... over the last two years. I am currently taking suboxone which I bought from a friend. I have become extremly addicted to narcotics and was having a hard time with withdrawls. The suboxone has been great! the issue I am having as that buying them off the street obviously means I do not have a full prescription! I took 4mg this am amd 4mg this afternoon after vomiting. I have 4mg for tomorrow and hopefully will be able to get a bit more for the next couple days. Here is my Dilema: I have to have a major operation in about three weeks. Part of the reaon I want off the pain med is so that post -op I will be able to achive optimal pain control with out huge doses of meds. Just a few weeks ago I was admitted and taking 4mg of dilauted q2hr. then sent home with oxys and dilayted. My surgeon and I are both concerned with post op pain control... sorry back to my dilema. Is there anyone out there that has used suboxone for short periods of times. if so what did you do? I need any help I can get! Thank you
I wish I knew all the answers about suboxone, but I don't, however, you do need to find out what they will do about you taking it before surgery and after. It can react fatally with benzos and apparently they use a number of medicines to knock you out and keep you asleep for surgery. You also have to be off suboxone for about 5 days for other opiates to work or it can put you into withdrawal ( methadone) or the other opiates may not work at all. I am not trying to scare you, but, you must let the surgeon and anesthesiologist know about the suboxone. You might ask a pharmacist to find out more information.Suboxone is a great medicine, but, it has it's drawbacks and I would hate to see anyone have trouble with surgery, anesthesia, or pain because they were misinformed about suboxone.I hope your surgery goes well and everything comes out fine.
The best way to take Suboxone in such a way that will most benefit treating your current withdrawals from narcotics and help you not suffer withdrawals or as a bad of withdrawals from Suboxone is to take as little as you can possibly stand, as spread out as you can possibly stand. You will not be comfortable, but it will be tolerable. For example, if you feel pretty good taking 4mg at a time, try taking 2mg and seeing how you feel. Remember, if you are feeling "high" from suboxone, you are only switching from narcotics to something else, not necessarily treating narcotic withdrawal with Suboxone. I too do not have a prescription or am under the direction of a doctor; I'm trying to kick my morphine withdrawal from Suboxone I buy from my friends. Be careful!
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