Posted by pseudoname on February 7, 2006, at 12:25:52
In reply to anxiety / breathing problem update, posted by pseudoname on January 18, 2006, at 10:19:28
I know some recreational drugs can end up making people feel more anxious. Is that true of opioids?
I was prescribed buprenorphine (Subutex) for depression and it worked! (Yea!) But after 6-8 weeks on it, I developed an anxiety problem where I felt I couldn't breathe.
My G.P. took me off the buprenorphine. About 2 weeks later, the anxiety problem had subsided. I've since taken smaller doses of the bupe because the depression returned. Now the anxiety/breathing problem has returned again.
There's NOT a strong correlation between me taking the bupe and becoming anxious, but there is a slight correlation.
Do you think bupe could cause anxiety or aggravate it? (I hope it's not that.)