I had to give up taking Ambien because of these late night escapades. I raided the 'fridge, I took apart furniture, I went to work at 3 o'clock in the morning, who knows what else. It just got too dangerous. I was prescribed it when it first out, and my physician thought I was crazy when I told him about the problem. About six months later (after I had stopped it) he called to tell me that he had other patients also having the same problems and that the FDA had put out a warning about the symptoms. Go figure.
I agree w/ you 100% cgm, these type of medications are extremely dangerous. It is frustrating too when doctors do not take our words to heart. I was prescribed Lyrica 75mg x2 a day. When I told doctor I couldnt take during day as I felt way too disoriented he said take both at night. This caused freaky episodes. I woke up to find a half a can of kidney beans(plain+uncooked) in the refridgerator w/ a fork in it. I dont even like kidney beans that much.Why would one make up something like this?
Medic-sometimes these episodes are funny like the stories of your wife's actions. Other times they can be downright dangerous/deadly if appliances such as a stove, oven or toaster oven are left on. House fires are a serious matter.
kyle, reading your original post was like looking in a mirror. i originally started my opiod addiction from surguries and also married to a doctor made it easy to continue. those pills made my life easier i thought until of course rock bottom. i started the methadone treatment which caused terrible depression falling asleep etc... i was then detoxed under anesthesia and put on suboxone to go home with until i weined off them. well that never happened. all the years of opiod pill use, the doctor said i will probably always be on suboxone. i take 4mgs in am and 4mgs pm. i am also on klonopin for anxiety. my husband read an article about the cost difference tonight between suboxone and generic subutex. i am wondering if you get the same affect. i also do not want any w/d problem. can anyone give me an update on the difference. thanks
Suboxone and Subutex both contain the partial opioid agonist, buprenorphine. They are both brand name medications. However, there is a generic buprenorphine. Suboxone is a combination drug, buprenorphine and naloxone, to prevent its use in illicit ways.
Speak with your physician about the switch. It seems that most physicians will switch patients after several months without any problems on Suboxone. It seems to be a trust issue.
As to getting off the buprenorphine, the only way to know is to try. Ask you physician about doing a slow taper. If you get off of them, great, you won't have to see a physician to get that med anymore (you may still need to see a counselor, depends upon the person). If for whatever reson, the taper doesn't work, you can go back to your usual regimen. But, with a slow taper you shouldn't have any problems with withdrawl, so give it a try! Good luck.
I get the generic Subutex, have since the end of 2009. Then Roxanne were the only company to make them but I've been gettin the Barr ones from my pharmacy, 3 bucks a pill, when I was paying 7 per film, so big savings and work just the same, except it's #%^*! gross tasting as opposed to the film you taste for about a minute and it's gone! Good luck my friends!
I have a long history of taking Meds I must warn anyone taking the combo of subutex and xanax it threw me into a state of Fug or a black out for three days. This reaction came from nowwhere totally unexpected . It scared me so bad I stop taking the meds and went to rehab. I had been taking both Meds as prescribed for 2 years good luck
thanks for this post, my doctor visits are 125/month plus the suboxone which my insurance considers a "tier 3" prescription and will not cover nearly as much as they should. I have to pay 86.00 for 15 sublingal strips. I am only taking a half/day because that is what gets me by and what we can afford, I started with 2 strips daily, making that 60 strips per month, almost 300.00! I am going to talk to my doctor about subutex next time