... anything today so far:) With me taking that little can i now resume my lortabs, or will they not work bc of the suboxone???
Not totally clear on this, but my best shot is to go back gradually, but then I'm not clear on if the Lortab is prescribed to be taken at the same time? If it is I would think you could just resume. If not then I'm probably not the one to authorize/advise it. Hope this helps?
Technically the Suboxone will block the opiate receptor sites for a few days, but since you only took for one day at a low dose then it probably did not coat the receptor sites. You should be fine to resume the lortabs though they may not work as well for pain; they should not cause you any discomfort either. I don't recommend flip flopping between the two meds. You can not take the Suboxone after the Lortab without waiting the 24 hours after your last dose so to prevent precipitated withdrawals.
Laurie is right about if the percs or lortabs will work. A couple of low dosees of subs may not block opiate for long, but taking EXTRA will NOT help it work faster. Either the receptor sites have subs on them, or they don't. If you have subs on them, it will block the opiate. No judgement here, so please understand I am just trying to let you, as well as others know, who read this, know, suboxone is not a med to take occasionally to prevent withdrawal, it is designed to help heal the brain from opiate addiction or dependence and if people keep switching back and forth. Not only will the person risk having their opiate cut off by the pain dr, but, they risk blocking their opiates, as well as sort of stretching the receptors out, so that their tolerance will rise. It is along acting med and some test positive for buprenorphine for several WEEKS after their last dose.
Methadone, subutex, suboxone, benzos and pot, all build in the fat layers, and so a person test positive for those substances for a few weeks after the last dose. Patti. PS a proper treatement with subs and a counselor is necessary to heal the brain, it is not magic and MORE than just a dose or even a week or 2 of treatment with subs is necessary to complete the healing in the brain.
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