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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Suboxone, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 11.4% 22.9% 37.1% 11.4% 17.1%
Balance/Equilibrium 2.9% 8.6% 57.1% 22.9% 8.6%
Blood Pressure 8.3% 11.1% 61.1% 8.3% 11.1%
Breathing 2.9% 5.7% 62.9% 28.6% 0%
Confidence 16.7% 25% 22.2% 19.4% 16.7%
Coordination/Motor Skills 5.7% 0% 57.1% 25.7% 11.4%
Digestion 0% 11.4% 51.4% 20% 17.1%
Emotional Well-being 16.7% 22.2% 16.7% 33.3% 11.1%
Energy 13.9% 16.7% 22.2% 27.8% 19.4%
Eyesight 0% 8.6% 62.9% 17.1% 11.4%
Memory 11.1% 8.3% 41.7% 25% 13.9%
Mental Clarity 11.1% 19.4% 25% 25% 19.4%
Pain 19.4% 19.4% 36.1% 11.1% 13.9%
Patience 13.9% 16.7% 22.2% 33.3% 13.9%
Sexual Health 8.3% 22.2% 38.9% 11.1% 19.4%
Skin Complexion 5.7% 17.1% 48.6% 14.3% 14.3%
Sleep 8.3% 19.4% 30.6% 25% 16.7%
Stress Level 16.7% 22.2% 25% 22.2% 13.9%
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Commonly Reported Suboxone Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Cold Symptoms 59.1% 27.3% 0% 9.1% 4.5%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 83.3% 4.2% 8.3% 4.2% 0%
Headache 41.2% 20.6% 20.6% 11.8% 5.9%
Difficulty Urinating 25% 25% 50% 0% 0%
Gas 50% 13.6% 18.2% 18.2% 0%
Fatigue 41.2% 14.7% 17.6% 14.7% 11.8%
Depression 45.8% 20.8% 20.8% 12.5% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 72.7% 9.1% 9.1% 9.1% 0%
Lethargy 50% 0% 0% 12.5% 37.5%
Mood Swings 27.3% 9.1% 45.5% 13.6% 4.5%
Breathing Difficulties 67.7% 9.7% 12.9% 6.5% 3.2%
Blurred Vision 54.5% 18.2% 13.6% 4.5% 9.1%
Vomiting 91.7% 0% 8.3% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 59.1% 4.5% 9.1% 18.2% 9.1%
Stomach Ache 54.5% 13.6% 18.2% 0% 13.6%
Confusion 45.5% 27.3% 9.1% 18.2% 0%
Fever 87.5% 8.3% 0% 0% 4.2%
Constipation 0% 0% 50% 50% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 54.5% 9.1% 9.1% 9.1% 18.2%
Muscle Spasms 75% 0% 12.5% 0% 12.5%
Slow Breathing 87.5% 0% 0% 12.5% 0%
Anxiety 45.5% 18.2% 13.6% 4.5% 18.2%
Drowsiness 45.8% 16.7% 20.8% 8.3% 8.3%
Nausea 75% 6.2% 12.5% 3.1% 3.1%
Dry Mouth 37.5% 0% 25% 37.5% 0%
Dizziness 61.8% 8.8% 14.7% 5.9% 8.8%
Sweating 48% 12% 12% 16% 12%
Movement Problems 62.5% 0% 25% 12.5% 0%
Insomnia 31.8% 27.3% 13.6% 13.6% 13.6%
Allergic Reaction 75.8% 3% 6.1% 9.1% 6.1%
Muscle Cramping 54.5% 13.6% 9.1% 9.1% 13.6%
Diarrhea 68.2% 18.2% 0% 9.1% 4.5%
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Less Commonly Reported Suboxone Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Reduced Libido 28.6% 0% 14.3% 28.6% 28.6%
Delirium 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
Appetite Loss 52% 20% 8% 8% 12%
Chills 66.7% 20.8% 4.2% 0% 8.3%
Tremors 66.7% 22.2% 0% 0% 11.1%
Nervousness 41.7% 29.2% 8.3% 4.2% 16.7%
Heart Attack 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Euphoria 45.8% 29.2% 8.3% 8.3% 8.3%
Confusion 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
High Blood Pressure 60% 0% 30% 0% 10%
Addiction 75% 12.5% 0% 12.5% 0%
Blurred Vision 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 11.1% 22.2% 33.3% 22.2% 11.1%
Skin Rash 60% 10% 20% 0% 10%
Redness 83.3% 4.2% 8.3% 0% 4.2%
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 41.7% 25% 12.5% 4.2% 16.7%
Dry Mouth 29.2% 12.5% 20.8% 20.8% 16.7%
Increased Urination 66.7% 11.1% 11.1% 11.1% 0%
Depression 77.8% 0% 0% 0% 22.2%
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Episodes since taking Suboxone
Since taking Suboxone Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 1.4%
Fall 4.3%
Hallucination 2.9%
Hospitalization 4.3%
Seizure 1.4%
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User Comments about Suboxone
24 Sep 2013 I feel I have been on tis too long as it was to rid myself of addiction to norco. It worked,however I continued to take it for energy and well being, although i wonder how much is psychological. i have now developed hyperthyroidism and also had knee surger this year to remove pvns. i think this should be a short term drug.It did relieve my need to overtake other opiods.
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31 May 2013 Good if you need to stop stealing or getting arrested, but for addiction it just switches. I wish I hadn't taken it in the first place.
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24 Sep 2012 Only been on it for a week, so am waiting to see what the long term experiences are. The best plus about it is that I am no longer in Chronic Pain. In about an hour, all the pain was gone! I am still having some problems getting used to it, but going to stick to my 8 mg per day until I go back to dr in October. Am not craving the Opiates and Benzos I was on either.
   —Posted by Songbird7
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18 Dec 2011 I have been on Suboxone for about 6 months now because of my past drug addiction. My doctor has me on 8 ml pills, 3 times a day. Which is a lot and I only take it when I need it (cold sweats, ect.) I am grateful for this drug because now I no longer addicted to opiates even if I am now addicted to the Suboxone. For the past 5/6 months I have been getting UTI (Urinary Tract Infections) AT LEAST once a month. I had to even go to the hospital because of it. They found something wrong in my ovary and told me that was what was causing it. It's been almost 3 weeks now (another month) and I have ANOTHER horrible UTI. It just dawned on me that it may be the Suboxone that I have been taking, it would make sense with the timing of these infections. Has anyone else experienced UTIs while taking this drug? Would switching to Subutex help the infections? There is no way I can go cold turkey off of suboxone but these UTI are so painful. I have no idea what to do.
   —Posted by BelieveInRecovery
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03 Feb 2013 im going to let u in on a little secret I've been using to prevent UTIs for the past 8 years. Since using this shocking home remedy I have not had one in so long I've forgotten how painful they are! Soooo....here is my amazing secret cure. Alkaseltzer! Yes, I wouldn't lie. Regular origional alkaseltzer, nothing fancy. Now, the only way it will take the UTI away is u must drink it a small glass of water at the very onset of the infection otherwise it won't work. That first bad feeling u get is when u mix water with 2 tablets or one packet and make sure to drink every bit. I recommend drinking it as fast as u can. Repeat this in 4 hours and the next day...u r cured!!! You're welcome!
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10 Oct 2011 The Doc started me on the Films and I had a SEVERE Rash on both my legs...It was so bad that my legs were so bruised from scratching.... after a wk of that I went to my appt and told them all what was going on and then showed them/ Doc.... the doctor then pulld some sorta crap up online on his cell and said see.... There ISNT ANY side effect of Suboxone that is Rash/ Itching/ Hives..... so I went off on him!!! Im NOT stupid.... I did ALOT of reearch and YES Rash/ Itching/ Hives IS a SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION to the Films!!!! So 2day I printed it off from Numerious sites saying the SAMETHING to take and show him on Wed...... so for any1 that IS having this reaction.... DONT keep taking it.... Hell my Doc almost even admitted me to hosp... so that should say something!!!!
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18 Oct 2012 I have been having the same problem. Have been on the strips for about two months and started to develope nasty eczema. 36 yrs. old and never had this problem before. Sucks cause the drug works wonders except for this relly nasty side effect.
   —Posted by G Monster



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