Suboxone has the unique ability to give certain individuals massive amounts of energy. How can it do this? I’m going to teach you why some people get energy from Suboxone, and why Suboxone makes others simply feel normal. While working as a counselor at an Opiate Treatment Program (OTP), I had many patients ask me, “does Suboxone give you energy?” My answer was always the same. “If you’re lucky!”
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Does Suboxone give you Energy?
Yes. Suboxone does in fact give some people energy. However, it by no means gives everyone energy. I’ll explain this soon. First, I believe it’s important to share my personal experience with Suboxone energy.
My Experience with Suboxone Energy
Several years ago I was using illegal street Suboxone to manage opiate withdrawal symptoms. I had been abusing prescription opiates for several months, and could no longer afford them. That’s when I found a connection that sold me Suboxone.
It was a miracle drug. Not only was it considerably cheaper than oxys, but it also gave me ENERGY! Lot’s of energy.
What I also noticed was how well it mixed with caffeine. My morning ritual consisted of taking Suboxone first thing after waking, then drinking a cup of coffee afterwards.
Now don’t get me wrong. Suboxone by itself was enough to give me a ton of energy. Mixing it with caffeine, however, supercharged me and gave me massive amounts of Suboxone energy.
After my morning ritual I would walk to work feeling confident, energized, and ready to take on the day. Suboxone energy made me actually enjoy my job. I had so much energy and happiness I even did extra work during the downtime!
My Clinical Observations of Suboxone Energy
While working at the OTP, I talked to many patients who told me how Suboxone would give them energy. They’re experiences were similar to my story.
They would take Suboxone and have energy, confidence and happiness throughout the day. Other patients simply stated that Suboxone made them feel “normal.” It intrigued me why some people gained energy, while others did not.
Why does Suboxone give you Energy?
Answering this question is actually quite difficult. Luckily, I’ve been researching opiate addiction for a long time and believe I have the answer. It has to do with biochemistry. I’ll share a story to paint a picture of what I’m talking about.
When I was 22 years of age, a friend of mine got beat up while working as a doorman at a local bar. His shoulder was injured, and the doctor prescribed him Vicodin to ease the pain. One day we were hanging out together, and he offered me one his Vicodin. I had never tried any pills before, but I decided to give it a shot.
He took one as well, and off we went. About an hour later, my friend was passed out in his chair.
This didn’t surprise me, since hydrocodone is an opioid drug, and opioids are central nervous system depressants. What did surprise me, however, was that I had an opposite reaction. Not only was I awake, but I had more energy, confidence, happiness and enthusiasm for life than ever before!
I had so much energy I felt like going to do some fun stuff. Unfortunately, my friend was passed out. So I had to wait for him to wake up before I could go use this artificial energy I had received. That was just the first of many experiences with energy from opioids.
Over the years I’ve met many people that pass out if they take a pain pill. Rarely do these individuals become addicted. I’ve also met a superabundance of people that get energy from opioids. In my clinical experience, I’ve found that these individuals are much more prone to developing an opioid addiction.
The Biochemistry of Suboxone Energy
Why does Suboxone and other opioids give some people energy, when CNS depressants are supposed to make you drowsy? I believe there are two reasons why this can happen. The first reason is an obvious one.
Let’s say a girl named Kelly is physiologically dependent on opioids due to abusing heroin for a year. Kelly’s dealer gets busted and goes to jail, leaving her with no way to get heroin. On the third day of heroin withdrawal, she has no energy and is laying in bed going crazy.
Luckily, her friend Jason comes over with a suboxone strip for her. After taking the medication, Kelly feels an immediate relief of withdrawal symptoms. Not only that, but she starts to get a ton of energy and takes Jason out to breakfast. Later they go hang out at the beach for the day.
This is an obvious form of Suboxone energy. Taking an opioid when you’re in withdrawal can give you energy. Most people know this. The second type of Suboxone energy is much different. Remember when I took that Vicodin and became super energized?
I wasn’t going through opioid withdrawal. In fact, I had never even taken a pain pill before. Years later I took 8 mg of Suboxone for recreational use. I hadn’t used an opioid in many months, and had no addiction at that point in my life.
I received an unbelievable amount of energy from it. I had seemingly unlimited energy, confidence and happiness. What’s more, I gave a friend of mine about 1 mg of Suboxone, which was an eighth of what I took. He ended up getting super tired and couldn’t stop vomiting!
So why does Suboxone and other opioids have different effects on different people?
I believe the main reason people have different reactions to drugs is due to their biochemisty. I believe the reason many individuals get energy from Suboxone is due to an endorphin deficiency.
Endorphins are neurotransmitters that act as chemical messengers. They are our bodies natural pain-killers. When a person is deficient in endorphins, they can be very sensitive to physical and emotional pain. This sensitivity can lead to energy being depleted from over-stressing. This person is much more likely to get energy from Suboxone or other opioids than someone who has plenty of endorphins.
The large amount of artificial endorphins from suboxone enable an endorphin-deficient individual to relax. This frees up the energy that they’ve been wasting from stressing out. It makes this energy immediately available to them.
I believe this is the essential reason some people get energy from Suboxone, though I’m sure it also has to do with many other biochemical factors. Let me give you another example of drugs having an opposite effect on an individual.
I’m sure you’ve probably heard of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Symptoms include difficulty focusing, hyperactivity, and trouble controlling behavior. Logic would tell us that prescribing a calming medication would help someone who is hyperactive.
This is not the case, however. The main medication prescribed for ADHD is adderall. Adderall is a mixture of four different amphetamine salts. SPEED! That’s right…..people with ADHD hyperactivity are give a powerful stimulant to calm them down. A classic example of a drug producing the opposite effect in someone who is biochemically imbalanced.
There are many other cases as well, but this is the most common. So now you see why it’s possible to have an opioid, which is a CNS depressant, actually give you energy.
Suboxone can produce massive amounts of energy in individuals with certain biochemical imbalances. There is no way to know who will get Suboxone energy, and who will not. Also, it’s important to remember that individuals who get energy from Suboxone might have a very difficult time coming off the medication.
After being used to so much energy, coming off suboxone can be a huge shock to the body. Luckily, there are natural ways you can prevent this from happening by taking certain supplements, exercising, and eating a proper endorphin-building diet.
Does suboxone give you energy?
If you answered yes to this question, make sure to read more about tapering suboxone.
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