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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:10 pm 
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Hello folks. I've been reading the posts for the last couple of weeks. Just as many of you guys, health issues brought on an addiction to pain killers. After years and years of using narcotics to try to relieve diabetic neuropathy, which caused severe burning on the bottom of my feet and other stuff, my PCP finally referred me to an addiction specialist in an attempt to free me from the horrible hold the narcotics had on me. They no longer helped with the burning: I was just having to take them to keep from becoming violently ill. I became a detective for the local sheriff's office when I was 21. A few decades later (the last third of my LE employment) I suffered under the throws of narcotics. Since August of 2016 I have been in a suboxone program. I found that the suboxone mixed with the maximum dosage of Neurontin, gave me tremendous relief from the burning. After reading a lot of this material including the doctors website stuff, I'm scared to death that I might have to suffer if I ever get off of suboxone. Hopefully our government will soon make it easier for people who are truly suffering and in need of the program to stay in the program without worrying about getting cut off. I never had any problem getting all the narcotics I wanted. I hope I never run into a problem in the suboxone program as I plan on staying on suboxone as long as I find it helps me. Thanks. Detective Mike


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Welcome Detective Mike,

That is part of what we are trying to do here. Educate the population on the benefits of long term Suboxone treatment. A good many of us are in the same boat as you. We have no thought of getting off them until our minds tell us differently. Mostly we are just afraid of going back onto our drug of choice, which is really a death sentence if you think about it.

There is no reason why you cannot do the job you're trained to do. Only the first week or so during induction have people mentioned feeling a bit off. If you read the insert that comes with the medication, it tells you not to drive or operate dangerous machinery until you are acclimated to it. With me, it was never a problem. My doctor induced me and I drove home w/o feeling like I was a danger to myself or others behind the wheel. Otherwise I would have walked as the office was that close.

We have had discussions here on how to best inform the powers that be just how helpful this medication is. Living on pain pills is not living at all. At least now my life is as normal as it can be. And I'm going to assume the same with you. If only our elected officials would give credit to this life saving medication so the thousands of addicts who need and want help could get it. But no, they have their heads in the sand and fingers in their ears. All we can do is keep trying to get the word out w/o breaking our anonymity. Some don't care and some do. Only my wife and brother know I'm on it and I'll keep it that way.

So welcome to our forum and I invite you to stick around and be part of our online group. We have members here from all walks of life. How many others are in LE I cannot say, or they won't say.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:16 pm 
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mixed with the maximum dosage of Neurontin


I'm curious, what are you being told is the maximum dose for Gabapentin?
Glad it is working for you.


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Welcome Detective Mike. And I'm so happy for you that you found Suboxone and this forum. I'm taking the Gabapentin as well. 300 mg 3 times a day. The Suboxone kept my pain at an all time low as well. It also helped with depression. Stick around. You will learn a lot and we may just as well learn from you. Sincerely, Bamagirl


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Doc2, I'm on 800mg. gabapentin 4 times a day. Have been for years. That is what I understand from my PCP is the maximum I can be prescribed. Thanks Detective Mike


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:47 am 
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Hi Detective

Suboxone is taking good care of my pain and has lowered my depression. Suboxone is actually turning out good on me….

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