I did it!
I took the last of my pain meds yesterday morning and went to the doctor today to get on the Suboxone. By the time I went to bed last night I was already feeling withdrawal, so this morning was bad. I had the tremors and aches, anxiety was awful, and of course the pain – OHHHH the pain.
Because you can’t take Suboxone if you’ve had opiates within 24-48 hours or it will send you into immediate (and the worst part of) withdrawal, they started me with a quarter of a strip that you put under your tongue and let it dissolve.
Other than slight nausea, I had no adverse reaction. (MY BODY WAS JUST MADE FOR DRUGS, EH? hahaha…addict joke….)
So I took another 1/4 of the strip and – BAM – no more withdrawal symptoms. Within one hour of my doctor visit, I was no longer in withdrawal and now, 5 hours later – NOT ONE SIGN of withdrawal.
I can’t believe it you guys. Normally by now, if it had been 33 hours without any pain meds – I can’t tell you the pain I’d be in already. Granted, the stomach and digestive part of it wouldn’t have kicked in yet, but I would FOR SURE be ready to bite anyone’s head off that stepped in my way.
And now? I couldn’t be better. I cannot believe there is something so helpful out there for people with opiate addiction. If you are one of them – SERIOUSLY – check out Suboxone. It saved a friend of mine’s life, and probably saved mine as well. The way I was taking pain meds (ok, let’s get real here – I was taking about 10-12 Percocets and about 10 Dilaudid’s a day) – I would have died eventually. From liver damage, from overdose, from any number of things. And that number would’ve kept increasing, since your tolerance builds so quickly.
I couldn’t be more grateful right now if I had a thousand dollars in front of me.
If you’re addicted to opiates, and are taking them for pleasure and not for pain, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE trust me – it is a road you do NOT want to go down. I have done EVERY drug in the book. My entire 20’s were spent doing various drugs of every kind. I never had an issue walking away from any one of them. Not cocaine, not weed, not alcohol. But opiates? They had a hold on me that nothing ever has before.
And I know…I’m not CURED. Suboxone in itself is a narcotic so it’s not like I’m completely free of any drug but….1 Suboxone compared to 20 Percocets/Dilaudids a day?? Major, major difference.
I’m about to leave for my first NA meeting. I’ll write more later.