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Unread 09-11-2016, 01:00 PM   #1
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Smile My Suboxone Story

I got on Suboxone after being addicted to Tramadol IR for 6 years. When I was in the military I had 2 hip surgeries and Tramadol was my wonder drug; it gave me energy and I felt great. After I had a seizure from taking way too much tramadol IR i knew I had to get off of it. My Psychiatrist put me on Suboxone. The first time I took it I could not believe how high I got, that did not last long, maybe 4 days. I began gaining weight rapidly, 75 pounds in 1.5 years. I have Bachelor's in Nutrition so I knew this was due to suboxone. However my doctors were not convinced. I have now been off Suboxone for 1 month after being on 16mg/day for the past 6 months and 12 mg/day prior to that an have lost 27 pounds already. I got a script for tramadol ER and this has helped me tremendously get through sub withdrawl. The ER version does not give me any euphoric effect whatsoever. Next week I begin the Tramadol IR taper. I still have had extreme diarrhea for the past 3 weeks as well as sleep issues. I cant sleep past sunrise but im not upset about that.
I attempted to taper off suboxone 2 years ago and failed drastically. I was drinking at 8am and smoking pot to cope with PAWS. This time I actually feel like I will do it. Its already been a month! My mind is more clear than it has ever been, my libido is back and the weight is literally falling off.
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