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 Post subject: 3 Weeks Off Subs
PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:23 pm 
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Hi guys,

Just a quick background. Started taking percocets/oxycontins about 2.5 yrs ago. Progressed to using around 320-480mg of oxycodone per day. Finally had enough and decided to go on suboxone one year ago. I was able to obtain the subs off a friend and did not go through a Doctor. Started off taking 2 8mg per day. Tapered down to around a quarter of a 8mg pill per day for the last 4 months.

For some reason the subs started making me extremely fatigued. It was tough to work and I was basically sleeping all the time. I have been an active person all my life and played sports, worked out, etc. So this fatigue really bothered me. Jumped off the subs 3 weeks ago from 2mg. The first couple weeks were pretty rough. Symptoms included anxiety, GI disturbances, insomnia, irritability, sneezing, etc. I am know 3 weeks off and still have some GI issues and slight insomnia.
However, a feeling of depression has settled in over the past week. Is this common? I am thinking it might be due to PAWS? If so, how long will this typically last?

Also, for anyone who is going through the Wd process. I can't tell you how much daily exercise has helped me through this process. I have been hitting the gym daily doing cardio and weights. I feel great post workout which is due to the endorphin release. It was really hard to get in there the first week or two. However I forced myself and I feel that it is one of the best remedies for the Wd's. Thanks guys and good luck to anyone who is thinking or in the process of stopping suboxone.

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