... surgeon was 99% sure that this was the cause of the original reason I had hip and leg pain. 5-6 weeks later when they reduced the amount of pain medicine they were prescribing to me... enough so I was taking Norco 10's at 10-15 pills daily, they sent me to a pain managment specialist. They are also doing an MRI and having my neurologist do some kind of nerve study on my leg. The pain management doctor is putting me on Suboxone. He prescribed the 2 mg film... does that seem right, knowing the amount of Norco I was taking? Doesn't the 8 mg film seem more logical? I'm scared to death that it won't take care of the pain I'm dealing with right now?
I would strongly recommend you not take suboxone for pain, it is not going to help with pain at that low dose anyhow, and once you take it ,it makes it hard for you to take anything else (narcotoics anyhow) because it blocks the other narcotics from getting to the right receptors.
My brother just went thru hell and back from being switched to suboxone, he is a chronic pain patient with a very bad back,he has compression fractures as well as pelvis fractures that did not heal properly.His pain doc had him switch to suboxone from methadone and oxy 80's and the whole expereince was horrible.The day he started the suboxone he was so sick with withdrawals because he was not off the methadone long enough.If you are on oxy it isnt supposed to be as bad but you cannot take oxy for at least a day ,or until you start to know you are in withdrawals.My brother got a dose as high as 32mg and no pain relief!! it made him feel edgy and nervous as well as enormous lower back pain.Please do your research before starting this drug,it may be great for narcotic addiction but for pain managment it is horrible.My brother was switched back to methadone and his doc will not give him the oxy's he was on before..she doesnt like that drug so she is making him suffer for it.He is going to see another pain doc,one that treats pain and not addiction.I would hate to see another person go thru what my brother did, it was awful to watch and he wishes he would have done his research ,but he trusted his pain doc ,thinking that she had his best interests at heart but she did not.I am so tired of doctors treating pain patients like they are addicts...
Good luck with everything,I hope it all works out..this site is amazing for the support and honest answers that you get and everyone is so helpful!
Hi jbirdinacage. What a cute name! I am assuminging you mean jay, not jail! haha! I have walked in your shoes, girl! Not the suboxone, but surgery for my back when it was my hip & leg (&some low back)that actually hurt. They are doing things in reverse to start with. They shoud have done EMG's first & then an MRI of your back to see if it was your back causing you the problem. Ask them about some of the non-narcotic meds like Lyrica, gabepentin, & several others that work on nerve pain instead of narcotics. See if that is an option too.If the pain is causing you to take 10 to 15 morcos a day you must really hurt, & I totally understand. My first back surgery was 44 years ago, & was a failure & had to live with the pain ever since. I live on a heating pad too. Probably have kept them in business all these years.
It may have been me who finally got the king size made! I also or should say my husband got me a plug in vibrating back brace that I sort of sit on & put on my back whereever it hurts the most at the time. It has helped the most. I do & will always have to take narcotics for pain due to numerous conditions besides my back, but I agree with Laurie about the amount of subs, & I don't know anything about them than what I have read on the site. You have come to the right place for support tho'. If you need us hollar, someone will answer whether it be a question, or vent or scream! Lots of luck to you...
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