I have had mutiple surgeries and experience pain on a daily basis. Due to the fact that I have been on mutiple narcotics for over 2 1/2 years the pain clinic dr feels that it is time to get off the pills. So, I will be starting the Suboxone this week. I am just wondering how it will affect my pain.
6 Feb 2012
Welcome to the site. Suboxone does have some pain relieving quality because it does have pain killer in it, but not everyone feels enough relief. No one will be able to tell you in advance how much pain relief you may get, but if you are willing to try it, you might find it works well for you. Once the brain becomes opiate dependent, it doesn't really try anymore to relieve pain on its own by releasing its own opiate, it gets lazy and just allows the rx pain pills to do the pain relief. In my case, i did get relief with suboxone and feel it helped alot. I am now off of it and feel that somehow it reset my system in my brain, because now i don't have as much and what pain i do have can be relieved with tylenol or advil.
By agreeing to try the suboxone, you are putting forth a good faith effort to work with your dr, but do talk first with the dr about the long term plan if you don't get relief. It may work wonders, but if it doesn't, it would be better if you had a plan in place just in case it doesn't. Patti
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