Suboxone Dr.'s that care about your a...

Suboxone Dr.'s that care about your anxiety

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Pikeville, KY

#1 Feb 1, 2011
Please don't start judging me by posting negative remarks about my post because I am serious. I was wondering if there are any suboxone Dr.'s that will write xanax with your suboxone. My story is, I have severe anxiety and have for about 8 years now. I also had an opiate addiction that I got help for(suboxone) and have been prescribed xanax for a very long time now. But most dr.'s will not allow for you to take both. Just wanting to know if there are any Dr's that understand my situation and will not look at this as a problem. I have tried other things for the anxiety and nothing else seems to work and I have been clean for 3 years.
town cryer

Elkhorn City, KY

#2 Feb 1, 2011
try dr. clay hall in louisa, at three rivers medical center, they have a suboxene program there and they are very legit, none of these fly by night set up clinics, this doctor and his staff are very caring of their patients...but i doubt very much you will be prescribed xanax with suboxene, that is defeating the purpose of the drug, suboxene and xanax mixed has been compared to a herion induced high, this is why doctors wont prescribe both, the point of suboxene is to keep you from feeling that desire
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Pikeville, KY

#3 Feb 1, 2011
Suboxone is for opiate addiction, it does not help for benzo's. I have been taking suboxone for 3 years now and was on methadone for 7 years. i was being prescribed the xanax before I ever started opiate addiction therapy. I can't just up and quit the zanax or i will have severe seizures. I just wished i could find something to take the anxiety away that Dr's would not care for you taking along with the subs.Thanks for the info!
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Thelma, KY

#4 Feb 1, 2011
Answers wrote:
Suboxone is for opiate addiction, it does not help for benzo's. I have been taking suboxone for 3 years now and was on methadone for 7 years. i was being prescribed the xanax before I ever started opiate addiction therapy. I can't just up and quit the zanax or i will have severe seizures. I just wished i could find something to take the anxiety away that Dr's would not care for you taking along with the subs.Thanks for the info!
Have you discussed this with your physician? If you haven't stopped taking it where are you getting it? You are correct that you need to taper off the xanax slowly. That is another addiction issue in itself.
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Pikeville, KY

#5 Feb 1, 2011
I have actually been going to a Dr. The Dr. is out of town and just calls them in for me. But last month he told me that he couldn't do this anymore that I needed to find a new Dr.
nope

Elkhorn City, KY

#6 Feb 1, 2011
Why have you been on suboxone so long? I take it too. My Dr is taking me off of it now. Just wondering why you've been taking it for so long.
good luck

Thelma, KY

#7 Feb 1, 2011
nope wrote:
Why have you been on suboxone so long? I take it too. My Dr is taking me off of it now. Just wondering why you've been taking it for so long.
Some doctors understand the need to individualize this treatment for their patients. Not everyone needs the same amount and not everyone needs to stay on it the same amount of time.

Personally I see nothing wrong with someone staying on it on a low dose as long as they need. If someone takes this medication properly they there is no high to it, they are able to work or go to school and once again be contributing members to society. To me it is no different than taking medication to treat anything else. As you well know there are a lot of pyschological issues along with physical issues for those with addiction.

Good luck with your treatment. Thank God you made the decision to get some help, change your life and have some hope for your future.
nope

Elkhorn City, KY

#8 Feb 1, 2011
I understand the need to indivualize it to each person also. I was not judging this person. Just a simple question.
good luck

Thelma, KY

#9 Feb 1, 2011
nope wrote:
I understand the need to indivualize it to each person also. I was not judging this person. Just a simple question.
Sorry, I didn't mean to sound as if I was chastizing you. I just get so tired of people that post on here who know nothing about the medication or the treatment program. I guess really I was just trying to be proactive in answering the inevitable response that will soon come, by those who say it is the same as what people were previously doing, and if people had willpower they could just quit. You know, the typical stereotyped comments that are frequently made.

The good luck was meant for you too.
Anonymous

High Springs, FL

#10 Feb 1, 2011
All of you who have posted sound genuinely concerned about getting better. We have a pregnant relative with serious narcotics problems (past convictions and jail) and she is taking subox with a number of other drugs. We don't want to narc her out but are very worried about her medical condition, because she is getting scrips filled in 4 different states (TN, VA, KY, and WVA) so we're pretty sure it's obvious she is abusing. Does anyone know a doctor who treats pregnant addicted women with a safe combination IN HOUSE so we could try to get her hospitalized? She's in her 7th month. Thanks for any help you can give.
town cryer

Elkhorn City, KY

#12 Feb 1, 2011
Answers wrote:
Suboxone is for opiate addiction, it does not help for benzo's. I have been taking suboxone for 3 years now and was on methadone for 7 years. i was being prescribed the xanax before I ever started opiate addiction therapy. I can't just up and quit the zanax or i will have severe seizures. I just wished i could find something to take the anxiety away that Dr's would not care for you taking along with the subs.Thanks for the info!
most likely the answer for you would be to have a good doctor admit you into a drug rehab/detox program and slowly detox you off the xanax, and that way you could be monitored for seizures under a doctors supervision, that or the suboxene, one or the other would have to go
nope

Elkhorn City, KY

#13 Feb 1, 2011
FourthEstate wrote:
All of you who have posted sound genuinely concerned about getting better. We have a pregnant relative with serious narcotics problems (past convictions and jail) and she is taking subox with a number of other drugs. We don't want to narc her out but are very worried about her medical condition, because she is getting scrips filled in 4 different states (TN, VA, KY, and WVA) so we're pretty sure it's obvious she is abusing. Does anyone know a doctor who treats pregnant addicted women with a safe combination IN HOUSE so we could try to get her hospitalized? She's in her 7th month. Thanks for any help you can give.
I have a feeling that you family member is in for a rude awakening. If your family member is taking suboxone while pregnant, that in itself is harmful to the unborn baby. However, you can't help her if she doesn't want the help. Suboxone is not a cure for addiction all by itself. I know several people who have taken it unsuccesfully. You gotta seriously want to be clean. If you have the want to combined with the right medication, it will work. Pregnant women take subutex. It is basically the same thing as suboxone, but without the blocker in it. The blocker is what will not allow you to get high if you take another narcotic. You can hospitalize her at any time you want to. It will only work if SHE wants it to.
who

Pikeville, KY

#14 Feb 1, 2011
answers wrote:
I have actually been going to a Dr. The Dr. is out of town and just calls them in for me. But last month he told me that he couldn't do this anymore that I needed to find a new Dr.
who is your dr? have you told him about the anxiety issues?
hey

Elkhorn City, KY

#15 Feb 2, 2011
It is dangerous to mix those two medicines.
Agree

United States

#16 Feb 2, 2011
It can be very dangerous to mix this class of drugs with suboxone. Can cause severe respiratory depression to the point of killing you. Need to get off the Xanax first. The doctors should be able to help with this. Good luck.
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Pikeville, KY

#17 Feb 2, 2011
Thanks for all your suggestions. fourth Estate...i don't know what to tell you about your family member because ONLY she will get help. No one can force her, when she is ready she will do the right thing.@Town Cryer....i would love to be able to go to a detox but I have 2 kids at home to take care of.@Nope, I was taking subutex while pregnant with my last child and he had no complications, no withdrawals at all! I have a few friends that have successfully had babies on subutex with no withdrawals. However, I am not stating that it is not likely because it is. I think it depends on the person. I wish her the very best and suboxone is a wonderful stability drug, maybe she is not on the correct dose. It is 93% mental as well.
try

Winchester, KY

#18 Feb 2, 2011
Answers wrote:
Thanks for all your suggestions. fourth Estate...i don't know what to tell you about your family member because ONLY she will get help. No one can force her, when she is ready she will do the right thing.@Town Cryer....i would love to be able to go to a detox but I have 2 kids at home to take care of.@Nope, I was taking subutex while pregnant with my last child and he had no complications, no withdrawals at all! I have a few friends that have successfully had babies on subutex with no withdrawals. However, I am not stating that it is not likely because it is. I think it depends on the person. I wish her the very best and suboxone is a wonderful stability drug, maybe she is not on the correct dose. It is 93% mental as well.
glad u r off the pain, but to be honest Xanex is the most addictive (easiest) and dangerous medicine..there r other meds that u can take for ur anxiety..call mountain comp, cause in addition to the meds u also need to speak to a counselor about ur anxiety..u will need to be tappered off and then switched but its gonna be hard to find a dr. here...i work with psychiatrist and they hate Xanax bcause its dangerous to come off..
Kelly Anne

Bolivar, MO

#19 Feb 3, 2011
Getting help for a drug problem or anxiety is nothing to be ashamed of.
understand

Kimper, KY

#20 Feb 27, 2011
Answers Ii have been where you are and still am I was in methadone treatment for years then I just got fed up then boy was I in pure hell a friend gave me 1/2 of a suboxen and I was brand new however I as suffering from anxiety so bad I had to go back on xanax I still went to the dr and broe over and took suboxen i do understnd I uy my suboxen on te str limit myself to 1/2 a day sometimes i take a whole but not alot however I found a dr in kingssport who was very understanding but at first he wanted me to tae klonapin 2 5 mg a day and 3 box's a day however i was taking more suboxone so i chose not to go back i am on 4 2mg xanax a day and well lets just say there is alot of reasons why so i still am a addict and buy the box off of thestr but cal self refine in kingsport and see id dr dickerson is still there they were awesome Va will write xanax and suboxone i now for a fact good luck
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Kimper, KY

#21 Feb 27, 2011
sorry but half these keys work hope u unerstand

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