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    Old 04-24-2021, 05:32 PM   #1
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    Taking Suboxone to wean off of Oxycodone

    I don't see any current messages on the Addiction and Recovery board. Perhaps there is something wrong with my browser, but the most recent post is from 2019! It used to be a very active board. I'm trying to get feed back from folks who switched from oxycodone to suboxone to 1) get off the roller-coaster of oxy and I was on 900 mg. morphine-equivalent dose of oxycodone daily for more than 2 years. I stopped taking the oxycodone in July of 2020 and started taking 16 mg of Suboxone a day, then went down to 8 mg. per day and now I'm on 4 mg per day. I'd like to go down to the next lower dose (2 mg) but I'm afraid my chronic pain will get worse and that I'll feel the effects of withdrawal. Has anybody gotten off the Suboxone completely and continued their life without any kind of opioid pain medication? Thank you.

     
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    Old 02-15-2022, 08:08 PM   #2
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    Re: Taking Suboxone to wean off of Oxycodone

    Hi.

    It's both ironic and working according to design.

    First, there was unrelenting chronic pain. There were the meds. Ok, fine. Then there was the abuse of said drugs by both the pharmaceutical companies and the public, ok, again, it happens. Lastly there was the governmental crackdown on the sale of the very drugs that were really helping a lot of us. So much so that left the little guy scratching their heads looking at how this whole mess happened. Well, we're ALL to blame. The drug abuser, the pharma co., and last but not least- the government. Once the pendulum swung so far toward the inhibition of the pain meds there was the push for an alternative that would make everyone happy. By the grace of god, meds like Suboxone were introduced and were an immediate success. I have been around many who have battled drug addiction and have used it to avoid the horrible withdrawal effects (myself included).

    I was very fortunate that I eventually found the idea of Suboxone. I had been put on other drugs like Clonidine and Oxy, yes Oxy, to fight my addiction. However, once I felt "normal", I was able to get what I needed and have been leading a productive life.

    One thing I'd suggest is to find out why it is you're using in the first place. My came from coping with A LOT of unbelievable stress, and a broken back from a car accident. But I used to take a Percocet once in a blue moon knowing what to expect, and everything would be better in the morning. . Oh well, good luck to all.

     
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