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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:28 pm 
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Hi, I am Brenda, on sub since late Dec.2012, started out on NA website and was okay in the chat rooms, but as I wandered into the forums and posted with another suboxone user I checked my threads and there was 68 in less than 12 hours. I felt uncomfortable so I thought this would be a great place to get support since we have something in common. In the beginning I did not feel comfortable going to NA meetings while on sub because a lot of ex users think you should be DRUG FREE sober. That was most of the responses that I received on that sight. The program is to take the medicine to get off the pills. I am a patient with degenerative disc disease and was abusing the pills being prescribed plus buying more. The sub is helping with the pain. Didn't want to get into a long introduction , this is where I am. Have not been on the site much, is there any traffic in the chat rooms?, or is it mostly post?

Thanks for listening,
Brenda :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:52 pm 
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Wow, we joined this forum about same time and our stories are
Very similar( also grew up with a stepsister named brenda)
. Anyway I have same condition, which has my lumbar almost destroyed
And this condition, Plus a ruptured l4-l5 is what took me from periodic
Vicodin to oxycodone.
I started sub about dec. 5. Holidays were just a fog as this
Does help with pain but leaves me feeling intellectually challenged and
Motivationally and emotionally bankrupt.
My oxy use spiraled out of control when I had surgical complications last spring
And my mother became neurologically impaired at the same time.
I had been stable for about five years prior but would find ways to get early
Refills and manipulate to get more than monthly supplies.
Had a collision with a relatively new doc. Who said he'd shut my
Oxy down and I flipped, and copied a script, fell victim to pharmacists
Who were just waiting and wanting to cause me problems, and instead
Of a warning, got a ride to county and a felony charge pending
Probation of 18 months.
I too feel strange at NA and brought it up, and you will find literature
Pamphlet that speaks to NA and medication. Bottom line is
You are 'supposed' to be welcomed if you have desire to stop using, which
Is the gist of sub therapy. But I too feel the need for pain control
Beyond OTC level, and yet want to cease the sub for the cloudy
Way it makes me feel.
Let's work together since we have a lot in common.

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This is the reason I am ready to walk uphill for a finite infinity, in search of myself at the end of the marathon.


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seems like we do have a lot in common. How many strips are you taking a day? I am on 3 a day. I do not have any foggy feeling when I take it. Now if I take a dose too early I get groggy,drugged. If I wake up in pain, laying in bed more than 7 hours, I have had to take 1 and half just to feel better and it takes about 2 hours. Then I take a half strip every 4-5 hours. As long as I am up after 6 hours sleep then I am okay. I take 3/4 strip in the morning, and halves the rest of the day and I do not seem to be foggy. Maybe cut back the dose if you can if it is the same foggy feeling I get. This month I have not had to take a big dose but about 5 days. My dr said he was looking me to be on these 2 years. I am already worried what is going to happen after that. If I get off these then I have to take morphine and oxy's. I don't want to go back to that. I wonder if I can really just stay on this until my bulging L1L2 and L1 and S? totally disappear then they will fuse my spine. Oh how I dread that.

I don't crave pills at all on this sub. I can't believe it. I have even had users stop by and they offer, I decline. I don't need em'. Don't worry, they moved out of state and they were just saying their goodbyes. I have gotten rid of all contacts and I don't want to use.

Brenda.


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