operation complications. They will no longer perscribe the meds and she has been labeled a seeker. She is now 24 hrs. into withdrawels. We are still waiting for medicade to approve the suubbutex script. Will this help with the pain??
Yes, it should get rid of the withdrawals and still help somewhat with the pain, but, it is more for withdrawal. If you think she will be in intense pain forever, and that is how I understood this, you may want to get her on methadone instead. Methadone is better for pain than suboxone. It is a long acting pain med, usually needs to be only taken once a day and as long as it is taken properly, it is a great med. She should not take any benzo with either medication, all meds with a sedative effect should be given sparingly with either subutex or methadone. If this were my daughter, I would try to get her into another pain management doctor and get her on methadone.
I am on suboxone, the sister med of subutex and will tell you , it does help somewhat with pain, but it is a sublingual med and this particular way that it is taken causes it not to be not as strong as simply the bupenorphine that is in it. If she is choosing to simply be off opiates, subutex would be fine, but this sounds like she needs pain meds.
yes it will help for pain. I hope she can hang in there and pull through this. I know how tough it can be. So many chronic pain sufferers are labeled "seekers" when no one realizes the pain and how excruciating it can be. Hopefully the ok will come through very soon. Is there any chance you can pay cash for it and be reimbursed later? If she is suffering terribly, please do whatever you can to help her. It was kind of you to post this question on her behalf. Subutex has a good reputation for controlling pain. I pray she gets it soon.
Please keep us posted and my best wishes,
I can guarantee you subutex will not help her pain. I was on it after my pain doctor cut me off morphine after finding out I was getting scripts from other drs. for various narcotics including oxycontin. I could not get enough pain relief because I became opioid non response. My pain is refractory. I could not find a dr to prescribe me methadone so between the withdrawals and pain I had no choice other than to get into a methadone clinic.
I knew methadone is the best medication for chronic pain. I also knew I had become an addict. Methadone clinics don't treat pain, they treat the addiction. I have been in treatment for 2 weeks. It is an awfully slow process to get your doses increased. I started at only 15mg which did not. help the withdrawal or pain. I am now at 50mg and almost out of withdrawal and getting some pain relief. I have a very long way to go and it will be a slow process but at least I am on the right road.
Only you and your daughter know what is right for her. I will pray for you both I know how she will suffer. Get her help soon. God Bless and Good Luck
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