I've been taking subutex for 3 yrs for chronic pain (4 back surgeries) and also for the addiction to opiates I acquired because of the pain. The side effects from the subutex are getting to be more than I can handle. It dries my mouth out so bad that I cannot stand to wear my upper dentures. Also, looking back and connecting the dots, I'm pretty sure that's what was causing my teeth to detoriate so badly. It's drying my eyes, hands, skin, and just about everything else out. I have a LOT of trouble urinating, which I did not have on other opiates. My doc has suggested I switch to methadone. I've heard horror stories about it, but I don't think it could be any worse than this. Has anyone else tried both or have any suggestions or advise for me?