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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:01 am 
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I took my first dose 8mg yesterday and I felt fine all day, but I am awake after sleeping 6 hours, is this normal, how can I get into a regular sleep pattern


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Hi LadyBoss

I wanted to suggest you move your question to side effects or introductions. I stumbled on this while looking for something else.

To answer your question, IMO, when we are in active addiction we sleep alot because of the sedating effect of opiates. So switching to sub will have you more "normal" and not sleeping so much.

It usually takes a little bit for our body's to adjust to the suboxone and less sleep may be part of your brain adjusting to the medication.

Welcome to the forum & I hope you join in and post....questions, experiences or just to welcome a newcomer.

Hope this helps a bit


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Thank you for responding, I called the pharmacist and she said the same thing. It's just such a great feeling too know I'm not counting the hours like I use to when I took pain medication :-)


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It often takes a few days for a person to adjust to buprenorphine. Your tolerance has to change slightly to match up with the effects of buprenorphine-- which usually happens over a few days. If you are still struggling after that time, let us know!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:32 am 
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Thank you for all that replied.. Feeling better today, must remember the serenity prayer and say to myself "just for today!" :-)


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I am glad to hear that! I agree, it was a relief not to be counting pills. I was able to change many things and now it's just medication i take.


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There is so much into and care here. One thing I've learned is that therre is alot of adjustmejnt in the first few weeks.


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