... accident.hospitalized for 3 months and put on percocet. I decided to take some of a friends suboxone to see if it works better for my pain; It doesn't. I took 8 mg. at 4:00 am on wed., and 4 mg thurs at 7 am. then 4 mg at 7 am today. I 've decided to resume taking the percocet,2- 5mg pills as needed, but how long do I have to deal with pain until they will work.I know how dangerous it is for me to take opiates,but after breaking most bones on the left side of my body, I can't handle the constant aching.Did I screw myself for a long time by taking the suboxone?
Thankfully you stayed on a relatively low dose so you can probably start the percocet on a low dose and see if they start working better 2 days out. When people are on high amounts of subs like 16 mgs per day, it takes longer to recede off the receptor sites, can take 3 to 5 days. It will be when and if you decide to go back on suboxone that you will still have to go into moderate withdrawal from the percocet to restart your suboxone. Subs will block the opiate effect in opiates for 37 hours to 5 days after your last dose of subs.
Critter bug, being in an accident and needing to take pain meds temporarily, will not mess up your being in a Suboxone program. As long as you do not continue to take both meds together. Taking Suboxone along with taking an opiate will throw you into withdrawals!! Because you need the pain meds for a legitimate reason right now, your best plan would be for you to take a Suboxone break for awhile. Work with your doctors on this. you will probably need rehab for your body to get it's strength back. Rehab as in exercising. As soon as you get to a point that you don't need the pain meds for pain, stop taking them, give yourself about 10 days, and then resume your Suboxone treatment. You should be alright, sleep well, and not go into withdrawals. Hang in there. You can do this. Nikki
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