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Unread 02-17-2016, 09:20 AM   #1
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Angry Going Through Changes Someone Help!

Before I start I've been on Suboxone Stips for a year.So my insurance changed I was on the strips now I'm on the pills. Ever since I switched to the pills my cravings are coming back to do opiates and it's making my upper stomach feel sick. The spot right in between my belly button and chest. I'm on 8mg three times a day. If anyone has any advice please reply. Also having a lot of anger in my moods out of now where. My suboxone appointment is 6 weeks away and the nurse who answers the phone is a BI***. She treats every patient like they are no good.
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Unread 02-17-2016, 10:27 AM   #2
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Hi whatsnextjohnnyink, welcome. I hope you don't mind, but I do have a few questions.

Were you taking 8mg strips three times a day also?

Can you check your pupils in regular light to see what size they are? Also, do a withdrawals check list on page 2 of this link:

Are you taking Zubsolv or a generic pill?

Sorry for all the questions. Just trying to get a better idea of what's going on.

It could be when switching to the pills that you're not getting the same absorption as you were from the strips. You could try these tips which work for a lot of people.

• Tips for taking Suboxone Pills.
-No caffeine or nicotine for at least 30 minutes before taking your Suboxone – both may constrict the blood vessels that the medication is absorbed through.
-Right before taking it, rinse your mouth out with as warm water as possible – this may dilate the blood vessels for better absorption.

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Unread 02-24-2016, 12:12 AM   #3
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Unread 05-11-2016, 06:32 AM   #4
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The pills do not have the same absorption rate as the strips. If your on the same dose as you were with the strips this is most likely the problem. Your dose may need to be raised. My Dr switch me from the strips to subutex when I lost my insurance because the cost was so much less. I'm on indefinite maintenance and the subutex has never been as effective as the strips but my Dr won't raise my dose her policy is that once you drop you can't go back up. So I've never brought it up to her, it would just be pointless. She's the only doc around I can afford though so I keep going. Maybe you doc will be more openminded
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