The Ideal Option is shady. They rely on telemedicine and communication between each other within the organization leaves something to be desired.
I started on 3mg suboxone, and my first two days I experienced extreme itchiness. So, they switched me to 2mg subutex.
I’ve been on that same dose for a few weeks. During my last appointment, I spoke with my provider that day via telemedicine. He wasn’t my normal provider.
Anyway, I explained that I am still experiencing strong cravings, intent to relapse, and drug seeking behavior.
The provider said that 2mg is a very small dose and rose the dose to 8mg a day. I waited the 24 hours they require before calling the office back.
The front desk prep said that I still had 10 2mg pills and to simply take 4 pills.
She isn’t my provider and I wasn’t going to take the prescription in a manner that is contrary to what the instructions are.
Turns out they weren’t intending to write the script and to discuss it during my appointment the next day. The purpose of that appointment was to assess the increase in dose.
During my appointment, my regular provider was there.
She simply said she disagreed with the increase, and that there was no notes reflecting the dose increase from my appointment a few days before!
She then went on to say she is not comfortable with writing anymore refills.
She promised a review with the addictionologist. But I see the writing on the wall.
I think I’m being discharged because of their own miscommunication and confusion among themselves.
Frankly, it’s much easier to acquire oxy and relapse. I’d rather not. That is playing with my life.
I strongly suggest you establish care with another office.
These guys seem incompetent and sketchy. Best of luck on your recovery journey!