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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 1:09 am 
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Hey guys,
I was on Vicodin/Norco for about 6 months, quit, and then about 14 months ago started taking them pretty heavy (for me) after a knee injury. About 8 a day. If I couldn't get Norco or Percacet, I'd get OC. Well, I had 1 Norco at about 6PM. I know my withdrawals kick in really heavy -- I feel them really bad in the mornings when I wake up (severe restlessness, sweaty after 5 hours, stomach problems, even worse knee pain). So I'm thinking by the time I wake up tmw at 7AM I should be able to take my first dose of Suboxone.
Well, I worry about sleeping tonight, because my withdrawals start after 4 hours. I was considering taking either a Tylenol PM and/or a low dose of muscle relaxant to help. My back already feels like it is twisted into so many knots I can't stand straight and it's been 4 hours (I've been tapering for the past 2 days from 9 to 4 so been in mild withdrawals for days). Is this a bad idea? I've been taking Ibuprofen in hopes it will help. I'm going to use the COWS scale but want to know what other people think...thanks.


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Good morning,

So, how did you sleep last night?

I am assuming that you are going to induct with sub this morning. You are not on a very high dose of opiates so I would start with no more than 2 mg and see how you feel.

Do you have a doctor? What dose did he say to start at? When you get some time tell us a little more about you,

How are you feeling this morning? Did you induce yet?

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Hi baked goodies and welcome to our forum/community. I'm sorry I missed your post late last night/early this morning. I'm going to guess that by the time you read this you've already been inducted? How did it go? How are you feeling?
I hope you come back and post and let us know how you're doing.

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Hi everone,
I've never posted in a forum like this so hope I'm doing it right. I am a drug counselor, yea, who was addicted to norco 10 mg.s, 10 per day for about the past 6 months. Was taking them and other hydros before that though, and have a long past history of opiate abuse (many surgeries). I was so afraid of cold turkey again, which is what I've done in the past. I never really ever got back to feeling right, without craving them, and would eventually go back. I decided to start suboxone, was leary, since it's going from one drug to another but went in 2 days ago and started and today is my second day. I am really feeling good, having trouble sleeping, but feeling almost NORMal, at least I think. I am so thankful to God for leading me to this, I had prayed for relief and was so depressed and at my wits end. If anyone is having trouble sleeping, does this subside? or what can I do. I hate to start taking sleep medicine. Anyway, I am thankful for this drug, it has given me my life back at least for the past 2 days. I want to keep up with the forum and will let you know on down the road how things are going. To those of you new, hang in there. My best wishes to everyone here.....


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Hi Kellann and welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your induction. I'm happy to hear you're doing well. It's funny, some people on sub have trouble sleeping whereas others feel sleepy taking it. Personally I have no problems either way. You are still stabilizing, so give it some time. You might want to start a new thread and post your introduction or "my story". That way, if you're comfortable doing so, you can tell us more about yourself. Back to the sleep issue - For now, I would say wait until you're stabilized on a consistent dose. Most people during their stabilization period dose more than once per day, but after stabilization it's normal to dose only once per day. I say this because sometimes people who dose later in the day have trouble sleeping. So once you're stabilized on once per day dosing, you might not have trouble sleeping anymore. Jeez, I just woke up so I hope I'm making sense. :)

Again, welcome, and I look forward to reading more about you.

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The half-life of Norco is even shorter than loricet/tab/oxycodone. That being said...if you want to be ABSOLUTELY SURE..wait 18 hours...so..essentially a 6pm dose.

You most likely could get away w/ taking it in the A.M., however.

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