and when can I expect my motivation to start coming back? Im 4 weeks off subutex now and am still hurting, sneezing watery eyes, i can cope with this but i have no strength or energy, i have tried my detox worker who has said its all in my mind, can anyone give me some realistic advise please thanx Hello Simon.There is a condition called PAWS, or post-acute withdrawal symptoms.Week 2: After two weeks of buprenoprhine withdrawal, the pain and discomfort of acute withdrawal may not be as severe but you still experience aches.Depression can starts to set in, as well, and you may notice an extreme loss of motivation.But what kind of timeline can you expect during buprenorphine withdrawal?
You can check out a few case studies to glean what you can here: you can also benefit from seeking counsel with your prescribing physician and/or asking about best practices in buprenorphine withdrawal from detox clinics around you, or at a local pharmacy. The longer you have been using subutex, the more your body and mind are used to the drug.
However, psychological withdrawal symptoms can last for many months after cessation.
It is recommended that you join a support group or see a psychologist who can help see you through the protracted or post acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS). With continued use of buprenorphine, there comes a point where the brain produces in an inadequate amount of neurotransmitters in the body.
The duration of the withdrawal also depends on the quantities of the drug you were taking.
And, of course, there are the individual characteristics like body mass, metabolism, age, hydration etc. I’ve taken 16mg of subitex over the space of ten days..