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 Post subject: 13 days on Subutex
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:34 pm 
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Hi - I have been on Subutex for 13 days and am doing ok so far. I seem to have some cravings - mild - late in the evening. I'm not sure if I need to increase my dose or if they are just psychological cravings. I am taking 8mg now. I am finding a lot of useful information on this site but am a little overwhelmed...there is so much it's hard to know where to start, but I am thankful to have found this site. :)


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 Post subject: Re: 13 days on Subutex
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:21 pm 
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I'm going to guess that those cravings are psychological, but I'll ask a couple of questions to be more sure. Was mid to late evening the time when you used the most? It was for me because I didn't have to drive anywhere else for the day and could just relax at home. Are you more bored at that time of day because there's nothing you have to do? I think we're more likely to crave when we have down time.

It might be a good idea to have something to do at that time of day to get your mind off using. Maybe you could go to a gym or take a walk with a friend. Eventually those cravings should die down if you consistently replace them with something you look forward to.

Good luck and welcome to the forum! We're here to help!

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 Post subject: Re: 13 days on Subutex
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:34 pm 
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Thats right Amy. If you are new to sub or any treatment and 13 days is very new. I would still expect psychological cravings. You have probably been using for years and your mind is still very much used to the habit and 'stress relief' of using. It will pass, you shouldn't be experiencing wd though . Just hang in. It took me a month at the start to stop thinking about using every day. Then it got easier and easier.


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