Blame Suboxone!

First Posted 3/24/2014 I recently came across the blog of a person who has dedicated his life to trashing buprenorphine treatment.  I won’t provide the name or link, as I don’t want to waste my own ‘page rank’ on supporting his misplaced anger.  But I suspect many readers of my Read more…

Suboxone Side Effects

I’ve received questions over the years from people claiming a range of symptoms from Suboxone or buprenorphine, from back or muscle pain to fatigue, depression, or irritability. I didn’t invent Suboxone, so I don’t take it personally when people blame commonly-occurring symptoms on the drug. But I get bored by Read more…

Suboxone Makes Me Fat and Boring and Stupid

Originally posted 3/6/2013 A late post tonight, since my new exercise program has pushed my blogging back by an hour or so each night.  My suspicions about exercise were correct, by the way; it is much easier to suggest exercise to other people than it is to actually exercise.  I’ve Read more…

Suboxone Side Effects Pt. 2

Originally posted 1/2/2013 We can now leave naloxone out of the discussion, and focus on the side effects of Suboxone that are caused by buprenorphine. Side effects are symptoms caused by a given medication that are not part of the therapeutic benefit of that medication.  Whether a symptom is a side Read more…

Sick from naloxone, maybe?

A person wrote about feeling sick after taking Suboxone, thinking that naloxone is to blame and frustrated that her physician would not prescribe Subutex: I first read your blog last week as I was going through the despair and misery of withdrawal from Percocet, and considered suicide. I didn’t want Read more…

High Dose Buprenorphine (HDB) and Toxicity Concerns

Several weeks ago an article with a provocative title was posted at Suboxone Forum.  I don’t remember the exact title, but it was something like ‘Toxicity from High Dose Buprenorphine (HDB).  Before everyone gets too excited, there was nothing all that new in the article, which consisted of three case Read more…

Tired and Sick on Suboxone: What Would Junig Do?

I recently receive e-mails or read posts at Suboxone Forum that go something like this: I used all kinds of pain pills over the past ten years—Vicodin, then oxycodone, methadone, and even fentanyl patches. Then I got into heroin for a year and finally hit my rock bottom. I went Read more…

Suboxone and Urination

OK, so this isn’t the most exciting title one will see about Suboxone… but urinary complaints are some of the more frequent side effects that I hear about from Suboxone.  The complaints fall into two or three different categories.  Realize that these are NOT complaints that I have read about Read more…