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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:35 pm 
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Its been a long hard road but today marks 3 weeks off suboxone after being on it off and on for about 3 years. I tryed last year to kick this crap but i had too much going on and i was lucky this time not to have any responsibilitys so i took it as my time to get off and get my life back. Ive been so anxious for the day to come where i feel better and today i finally do! Not 100% yet but prob in another day or two i will be. Still have minor aches(prob doesnt help that i walked a couple miles yesterday) but its managable and this is the first day where i actually wanna be around people and talk. I am so proud of myself and if it wasnt for my grandmothers just passing away i probably wouldnt have mad the jump when i did but her passing made me realize that lifes to short and im so young and its time to get my life back!


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[font=Comic Sans MS]Hi Hope! Congratulations to you!!!!!!
Getting off of sub is not the easiest thing in the world to do, and you did it!!!
I am glad to hear that you are starting to feel better. 3 weeks seems long when you
are in it, I'm sure, but in the grand scheme of things, 3 weeks is just a bucket out of the
ocean when it comes to the rest of your life.
I am sorry to hear that your grandmother passed away. That is the woman I miss the
most in my life. I wish she was here right now. But I am glad to hear that it
prompted this positive change in your life! That's great to hear.

UH, yeah, walking that far, may have something to do with the aches and pains.... :lol: But damn, doesn't
it feel good?! I always feel good after a long walk/run, or workout. It's a good kind of
pain!

Anyway, just wanted to say congratulations, and keep up the good work!!![/font]

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Good for you Hope! You did it! When I went off Subs 3 weeks was definitely the turning point where I had many more good days than bad. (It was probably the longest 3 weeks of your life, I know). Once you have made ittone 3 week mark you can definitely say you are OFF! Good job, I hope to be joining you again in 2013.
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That's fantastic news, Hope! It must feel great to be off sub after trying for so long! I'm not there yet, but I'm plugging away! What dose did you jump from?

I think your grandmother would be very proud to know that her passing inspired you to reach your goal. I hope you keep us informed about how it's going!

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Thanks guys ! It deff feels great ! Day 23 today! I sleep ok i usually pass out around 8 and sleep until 3 only wakeing up a few times and than cant go bac to sleep but ill takewatever sleep i can get. Had a bad day yesterday. When i made my first post i was feeling like 97% and than yesterday felt back down to 40% and it really too a beating on my mentally but i got thru it and pushed thru the day and took advil and it seemed to help. I am just excited that i will finally be off for this years xmas! And my finace and is 7 year annaversarys coming up(7 yrs! Crazy... Even crazier were in our early 20s ! Got together qhen i was about 14 and been together wver since) im glad i have him going thru this with me bc no matter how bad we feel we have eachother . We started doing quarters of an 8mg when we first tarted and got down to basically powder. Idk how mich exaclty but one 8mg pill would last both of us about a week. Today im feeling better, just have horrible neck pain and feel weak but my legs have stopped hurting and dont feel the need to pop my joints out ever sec but i still have this werid skin burning on my arms. Its like im being bured with oil. Weird. And thank you all for your support, it means alot specially since noone knows what we are going thru exept my mother and aunt but they live soooo far away.


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Congratulations to you and your fiance!!!

I see where you said you felt like 97% one day, then down to 40% the next day.....that's completley normal. It bites, but it's completely normal. Most of us call it the rollercoaster effect. Just like a rollercoaster, the beginning of the ride has the highest ups and downs, as the ride progresses, the ups and downs get smaller and farther apart.

I've heard of the skin burning too, it's not quite as common, but I've definetly seen people mention it. It will get better with time.

Hang in there!!

Do you mind if I ask what kind of plans you and your fiance have for staying clean? Have you guys considered meetings or an addiction counselor or anything along those lines?

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Well we thought about it a while ago but we got ourselfs into this mess and we are going to get ourselfs out on our own. Its not like we wanna do drugs n crave drugs, we crave to be drug free and its been that way for a long time. We also just moved farrrr away and go to work and school. And we have eachother and thats all we need, we lift eachother up and we both wanna get our normal lifes back and life a free life. We have the willpower, we can do it. We have had oppurtunites to get sub throug the past month but refuse. We are so happy to be free of this, we still dont feel 100% but we know we will soon. We are so much happier. Hes on his way home and bringing mcdonalds and im sooooooooooo happy about that :D mmmmmmmm.


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!!!!!!! Just thought id update


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i am on day 8 of my sub detox, i was only on for 2 and a half months but i jumped off at 8-12mgs a day. how much were you taking when you made the jump? when will i actually be able to go to sleep before 5am? it took me 5 days before i finally felt a withdrawal


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