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 Post subject: 7 strips left....help
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:16 pm 
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Hello everyone... hello anyone..... here's the short version: was on 10-15 hydro 7.5 for about 2 months following a 2 month period of using subs to quit same type addiction but never tapered..... stayed at about 16mg a day...... so now after the second go round with bikes I obtained 30 8 mg strips and have been taking for 10 days now. This time started at 16mg and have only managed to taper to 10 mg, though I'm hoping to get through today with 8.
I have 7 strips left and can't get any more. Is it possible for me to get off with minimum w/d?
I do have prescribed Xanax which usually makes me sleep fine. Hoping you'll all tell me I'll be fine but I'm prepared to suffer. Please give me suggestions on how best to use what I have left.
Btw, I've only taken 2mg today about 10:00 a.m. and it's now 2:00 p.m. and I'm starting to feel crappy. Going to try to wait a while. Thanks for anybody who takes the time to reply


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 Post subject: 7 strips left....help
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:18 pm 
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Bikes is vikes lol...


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Gangles,

In my opinion, I would try to stretch those Suboxone films out as much as possible. If you're forced to stop taking them due to lack of supply, I would start drinking a lot of water, working out, and eating as healthy as possible during this upcoming week until you run out. Do you have work or any events coming up that you're worried about? If not, I would prepare yourself for some withdrawals, but it shouldn't be that bad since you haven't been on them very long and your drug of choice was vikes, as opposed to Heroin.

I've read that the Thomas Recipe works very well and that incorporates a benzodiazepine (Xanax), L-Tyrosine and several other OTC medications. See link for more info: Thomas Recipe

I think that if you taper your Suboxone as much as possible and following that Thomas Recipe when you're out, you'll be fine with minimal withdrawals. Keep in mind though, that you probably will be uncomfortable, but just think to yourself, that you just have the Flu and fight through it! You can do it!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:36 am 
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I wish I could tell you that all would be fine, but we are all different. I have been on almost nine years (sigh), tried to come off last Dec, made it 40 days but could not hack it. You would think by then I would have been fine. I was in minimal w/d by then but depression, anxiety, etc... was not going so well.
Like a previous poster stated, try to stretch them as long as you can, if you can stay at 2mg a day it might help.? You have not been on too long from what I see so they say the shorter time on the better for getting off. There are a great deal of people here who are great and give wonderful advice and help. I have not been on for a while, was disgusted with myself over not being able to do it but am listening to my doc and doing my best.
I think the best thing I can tell you, what my mistake was, not having anything to do really. I was off work and college was on break. I slept too much and did nothing, I mean nothing. I tried after 30 days to start exercising and had acupuncture, spent a ton of money of supplements but caved anyway.
A large part of it is the mind @#$%, you know what I mean! Stay busy, push yourself through, find a hot tub or hot room, LA fitness has both, it does help with the physical w/d and exercise gets those endorphins working. I just felt um emotinally "dead", I guess. So like I said it was the mind issue that got to me. Next time, if there is one, I am planning on checking myself into a six month minimal stay at a rehab place. I plan to get through the worse at home and then check in, I have a psyc doc who is helping me with that.
Keep reading here, you will find no better answers than what is here, I have researched all over the place.
Good Luck, I hope you find your peace with it. Prayer helps too.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:12 am 
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Thank you RXFCG and cammiek! Well I ended up at 5.5 for the day. I wonder if I'll feel extra shitty in the morning.... ...obviously sleep is going to be more of an issue than I thought, seeing as how it's 2 a.m.
Actually I like being up late so that's OK.....I did a lot of running around today and some really mild exercise...... like 10 sissy push ups lol but I have decided that it's essential to listen to the advice of (literally) everyone in the forums about exercise. I can remember a time when I loved working out but now I just seem to want to sit on the couch. Not depressed, just not excited about anything.
I imagine my little Vicodin episode story must be boring as hell compared to those who've been through far far more heavy and long term abuse.
Just wanted to ramble a bit and also let you guys know I appreciate your taking time to talk to me. I'm praying I'll be able to do this and plan to stick around to maybe help someone else once I get myself together. Time for a Xanax, ignoring the stomach upset..... night all :)


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Hi gangles32,

Was just wondering why you haven't sought out some help from a Suboxone doctor yet. It always bothers me when I'm reminded of how easy it is to buy Sub off the street. So many people breaking the law with it. I'm not dissing you, you are only doing what anyone of us would do.

But what if you weren't able to buy it off the street? Then what? Would you have gone to the trouble to find a doctor or just go through the w/d's off your hydro?

I'm just thinking aloud and it really doesn't have to do with you. Take the advice of the previous posters and try to keep to a decent taper schedule and it will lessen the effects once you run out. From there, what is your plan? Do you think you'll be able to stay away from the vikes once you get through all the w/d's?

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 Post subject: 7 strips left....help
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:45 pm 
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Omg I've posted a reply 3 times and it's not working...... rule62 did the doctor way a few years ago but had to go in debt cause subs are so expensive and doc wouldn't consider a short term detox...it worked, I tapered and got clean. So I had it in my mind that I could do opiates and when things got tough I'd just get sub and quit again......anyway I ended up in a cycle of sub to Vic, meth, patches, morphine etc.whatever........ finally maintained for a while on sub and felt pretty good til my source disappeared. It was easy to get a rx for Vicodin and planned to use for a few days and be done with it all. Didn't realize what a tolerance I had built. Ate those bikes like m&Ms and figured I'd just continue to use up my script and chase after more forever... happened to meet someone with 30 subs who was clueless about their street value. I saw it as an opportunity to get out once for all. So far I think I'm doing alright. No' not me......God! He will get me through.


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