Buprenorphine Prescription for Treatment Resistant Depression?
September 7, 2012 6:21 PM Subscribe
Buprenorphine and Treatment Resistant Depression
posted by Pleadthefifth to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've heard that Suboxone/Subutex have been used successfully off-label by psychiatrists for Treatment-Resistant or Refractory depression.
I've been diagnosed with Treatment Resistant/Refractory Depression. I'm going to see my psychiatrist tomorrow and would like to try Suboxone/Subutex for my Depression.
Full disclosure: I am well aware that Suboxone and Subutex are prescribed to opiate/opioid addicts. I am a Heroin/Oxycodone addict. I want to get on a Suboxone Maintenance program, but the cheapest price quote I got was $375 dollars. I cannot afford such prices as well as the price for the medication, so I feel like this would kill 2 birds with one stone, treating my depression as well as opioid addiction.
As for my psychiatrist, I want to show her some Medical literature about the success of using Suboxone/Subutex for Treatment Resistant Depression. I found one good article Abstract but have come to a standstill when it comes to articles. I fear my Google-fu has failed me.
If the hive mind would be so gracious as to point me in the right direction with links to articles or their own experiences that would be wonderful and I thank you all in advance!
If you think I am being shady by trying to go through this route, please tell me why. Most recently, I tried to get legitimate help through a detox program at a hospital here in NYC, but I was not accepted into the program and had to detox at home.
I know there are methadone clinics, but Methadone frankly scares me as it is even stronger than heroin and has a long half life and is even harder to kick! I do not inject, I only insufflate heroin, but it is indeed ruining my life and I feel like Suboxone is one of my only options. If I had the spare $300-$500 dollars to see a Suboxone doctor, I wouldn't be going through so much trouble to acquire Suboxone in a legal albeit roundabout manner.
Thanks for reading; feel free to PM me if you have any personal experience with this you'd like to share.