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i look at it as dopamine defeiciency
First of all, you need to ensure that you wait at least 72 hours before you start Subutex after your last dose of anything, since it seems you are very sensitive to it. You need to be in constant contact with your doctor... But I bet that you are taking it too soon. I'm on Suboxone and it has saved my life. You will not get a high (which I'm sure you are not getting with 20 mgs of meth) but it takes away ALL of my cravings. I'm taking 12 mgs per day.

Chef ---- SO weird for you to say that. Since I've been on Wellbutrin, (which works on Dopamine, I think) I barely want to take my Sub. It's so odd but of course i do because I know I need to but I have a feeling that when I get off of Sub, my cravings will be managable because of this Wellbutrin. My cigs taste bad and i'm no longer eating everything in site. It's odd but this stuff has worked for me. And what is weird is that if it's prescribed for quitting smoking... one might think that the same 'pleasure centers' are stimulated with cigs as with opiates...???
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First of all, you need to ensure that you wait at least 72 hours before you start Subutex after your last dose of anything, since it seems you are very sensitive to it. You need to be in constant contact with your doctor... But I bet that you are taking it too soon. I'm on Suboxone and it has saved my life. You will not get a high (which I'm sure you are not getting with 20 mgs of meth) but it takes away ALL of my cravings. I'm taking 12 mgs per day.

Chef ---- SO weird for you to say that. Since I've been on Wellbutrin, (which works on Dopamine, I think) I barely want to take my Sub. It's so odd but of course i do because I know I need to but I have a feeling that when I get off of Sub, my cravings will be managable because of this Wellbutrin. My cigs taste bad and i'm no longer eating everything in site. It's odd but this stuff has worked for me. And what is weird is that if it's prescribed for quitting smoking... one might think that the same 'pleasure centers' are stimulated with cigs as with opiates...???


Just a correction everyone is different don't go by a time limit of X-amount of hours. Banker's 72 hours may be your 24 get it. Just remember it is all on how long it takes your boby to go into withdrawl for example I was snorting 700mgs of oxycontin a day that is about 15-20 40mgs tabs I should have gone into withrawl in 18-24 hours said my doc, it took me 38hours untill I started to feel the effects. It is all up to how your body metabolizes the drug!