Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:37 am
Dear Anxious SN,
You sound awfully nervous and upset…not to pry, but what med. were you addicted to and for how long? If you feel you are an addict you may need to just stay on the sub a while longer….what is the rush to get off?? You have had to up your sub everytime you have had a crisis with pain issues lately…what will you do without anything? Do you really think you can get your life back to normal without anything at this time in your life>>I sure don’t know…and it is surely your business for wanting to taper..just thought I would throw this out there for you to think about…anyway whatever you decide to do I wish you the best of luck.
I had knee surgery last may and was on percocet and loratab for 3 months. Never abused my dose, took it less than prescribed. Got down to 2 5mg loratab and couldn’t stop w/o withdrawals. Instead of tapering me off this low dose (later recommended by the company RB), my doc put me on 16mg of suboxone; extremely too high especially for someone only dependent, not addicted, on 2 tabs of 5mg loratab per day. I’ve had alot of side effects on sub until I got to 1 or 2 mg sub b/c my dose was too high. I cannot believe I’ve been on sub for almost 1 year over this and my doc keeps raising my dose over evextry little pain. He said he would be fine if I always stayed on it. I want off b/c it makes me feel horrible and has ruined my relationships. I was not addicted to the opiotes. My doc has only 3 yrs experiece with addiction treatment. Was going to switch docs but almost off it so I didn’t. Still may have to. My doc believes in using sub for pain relief and does not understand why I want to get off. My body reacts to medicines differently since being on subs, cannot tolerate others I used to be able to take. Started on 2mg yesterday , against doc orders b/c all I do is sleep. He told me to inc to 3mg 3 weeks ago for a tooth extraction. I think that’s over kill. Sorry for the long note. As you can tell I am extremely frustrated.