... 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?