I switched from subutex to suboxone and I get very nauseous when I take it but my new dr won't prescribe me subutex because he says it's abused more. The reason I was taking subutex was because subox made me sick and now I'm going thru the same thing again! I feel horrible but I'm stuck taking these. Is there anything I can do to convince my dr to let me take what I was originally taking?
30 Mar 2011
Because the subs doctors are going on what they learned in the training class for suboxone, and not taken it themselves, they don't realize that sometimes subutex is the better choice. The films( suboxone) do also tend to make people feel ill, have pain or swell, but the naloxone in the subs also can create some problems in people. That may be the reason you liked subutex better. You may not like this suggestion, but go to your pharmacist or even several and ask which doctors in your area will write for subutex and switch doctors. The reason he gave you for keeping you on suboxone is not maybe totally why he won't write them for you. The subutex only has 1 blocking med in it, the suboxone has 2, both bupe and naloxone. You could also try telling him that you are considering changing to a new doctor who will prescribe you subutex, that you are NOT abusing it and would be willing to submit to random drug tests.
I can NOT say this is absolutely the reason you can take suboxone, but it is my suspicion the naloxone is bothering you, subutex doesn't have it in there and you seem to feel fine on that. Hope this helps some. Best of Luck Patti
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