subs.

SA, congrats on seeing ur addiction counselor, I think it will help u tremendously. Keep going to every appt and u will feel better and better....but I'm sure u already know that without me saying so lol. Just wanted to say good job dude.

Also to anyone who uses the app to this forum, I have been having major issues last 4 days but it seems to be better now. Even though I have laptops throughout my house, I usually find it much easier to use my phone since I run after kids all day. So I was a little sad when I couldn't get my app to work. Seems great now!! Thank goodness.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:54 pm 
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Yep, thank you Q for responding to Silver. You said it much better than I could. I was a bit peeved by that comment too. March 8th was 5 years on Suboxone and yes, I have a great understanding of bupe. I've said several times previously that I know I'll be a lifer on bupe and I can live with that, literally.

Thanks Jenn and Razor. I really liked this counselor right away. She's very easy to talk to and knew what I was up against and said we'd work on the situation and keep me on track. Last Tues was my first visit and I'm seeing her every Tues for as long as it takes. I getting ready to head out the door in just a few minutes for tonights session.

I have no problem if it takes a year like you Razor, in fact if it keeps me going forward instead of backwards I'll continue seeing her until I can no longer spit out words. Lol. Should have done this lots sooner.

Take care everyone and I'll update again later.

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Still holding steady at 4mgs?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:22 pm 
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Hi tinydancer,

I'm afraid I haven't been holding at 4mgs. I've bounced up much higher. Back and forth with doses. I've been scared and ashamed to come back and update. I know theres no judgement here, but I continue feeling like a fool. Don't know what's the matter with me? I've continued with counseling, but I don't take the advice given and going backwards. Still. Why bother?

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