I had a burst eardrum at the weekend and am still in a lot of pain. Nothing with codeine in it works, e.g. co-codamol as I am on a Suboxone maintenence programme of 8mgs per day. Have tried anti-inflammatories as well. Doctor's seem to think that because you are taking medication with pain-killing properties that you don't need anything else. However I am not taking Subs for pain, but for opiate withdrawal. Any advice would be appreciated.
You are going to have to go with something that isn't an opiate. I feel so bad for you, I know you are in pain. Call your suboxone doctor asap and if he/she doesn't know how to get you some relief, have him/her call a pharmacist or the suboxone company. Most likely a pharmacist will be able to make some drug recommendations that will help. Pharmacist really are the drug experts.
Unfortunately, subs do not allow other opioid meds to attach to the receptors in the brain. Maybe you can ask your doc about an increase in the subs? They do have opioid properties in them. Have you tried a heating pad on the ear? Maybe ask your pharmacist for the best OTC pain reliever you can find! I sure wish you feel better soon.
My best wishes,
I have used sub's for pain some time ago I think I was at 16mg.. Please call your prescribing doc and tell him what is happening. Let him tell you it is ok to increse for a period of time. Otherwise you know what will happen when you have to refill early :)DO NOT take opiods while the sub is in ur system
Good luck and I hope you feel better real soon
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