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Do Not Swallow
Buprenorphine & Naloxone (Suboxone)
by Cantstop
Citation:   Cantstop. "Do Not Swallow: An Experience with Buprenorphine & Naloxone (Suboxone) (exp69603)". Erowid.org. Apr 18, 2012. erowid.org/exp/69603

 
DOSE:
8 mg sublingual Pharms - Buprenorphine (pill / tablet)

BODY WEIGHT: 200 lb


I am writing from 20 years of usage and 2 years of physical opiate addiction. I never expected to be addicted. I had walked away from cocaine, methamphetamine, clonazepam, diazepam, xanax,and nicotine. Withdrawal consist of intense pains, sleeplessness, cramping diareah, runny nose, chills, sweats...

I went on methadone for a month and had to quit because I was afraid of having an auto accident and hated having to be at the clinic daily. Quitting the methadone was hard but I did it with the help of xanax and oxycontin. You cannot get off but it keeps you from being sick. A Doctor precribed Suboxone for me. He said it was like closing the door to my receptors but keeping it a little bit open with the opiates. I was on well on my way into withdrawal but It had only been about 26 hrs. since my last OC. The first thing I did was chomp the pill and swallow it whole.

I did not feel better. The Naxalone was 'shutting the door' and giving me headaches. I went online looking for a way to chemically separate the medicine. I found that the Naxelone could not be absorbed sublingually but the Bup could. When I quit swallowing, life became much nicer. I keep the spit in my mouth as long as posssible then I put it in a bottle. The satisfaction does last longer than the other pills. I do plan on phasing off in a month or so. I do have daily chronic back pain that Suboxone supresses.I seem to be getting a lot more accomplished without wasting time looking for pills. It is better than methadone because it does not make me drowsy and it is easier to control.

Abstaining builds reward.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 69603
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Apr 18, 2012Views: 26,235
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