HI, this is my first time posting, so if you are reading this then thanks =)
Before I ask my question let me give a quick overview on my drug history.
Basically, I took Vicodin for about 5 years. First few years were slightly limited in use. Maybe 1 or 2 5/500s 3 or 4 times a week to get through work. But the past 2 years my use increased. I was taking on average 2-3 10 Norcos a day, though sometimes I went a few days without, and maybe twice a month I would binge and take 6-8 Norcs a day.
My friend introduced me to Suboxone about 2 months ago. I have been consistently taking them for about 2 months. I use the ones that say N8, they are 8mg/2mg. I take usually a quarter of one twice a day, so that would be 4mg a day.
My friends doctor just lost his license to give them out anywhere, so I have no way of receiving anymore.
My questions are-
a) How bad would my withdrawls possibly be since I was only on the subs for 2 months(never missed a day), and my vics addiction was limited to 2-3 norcs a day, but many times I only had them 2 or 3 times a week.
b) would it be easier on my body to get back on vics and slowly taper off of them?
c) his doctor prescribed him Ultram(Tramadol/klonodine(sp?) I am sure he would be willing to help me out if I needed them. If I were to go that route, how would they possibly affect me?
Sorry for the long post. I have a full time job and 2 children, and I am scared to death of having withdrawls and being sick when I have so much to do. I will be honest, I would prefer to just get back on pain meds and taper off of those. A few times I had to go a week to 10 days without Vics, and while it was not fun, I never felt like I was simply going to die, but I am afraid the subs withdrawl might make me feel like this. Basically, I just want to feel ok. If Vicodin or Tramadol will help the wds for Subs, I would almost definitely go that route. I know many people will tell me to try to quit, which I understand and appreciate, but if my body would would be ok taking vics OR tramadol(not both), then please be honest and tell me.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance =)