Suboxone withdrawal - what I've learned, still need help!
I am new to these boards but in the past few days have scoured them for adivce on dealing with suboxone withdrawal. Thank you for all who posted ideas, suggestions, etc. I learned a great deal and tried many of the non-Rx remedies to help with the problems. The worst for me has been the constant chills-cold sweats-hot sweats-chills again. It was almost 85 degrees here yesterday and I was bundled under blankets.
I've tried the immodium tablets, some vitamin supplements and found out the benedryl I was taking to sleep was making me worse! (I know there seems to be some division about this one; works for some, not for others) I also tried the one thing everyone seemed to suggest: hot baths. I guess those do help, but I have a word of caution to people who might not have eaten in awhile, have been losing liquid from diarrea, or who have low blood pressure: don't bathe in extremely hot water without someone around to help. I took a bath yesterday and when I stood up to get out, passed out from a drop in blood pressure. I woke up with a nasty bump, freezing cold with a bloody nose. Thankfully our stupid bathroom is carpeted (who DOES that??) so that must have helped.
Does anyone have any other tips? I would really appreciate it. Also, how long can I expect this? I took sub for two months, almost to the day, going down from 16 mg to 2 mg (a 1/4 tablet) and then going cold turkey, thinking that was a low dose to stop at. I have since learned it isn't, but I don't want to waste the last 5 days either by starting up again.
How do I get any energy back? I have kids, a husband, all that stuff. I want to feel like I did on the sub WITHOUT being on it. Is that even possible? WHen does the new "normal" start? Thanks again.