Posted by Flipsactown on February 14, 2004, at 11:08:40
In reply to Re: Buprenorphine poopout? » Flipsactown, posted by Chairman_MAO on February 14, 2004, at 8:15:51
Thanks for the info. I plan on stopping oxy as soon as I have a handle on my ADs which could take awhile as my present cocktail needs tweaking. Hopefully, the recently added lithium will be the magic tweak.
> I knew two people dependent on heroin who detoxed in 6 days using buprenorphine. during and after the six days, they had no withdrawl symptoms. I also saw someone detoxed with methadone + clonidine in a hospital, and he was in PAIN the whole time (7 days). I'm not a doctor, so I really can't give you anything more detailed than that. But my opinion, based upon the fact that buprenorphine is only a partial mu agonist and my own observations, is that it probably has a mild withdrawl syndrome or none at all, depending upon the user.