pain killers. how long do I have to wait to make the switch - 24 hours ?
The problem when you're on Sub and you need other pain meds is the dose. They will work, but you will need more than someone who isn't on Sub. Hopefully your Docs understand this. If you don't take Sub for 24 hours before the surgery, that should be good. And when you go back on Sub just be sure you are feeling wds, like when you started. Do this and you'll be fine.
hi jmac4833,if I may ask how much sub are you on? about a week before the surgery try to get the amount as low as you can.then dont take any sub 24 hours before your operation. dont worrie you wont be in withdrawl 24 hours from the time you stop the sub.have the operation.make sure the surgeon and the anistisest know that your on sub before and after the operation discuss if the amount of sub your on will be enough pain med for the post op pain. if it wont be then you will be switched to a diffrent post op pain med. when your done with the post op pain meds wait till you feel withdrawl and then slowly start your sub back up.If you need more help i'll will add you as friend,if you want to you can do the same... subzero58... pete
talk to your suboxone doc tell them your getting surgery get them to give you a scrpit of subutex take that instead for about a week b4 make sure all the opiate blocker is out your system tell the doc doing the surgery aswell that your on the meds they may give you a non narcotic but if you keep taking the suboxone itll help the pain anyways if they give you a narcotic then take them instead
I was on Sub for years -a HORRIBLE drug to kick. I underwent total reverse shoulder surgery and my pain doc kept me on Sub until the day of the surgery . After the nerve block wore off I was in agony and they pumped me full of Demerol and all I did was throw up.
I finally ended up in ICU diagnosed with Acute W/D's , pneumonia, staph infection and blood clots . I was prescribed 30 mgs of Oxy 4x a day with 10mg Oxy for breakthrough.
The entire procedure was horrible and mostly the fault of my pain doc. She wanted to control everything yet FORGOT to RX any pain meds !!
I've been sub free for 5 months until this morning when the pain was so great I took 1/2 a sub . I have about 5 bottles of the crap lying around . My quack pain doc had me taking 32 mgs a day !! I could never take more than 16 mgs .
I developed arthritic Psiriosis after the surgery and some days my feet and hands swell so badly I am forced to take extra meds .
Good luck and prepare for WD's from hell.
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