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Restless leg syndrome, on meth, opiates. Reason?

i am experienced restless leg syndrome. i believe its my opiate / heroin withdrawal... but im on meth rigth now. i thought it covered all the bad symptoms of WD as long as u keep hitting more meth... im 12 hours into my meth and 21 hours clean from opiates. i need 3 more hours but this restless leg syndrome is getting to me.. pretty badly.. i juts gotta wait till 24 hours since my last opiate dose in order to take my suboxone to avoid precipitated withdrawal.
Asked On : Wed, 16 Oct 2013
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Suboxone contains buprenorphine and naloxone. Since buprenorphine is an opioid itself, it will not precipitate withdrawal. So you do not need to wait any time for starting suboxone. Rather it will prevent the withdrawal symptoms of heroin. The naloxone component does not work when taken orally and is added just to prevent intravenous abuse of buprenorphine by addicts. I think you probably confused suboxone with naltrexone which can precipitate withdrawal. Taking meth can worsen your restlessness in legs as all amphetamines cause muscle twitching.

Since you have already managed to tolerate the worst part of heroin withdrawal, consider if it would not be better to completely quit opioids for good. If you are willing to quit, then do not start suboxone.

Hope this clears things up for you. Best wishes.
Answered: Wed, 16 Oct 2013
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