I've been on suboxone approx 2 months - and recently found out i have to have some extensive oral surgery. I will need to take norco following surgery and want to see if anyone else has had similar experience or would know if I will go through suboxone withdrawals... while taking the norco... not something I'm looking forward to since I'll be in pain!! Please advise...
13 Nov 2011
I'm on Sub too. Several months ago I needed some oral surgery done. They had to cut my gums to drain puss. We had to cure an infection and I had a tooth that had broken at the gum line which was extracted. All this hurt. They gave me Percs, and I tried to take 2 which was 10 mg of Oxy altogether. I took it within 2 hours of the Sub and it didn't work at all. But it did make me get wds a few hours later. So we increased my Sub dose and that made the wds and the pain go away. The following week more cutting was done and they gave me more Percs. But I didn't take them because I did not need them. Maybe you won't need the Norco. Maybe you can increase your Sub dose to kill whatever pain there will be. Taking pain pills and Sub together is tricky business.
A few weeks later I fell and almost broke a knee and a couple of ribs. I soon realized I would need those Percs I never took. So I waited almost 12 hours from my last Sub dose to take the Percs. It worked with no wds. For 3 days I took the Percs and no Sub. I warn you, I needed a lot more Percs than normal. If you take Norco you will probably need a lot more too. After 3 days I had go to back on Sub. That was the tricky part. I don't remember exactly what I did. But I think I waited about 8 hours off the Percs and then I took 1 mg. I waited an hour to make sure I didn't get precipitated wd. When I saw that I didn't get the wds I took another 1 mg of Sub. I then did the same thing, waited 1 hour. Again everything was fine, so then I took 3 or 4 mg and that was like a usual dose for 8 - 12 hours. As I said, it's very tricky, and if you don't know what to do you can get into trouble. That's why I said maybe you can just increase your Sub for a few days. It's up to you.
13 Nov 2011
Dear NClady65... it would b helpful to know how much suboxone you are on per day to be able to answer this question. If u r on a low dosage..i.e., 2mg... then if you stay of the suboxone for 4 days you should be able to take the Norcos and get relief from the pain. Also, you can take 800 mg ibuprofen for pain relief. It works great for dental pain. Hope this helps.
When is your procedure??? Good luck...
16 Nov 2011
Thank you for your responses. I am currently on 6mg suboxone a day. I understand the "waiting" period for the pain meds to work so wondering if I should stop my suboxone a couple days before oral surgery?? At this point, my oral surgeon is waiting for me to schedule the surgery as I have some hesitation but do need to get it scheduled and done... I can't risk infection taking over either.
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