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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:48 pm 
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Hi, forum.

Like a lot of folks, I was terrified of the day that I would be jumping-off Buprenorphine/Subutex/suboxone/Zubsolv. I tapered down to 1mg Subutex, and then my doctor gave me a few prescriptions of comfort meds. They've made the days following the complete absence of Subutex barely noticeable. I just wanted to share that list for those who are able to go to an understanding doctor:

Gabapentin
Trazadone
Ondansetron
Dicyclomine
Clonidine

Remember the Twilight Zone episode with Robert Redford and the elderly woman who is so petrified of "Death" getting her? Well, obviously there's no death involved with withdrawal. But the anticipation and fear are similar. And with the right meds to comfort you, it's so easy.
So easy.

Robert Redford: "Mother, give me your hand.......You see. No shock. No engulfment. No tearing asunder. What you feared would come like an explosion is like a whisper. What you thought was the end is the beginning."


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Thanks for posting the list. Totally agree with the mental part terrifying most people into not even trying. My brain does the exact same thing.

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And thank you for your kind reply!

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Thanks this info. Can i ask how long were you on the comfort meds, and how long have you been off suboxone. Do you have any lack of energy. I guess I'm wondering how people feel a month or two out.? After getting off all meds.

any info on life after subs is much appreciated!


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In place of ondansetron, Metoclopramide also does a good job with nausea. In some people it can cause lock-jaw or mouth movements, so be mindful. Also Imodium is good for the runs.

Also in some places in the world people have resorted to abusing Gabapentin, and apparently when addiction occurs it can be particularly nasty to come off. While this is quite rare, it's still something to be mindful of. When we're coming off Suboxone we are quite vulnerable to cross addiction.

Valium, or any benzo, is quite good as a comfort med. But the same caveat applies.


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