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Re: Buprenorphine poopout?

Posted by Lindsay Rae on February 15, 2004, at 13:59:49

In reply to Re: Buprenorphine poopout? Chairman_MAO, posted by Flipsactown on February 13, 2004, at 11:54:21

Hey Flip,
I've been on Methadone maintenance for over two years, and I've done all the research there is on both Methadone and Buprenorphine (Suboxone). Here is a link that might help you decide. As far as withdrawal, Bup is a joke compared to Oxycontin. But with Bup or Methadone, you stay on a stable dose and then slowly taper, so you don't feel any discomfort. If I were you, I'd definately try the Suboxone first, since you can get that prescribed and not have to go through a clinic (unless your pain doc has no problem giving you Methadone). If the Bup doesn't work for you, start on 30 mg Methadone. You will be pleasantly surprised at how it helps your pain and keeps you level headed, unlike the ups and downs of Oxy. Try these links for helpful info:

http://www.geocities.com/nephalim1327/Bupe-FAQ-Final-2.htm

http://members.boardhost.com/SPEAKMETHADONE/

Good Luck!
Lindsay
> But is it easier to kick than oxy? I experienced the withdrawal symptoms, accidently when I used more than prescribed and ran out and my pain doc was unavailable and ended up going to urgent care where they gave me just enough until my pain doc returned. I was out only a day and already had the DT's. I was both freezing and burning up at the same time, sweating, unable to sleep as my body could not keep still and I felt the need to jump right out of my body if I could. I hope buprenorphine is no where close to oxy's withdrawals. Any additional info will be appreciated. Thanks.
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> Flipsactown
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> > It's the most effective there is unless you'd require above 40mg/day methadone, in which case buprenorphine hits its "ceiling effect" and you'd need to use methadone. Actually, methadone is probably just as hard to kick as oxycodone, so ask your doctor what to do.
> >
> > I don't know enough about detox to give you an estimate, but it could be done as quickly as 6-7 days or over a much longer period of time. Buprenorphine is really an amazing drug.
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