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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 12:28 pm 
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I too had a big benzo habit at the beginning of taking Suboxone. What helped me was getting on a beta blocker. It helps block adrenaline which makes you nervous in the first place. I currently take Proprananol every day. Just a thought. I also want to warn you (not scare you) that I had 2 seizures when I was coming off benzos. So it is so so so important to slow taper those or do it in a detox facility.

I wish you all the best with your medication and getting on the right dose.


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Hey Bryan, how are you feeling now? You haven't posted for almost a week so I hope the symptoms have decreased quite a bit for ya. Let us know what is going on.

bsouth93, listen to raudy1975. Coming off of benzo's is serious business. I would highly recommend that you check yourself into a detox facility and let the professionals wean you down. Xanax is a bitch to get off of. And 8 mg's is a large amount too. My Dr. gives me .50 mg's and those knock me out. You've heard it in the rooms of AA. Xanax detox requires medical help. If you refuse to go there, please taper ever so slowly. Do you have roommates or somebody to be around you in case you seize?

That's it. Good luck which ever way you choose to go.

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@rausy1975 - I'm prescribed Proprananol as well for withdrawals, but I haven't had to take it. I've heard it's similar to clonidine, but Clonidine isn't a beta blocker. Have you taken a both before and know how they compare? How does it effect you and what symptoms does it help reduce?

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I too had a big benzo habit at the beginning of taking Suboxone. What helped me was getting on a beta blocker. It helps block adrenaline which makes you nervous in the first place. I currently take Proprananol every day. Just a thought. I also want to warn you (not scare you) that I had 2 seizures when I was coming off benzos. So it is so so so important to slow taper those or do it in a detox facility.

I wish you all the best with your medication and getting on the right dose.

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Hi guys and gals, my name is Bryan and I'm new here and would really appreciate a little advice/support. I have been on 1 mg of sub for over a year now and have decided it is time to stop. I know it wasn't a huge dose, but I stopped yesterday and am already experiencing some withdrawals. Right now it is more mental than physical (other than the inability to sleep), but it has only been about 36 hours so I know the worst is yet to come. Does anyone know any OTC medications that may help at all? I know nothing will make a huge impact but I've read all sorts of different things that people say may help.
Also anything encouraging about whether it is possible to get back to normal or not would be much appreciated. PLEASE don't post anything negative, such as how I'll be going through hell for a few weeks or things like that. I already know I'll be miserable for a while, so please only positive things. Anything I can think of to help me get through this would be very much appreciated. I'm very worried of what's to come, and I'm already thinking twice about stopping.
Before starting subs I was taking maybe 4 hydrocodone a day, and have been on 1 mg of subs for over a year now, so I've never been on huge doses, but I know I will still have a terrible time withdrawing, as it's been an everyday thing. Thank you all for any support or advice any of you can offer, it is very much appreciated.



Hi Bryan just wondering how your suboxone withdrawl turned out, my case is similar to yours ...I'm on 5 days today and hoping this is over soon... :(


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bsouth93 wrote:
Hi guys and gals, my name is Bryan and I'm new here and would really appreciate a little advice/support. I have been on 1 mg of sub for over a year now and have decided it is time to stop. I know it wasn't a huge dose, but I stopped yesterday and am already experiencing some withdrawals. Right now it is more mental than physical (other than the inability to sleep), but it has only been about 36 hours so I know the worst is yet to come. Does anyone know any OTC medications that may help at all? I know nothing will make a huge impact but I've read all sorts of different things that people say may help.
Also anything encouraging about whether it is possible to get back to normal or not would be much appreciated. PLEASE don't post anything negative, such as how I'll be going through hell for a few weeks or things like that. I already know I'll be miserable for a while, so please only positive things. Anything I can think of to help me get through this would be very much appreciated. I'm very worried of what's to come, and I'm already thinking twice about stopping.
Before starting subs I was taking maybe 4 hydrocodone a day, and have been on 1 mg of subs for over a year now, so I've never been on huge doses, but I know I will still have a terrible time withdrawing, as it's been an everyday thing. Thank you all for any support or advice any of you can offer, it is very much appreciated.



Hi Bryan just wondering how your suboxone withdrawl turned out, my case is similar to yours ...I'm on 5 days today and hoping this is over soon... :(


It'll be over before you know it.

I just jumped from 2mg 17 days ago. I only have insomnia and boredom since subs kept me asleep most of the day. It'll be over before you know it. Light exercise and music helped me immensely, and knock on wood, I don't really even feel much PAWS. Just gotta stay positive. It really is easier than the horror stories make it seem. Btw my last dose was technically 2mg, but the last 4 days before the jump was 8,4,2,2, and before that I took 8-16mg for a year and a half. It's more a mental game than anything. Hang on and it'll be over ASAP. It's more extremely irritating than anything. You will survive. You WILL get thru it.


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Fiveseven15 wrote:
Jlee wrote:
bsouth93 wrote:
Hi guys and gals, my name is Bryan and I'm new here and would really appreciate a little advice/support. I have been on 1 mg of sub for over a year now and have decided it is time to stop. I know it wasn't a huge dose, but I stopped yesterday and am already experiencing some withdrawals. Right now it is more mental than physical (other than the inability to sleep), but it has only been about 36 hours so I know the worst is yet to come. Does anyone know any OTC medications that may help at all? I know nothing will make a huge impact but I've read all sorts of different things that people say may help.
Also anything encouraging about whether it is possible to get back to normal or not would be much appreciated. PLEASE don't post anything negative, such as how I'll be going through hell for a few weeks or things like that. I already know I'll be miserable for a while, so please only positive things. Anything I can think of to help me get through this would be very much appreciated. I'm very worried of what's to come, and I'm already thinking twice about stopping.
Before starting subs I was taking maybe 4 hydrocodone a day, and have been on 1 mg of subs for over a year now, so I've never been on huge doses, but I know I will still have a terrible time withdrawing, as it's been an everyday thing. Thank you all for any support or advice any of you can offer, it is very much appreciated.



Hi Bryan just wondering how your suboxone withdrawl turned out, my case is similar to yours ...I'm on 5 days today and hoping this is over soon... :(


It'll be over before you know it.

I just jumped from 2mg 17 days ago. I only have insomnia and boredom since subs kept me asleep most of the day. It'll be over before you know it. Light exercise and music helped me immensely, and knock on wood, I don't really even feel much PAWS. Just gotta stay positive. It really is easier than the horror stories make it seem. Btw my last dose was technically 2mg, but the last 4 days before the jump was 8,4,2,2, and before that I took 8-16mg for a year and a half. It's more a mental game than anything. Hang on and it'll be over ASAP. It's more extremely irritating than anything. You will survive. You WILL get thru it.





Thank you, I appreciate that :)


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MovieMaker1 wrote:
After long term opiate use... Some things change in the brain. You are now an addict, a different person. So your brain will never "rewire" itself to a pre-opiate use state. Just isn't in the cards. I'm not saying opiates cause mass damage or anything... Just changes.


My opinion and that of many others is this is a totally inaccurate statement in the way it was wrote. If intended to be something more abstract like, "you will often think about or dream about using recreationally" then maybe it has some merit but again it was not presented that way.


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