Review Erowid at GreatNonprofits.org
Help us be a 2021 "Top Rated Nonprofit", and spread accurate info
about psychoactive drugs, health, culture, & policies.
("Share Your Story" link. Needs quick account creation but doesn't verify contact info)
Can't Remember What It Was Like to Feel Depressed
Buprenorphine / Naloxone (Suboxone)
by Euslace Nodd
Citation:   Euslace Nodd. "Can't Remember What It Was Like to Feel Depressed: An Experience with Buprenorphine / Naloxone (Suboxone) (exp91263)". Erowid.org. Jun 5, 2019. erowid.org/exp/91263

 
DOSE:
8 mg sublingual Pharms - Buprenorphine (daily)
  2 mg sublingual Naloxone (daily)


Buprenorphine for Depression

I had what they call treatment-refractory depression. It means that all the regular medications didn't work. I've tried at least five different ones, including Cymbalta, Wellbutrin, Symbyax, Concerta, and Prozac. Not a single one of these did anything for me and most made me feel HORRIBLE. So I started self-medicating. Opioids were the ONLY thing that made me feel normal, but there are obviously a lot of drawbacks to the mu-agonists.
Opioids were the ONLY thing that made me feel normal, but there are obviously a lot of drawbacks to the mu-agonists.


Eventually those drawbacks led me to an internist who prescribed Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone). It makes me feel just GOOD, but not like like an amphetamine or a cocaine good, just pleasant and positive, happy and calm. I have to stress, it is NOTHING at all like the amphetamines, its much more subtle.

I'm down to 8 mg/day now, and I can't remember what it was like to feel depressed. I've read that doses can go as low as 1 to 0.5 mg and still be effective for depression. I used to get a slight high from it, but my tolerance is up now and I just feel normal.

Exp Year: 2010ExpID: 91263
Gender: Not Specified 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jun 5, 2019Views: 418
[ View as PDF (for printing) ] [ View as LaTeX (for geeks) ] [ Switch Colors ]
Pharms - Buprenorphine (265) : Depression (15), Medical Use (47), Not Applicable (38)

COPYRIGHTS: All reports are copyright Erowid and you agree not to download or analyze the report data without contacting Erowid Center and receiving permission first.
Experience Reports are the writings and opinions of the individual authors who submit them.
Some of the activities described are dangerous and/or illegal and none are recommended by Erowid Center.


Experience Vaults Index Full List of Substances Search Submit Report User Settings About Main Psychoactive Vaults