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 Post subject: Middle Aged Addict
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 1:11 pm 
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Hello all!! I am new here. Have been addicted to Hydros for 5 years. I am just about twenty four hours from my first subox appointment. Getting excited and scared, so many different feelings. Have been attending 12 step meetings, but still making same old mistakes. Supposed to have AA tonight, but am having anxious feelings; about start subs, etc. I know I will have to attend NA/AA, but am afaid of that hypocritical feeling. Bottom line is, I am ready for a new begining!! Whatever it takes, treatment, money, AA, NA, I will do it...............I am ready. So tired of counting the pills until WD; the hours into WD. Getting through the hard period then going back to the damn things. I want this to work so bad!!! This is the first time I have ever wrote on a forum......so please take it easy on my writing.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 1:39 pm 
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Hello There,

Congratulations on taking a BIG, BIG positive step to deal with your problem. I was very nervous when I started on suboxone as well -and I'm also middle aged like you - but I have to tell you something: It was the BEST decision I've made in YEARS! Suboxone gave me the ability to take my life back from the drugs.

You're among friends here. We're all in the same boat together. Many of us are on -or have been on- suboxone.

Personally, I am probably a "lifer" on it. My doctor thinks I should be on it "indefinitely" and I am inclined to agree with him.

Welcome to the forum. Always nice to have some new people show up.


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Welcome! I'm so glad you found us. This forum and Dr. Junig's blog can be a wealth of support and information. I hope you find it as helpful as I have.

It's normal to be nervous about your induction. Did you doctor tell you what to expect? As for AA/NA, they way they'll respond to your suboxone will depend on the group. Some groups are fine with it, others don't consider people taking subs to be clean. Some people go to the meetings but don't offer up that they take suboxone. That's really a personal call for everyone to make individually.

I'm glad you found us. Keep us posted on how you're doing today and after your induction. And again, WELCOME! :D

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 2:27 pm 
Hi -Welcome! You're in the right place. You will find lots of supportive people and good information here. I think most people are nervous before their induction, but you will feel so much better and you'll be off the pill popping roller coaster of constant ups and downs. You'll come to remember what normal actually feels like. I wish you the best of luck and keep posting.
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 Post subject: Feels so good.......
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 2:46 pm 
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It feels so good to know that you guys are talking directly to me. I have been reading the posts here and have to admit a bit of jealously that I was not in the group. But, now I am and it feels great. We all have a story don't we. I am happily married, and proud father of three great boys. My wife has stood by me throughout this whole ordeal, I AM BLESSED, and I just admited my problem to my 16 and 17 year sons two weeks ago. The 11 son I am going to wait, maybe by the time I am clean a while, when he is older, it will even mean more. The doctor's office told me not to take anything 12 hours before the appt. does that include, like Cymbalta and Propananol, Tylenol, etc.?????


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You should be fine to take your regular meds (But please know that I'm NOT a doctor or medical professional. Maybe you should call their office just to make sure?), just don't take any opiates. You want to be in withdrawals for your induction. Have you seen the COWS (scale) for gauging withdrawals? You can google it and should be able to find it online easily. That will help tell you where your withdrawals are at.

Good luck and keep posting!

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So glad you found this group! I know Iam. You are heading in the right direction. I, too, am middle aged. A proud Mom of one beautiful 20 yr old daughter! She has decided to make her life's mission to help addicts. She is majoring in Psychology(clinical) and addiction specialist. (Maybe this happened for a reason?) I am not a Dr either, but think as long as you don't take any opiates and are in WD, you will be induced fine. Check with your Dr just in case, tho.
When I admitted to my daughter, my addiction, she first told me that she KNEW..of course she did! I was the one who was high, not my family! But we are closer than ever now.
Hang in there..we are all here for you. PLease keep us posted!!


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HeadwatersRescue - Welcome to the forum! Congrats on your decision to choose "Addiction Remission". You are doing the right thing for your family and most of all YOURSELF! I too have children - two young boys. It's nice to hear people out there with children, it's something we can relate to each other for sure.

Well, I want to wish you luck with your induction tomorrow. If it's anything like mine, I walked out of the doctors office with a big smile and I knew inside the fight was over. I also plan on being on sub for life, as I have been fighting opiate addiction for a looooooong time! My induction was back in December of 09 and I have been clean ever since, I don't even crave that occasional drink anymore. Suboxone is a wonderful tool in recovery! Please post tomorrow and let us know how everything went.. SuperBuper


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Welcome Headwaters Rescue. Hello everyone. Haven't posted in a long time but have been reading the forum daily. Your post brings back all the hell that addiction is. Counting pills. The hunt for more. The terrible sinking feeling of being out of pills. I've been on Sub's now for right at a year and am beginning to taper down at a relaxed rate. I am blessed with a great doctor. The decision to go on the Suboxone program will be one of the best you've ever made. This is truly a miracle drug that allows us to find a way out of the self constructed prisons we find ourselves in. Please let us know how things are going for you and know that you are not alone in this struggle.


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Love the user name! "Vicodumb" ha, that's a great one. 8)


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