Over the past 12 years i’ve been gradually brought up to taking oxycodone, oxycontin, and percocets daily. Today I got a call from a referring doc that my pain doc had referred me to talk about maybe taking buprenorphine. Now this person did say that my doctor can still raise my meds up from 60mg but was concerned about the t word, tolerance. I get it, but do they? It took a real long time to get the dose right and finally i’m just about feeling tolerable but this chronic pain will never go away. The one thing I which bothers me most is when a doctor doesn’t understand exactly what the patient is going through or more so, when they are misunderstood. Some here have mentioned that they have taken both buprenorphine & oxycontin or oxycodone at the same time. Is this possible? Can a doctor prescribe a patient this or is this part of a short term process for the patient? Also, I’m from Canada, my doctor always said that these methods cannot be pushed on a patient and that it’s the patients decision if they want to go that route. Personally, the chronic pain in dealing with right now is manageable with the medication i’m taking now but having the option with buprenorphine for the future if I need it sounds good.
Can you get prescribed both Buprenorphine & Oxy ?
Question posted by warrior_soul69 on 16 May 2022
Last updated on 25 May 2022
I was prescribed Belbuca and oxycodone at the same time, they are similar. I had been taken methadone for pain with oxycodone or other opioids for 20 years and finally I decided to use the pandemic to tapper off the methadone, after a year for the first time I only was taken oxycodone, 3 months off methadone I became very sick and was told I had built up a Tolerance to oxycodone I was only taken 60mg a day, that’s when they put me on the Belbuca, they told me it will help with the withdrawals and pain at the same time, it supposedly takes over the pain receptors and works differently, I wasn’t on it that long a few months, my pain had became unbearable and had to go back on a round the clock pain control, so your question is yes
They seem to be contraindicated. At the very least, you won’t get as much relief from the Oxy, as the buprenorphine will block it to some degree. Be aware of one thing…once you are on Buprenorphine, you may be on it for life. Very few pain doctors are willing to go back to opiates once Buprenorphine has been started. That being said, Buprenorphine is a GREAT medication for pain control. I was on Oxy and switched to Buprenorphine because of T. I was always in pain while on Oxy, but Buprenorphine has controlled my pain 100%. Feel free to ask any questions! :)
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