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Well you are in luck, I have all the information that you need. I have been on Suboxone for 10 days now and I feel wonderful! yOU DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH WITHDRAWL, I SWEAR! This is what I did, and this what you should do. First go to [url="http://www.buprenorphine.samhsa.gov"]www.buprenorphine.samhsa.gov[/url] and click on physician locator. It will ask you what state you live in and what city you live in. Then it will give you a list of all the doctors in your area that are licensed to prescribe Suboxone. I think all these doctors are addictionologists because the doctor I went too was one. Then you go to the website, [url="http://www.suboxone.com"]www.suboxone.com[/url] and print out all the information there including the 877 number it lists. You give this information to your doctor, because although he has probably heard about Suboxone he probably has not prescribed it to anybody yet because it just go approved by the govenement in October of 2002. Tell him to prescribe Suboxone not Subutex, Subutex is not being manufactured yet! The only difference is the Suboxone has Naloxone in it and it helps with cravings and you won't be able to "cheat" because you won't be able to feel the Euphoria. You will have problems finding a pharmacy that has it. I don't think you will find any that actually carry it, they will have to order it, I have found the smaller, "mom and pop" type pharmacys are more likely to order it for you. ON the Suboxone website there is an 877 your pharmacy can call and they will give them the information on where they can order it. I did all of this and I don't think I have ever been as happy in my life! It has been 10 days clean for me and I haven't gone for than 8 hours without a vicoden for 4 years! Oh yeah, the prescription is pretty expensive 30, 2mg pills cost $106, and I don't know if your insurance will cover it, because I don't have insurance and I have to pay for it myself, but it is a hell of a lot cheaper than the pills! I have had very few side effects! The first day I started taking it, I felt a little bad, but just a little sweating and chills, and just a few! I wallpapered my whole kitchen and dining room the weekend I started the pills! I have really bad constipation, but stool softener helps with that! Oh yeah and for some reason it has 'aggrevated' my carpel tunnel syndrome. I don't know why, but when I was on Methadone it did the same thing, however not nearly as bad as the methadone. This drug doesn't make you 'high' like methadone can. I can't tell you what it is like to come off of it because I have only been on it 10 days but I am starting to wean myself off and yesterday I only took 3 2mg instead of 4. You do have to wean yourself down, but according to the information with the pills it isn't like Methadone where you are sick for months or even sick at all. I went through methadone withdrawal and that's what got me hooked on the pills in the first place! REally, I can't say enough nice things about this Suboxone. I think eventually it will put the methadone clinics out of business. I am not depressed, I don't have mood swings like I used too, I have HOPE for the first time in 4 years! I have been taking 5 HTP for depresseion and B12 for energy, not that most people would probably need it but I have problems with depression anyway and when I was abusing the Vicoden that prescribed anti-depressants didn't even help! I am telling you Suboxone will change your life, it has changed mine! If you need anymore information, please let me know!
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