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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:04 pm 
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The last month I've been having weekly lapses. I'm really unsure what to do, aside from trying my hardest to stop using.

The fact I metabolise the Subox so quickly, and can use without any blockade within hours from dosing is what's making it difficult. I have my 4mg in the morning, and 8-10 hours later I already have goosebumps and aches in the early evening. So my option is then to either (a) ride it out for a bit then take my suboxone .. or (b) get the instant relief of my DOC. Most of the time I choose (a). Now and then lately I been choosing (b).

I'm taking heaps of measures to try and wind this back. I'm switching from the medication a doc speculated might be making me metabolise the subox so quick. But this is just a theory @ this point. Fingers crossed.

I've also started seeing a counsellor each week. She's fantastic, and we go over much needed revision of handling cravings etc. I think counselling is the reason it hasn't gotten any worse for a while, but still I'd love to be abstinent again. I also tried going back to NA, but this backfired.

I see my Subox doc in about 10 days, and will ask to increase my dose to 12mg. I don't really like doses over 10mg as I start to feel depressed and real cranky at everyone and turn into a bad road rager. Still, it's better than using.

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