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Hi guys. I want to remain anonymous so I'll just go by my username HNH here. I recently got on Suboxone for depression. This morning in fact. I did this by stretching the truth to the doctor a bit. I do opiates, but don't have a physical addiction.

The reason I wanted to try Suboxone for depression is because I've tried everything else. I've had a doctor literally say to me, "I don't know what to tell you," in terms of my depression. After reading about how Suboxone can be used as an anti-depressant, I brought it up with my therapist, who knows how much I've already tried. She supported my decision, and said it was unfortunate that it was not prescribed as an anti-depressant since it could help me.

I have read up a lot about Suboxone, but am here to keep learning, and contribute on what Suboxone does for me.


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Welcome HNH. I know for many people sub has helped their depression. Then there are many of us who still need antidepressants, like myself. I truly hope it helps you. I know how debilitating major depression can be. It's unfortunate you had to lie to your doctor to get it though. I'm going to play devil's advocate here... Do you truly know what you've gotten yourself into? That your opiate tolerance will go through the roof? That you won't be able to get good pain relief from other opiates should you even become ill or injured? That you'll have withdrawals when you go off of it (acute and post-acute)? I only hope that you were fully informed. Honestly, I'm not trying to be a bitch here. Like I said, I really REALLY hope that this does the trick for you. If it does then from the sound of it, it's a small price to pay to get rid of your depression.

Again welcome. Please keep us posted about how you're doing. I'm curious, what dose are you on? Good luck.

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Thanks for the welcome. I do think that the positives for my mental health outweigh the possible negative side affects for physical health. I am using Suboxone as a last resort. I have tried almost every anti-depressant and even ECT. I have tried talk therapy and all traditional methods of treating depression. I want to give Suboxone a shot at least, and in a couple weeks I'll have to asses if it's really working all that well, because I do realize that getting off it can be extremely difficult. But if it does work, I think you are right and it is a small price to pay.


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To be honest, HNH, if I were in your shoes and tried everything like you have, I would do the exact same thing you're doing. I truly hope it works for you. Hang in there and do let us know.

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