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Always a Lifesaver
Heroin & Buprenorphine with Naloxone (Suboxone)
by Eroc Pylo
Citation:   Eroc Pylo. "Always a Lifesaver: An Experience with Heroin & Buprenorphine with Naloxone (Suboxone) (exp97322)". Erowid.org. Nov 18, 2020. erowid.org/exp/97322

 
DOSE:
T+ 0:00
  IV Heroin
  T+ 26:00 4 mg sublingual Pharms - Buprenorphine
  T+ 26:00 1 mg sublingual Naloxone

BODY WEIGHT: 185 lb


At the age of 15 I suffered an injury that has left me with CHRONIC nerve damage in my lower right gut and my right testicle. I start each day with what feels like a swift kick to my ball right after I was stabbed in the gut with that weird shadow icicle sword the Ringwraith stabs Frodo with in the 1st Lord of the Rings Movie... That's the best I can describe it, may not make sense to most, but if you have ever dealt with severe nerve damage you understand. Because of this I have been using prescription opiates for the better part of the last 12 years.

During that time in no specific order I have been prescribed Hydrocodone, Oxycodone (IRs and Oxycontin - the old school kind that actually worked and the new anti-abuse kind that are awful), Morphine, Fentanyl, Methadone, & Suboxone for dealing with the pain.

Currently I am prescribed 300 5mg Oxycodone IRs and 15 25mcg/hr Fentanyl patches a month. You would think that could last someone at least a month, but for me that lasted about 9 days at which point I end up going to my personal FAVORITE opiate... heroin.

I have been 'self-prescribing' heroin for about 7 or 8 years on and off, and after losing my girlfriend and not too long after that my job, I went on a rather disgusting binge, using .5 - 1 gram of the black tar daily, all through IV.

During the last week I spent 3 nights in Cold Turkey mode because I wasn't able to get anything until the next day or whatever the usual BS is that comes with getting dope. Well I still have 9 days until I get my prescriptions filled and really want to slow down my dope use, enter suboxone.

I last used Heroin 28 hours ago, withdrawals usually start (for me) around the 14 - 16 hour mark, meaning I woke up this morning feeling out of sorts, but at least I was able to get some sleep last night. I was all ready to spend my day feeling terrible when a buddy called up and let me know he could get some Subs today. I had been bitching a lot lately to friends about being tired of being so hooked.

I bought 4 8mg Suboxone Film Strips (I liked the pills better) but the Film does work. I instantly ripped a package open when I got it (26 hours after my last dose of heroin and filling really poopy) and placed half a strip (that 4mgs) under my tounge, spent about 10 mins swishing my spit around and then swallowed. Some people complain about the taste, I have never had a problem with it, reminds me of Orange Gatorade powder and I barely taste the strip at all.

Anyway within 20 mins, I started to finally feel NORMAL. Yea, not High, not euphoric, but NORMAL. It is now about 2 hours later and my Withdrawals have mostly stopped, I don't feel great, but I am feeling a whole hell of a lot better then I did before the Sub.

They are a great tool for helping to keep the withdrawals at bay and I'm hoping I can make my 3.5 strips last me another 9 days, but I will be happy just to spend 4 or 5 days without needing to go out and get a fix.

Sidenote, I used to be prescribed Suboxone about 2 years ago and was on it for a total of 6 months, and it was OK for pain relief, but the constipation... Only Methadone was worse
it was OK for pain relief, but the constipation... Only Methadone was worse
. Same goes for withdrawals, suboxone was about 4 weeks of pure HELL to get off of. It's no joke. Methadone was worse, but not by a whole lot.

As I tell anyone that will listen nowadays, for the love of God don't get yourself hooked. I am wasted so much time because of opiates, legal and illegal, they are all Soul Sucking bastards... They sure are fun though.

Exp Year: 2012ExpID: 97322
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 27 
Published: Nov 18, 2020Views: 376
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