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Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-26-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By bolter
Re: confused about dose

Thanks for advice Reachout. One reason for the quick taper is that insurance I have runs out Oct.1."Cobra". I need a knee replacement and this insurance will cover it. I don,t want to have an...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-25-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By bolter
Re: confused about dose

Finally got call back from sub. dr. Said he made a mistake. He told me to use these up which would be 6 a day of the 2mg. He will call pharmacy when there gone and prescribe an 8mg subutex pill. I,m...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-23-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By bolter
confused about dose

Had pain pill problem couple years ago and went to sub. dr. He started me on one and a half strips per day. They read 8mg-2mg on package. He weaned me off them in 3 months. Got back into same problem...
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 10-03-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,159
Posted By bolter
Re: my boyfriend is an alcoholic

Hi, I was young and married and drinking all the time like your bf. My wife put up with it for a couple yrs. and threatened to leave many times and eventually did. Through the yrs. I,ve had several...
Board: Pain Management 09-11-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,110
Posted By bolter
Re: insurance hassle with pain meds.

I do understand 100% what your saying but I have personal reasons why I can,t take the time for surgery at this time which the PM dr. checked out completely. I need to use my leg for work and I can,t...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 09-08-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By bolter
Re: need resources to pay for suboxtone

Hi and welcome to board, You can look up the suboxone assistance program online and I,ve read that Aetna will pay for suboxone but will not cover if you tell them your on it when you sign up. Good...
Board: Pain Management 09-08-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By bolter
Re: Concerns about upcoming PM appt

Hi, The Dr. I was seeing for my knee and giving me Supartz injections in it also prescribed me Lortab. He wrote a script for a weeks supply for about 3 weeks in a row. My knee is pretty well shot and...
Board: Pain Management 09-06-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,110
Posted By bolter
Re: insurance hassle with pain meds.

Update: Called BCBS mon. and was fortunate enough to to get a girl on the line that actually seemed to care. What i mean is i didn,t get the usual "please hold, then sorry where still denying it" She...
Board: Pain Management 09-01-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,110
Posted By bolter
Re: insurance hassle with pain meds.

Hi Whoopee, Thanks for reply. Sorry to hear you had to go thru that. I wish the people that worked at insurance companies were a little more understanding instead of so "by the book" Would you happen...
Board: Pain Management 09-01-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,110
Posted By bolter
insurance hassle with pain meds.

I need a knee replacement and its gotten to the point where I,m in constant pain. I walk all day at work, 10 sometimes 12 hrs a day 6 days a week lately. I can,t have surgery done until next Feb. Got...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 09-01-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By bolter
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-29-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By bolter
Re: On suboxone 5 months wanna taper any advice?

Sorry, now I,m confused. What I meant was the first 2 weeks rotate 8mgs and 4mgs. NOT 8 and 6. Sorry about the mistake. Every thing else I wrote was right. After the 2 weeks start at 4mg and drop a...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-29-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By bolter
Re: On suboxone 5 months wanna taper any advice?

For 2 weeks rotate 6 and 8mgs. Day 1 take 8mgs. Day 2 take 6mgs. Day 3 take 8mgs. Day4 take 6mgs. Keep rotating your dose like this for 2 weeks. What your doing is making your body adjust to 6mgs....
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-29-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By bolter
Re: On suboxone 5 months wanna taper any advice?

When I got down to 8mg my sub dr. had me take 8mg day 1 then 4mg. second day then 8mg. third day and back and forth like this for 2 weeks. This gives you an average of 6mg. After 2 weeks I went down...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-24-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 950
Posted By bolter
Re: I feel like im not me anymore

Hi, I,d go talk with a doctor if I were you and please be honest. Tell doc what you wrote here. Also its not uncommon to go thru some weird emotions when you get straight. Hang in there.
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-20-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,677
Posted By bolter
Re: Taking opiates while on suboxone

Hi 678910, I read your reply to Unbalanced yesterday and replied myself. I got a phone call and didn,t get back online but i noticed you wrote that your planning to jump at 1mg. Thats what I did. I...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-19-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,677
Posted By bolter
Re: Taking opiates while on suboxone

I was wondering if your being prescribed the subs? When I decided to try subs. for oxy abuse the sub dr. told me to wait until I was in full withdrawall before I took the subs. He suggested I wait...
Board: Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 08-13-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By bolter
Re: Involuntary Hospital Admission

I agree with Phoenix allthough with all the confidentualality "spelling?" stuff I,m not sure how that will go. You got to tell someone and thats as good a place as any to start. The child and your...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-11-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By bolter
Re: ?damage from pain pills 2 mo post no pain pills?

If you were not abusing them or you don,t have a history of drug abuse I,d talk to your Dr. about prescribing something for pain. Now if you have a history of abuse thats a different story. Either...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-10-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By bolter
Re: Oxy Contin

Sounds like you got it about licked, way to go!!!
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-08-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 832
Posted By bolter
torn ligament in knee

I have a friend who is 82yrs. old and lives up in Providence RI. He lives alone with no living relatives. We keep in touch. He was having knee pain and went to hospital. They took xrays and said he...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-08-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By bolter
Re: oxy contin

Congrats on your cold turkey off oxy. I couldn,t do it that way myself. Not enough willpower I guess. I went the suboxone route myself and am glad to say I,m off everything now. Anyways, one reason...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-05-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By bolter
Re: sub for 3 years now

Hi, My sub dr. started me on 12mg. When I got down to 8mg he had me take 8mg the first day then 4mg. the second day then back to 8mg the third day then back to 4mg. I did this rotation for 2 weeks....
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-28-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,936
Posted By bolter
Re: New here

Very normal, your going to go thru a whole range of emotions, just part of the wd dance. I used to feel like I wanted to just roll up in a ball and die when going thru oxy wds. I,m glad your...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-28-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,936
Posted By bolter
Re: New here

Hi and welcome, The tapering is admirable and a good idea. Its when you get way down on your taper its gonna get real tough especially where you have easy access to the oxys. I would suggest you get...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-27-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,346
Posted By bolter
Re: Help with Withdrawal

Short walks several times a day should get endophins going. Should give you some energy. Stay hydrated!
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-26-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,252
Posted By bolter
Re: Going Cold Turkey again!

Welcome, I gotta agree with Phoenix about the NA meetings. Even if you just go and listen. You don,t have to agree with everything. Take what you need and leave the rest. I,ll bet ya someone will...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-25-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 948
Posted By bolter
Re: In just one night painlessly opiate free?

Welcome Paxston, Never heard of this treatment before. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. Bolter
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-25-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,251
Posted By bolter
Re: I'm very scared of Lortab withdrawal

Hi Started2006, If your dr. is your regular pcp dr. I,d tell him your having a problem with the meds. I don,t know about pain clinic policies. You might want to consider Suboxone which works and if...
Board: Pain Management 07-21-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By bolter
Tramadol

Hey people, I,ve got a question. My gf has been prescribed Tramadol HCL 50mg. and when she takes them she acts like shes done a line of coke. Shes full of energy, chatty and she tells me she feels...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-21-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,251
Posted By bolter
Re: I'm very scared of Lortab withdrawal

Hi started2006, Welcome to board, Having tried unsuccefully to wd off tabs in the past and oxy also I know what your going thru and feel for you. Your in for a rough ride. You feel embarrased telling...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-17-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By bolter
Re: help

Hi and welcome to the board. Not going thru wd right now but have many times in the past. I,ve been clean since first of June. I did the suboxone thing this time and it worked for me. I,m not...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-09-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,318
Posted By bolter
Re: 6 months of being a free man

Congrats!!!! Keep up the good work!!!
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-05-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,615
Posted By bolter
Re: Lortab Addiction

Hi Saharadark, I gotta agree with everything that Reachout said. I know the lack of energy really stinks, nothing seems too exciting at first when your getting straight. The natural good feelings...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-04-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,615
Posted By bolter
Re: Lortab Addiction

Hi Saharadark, If you been clean for 12 days you should start feeling a little better as each day passes. I used to have long wds coming off the tabs myself. For me it seemed to go on for a couple of...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-04-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,615
Posted By bolter
Re: Lortab Addiction

Hi, Welcome to the board. This is hard to answer not knowing how much you were taking and for how long. Hang in there and lets hear back from you.
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-30-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,058
Posted By bolter
Re: New to Suboxone/have question

Hi Day by Day, When I was on subs I asked my dr. if it would show up on drug tests. He said they would have to be testing for suboxone and that most places use a 5panel test for the general abused...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-28-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,035
Posted By bolter
Re: Someday... :(

Hi Wendy, In my opinion you gotta come clean with your dr. If you want your life back under control thats the only way. Putting your meds away until as you say "you really need them" just doesn,t...
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 06-26-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By bolter
Re: My addict BF

Hi BnB38, There are a lot of people in the same boat as you and you,ll find a lot of them at Alanon. Theres not much I can say that Kelly didn,t say in her reply above. He,s gotta admit he has a...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-25-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,435
Posted By bolter
Re: Suboxone side effects??

Hi Triposchris, I gotta agree with Kelly. I see nothing wrong with staying on subs if there keeping you from getting back on the other stuff. When and if you reach a point in your life where you...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-24-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,338
Posted By bolter
Re: Failed the home detox miserably...

Hi JB, Noticed you haven,t been written back in past couple days. Hope what I wrote in last post didn,t turn you off. I try to say whats on my mind, sometimes it just comes out kind of mean sounding....
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-23-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,338
Posted By bolter
Re: Failed the home detox miserably...

Hi JB, I can,t believe your drs. plan for you is to keep chipping away at your intake of vics and alcohol. When I used to dr. shop if anyone of them said that to me I would immediatly say "good plan...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-22-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,346
Posted By bolter
Re: new here from tn and love lortabs

Hey TN, You should be able to set yourself up a taper schedule and ease down slowly. It shouldn,t be too bad if you taper slowly. I tapered off the subs but never had much luck with the pain pills....
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-21-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,338
Posted By bolter
Re: Failed the home detox miserably...

Hi JB, I said I was taking an average of 13-15 of the roxi30 a day. Thats all I could afford. It doesn,t matter how much pills your taking or how much your drinking because when your sick your sick....
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-20-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,346
Posted By bolter
Re: new here from tn and love lortabs

Hi Tn, Welcome. Sorry to hear you been feeling so lousy. I was wondering how many tabs have you been taking daily? There are other options for pain relief but I,m no expert on that. Other people on...
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 06-19-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,410
Posted By bolter
Re: New to the boards & need support..husband's an addict.

Hi Jennie and welcome, Having been drug free for less then 2 weeks unless I counted the 3 months prior to that which I was on a medication called Suboxone and I won,t get into that right now I,m...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-17-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By bolter
Re: Trying to come of methadone after 8 yrs. Help!

Hi Volleyball, I do understand quite a bit about the feelings you,ve been having. Of course not being in your shoes I couldnt understand all your feelings. I get feelings of uncertainty, lonelyness,...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-17-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,526
Posted By bolter
Re: Changing old behaviors

Hi kelly, I said what I had to say the other day about what you asked. I,ve been rereading and also I,m in some very strange mood today so I mean this kind of jokenly... at least your not makings...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-17-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,526
Posted By bolter
Re: Changing old behaviors

Hi Kelly, Just wanted to say I was thinking of you today. I hope all is well.
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-17-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 870
Posted By bolter
Day 10 sub free

Hello people, Just wanted to say this is day 10 if Im counting right and I feel pretty damn good. Sleep is getting back to normal, Im not ****** off all the time. At least agitated acting and with...
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