Sadly, even as mild an opioid as suboxone is, many patients have experienced suboxone withdrawal. These episodes of withdrawal are just as harsh as that of the drug addictions that suboxone was designed to treat.

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Physical Symptoms of Suboxone Withdrawal

So what are some signs of suboxone withdrawal? We will cover some here. The following list covers some of the physical side effects:

  1. Flashes (both hot or cold): Over your entire body, you could feel either extremely hot or extremely cold. It would be at an intensity level beyond anything you may never have felt before.
  2. Skin Discomfort: You will find out on a higher level what it means to say “my skin is crawling”. Goosebumps are common, but you also may be looking to swat bugs that are not there.
  3. Extreme Fatigue: Your body will be constantly trying to expel any suboxone in your system, so you will very often feel drained or tired.
  4. Aching Muscles: Your muscles will hurt or ache, and they might even feel cramped. It will not be limited to one area of your body. It is likely to be felt over your entire body.
  5. Cravings for Suboxone: Since your body is going through withdrawal, you will likely crave the drug to try to make any side effect go away.
  6. Profuse Sweat: You will be sweating day or night. However, this can be considered a “good side effect” as this is one way your body gets rid of the drug. Note: Drink plenty of water.
  7. Diarrhea: Like profuse sweating, diarrhea can be frequent, and therefore dehydrating. Make sure you drink water often, especially if you are experiencing sweating as well.
  8. Unsettled Stomach and/or Throwing Up: Your brain is still telling your body that you have not taken suboxone for a while, and because you are not listening, it’s telling your body to feel sick.
  9. Loss of Appetite: You may not feel like eating. However, you do well to ignore this. Proper nutrition is important in your recovery too.
  10. Insomnia: Lack of or loss of sleep can interfere with your recovery. So expect that you may need help from sleeping aids to help you get sufficient rest.

Common Psychological Symptoms of Suboxone Withdrawal

Here is a list of common psychological symptoms of suboxone withdrawal:

  1. Imbalanced Temperament: Now that suboxone is not your source of dopamine, you will likely feel moody during the early stages of recovery, and sometimes beyond.
  2. Suicidal Tendencies: Depression almost always occurs during any recovery from opioids. However, if you start feeling like taking your life, get to the emergency room or see your detox team immediately.
  3. Mental Disorders: There are too many possibilities to list here. However, if you start feeling paranoid or have any mental health imbalance, let your doctor know right away. You may need psychiatric help as well.

If you are experiencing any of these physical or mental symptoms mentioned here, and you have just stopped taking suboxone, you could be going through suboxone withdrawal. Do not ignore them. Get help immediately.

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