1. Dear Drugs-Forum readers: We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. We serve over 4 million readers per month, and have costs like all popular websites: servers, hosting, licenses and software. To protect our independence we do not run ads. We take no government funds. We run on donations which average $25. If everyone reading this would donate $5 then this fund raiser would be done in an hour. If Drugs-Forum is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online another year by donating whatever you can today. Donations are currently not sufficient to pay our bills and keep the site up. Your help is most welcome. Thank you.
    PLEASE HELP
    Dismiss Notice

How long will suboxone block opiates? And when will withdrawals start after stopping?

Discussion in 'General Addiction discussion' started by Cynder, May 25, 2012.

  1. Cynder

    Cynder Silver Member

    Reputation Points:
    20
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2012
    Messages:
    59
    I have been taking 12mg per day suboxone for 11 days, last dose was 7am this morning. When will I be able to feel the effects of other opiates? Also, when would I start experiencing withdrawals from suboxone?
     
  2. TheBigBadWolf

    TheBigBadWolf Cold Member

    Age:
    51
    Reputation Points:
    9,287
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,553
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Germany (yes, so many)
    answer to both:
    abour three days. the moment you feel w/ds is when other opies can kick in again.

    TBBW
     
  3. ex-junkie

    ex-junkie

    Reputation Points:
    4,396
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2009
    Messages:
    3,165
    Re: How long will suboxone block opiates? And when will withdrawals start after stopp

    I'm not entirely sure that a suboxone withdrawal will occur after 11 days of use, because the levels will teeter down slowly and in effect provide you with an unintentional detox. Physicians warn that use beyond 7-10 days will result in addiction/withdrawals, so 11 days is kind of not too far out of that period. In fact, you've now become our guinea pig as such. Please come back and let us know when/if you start withdrawing.

    According to what I've read over the years the withdrawals for suboxone are slower to occur and take longer to cease, but 2-3 days is a pretty good benchmark for expected onset. Some suboxone clients are able to dose every second day and successfully maintain that. Out of curiosity, did you take suboxone to get clean or just to hold you over for a bit? The answer to this question is of significance and will definitely affect how I respond further. :)
     
  4. Cynder

    Cynder Silver Member

    Reputation Points:
    20
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2012
    Messages:
    59
    Re: How long will suboxone block opiates? And when will withdrawals start after stopp

    Update: my last dose of suboxone was yesterday morning at 7am, it was 12mg, which is how much I've been taking daily for the last 11 days. It is now 6pm the following day, about 35 hours since my last dose of suboxone. I was able to do a small amount of H and definitely felt it A LOT. Im even itchy, and all the usual stuff, but it's as if my tolerance went down in the last 2 weeks on suboxone. It's different for everyone, I happen to have a fast metabolism so that helped remove the subs from my system in only 35 house (1.5 days)! The real reason I had to stop subs is because I'm having a medical procedure done where I NEED morphine and pain meds, but I wanted to experiment as well ;)
     
Tags: