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Re: Suboxone???? Is it only for Opiates or an Ad Too?

Posted by undopaminergic on May 26, 2008, at 21:51:45

In reply to Re: Suboxone???? Is it only for Opiates or an Ad Too?, posted by undopaminergic on May 26, 2008, at 3:41:46

> I got some buprenorphine (Temgesic) sublingual tablets from the pharmacy today.
> I immediately took one 0.10 mg dose sublingually, and another 0.10 mg after about 30 minutes. No effects were noticed in the next 30 minutes or so, which led me to take a 0.20 mg dose intranasally, just a few minutes ago. In a few hours, I hope there's something new to report, or I may have to take another dose.

I did not need to take another dose. Indeed, the 0.40 mg I took was probably a bit excessive, as I experienced moderate nausea, although I did not get close to throwing up. Slightly before the onset of nausea, I also noticed some dizziness, which was not related to a drop in blood pressure. Also somewhat before the onset of nausea, I became more tolerant to cold - or less tolerant to heat, and I sweating was noticeable increased, but not to a remarkable extent. The dizziness subsided before the nausea, which dissipated in a few hours. Because I did not establish baseline body temperature or blood pressure readings, and in fact didn't check my temperature at all, no meaningful comments can be made about the possible effects of the drug on these parameters.

My focus and alertness seemed enhanced, starting around the time of the dizziness, and may have been the first clearly noticeable effect of the drug. Paradoxically, at the same time I found myself with a tendency to nod - as if to fall asleep from almost irresistible sleepiness, which was not really the case, although I did indulge in an attempt at a nap, lasting half an hour or so. The most significant result of lying down for a while was a clear reduction of the nausea, which started to yield from this point onward.

My motivation and executive function seemed enhanced, and I found myself less prone to procrastination, laziness and cutting corners. Consequently, I engaged in uncharacteristically thorough vacuuming of my office as well as tidying up, in the form of taking away empty bottles and tetra-pak cartons that had been lying around on the desk for days, and I took some envelopes (with contents) that been lying around on the desk for months - contributing to the mess and disorganisation - and moved them away to a more suitable place for archival.

While researching neuroscientific matters on PubMed and the web, I found myself unusually thorough and capable of organising my data in a manner likely to be useful for future reference. I commented on some PsychoBabble posts, in an unusually verbose - but possibly not more eloquent - manner.

Well, I suppose my first day of buprenorphine was a nice start. Only time will tell whether my novel capacity for organisation and efficiency was an accident unlikely to repeat itself, or a dependable effect of the new addition to my psychopharmacological regimen.

Oh, I almost forgot that I haven't eaten - or drunk - much at all this day, so there's a fair chance that the new drug may possess appetite-suppressant activity, although the episode of nausea may have contributed to my disinterest in food.




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