So I've struggled with an addiction to pain pills for the past year or so, not horribly but to the point where I would want at least 2 or 3 lorcets a day to function. I came to the point this week where I was unable to obtain any and a friend of mine gave me a TINY piece of a Suboxone pill, more than likely only 1mg or less. It was the first time I had ever had one and after doing a little research I took the pill yesterday morning around 9:00 am and indeed my cravings for a pain pill went away. however today, I was given a Lorcet 10mg and took it at few minutes ago (around 5:00 pm)... totally forgetting about taking the Suboxone yesterday morning. I was wondering if the suboxone would still be in my system and make me sick or would I even be able to feel the pain pill? Again that is the only time I have taken the suboxone and it was a very tiny, tiny, piece of a pill. Just wondering what to expect! thanks!
12 Oct 2011
You should be fine. But do let us know if you're not. I found out recently that people on the Butrans patch are also given Percs or Lortabs for breakthrough pain. That really surprised me. I was surprised that 1, they felt pain relief from the Percs or Lortabs, and 2, they didn't get sick. But both of these things are true. We think with the big Butrans patch the person is getting about 3 mg a day of Buprenorphine. So theoretically, you can take up to 3 mg of Sub in a day, and still take 2 or 3 Percs or Tabs. But don't take any of this all at once because then you probably will get sick.
So you should be fine.
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