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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:54 pm 
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Ive been on 4mg/suboxone 2x's a day for 1.5 years. Over the past 9 months, I've gained 40 lbs and the sweating has become unbearable. It is keeping me from doing daily activities. Its always in the mornings while im getting ready for work. My hair is soaking wet and plastered to my head and face and I am totally unable to wear makeup. My boss has said something about the way Im coming to work. I look a complete mess. But there is nothing I can do. I usually have to bring an entire change of clothes to work with me because by the time I get here, EVERYTHING is soaking wet. I am miserable and unhappy and embarrassed by it. I use to sweat at night. To the point of having to change the sheets in the middle of the night. They would be so wet I could ring them out. That has subsided some, only to now have these awful mornings. My feet use to swell so bad I could not wear shoes, not only because of the size, but too, because of the pain shoes caused. That too has subsided lately. In the past few months. I know the answer to everything would just be to stop the medicine. But I cant do that right now. I am begging, BEGGING for some help. Please. If I lose my job, I will lose my health insurance and I have a very sick daughter. I cant not lose my healthcare right now.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:02 pm 
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I know what you are talking about. I have gained like 30 lbs and any physical work or exercise and the sweat is pouring off of me! It looks like with all that sweating we should lose weight instead of gain it! lol
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Thank you! I am new and excited to be here. Ive been doing this alone for 1.5 years. No one to talk to about things. I go to the dr, she asks me how I'm doing... I tell her awful.. She hands me my prescription and I see her next month. That's it. She NEVER listens to how I am really doing. I am struggling so bad. Glad to know I am not alone.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:34 pm 
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I really don't know what the answer is, but we have to drink plenty of liquids so we don't dehydrate. It is just something we have to "deal" with. I will take "this" over abuse any day!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:18 pm 
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HI there and welcome the forum,.

I am sorry you are having such a hard time on the subs.

I would suggest cutting back to just 4mg once a day or cut that in half and take 2mg twice a day.

That seems to be a side effect that should subside if you cut back on your dose. 8mg is alot of medication in one day. I bet you could get by with half of that and not even feel any withdraws because of the strength of the medication.

I use to get that way at the beginning when I was taking 8mg. Now that I take 1/2 of that I do not experience that at all.
Worth a shot ?

good luck to you.

Also, botox helps too with the sweating. I got botox a year ago in my forehead and sides of my face for wrinkles and it also helped stop the sweating. may be an expensive treatment, but it does work.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:05 pm 
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Welcome to the forum! What if you keep track of your evening routine for a couple days then review it. Does the sweating stop at all during the day? What if you change the time you take the sub?

Imo, lower your dose to start would be a good idea. I gained weight in active use and have lost weight since starting sub.

I really feel for you because if I lose my job I am screwed. It's stressful to worry about your job and not have anyone to talk to about sub treatment. I am more than happy to talk to you. No one I can talk to knows I am on sub.

Hang in there. What about talking to your regular doctor about the sweating?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:53 pm 
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The sweating just started for me. I started sub at 24 mg and am now down to 8 or 12 mgs depending on the day. The sweating was really bad last wk and I then got a period. First one in four months due to menopause! Tell your boss it's hormonal! If your boss is male he won't know a thing! lol


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I remember reading that a person had some similar symptoms and was able to switch to subutex and the swelling went away for her. So, another thing you can try is to spit out your "subliva" before you swallow it. If you have a sensitivity to naloxone it should help because naloxone isn't absorbed by the mucus membranes, only in the stomach.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:58 am 
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OMG the sweating is brutal. I heard it was a side effect before starting on Subs, but it was also a side effect of methadone so I was used to it....but I think it's a lot worse on Subs. And it's different. With subs it's like suddenly a furnace goes on inside me and cranks up to 180 degrees....and I'm soaked. Then, 5 minutes later in freezing. And this happens every 30 minutes with me. No matter what the temperature is.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:15 pm 
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Hey Laffer!
How you been? How is it going with you?
I can't do anything without sweat pouring off me! It is terrible!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:30 pm 
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Hey Laff,

I have the sweating too. It's extreme sometimes. I am 39 though and it's very possible that I'm having hot flashes or something too. But the breaking out in a sweat just standing around, freaked me out at first lol. I'm pretty sure some of it is from sub side effects, but maybe pre-menopause is also another wonderful reason. Regardless, it can be pretty annoying when I'm at the doctors office and everyone else is comfortable and relaxed, and u look over at me with sweat dripping off my forehead. They probably think I'm a weirdo. So yeah, I understand all about that. Don't even get me started about how it feels after I blow dry my hair :)

I've just learned to overlook these side effects the best way I can, because I know that I'm willing to put up with anything to keep from going bk to the way it used to be when I was using. It's easier to deal with that stuff if u look at it that way. Laff, hope everything else is going well with u.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:38 pm 
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Jenn,
I don't really start sweating till after I dose. So I wait till at least noon to dose and then it starts. lol
I change clothes at least a couple times a day because of it and I am not taking that much Suboxone. It was even worse when I was on a high dose.


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Well happy....at least u don't have to wonder if it's from pre-menopause :) just kidding!! I always knew sub was why I sweat so much, but I always thought could also be a hot flashes lol. I sweat so much at the doctor yesterday, that my hair was soaked around my neck area. I always make sure my hair and makeup are fixed and I guarantee by the time I walked in the door I looked like a fuzzy haired raccoon.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:41 pm 
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Jenn,
I just took my dose about a half hr ago and now the sweat is pouring off of me. Just as soon as start doing things, it starts!
I get so nervous to go the Sub Dr. my BP always shoots up sky high every time. I just hate going to the Dr. Not to mention that I am so full of water, my eyes are floating! lol Damn those drug screens anyways and you always have to set and set waiting to be seen. lol
Well, at least I don't have to deal with menopause! Hahaha!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:55 pm 
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Hi dmhluvsjfh,

Did you have any previous problems with sweating before you started taking opiates? It is a medical condition called hyperhidrosis and is difficult to treat. My brother had very bad sweaty hands so he had the surgery to stop it. Then it went to his feet and underarms. He is now trying to stop Subutex and his feet are driving him crazy, similar to your problem.

Go talk to a specialist and ask some questions. Botox is one of the treatments they use to block the sweat gland from over reacting. Don't just sit back and accept it. Go find answers.

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In regards to weight, I had the exact opposite problem. I couldn't keep weight on to save my life. I was so thin. I miss that part of suboxone. :(

I think it just affects everyone differently.


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Oh whaaah! You're as big as a pixie!

Good to see you here posting a few! :P :D :D

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I went through my own personal tropical heat wave thing but I believe it was related to menopause. Not sure how much of a role suboxone played in all of it. There is no doubt in my mind that suboxone has helped with the depression I have experienced as a result of menopause. I have gained some weight but again, not sure if that was subs or meno! I have a little more energy with subs...it is actually weird! When I first take the sub, I can nod off for about ten to fifteen minutes. Then I pop up, take a shower, and am ready for action! I am in love with the miracle of suboxone in my life! All that running around trying to figure what lie I could tell next to get my doc or bouncing checks to get cash to get stuff! What a mess! I am so lucky that I did not get in serious trouble. I feel so normal now. Especially knowing that subs help me in more ways than one!


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Michelle, does that "ready for action" feeling last all day? I don't nod off ( God, how I would enjoy that) and I'll get an initial burst of moderate energy, but then after a few hours, I crash. Feel lousy, don't want to do anything but go home and lie down.

Anyway, about the hot flashes....I also could be in pre-menopause....(Yay! Another cheerful consideration!). So I'm in Victoria's Secret yesterday looking thru the underwear, and I get into this conversation with this woman about menopause (don't ask, this is just my life these days, the weirdest shit comes up) and she said she had all the worst symptoms - including hot flashes - until she was put on Lyrica for nerve pain...and the lyrica alleviated most of the menopause symptoms. When I got home I looked it up and yes, it's true - Lyrica helps, and neurontin is said to work on hot flashes too. I have some neurontin left over from my June detox (it didn't help at all with that) and am going to give it a try.


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Hi Laff, you know, it's weird! I think its my schedule. I work 2 to 10. So I can sleep in. I wake up at about 8 feed the cats, get a drink, bathroom, and sub. Then I lay back down...sometimes just for 15 minutes...sometimes for an hour. But I then get up and get moving. I usually take sub again at around 4. I get home from work at about 10:30, do a few things around the house. My hubby works 4 to 12. So he gets in around 12:30. We will talk for a bit and usually go to sleep by 2. That's how most days go. I have heard about the use of Lyrica for menopause. They need to come up with something! I know what you mean about talking to people in stores! My friends were teasing me on Thursday. I had jury duty and made friends! lol


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