I'm a 55 year old male with cronic lower back pain,I have had 5 surgies the last one in 2009 in wich a 3 level 3605PLIF FUSSION WAS PERFORMED.I currently take 3 1/2 tablets of suboxone a day along with 800mg of ibpruffin 3 times a day for pain .This is not covering my pain any longer & would like to know if there is any other meds out there i could take along with the suboxone
Dear Hurting, As you may know, the suboxone will block opiates, for several days. You might ask your pharmacist if there are any other meds that might help with pain since you are on suboxone, and it will block opiates. Methadone can NOT be taken while on subs, but is better at controlling pain than suboxone is. They are both long term opiate replacements, methadone, if properly taken is safe and much better for pain relief. My counselor hinted there was a medication that would help while someone was on suboxone, but she would only hint, she would not come right out and say it, or say what it was. This is apparently pretty guarded info, several others have asked a similar post and no one seemed to know what the medication was. If you are not seeing a pain management doctor, it would probably help to see one, to get some relief. I waited to see if anyone would attempt an answer for you, sorry couldn't be of more help. Hope you get some relief soon.
Hi hurtingforcertain. Sorry to hear about your pain. Patti is right about the subs and that they only block opiates. If suboxone was prescribed for pain control and not opiate dependance, is there a way you could taper off the subs so the choice of pain control opens up for you? As long as subs are your only source of pain control, the choices are limited to non opiate meds. Could you ask your prescribing sub doc to recommend another route for you? I'm not really sure what options are available to you. You might call your pharmacist and see if they know of any meds that may work well with the subs. Sorry I couldn't help more. I hope you find better relief soon.
since suboxone will block the receptor site (I think from what I understand) if you take a narcotic it won't do the job you need to ask someone that can give you precise information such as the pharmacist or the doctor just so you get the correct answer I want the bestand the right answer for you
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