... about ten days apart, worked well till 13 days ago. Went from 2-0 mg. Pain Dr. and Psyc Dr offered no help. What do u recommend? Withdrawal symptoms are still strong. Can't do anything, insomnia, aches and severe pain. Bad cramps also. How long should this last. Appreciate any advice
Was on 16 mg. Suboxone for four months To treat Nueropathy. Didn't work. Started reducing by 2mg?
Added 4 Jul 2011:
Hi Lauri, thanks for the encouragement. I came up with the drop schedule by guess. I had long history of back pain (30+yrs.) 2 failed surgeries that left me with me neuropathy. During those 30 yrs. I had 18+yrs of benzo's and 7+ yrs. oxy's (all prescribed) and 5 yrs. of Fentanyl 250. My Psyc. Doc says those other pain meds he detoxed off of in 2005, 2020 and 2011 are making this worse. I am trying to understand what that may mean. NO answers yet? I fear months of this withdrawal and insomnia. The meds available to help are worse than the withdrawal. There seems to be no light on at the end on the tunnel........
Unfortunately because Suboxone is a long acting medication, withdrawal will also last longer. People who have successfully come off Suboxone with little withdrawal stopped at a much lower dose then the 2 mgs. (like tapered to 0.5mgs a day and then went to everyother day). You are probably through the worst of the withdrawals but it maybe a rough go for another couple weeks. Hopefully, you'll be feeling better soon.
Have you tried any of the non narcotic pain relievers for neuropathy such as Lyrica, Neurontin or Cymbalta?
Hi - sorry to hear you've been through such a hard time. Nerve pain is very hard to treat - there are only a few meds that help at all, such as Lyrica and Cymbalta and they offer only limited help. I have neuropathy pretty much everywhere below the waist and will be having a trial of a Spinal Cord Stimulator here soon to see if that will help. It does help a lot of people with neuropathy, gets them off the medications and even back to work for some of them. I Can't even Working again for me! Try to google it and check it out. The Good thing about it is that you get to try it to see if it will help before going through surgery to implant it. I hope you will be past the withdrawal symptoms soon and can find help for your pain -
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