My captive research ape just finished detoxing from suboxone
. Let me extrapolate the data I collected in my experiments.
BTW my job is creating educational curriculum on the subject of nearly every recreational drug
available so while Im not providing you with a service here my information is accurate.
My captive research ape broke his back while training for a bodybuilding competition 2 years ago, he spent about 7 months taking everything from oxy to illicit diacetylmorphine
. After nearly losing his career to his tendency for nodding off all day, my ape began taking suboxone, 16mg a day(maximum dosage). Surprisingly, my research ape reported daily withdrawal
symptoms even know the dose was constant. Suboxone is no miracle withdrawal fix, it is simply replacing one opiate
for another with less physical experience associated.
Suboxone withdrawal is less intense than other opiates
but it is a much, much lengthier process. My captive research ape felt withdrawal symptoms for an entire month even know the dose was tapered off gradually before full cessation. My ape had a rapid taper which may account for the nasty detox but I know from others with similar circumstances who tapered proper that no matter what you do suboxone withdrawals will go on longer than non-synthetic opiate detox. They will be less severe, to the point that my ape was actually able to sleep at night without taking any assistance meds.
I strongly recommend you raise your concerns with your physician if you have one, ask for clonidine
by name. Clonidine is a heavily hypnotic/sedative medication traditionally used to treat stubborn and acute high blood pressure
; it is a gem during detox. Your doc
may not take your physical comfort into consideration so you may have to be indignent about recieving medication to aid in the process.
DETOX IMMEDIATELY if you feel you are ready. The longer you take subs, the more dependent your body will be on them. Sub has the longest half-life
of any common opioid
, you do not want to ingrain your body with it if its not necessary for your well-being to take it. I'm glad my captive research ape was able to use suboxone long enough to put his life back together but I don't think he would do it again.