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JRT66 04-02-2010 06:45 PM

Welcome JRT66 - moved from another thread - swelling question
 
I’ve been on suboxone for a little over a yr with great success. I’m currently on 8 to 12mg a day and recently I’ve had the bottom of my feet swell mainly just the right one around the arch and is worst when I have shoe’s on and is slightly painful. (I’ve had a tremendous amount of stress lately) Has anyone had this as a side effect?

HumboldtGrown 04-03-2010 02:50 AM

I would go to the doctor. You may have a continuous injury that you don't notice has happened or is continually happening. I notice on sub that I will hurt myself then not feel it till later.

Anyone know where you can get Europe's dose? That would be great for us who want to get off it! I'm taking .5mg, but literally .25mg will be a tiny crumb! at least it doesn't taste as bad (i remember those huge pills!) taking it them was torture.

NancyB 04-03-2010 07:34 AM

Hi JRT66, welcome. First thing you need to do is to make your dose consistent. Going up and down on your dose like that can cause problems because of the fluctuating levels of medication in your system, especially because of the long halflife of Suboxone. You want to be at the lowest dose that stops your cravings and withdrawals. In my opinion, try staying consistent at 8mg a day and see if that works for you. If you get WDs or cravings then you can think about increasing to either 10 or 12mg.

For the swelling, if you've been taking Suboxone for over a year and the swelling is recent, then definitely see a doctor to be on the safe side. It would be odd to have it related to the Suboxone after so much time without problem.

Let us know how you're doing.

Nancy

NancyB 04-03-2010 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by HumboldtGrown (Post 368363)
Anyone know where you can get Europe's dose? That would be great for us who want to get off it! I'm taking .5mg, but literally .25mg will be a tiny crumb! at least it doesn't taste as bad (i remember those huge pills!) taking it them was torture.

Hi HumboldtGrown, unfortunately, those doses are not available here in the states. Maybe some day...

Nancy


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