I am in severe pain daily 24/7. Neuromuscular disease spinal degeneration etc. I have been on mega doses of 2 tabs 4 times a day Hydro 10/325 plus oxycodone every 4 hours for breakthrough pain, plus Some 350 mgs 5xs a day. I went to see the pain management specialist last week he spoke of getting me on Subutex. I have been on all this stuff for 10 years for medical reasons. My pain is constant. I am dependent on this stuff, but I thought the way he described it that he helped with pain. It does not look like it does. I do not want to second guess a Dr. but the last time I was w/o medicines and in severe pain I tried suicide, so I need to know exactly what properties Subutex has- looks like it just helps with severe with drawls, what about the severe pain? I am bedridden with pain- I cannot go back to that again. Need advice. I see him next week. Patricia
Subutex is far from the best medication to control chronic pain. What I would suggest is getting on an extended release pain med like MS Contin or an equivalent. Use the oxycodone as a bt med. Why are you on 2 short acting opiates for chronic long term pain? Not only do they not last very long, the amount of acetaminophen is dangerous to your liver. Subutex does not have a very high rating for controlling chronic, severe pain. I would double check with your doctor and see if there's an alternative you could try.
Best wishes and hope you find a better solution soon
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