Posted by pseudoname on November 23, 2005, at 19:43:41
In reply to Re: buprenorphine trial !, posted by Peter S. on November 17, 2005, at 1:22:04
This was my fifth day on buprenorphine (Subutex).
Day 1: 0.1mg
Day 2: 0.1
Day 3: 0.2
Day 4: 0.4
Day 5: 0.6
Today I took about 0.2mg at 6 AM, noon, & 4 PM. (See http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/subs/20051106/msgs/580668.html for my dosing technique.)
The nausea is gone. Dizziness is slight, but I'm not driving. Very slight increase in itchiness (or is that my imagination?). I nod off a little late in afternoon. No insomnia last night – quite the reverse.
As far as depression goes, I can tentatively say that bupe seems to be somewhat uplifting, I think. A few hard-to-describe cognitive/emotional areas seem noticeably improved, but it's WAY too early to say anything for sure. Except I can say for sure that I have NOT experienced "euphoria;" even caffeine gives a better buzz.