I have been on numerous pain med, Methadone, Dilaudid, Fentynal Patches... to name a few. I am going back to my Doctor in a few days (Wednesday) so I hope someone can answer my question, Thanks.
1 Aug 2009
Suboxone (Buprenorphene) is not usually used as a pain killer. Suboxone is used to keep opiate addicts from withdrawls and allows them to get their lives back in order. I f methadone didn't help then suboxone definately won't either. I would go back on a stable dose of methadone if this is a chronic pain problem. Good luck... Dave
1 Aug 2009
I agree with Dave. If you're going to be on pain meds forever methadone is the best way to go. It's healthier for you than fentanyl and oxycontins and all that.
I see buprenorphine help some people with pain. But if methadone didn't work then suboxone won't either like Dave said.
If you want to get off the pain meds and thenre-evaluate your pain level when your physical dependence to RX opiates isn't so high suboxone would be the preferred route for you in my opinion. But you have to decide that one.
Most people find their pain is more manageable after getting clean. Even if you find you still need opiates for life you would be on a much lesser dose and it wouldn't be affected by a drug dependence.
A link will follow explaining on what I base my suboxone suggestions. Check it out.
Let us know how we can help. God bless. :)
2 Aug 2009
Yes You can use suboxone for pain but you need to supplement it with other drugs.I have disc problems and I take Suboxone, Ultram And Lyrica. This Combo works well for pain.Also Try adding 1 Benadryl and an Advil Liqua Gel and you will feel a Euphoria thats better than Morphine or Oxycodone. Best part is that you can function as a normal person whilke taking these medications.
22 Jul 2010
I hope this helps. I have been on all the above referenced medications. I have a very lg. Cyst on my brain along with severe degenerative disk disease. I am not a drug addict though I felt like one. Suboxone was kind of an experiment because the other drugs were not working as well or were giving me lots of side effects. I am living proof that suboxone works for pain management. It can make you a liitle tired but the benefits outweigh the side effects. My doctor makes sure that the insurance company and the pharmacist know that I am being precribed this for PAIN not drug addiction. It has been a god send for me and I hope it helps you. I know in the UK this is common practice to use this medication but in the US very few doctors are giving it a try.
I went from taking high doses of oxycodone and percocet, along with muscle relaxants, anti nausea meds and sleeping meds along with pain patches. I now only take suboxone (as needed) and ambien occassionally. Good luck!
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