after ive already started suboxone a week ago. Has anyone experimented with this?? Is there gonna be negative side effects since ive been on suboxone a week ? and how should i go about stopping the suboxone before i take the pain meds? Kinda worried about this, i have no desire to take the pain meds anymore, but with previous surgeries-i know i will not be able to tolerate the pain for the 1st few days..What can i do??
Suboxone - have surgery coming up very soon, and want to know how am I going to take the pain meds?
Question posted by Anonymous on 18 May 2011
Last updated on 3 September 2016
I visited Suboxforum.com and found quite a few people there who have gone through surgery after starting suboxone, and the two common methods that their doctors suggested. Theres a whole section on "surgery on suboxone" that you can access after registering on the site. Thanks for suggesting the "suboxdoc" you tube vid, thats how i found the site
Oh yeah, and ill be going under anestesia for the procedure-fully asleep, strapped to a table with the tube down my throat. I think i finally covered everything, as to my last questions i posted any help would be great. Thanks for the support, im finally doing what i need to do to get better-this is hopefully my last speed bump.
Im new to this site and havent figured out how to work it yey, So sorry i didnt answer all of your questions cause i didnt see them all... Im having surgery on my hip-Will be the 5th time and final. Im not worried about dealing with the withdrawl before starting suboxone again, it really wasnt bad for me. 24 hrs and as soon as i got the more moderate symptoms i melted the suboxone and was better within an hour or so. As far as the PWD, im new to that term and i have read and understand what it means now, and i know i will have to wait before starting subs again-Thats ok woth me, it worked great 1st time so i expect it to the 2nd time-thanks for replying
It is extremely important to tell the anesthesiologist, subs can be of a concern when putting subs patients to sleep. General rule of thumb about subs is that a 16 mgs per day, it will block for 3 to 5 days, at 12 mgs, then figure 2 to 4 days. Subs recede off the sites in the brain, you may take 2 days or 3 days or 4. I am certainly not trying to tell you what to do, but it might be better to have your surgeon call and talk to your subs dr and get them to work together too get and keep you comfortable.tell you anesthesiologist too keep you safe. Best of luck on your surgery and getting your surgeon to talk to your subs dr for you. Patti
Laurie is absolutely right but also just be sure your doctor and your anesthesiologist is aware of this, I wouldn't think there would be a problem and especially not if both doctors know what medications you have been taking.
The Suboxone has the opiate pain killer buprenorphine in it which will tie up the brain receptors preventing the other pain meds from working. That is the reason for the Suboxone in the first place. The Suboxone will stay on the brain receptors from three to five days. The Suboxone may give you some pain relief, but if not then it will prevent the other pain meds from working for 3 to 5 days. Since you haven't been on the Suboxone long, you may be able to stop it but then again you might go into withdrawals from the previous opiate use too. I would definitely discuss this with the prescribing doctor asap. Knowing how much opiate you were taking before you started the Suboxone and how much Suboxone you are taking would be helpful to answer your question better. Please add to your post and others will be able to help better.
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