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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:19 pm 
Hey fellow bloggers,

I am 55 days off suboxone today. I did use another opiate to help through my suboxone withdrawals, because i wanted to skip over the worst of the suboxone withdrawals. I feel like I skipped over the worst of the w/d's but I am stuck in the middle of PAWS now. My sleep is terrible. I get about 3 hours a night and they are very chopped up. I'll wake up 5-6 times .

When i started taking suboxone, i was never addicted to anything. Suboxone got me high ....and eventually i was hooked on it. So, i used another opiate to get off suboxone. (I am basically doing the same thing people that get on suboxone are doing) . I did not taper at all with the suboxone. 55 days ago i took my last dose of 24mg's. I know that is very very high to stop taking at once. And this encouraged me to aid myself through the process.

I'm just kinda rambling all over the place, I guess I just want to hear other's stories and what remedies helped them through PAWS.

ENJOY YOUR SUMMER'S EVERYONE!! 8)


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hey, congratulations on the 55 days.

I know you jumped at a high dose, so I'm not sure how well our cases relate since I jumped from a fairly low dose. However, I did have choppy sleep for a while.

Have you tried going for a walk during the day? Are you working or just sitting around the house? For me strenuous exercise didnt work that well, but gentle walking was pretty good. activity of some sort seems to be important though. And keeping your mind occupied.


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Hey man ... congrats on your 55 days off Sub.

How many days are you off opioids now? That's the important #.


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I agree with tearjerker, when was the lost time you took any opiates? 24mgs is a very high dose so the half life s going to take awhile to completely get out of your system. Im sure yiu know that the avg half life is anywhere between 37 and 72 hours. 55 days is huge and congrats, youre deep into it so im,sure your body is in full recovery mode now, dump any remaining opiates and just give it time. I feel you on the lack of sleep, I jumped around the same time u did and my sleep is stil bad. Work out hard everyday, that helps me.


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:lol: Im REALLY glad to hear your opiate free, AND suboxone FREE !!!!!


thats awesome dude


Im sure sleep will come, eventually :wink:
hopefully sooner than later

I dont have much advice, just wanted to give you some encouragement, hang in there :wink:

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HOPE YOU GET REST KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:29 pm 
antfebs wrote:
HOPE YOU GET REST KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK


Thanks!

Also, thanks to everyone else. I started lite excersize. I am an amatuer boxer with 15 fights and was doing well. I have not competed in a while and plan on waiting a few more months to fight again. I must re gain much needed energy and strength.


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