I have a chronic pain problem; a severe case of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Disorder, and Ankylosing Spondylitis. For about 10 years I was prescribed opiates and my last dosage was 480 mgs. of Oxycontin each day plus 60 mgs.of Oxycodone IR a day. To make a long story very short my pain managemnet Dr. accused me of diverting my medicine;(which I did not do) and he discontinued my pain medicine even though my condition remains, it is well documented, and I am on SSDI for it. I cannot obtain pain meds from any other Dr. because my medical records follow me everywhere and have this diversion documented. There is only one Suboxone program in my county in Masachusetts and there is a 1 year waiting list with no guarantee of getting in the program. And there is a Catch 22,they do not accept pain patients only addicts. I've applied to the program they wont accept me. My pain is so severe I am constantly thinking of suicide. I know little about Suboxone programs. There is a private Dr. near by I have heard that has a program,but he doesnt accept insurance, but I am thinking of contacing him or any Dr. that can prescribe Suboxone. It has been months since I have been off Oxycontin and I have already gone through withdrawal and detoxing at home. So because of this I am not considered an "addict". Can anyone tell me if for example; If I got some pain pills or heroin on the street and used it for several days so that if I was tested for opiates I would get a postive result; and then I went to a Dr. or detox program would this get the ball rolling and help me get into a Suboxone or maybe Methadone program. Thanx.
16 Aug 2009
Suboxone(buprenorphene) is not much good for chronic pain patients as it doesn't effect the mu receptors as much as say morphine or heroin. Therefore you're not going to benifit from it which is why they probably turned you down.
Did you PM do a peak & trough test on you???
Why would he accuse you of diversion??? Anyway, you need to get this diversion thing settled or you're going to have to settle on non-opiate pain killers... Dave
16 Aug 2009
Man I was blacklisted myself at one time,but I worked for the university and when enrolment for health care came around I switched.Thry need a realease of information to get that info,so didn't give them permission. You "sound " like you'ed be in alot of pain and don't take this the wrong way cuz I said sound. You may be & probably are for ANY doc to right that much oxcycraptin,sorry I'm partial to Morphine & Diladid. But if you switch Heath care providers and DO NOT SIGN A RELEASE OF INFO,let them see what you have. This sissy nurse called me one morning right b4 I was going to pick up my M scrip & said my doc would no longer be prescribing narcoticts. After I switched I now get more drugs,which help,and she gives me NO PROBS. I don't even have to see her. I just call the clinic,say I need a post-dated scrip (which is for the 16th) which is 12:00 2nite & I'll be there to get my meds.
As far as suboxone,they won't even give you methadone,under strict monitoring? If not try what I did,gotta be better than trying nothing & being in pain?
23 Oct 2010
My pain is so severe I am constantly thinking of suicide. I
Hun I know this feeling only to well funny how we keep hear in 12 step groups its jail, institutions or death, I'm beginning to believe this is true for those of us that are under medicated! If you can relate with me
hoping you a pain free dat
23 Oct 2010
Definitely try to see a different dr for pain meds. Getting into a Sub program will not help you. It doesnt do anything for my pain. Its only good for withdrawals. Now that you are already over withdrawals, you have no need to go into Suboxone treatment. You need to be on pain medicine from a dr.
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