... diagnosed as having obsessive compulsive disorder I am having a very hard time making my medicene last all month and I am so confused!I dont want to get high! I just want to maintain some type of decent pain relief .however my pain is not always the same. and I have worked my way up to 60mgs of oxycontin twice a day and 7.5 hydro 3 times a day and decided I was gonna come off so I went to my doctor and explained the 60mgs were to strong and I didnt lke the effect and we decided I would come back down to 40mgs w/7.5 btp.now this was not happening quick enough for me, as we hit some tech problems in between so I jumped up and went and signed myself into med detox as I am also facing two knee surgerys and would like to come off all together before this happens so it will be there for me when I have my surgery. well when I got to detox and told the doctor I had taken little pieces of suboxone I had aquired and they worked great and I wanted to be put on this medicene, and explained about my situation well I didnt know anything about the suboxone except it was used to take people off of oxycontin I assumed it was non opiate as my "friend"seemed to be doing well I was impressed as his life had truely turned around . well needless to say a series of events havetaken place and I after 17 days of suboxone am back on my oxycontin . I did quite abit of research on suboxone and found out that the buprenorephine is one of the "strongest opiates" in the medical feild in the world today, and also is about "40 times stronger" than oxycontin so that right there let me know I I had jumped out of the pan into the fire and had once again turned myself into a guinea pig at no cost to this pharmasutical company.I read I would be better off coming off ocs by the route I had taken earlier, and here I am down to 20mgs of ocs however I jumped from 24mgs suboxone to 20mgs oc and I am very uncomfortable MY head is killing me and also my back feels as if there is a knife in it is any one else in this boat?
I am not sure I can answer all your questions, but, I am saying some Prayers for you and will try to be brief. If you are looking at pain for the rest of your life from your injuries/surgeries, you may be better off with a pain management doctor and methadone. Apparently, although suboxone is really strong,but, if you take it sublingually, it does NOT treat true pain the same way an opiate would, it DOES work if you want to be off all opiates. It is an opiate that is a partial agonist, so it acts a bit differently than lortab or vicodin. You also can't jump back and forth between suboxone and opiates without alot of problems, mainly the pain you feel in your back and head. Suboxone is a long acting medicine and it will stay on the receptor sites of the brain for an average of 5 days and will fight other pain meds off of it.
You should be in moderate withdrawal and be off all other pain meds for at least 24 hours before starting it and you shouldn't take benzos, alcohol or other central nervous depressants unless prescribed by the same doctor who prescribed the suboxone and therapy is usually required by those licensed to write out suboxone. I know you are in pain and the only advice I can give you about that is to either go back into rehab, or go to an emergency room in your area that is familiar with suboxone. I am so sorry you are feeling awful, I hope someone else will respond to your post with maybe more or better information.
hi misled, my story sounds much like yours. for the last four years of my life i was in the same boat as you are now. making that hard decision, to sub or not to sub.my doc put me on kadian "morphine"2x a day. and to keep me from going to xanax,he put me on klinopin. for me it was like being pill hell. one day the pain was under control,the next it was unbareable. i was always trying to keep count of how meny days left till my next script, im sure you know what i mean. i could not eat or sleep. i was loosen weight like you can't imagine. i had to make a life altering change.i went into detox to get that stuff out of my body.while in there i was offered suboxone. witch i new nothing about. 48 hours after my last dose of methadone, i was put on subs.i have never looked back. second guessing myself. 8 months later here i am. i think if you could give sub a chance and you get past the withdrawl from ocs and viks sub may be the wonder drug it has been for me.
you hafta make that call for yourself. today i eat and sleep better than i have sence my accident. sub has worked for me but i followed up with counceling and support groups to this day. i cant say enough about my new lease on life. its your decision,take all the info you can get befor you decided... peter aka subzero58
If you take oc and suboxone, the oc will not work. This is how the suboxone works. The Suboxone has a property that should help with pain.
I think that you should add to your bag of tricks, some bio feedback. This is 100% natural and will teach you techniques that when the pain is comming on you can relax to help the intensity of the pain.
When you have pain stressors can make to pain even double, So if you can relieve the stressors then your pain is cut in half. There are thousands of people who are in the same boat as you. But you have something in your bag of tricks that others may not have. The will to get rid of the pain without getting drugged.
Wishing you the best.
hi misled,i dont know where u got the info about suboxone being 40 x strong oc. lets just say for the sake of argument that it is,ok. if u take one sub u don't shafts take any more for 24hrs. u r taking oc 2x a day plus perks.if u get off oc u dont hafta worrie about running out before the end of the month. talk to your doc and maybe u wana give sub another chance...
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