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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:38 pm 
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HI Everyone. Thank you for sharing all of your stories. I have been reading these for years and have debated about posting. Well I have started my Suboxone and wanted to share.

My story goes like this. :)
I took my first vicodin about 2.5 years ago. I had some aches and pains that wouldn't go away and went to urgent care and was prescribed 20x 5/500 Vicodins. Just one pill was enough to take my pains away for a few days. Those pills lasted me about a month. Well the back pain came back so I went to my PCP and I was given 30 vicodins and was told to rest and follow back up. Well, I took 1 a day and things were ok. A month later, pain was still there and was sent to an Orthopedic. There I was given 90 vicodins and sent to rehab....

Fast forwarding for time purposes.....I was going to multiple doctors as well as a pain specialist. At this point I was getting Oxcy's 10s by the bushell.....I figured this was nuts and took a hard look at these meds and why I was on them. I just was taking them because I was getting high. I would feel awesome, I could talk with anyone, work like crazy...I tried a few times to quite and the most I ever got was 8 days. The first 4 were the worst ever. But after 8 days, I was jonesing and went right back to Urgent Care, made up some excuses and boom. 20x Oxcys.

I was now taking these to just feel normal. It got to the point where I would take 20 a day and not get any high.

I have a wonderful wife, who could see my struggles and she was always encourging me to quit. I have 4 wonderful kids and they are really my life. I am their daddy and their daddy was wasting away.

Now I never would get my DOC illegally, but would just go to UC or ER and load up. I started chewing them up for quicker highs and within an hour I was feeling the WD's. I finally decided to throw all my pills away and quit it all. I called my PCP and they were so supportive and encouraged me to seek help. But I didnt want to. Well after 3 days, I went to UC (Urgent Care) and was asked why I was taking so many. They had all my prescription reports. It was there were I knew I needed help.
I finally found a Dr and we talked about all my issues (OCD, Depression, anxiety, Addiction). I was given the strips (2mg) once a day. Well I went home and took my first strip and within 15 seconds my WD's were gone. My runny nose, stomach cramps, Restless legs, Anxiety were all gone. Boom! The feeling I got was like I was 20 again and had all my energy back, my clarity, my humor all the things that made me me :) I immediately called my Doc and told him about this and he was very pleased as was me and my wife (she has been the most important support I have) For better or worse, is what we say to each other all the time....Even when I leave my dirty clothes on the floor and she gets pissed :)

I did, however, have a few hot flashes for the first 2 days, but those have subsided. It has been 2 weeks to the day that I have been on the Suboxone and my life has changed for the better. I cannot believe how fast this happend. I dont even crave pain pills anymore. It blows my mind. I even found a stash of mine two days ago and laughed. Before, I would have eaten those and been done. But now, I just wrapped them in coffee grounds and tossed them. I was such a huge victory for me.

Sorry for rambling and I know I am missing stuff out, but I am really nervous as I type this but wanted to share my story. Thank you all for being there and I have been reading this site non-stop since 2 weeks ago. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you all


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hi fellow "newbie" and welcome! I cannot offer you any advice (today is my second day on suboxone.) I can only offer you lots of support. We can do this! Congratulations!


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Welcome to the both of you as well as congrats for starting suboxone! You both know by now what an amazing change it makes when you take it after being in withdrawals, which is great. Now comes the hard part - working on all those bad behaviors and habits we picked up along the way. We need to create new, healthy coping skills to replace the poor, unhealthy ones we're now used to using.

People go about their own recovery in their own way. For me, I find therapy is the best way. I wish you both luck and happiness in your recovery/remission. And again, WELCOME!

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Hello, I just wanted to stop by and say welcome to the forum! Glad you found us and that subs have changed your life for the better, like so many of us!


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