Not to Be Confused With Suboxone
by Mike
Citation:   Mike. "Not to Be Confused With Suboxone: An Experience with Naltrexone (exp92786)". Feb 6, 2017.

25 mg   Naltrexone (pill / tablet)
I am titling this message, “not to be confused with Suboxone” for the simple reason it SHOULD NOT.

I have been taking all types of painkillers now for years and years. I have never felt the need for help because I had never had a withdrawal from Opiates until recently. Oxycontin is my demon. I will keep this short because the point I want to make is regarding this drug Naltrexone.

Simply put, I remember the first day I had tried Suboxone. It was like I had never taken an opiate in my life. I was back to normal! I had no dependency to opiates at all and I was happy. I studied up on Naltrexone. Now where the trouble lies in my story is that my brother was an alcoholic and was prescribed this medication. And after I looked it up on the internet and found that it was the same type of drug as Suboxone I ASSUMED it would work the same way the subox did with my body. WRONG…

I could be taking opiates for weeks and take a small dosage of Suboxone when I was out of painkillers to steer clear of any withdrawals so I was actually using them as an escape plan. I would never get sick from Suboxone even after taking opiates the same day. When I assumed that I could do the same with the Naltrexone, I decided to take what my brother had left off his hands and thought to myself I would be sitting pretty. What I found was utter hell. I ended up taking 25 mg of this pill and roughly 20 minutes later started to feel a jacket of pins put on my back. I knew I was instantly going into withdrawals. I was in bed for roughly 3 days not being able to do much of anything but lay in regret.

So I am writing this to hopefully prevent someone else from making the same mistake as I.
Today I have been sober off opiates for over a week and took my first Naltrexone since my incident. Well, I do NOT plan on taking any drinks or any pills I can tell you that so I have come to the conclusion that when taken correctly it works for me. I want to laugh at the past story I just told but cannot. I just clench my teeth like I just saw someone just get kicked in the Balls. I never want to relive another day like that as long as I live.

There nothing that comes along with this drug that is joyful, just sobriety.

Exp Year: 2010ExpID: 92786
Gender: Not Specified 
Age at time of experience: 36
Published: Feb 6, 2017Views: 3,766
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Naltrexone (338) : Medical Use (47), Difficult Experiences (5), Not Applicable (38)

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