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Is suboxone helping anxiety or contributing?

answered 10:02 PM EST, Wed May 08, 2019
I am taking suboxone for the past 4 years. I want to stop taking suboxone but I am afraid of having panic or anxiety attacks. Is suboxone helping anxiety or contributing?

Yerachmiel Donowitz Says...

Suboxone is not designed or even given to have an impact on anxiety. The question is if you have had any issues with anxiety and either the thought of not having the support of suboxone or experiencing discomfort in the withdrawal process, that could trigger an anxiety attack if you are already prone to anxiety attacks. If you are using suboxone legally, consult the prescribing doctor. Ifyou are getting it by some other means, consult you mental health professional about your anxiety and things that can provoke an anxiety attack.I hope this information will be helpful to you. There is always a preference not to take even prescribed medication if not absolutely necessary.

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