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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:13 pm 
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I have been with an addiction specialist for 1 year. Started at 16 mg of suboxone, got all the way down to 1 mg. Got the worst toothache you can ever imagine and took my norcos. I stopped going to the dr because he moved his price way to high for me to afford, and the suboxone even more expensive! Im taking 6 norcos a day. very ashamed of my self. Does anyone know of a cheaper suboxone dr in Sacramento, ca area? or have suggestions? please help im so afraid.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:08 pm 
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Hey Pamdora..put the shame away, get back on tbe pbone, call your dr and get back on a maintaince dose ..

Sorry your tooth hurt. Life is going to happen to us. Painful things. We have to deal an fix tbese kind of problems without picking up opaites. Have to..

Ya drs an sub aint cheap, but if you stay in active addiction you will pay an even higher price Pam..

It ll be ok only if you take tbe action. . We know tbat tbe relapse rate is in the high 90's, at one year or less. It did happen to you. But you can still get back in. You can do this again. .
Start calling around to find otber drs. Maybe you will get lucky. Or just be honest with your old one..but call..I hope this is somewhat helpful. And i do understand the money end of all this but wer worth it!! Wer addicts..we relapse but we dont have to!! So FORGET THE SHAME PAM, give yourself a break and save yourself..I bet your worth it...best of luck...razor


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:11 am 
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What a great post Razor!

Pam, Razor is so right! You cannot change what happened yesterday, the only thing you have control over is what you do today. Focus on finding a sub doctor that you can work with and do everything in your power to get in immediately. That is your new job until you get it handled. There is nothing else in your life that is more important than getting back on track with your sobriety. Feeling guilty about the relapse will not change the fact that it happened, and it will only make it harder on you to make that phone call to the doctor and admit that you need help again. Who cares what they think? What's more important, your sobriety, or your feelings? I can guarantee that any doctor would be incredibly proud of you for taking the steps now to get back on track rather than waiting months and months because you were too ashamed to make the call that might save your life.

There is nothing for you to feel guilty about. This addiction we are fighting is incredibly cunning, and deceptive. You let your guard down for a moment when you felt that it would be safe to use the pain meds you felt you needed for your pain. You have learned a lesson that it isn't a good idea to open that door again if it's not absolutely necessary. Hopefully you will never make that same mistake again. Give yourself a break and let it go. Focus on what's important in this moment.

I hope you find a doctor soon. You deserve to have a chance at this again. Don't forget that you are worth whatever it costs to get well. No guilt allowed!

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I love your clever username, by the way!

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Very ironic as I searched toothache and relapse and found your post. I was a very active member on this forum a while back when jumping from 16-8-6 mg. somewhere in there I decided to do "maintenance" for a while and felt like I had nothing to contribute anymore. Flash forward a week ago, I had a terrible toothache and ultimately had to have a root canal. During the painful part, I took two extra doses of sub for pain. I thought it worked nicely and also kept me from getting opiates. Well, low and behold, my pharmacist wouldn't fill the script today : a whopping two days early. You know what my first reaction was? Yep! Where can I get pain pills.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:23 pm 
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Pharmacist....they think tbere cops...or drs..i have gone nose to nose with 3 of them

I have 2 who are old friends an let me tell you most do not know shit about recovery and worse bupe maintance...ive done a xperament. Ive gone up to thecounter dressed in my gardening bandana an gone with my work dress duds on..an ya im older. You cant believe the difference on bow i was treated...humans judge. Sad that or med has such a bad name out there in the world...at this point i wont let them bother me..i told tbe three of tbem just what this med does for me and since there small education from me im trerted well.....no matter what i "ware"..razor......


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Yep, my doctor called right after I left in tears and basically called rank. I don't think they like being reminded they aren't doctors.

I pay cash, I had a script, i dress well, I was two days early. Technically, one day early. There was no need for all the dramatics. I've been on subs for 3 years with no monkey business. But I get no respect (Rodney dangerfield voice). But this is what I get for not having any more stockpile. Guess I have to go back to not taking it as prescribed.

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Minnie..what can i say..? Your doing well as i am, but all this hoop jumping bs we all have to deal with..man..

Same as you, 38 months..no ua problems, never missed..the whole bit..i started stocking two years ago.
Ive always bn afraid somewhere down the line Somebody in the process would pull the rug out.
i have a small buzz to run and times are tuff. Money is ok but i have to bave things runing smoothly..

Well....best of luck hope things get ironed out for you...and they will...keep goi g Minnie..your worth it

Razor..


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