I may start taking subs but i want to know how they will effect me as far as do they help with pain and how long do they take to start working so i will not withdrawl so bad off my pain meds if i do stop taking my pain meds that is. Idk what to do anymore.. Mick from chicago...
hey mick, i do believe that subs is a synthetic pain med, so i would think it helps with the pain. i know many people, and i was going to at one time use subs to get off of pain medication, and they are tapered down off the subs, i hope all is well with you and glad you are still here with us. take care
Yes, Suboxone does help with chronic pain. Some people take it for just that reason.
You must be in withdrawal before your induction onto subs. Please go to this website to determine (before you are inducted) if you are in withdrawals.
Tis a commitment of sorts, one must stay on the taper schedule and there will be some discomfort when tapering off of Subs completely, but not much!!
If you read pattishan61 profile (just click on her avatar, by plugging her name into the search engine on your friends list) it may provide you with some hope. Also, there is booter46, and UNLVGRAD, read their profiles as well my friend.
Hope all is well with you in Chicago? Gimmee a holler when you've the time Mickey!
Hey Mik, Yes suboxone has the pain medication bupenorphine in it and that is a pretty strong medication, however, it was designed not to get a person into a euphoric state so somehow it doesn't convert to thebaine once it is dissolved. A person must be off short acting opiates for 24 hours before starting it, but within 20 to 45 minutes, relief occurs, at the 1 hour mark, you would feel pretty good, at 2 hours later, better than you have in years. Some say subs didn't work for their pain, but some of those people also were winging the treatment and not following the drs advice at all. Go to YouTube.com and put the name SuboxDoc in the search bar, once you find him, you can go to his channel page thingy. He does the best subs info videos out there that I am aware of. He is not only a former anesthesiologist, but a neurologist, now an psychiatrist with a PhD who had a pain pill addiction and he now treats addiction... with suboxone.
He has a great 2 part video on how it works in the brain and many others, including why it is NOT switching addictions. None of us ever know what to do really, but sometimes we are doing the right thing and don't know it yet. You have come aboard here and gotten support, and that is a super positive thing to do. I just woke up, trying to get enough coffee in me to make sense. Will check back later. Patti
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