suboxone/Belbuca to oxycodone?

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suboxone/Belbuca to oxycodone?

Post by wantok »

Trying to treat PLMD.

Started with methadone, mainly 5 mg., great sleep but sedated all day.

Changed briefly to suboxone, tiny dose, started causing nervousness/insomnia, as did one day on Belbuca.

After 2 nights of no sleep, can I switch to oxycodone or do I have to wait a couple of days until the last drugs are out of my system? (The experiment with Sub/Bel was two weeks at a tiny dose.)

Also, another question: anyone on methadone tried the liquid and have success with controlling the sedation? That is another direction I am thinking of going, back to meth but hoping controlling the dose with drops might help?

Actually, I think this whole thing is hopeless.

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Re: suboxone/Belbuca to oxycodone?

Post by ViewsAskew »

The only thing I have found to work is a mixture of things. Because of the degree of PLMS and RLS, I need quite a bit of any one medication. And, that always causes issues. When I take a bit of this, a bit of that, and a dash of something else, it seems to work much better.

I take about 1/3 to 1/2 the dose of methadone that I would take if I only took it, along with 1/3 to 1/2 the pramipexole (which helps the PLMS better than anything I have every tried), and then a bit of gabapentin, or a bit of kratom, or a bit of CBD (all of those help with sleep, not the movements or urge to move).
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Re: suboxone/Belbuca to oxycodone?

Post by QyX »

If you come from Buprenorphine (Suboxone) you can switch to any other opioid. It is only problematic when it is the other way around.

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