do not become dependent on taking stimulant laxatives. I thought id throw that out there for anyone reading. My stomache is still fucked up because of the number of times i took them. A few is ok, but taking them on any kind of regular basis will leave your bowels unable to work as they once did. Constant diarhea (sp?) and uneasy pain especially once your off opiates
, which will hopefully happen soon.
And your doctor is not always the final word on everything. Or at least it doesnt have to be. You can at least try halving your dose, 8mg should be sufficient unless you are coming from a super heavy habit. Without knowing exactly what your taking i cant know for sure, but ive had a doctor who started out on 24 mg "no matter what" even though i was coming from 40 - 80 mg oxycodone
daily. He was an overly smug dumb piece of shit who knew absolutely nothing about addiction
. Kicked me out for being argumentative when i questioned if i could come in monthly rather than daily because i couldnt afford it. Apologies for the rude outburst.
He said its best to start high - i said i was fine on 8 mg, he gave me another 8 and i felt seasick. Nauseas, ready to pass out. This is not something to get used to. Its a heavy opiate
, and whatever amount you can get by on feeling ok is the amount you should stick with.
That amount may start at 8mg but work its way quickly down to 4mg or 2mg fairly quickly. If you cant handle it, go back up. With suboxone
, less is more. I always say this but it really needs to be said and followed more often.