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For Chronic Pain "Doesn't work"

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) April 21, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I have been given the Butrans patches and then I was taken off them due to a allergic reaction with them then I was put onto the 150 mcg of the Belbuca I was on that for months and I was being honest with the dr and told them that it wasn't helping with my pain so they upped it to the 300 mcg and left me on it for 2 months and still no relief. I just had a visit this month and I was just upped again and once again my unused meds are being flushed infront of me because I go to a pain clinic and am now taking 450 mcg and needless to say this junk still is not working. I have had shot after shot and have even had surgery I don't know what else to do. All I want is relief is that too much to ask? They claim this is the only thing they have."

   
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n2fairies2004 April 21, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I have DDD. Fibromalgia...chronic pain issues. Pinched nerve In lower back ,fushion in neck with nerve damage issues... I am taking belbuca 300 MCG 2 times a day and for the first time in years I have my pain under control with the only side effect constipation ( which can be remedied) I love belbuca and yes I've tried a bunch of other medication s....it works great for me!"

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 18, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "My insurance is not covering Butrans patch anymore so my doctor started me on Belbeca 300mcg every 12 hours. I was concerned about it because of the negative reviews it received about its effectiveness and adhesive not staying put in the mouth. I suffer with fibromyalgia, and herniated discs in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions and sciatic nerve pain down to my foot. I have not had issues with it sticking in my mouth, I place a finger inside till it sticks and one outside my check if needed. It stays put with no issues. It has helped my pain better than the patch and I'm taking less tramadol and zanaflex, some days I don't need it. Past few weeks I feel my pain is controlled. I'm not waking up in pain and feel alert to work!"

   
8.0

PedsNurse2017 February 26, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I never write reviews on anything but I am a 35 year old male and was diagnosed with blood cancer about 13 months ago and with this type of cancer I have comes the most horrific pain imaginable!! Imagine if every bone in your body is broke and there is razor blades running threw your veins all the while people are prying at every joint on your body with crow bars that have been heated up to almost melting and you start to come close !! I have been prescribed every pain medication under the sun to deal with this and nothing seems to help until my Dr put me on the Belbuca 300 mcg !!! I would just like to say thank you for giving my life back!!!"

   
9.0

R.j February 16, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I recently wrote about being put on Belbuca. I'm the one with DDD, a grade 2 spondylolisthesis, and arthritis that causes me chronic pain! My doctor had switched me to Belbuca because they said my insurance wouldn't cover the 8mg buprenorphine...but I've since found out that they didn't fill out the form for that like they did for the Belbuca! I've come to the conclusion that some drug rep went by my doctor's office, gave them some $0 copay cards, and asked them to push the Belbuca!! I don't care if something is supposed to work 2x as good...that doesn't mean you cut someone down from 24mg of buprenorphine/day to less than 2mg/day! For those who don't know how to look up conversions 750mcg is equal to 0.75mg!!! I'm back on subutex!!"

   
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Back on subutex!! February 11, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I have Degenerative disc disease (DDD), a grade 2 spondylolisthesis at L5-S1, arthritis, and other chronic pain issues. Like others I've tried Vicodin, Percocet, oxycodone, suboxone, subutex, and now Belbuca because my insurance won't cover Subutex!! It makes NO SENSE to me that they'll cover something that costs more than twice the price but doesn't even begin to help as much as Subutex did!!!! I like being on buprenorphine because I feel like I get enough pain relief to make it bearable, but Belbuca not only won't stay stuck to my cheek like it says it will it gives me headaches DAILY!!!!! I've been on it for a little over 2 weeks and had to give myself 2 migraine shots this past week!! I couldn't tell you the last time I had to give myself 2 within 2 months!!"

   
3.0

Want my subutex back!!! (taken for less than 1 month) February 4, 2017

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For Pain "I have been on oxycontin for the past 7 years, but my pain had been increasing more and more over the in the past few months. I discussed my lack of pain control and he mentioned Belbuca. We discussed all of the pros and cons. I tried Belbuca and during the first two weeks, it was a bit hairy. I may have been a bit apprehensive, so I didn't think it was working. On the third week, my pain subsided, with Norco for breakthrough pain. I didn't like the idea of being on oxycontin for such a long time, and Belbuca gives me pain relief I do desperately needed."

   
9.0

NoniCCURN (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 20, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I've been on pain meds for about 8 years. I have Disintegrating discs in my neck, bulging discs in my lower back, fibromyalgia, ovarian cysts, and I had major neck surgery last year. I've been on every pain med available and got up to 80mg OxyContin after my surgery. I was still hurting and even had DNA analysis which shows my body burns through meds at a much higher rate than most people. I started 600 Belbuca and I'm weaning off dilaudid which is what I had to switch to after oxy no longer helped me and next month I'll move up to 750 and be completely off dilaudid. I'm baffled at all the bad reviews. I've tried everything and for the 1st time in years I don't hurt and feel clear headed. The pack is hard to open but it's not a big deal."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 14, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I have degenerative joint disease (DJD), Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoporosis, Spinal Stenosis, Bulging Disc, in cervical thoracic, and lumber regions, Nerve Damage, and to top it off I fell last Autumn and fractured 4 vertebrae and broke my left arm. With all my problems, I have never taken oral pain meds or any type of pain meds until a little over a year ago. Now, After being on Butrans Patch which at least took the edge off my pain for a year, I have developed a severe allergy to the patch, so my physician switched me to Belbuca. I am the first patient in his office to use Belbuca. None of the 5 pharmacies in town had it. Took 3 days to get. I took my first dose today. Curious to see how my body responds. My main concern is how will it affect my liver and kidneys"

Fabios54 January 14, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I've dealt with chronic nerve/back/arthritis pain for 17 years. I've taken just about everything there is to take including patches and an implanted neurostimulator. Oxy worked best but isn't available any more due to misuse. Belbucca has been good for me. I do get occasional migraines-Excederin Migraine works. I don't have the problem others have, I stick it on my cheek near my molars and it never falls off. There are trial blank films available to practice with. My biggest side effect after 6 months is quickened tooth decay. I have also had to learn how to deal with not having the euphoria effect of the other meds that gets you moving and effects mood. It's like the old days taking Advil and pain just leaves. I'm me again-I like that."

   
9.0

Momma G (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 11, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "Since 0 wasn't an option I had to select 1..This medication is a waste of time and money! I suffer from chronic pain syndrome, massive muscle contractions, tumors in my spine, and severe overactive nerves which cause trigger points from my neck to my lower back. I am so beyond miserable because the pain is excruciating! I was taking 10/325 of Percocet but my pain management doctor wanted to take me completely off of it due to risk of addiction so she switched me to Belbuca a month ago and I have no relief! It does not work! I cry and lay around all day because it hurts to move! I was started on 300mcg then 2 weeks later I was bumped up to 600mcg. I have not felt any pain relief yet. I do NOT recommend this to anyone!"

   
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JJJSSS January 8, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "Hello, I had posted on here a few months ago (scroll down to see it) but I had my dose upped and honestly I take a total of 600mcg a day, and they DO work! The first month was spotty but now at my higher dosage I feel great, I think its a good start at least for some of you, but it can get pricy. Look out for 75%-90% off coupons for any medicine. Just remember it is for chronic long term pain and the more you take it (as prescribed please!!! It is still addicting despite its dosage) you realize it does help, it does make you want to get out bed, and honestly it takes away my chronic pelvic pain better than anything except oxycodone 30 mg, but I cannot get those. I'm proud to be the first patient in my doctors office to be on this"

   
9.0

30mcg x2 new post (chelsea B) (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 21, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "First I will say that I've read about the expense. Walmart charged $250 for 60 films (1 month) & I took nucynta for years at $1600 a month so price wise, it is one of the cheap ones...With that said, I have CPS (chronic pain syndrome), spasmodic torticollis (cervical dystonia), DDD (degenerative disc disease), bulging & herniated cervical discs, carpel tunnel & chronic migraines. I've tried Tylenol, t3, ibuprofen, norco, vicodin, percocet, flexiril, skelaxin, baclofen, zanaflex (BEST muscle relaxer), opana, nucynta (worked the best & fo a few years vs months before drug tolerance. Currently on nucynta & belbuca, lowering one, upping other. Pain is worse but tolerable. Nausea is my worst issue. Im not at a high enough dose for relief yet"

   
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Cacersucks12 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 2, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "I have been on this medicine for only about a week. The first day I took it, I got a migraine and the pain relief was similar to a tylenol or an ibuprofen. The next day (day 2) I took my daily dose, (I may either take 1 at a time twice a day or 2 at a time one time per day) so I took two this time and I felt much better than day one. My body adjusted well. My dose that I was given was VERY small to begin but my doctor said he will up my dose in December at my follow up visit. I take it everyday (BUCCAL FILM) which tastes minty but can get stuck on my teeth and takes 30 mins to dissolve. It kicks in about 20-45 mind after taking, but I get the full effect HOURS afterwards. Ok start to a new life without hardcore pain meds. Not great but ok."

   
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Buccal Film 75x2 MCG's (taken for less than 1 month) November 1, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "I had open abdominal surgery on my gall bladder and bile duct, horrible scar tissue pain and nerve damage, this medicine did nothing for me. Very expensive and does not work."

   
2.0

Anonymous October 5, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "I started this medicine about three months ago. At first it worked great, after 2-3 weeks it does little to none. I have 2 degenerated disc and severe nerve pain down my neck and shoulder. I'm also prescribed tramadol which works better and that says enough. I have been on hydrocodone which works way better then this medicine. Disappointed. My doctor said it was 4x the strength of a Norco. Lie."

   
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Nikkiiiii (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 28, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "Pretty much a revised low abuse pain medicine, that dosent work. Maybe the few that have gotten relief are having a placebo effect. Ibuprofen in my opinion is more effective. Garbage, I would like a refund, waste of time."

Sickbelbuca (taken for less than 1 month) September 27, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "I have nerve damage in my brachial plexus. Also I've had cubital tunnel and carpel tunnel surgery. Nerve pain is aweful, it's constant and it's exhausting. I've had the pain for over 10 years and I've been on every thing from Vicodin, percocette, opana, dilauded and OxyContin....my pain doctor and I switch meds every few months due to my building a tolerance. I usually take 60mg OxyContin x 3 daily, sometimes switching to morphine 15mgx 4 daily. We decided to try Belbucca; HUGE mistake. It did nothing for pain and the stomach issues were the same as everyone else's. I'm going back on OxyContin in a week."

   
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BarbaraBooey September 26, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "Have been in chronic pain for years, due to head, neck, Ts, Ls and S, damage, This is one of the most annoying delivery types ever thought up by the ever failing pharmaceuticals. Gross taste and yes to much ends up swallowed, as all pain patients have dry mouth due to everything we've had to take. Fail! It works only on some of my pain, it aggravated headaches to full on migraines daily, and did nothing but inflame my worst area. Nausea yes, bowel pain and dis function miserable for anyone with a intestinal issue. Why is this being pushed so soon, we all know new meds are never safe, would love for the big 3s to get out of my Doctors care. I'm going to fight back and insist my Doctor be smarter then this save me side effects yet to be seen"

   
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Angel216 (taken for less than 1 month) September 23, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "THIS MEDICATION WORKS. I was first prescribed Butrans patches 20mcg and they worked great, but they can sweat off in the Texas summer heat, so I was given Belbuca 450mcg. They work just as wonderfully as the patches did. I have never had a problem opening them. I also have found that if I don't talk while the film dissolves it doesn't curl up or mess up in any way. There is a video on the belbuca website showing exactly how to place them. This medicine changed my life. I have arthritis and DDD in my back and neck, disk herniations, nerve pain in my arms because my neck needs surgery, and I still live normally due to this medicine. I recommend!"

   
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Flstorm September 7, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "I was on Percocet10/325 and due to the DEA wanting to cut back on the amount of tablets that was given out my doctor was forced to try me on something else, he tried Opana but that was my worst nightmare.My heart went crazy and my breathing was way off.Now he has tried me on Belbuca,starting out at 175 and moving me to 450,the only thing I can say is I 'm not sick or having withdrawals,other than that I have bad pain and can't do anything.The medicine doesn't stick to my jaw half the time and when it does it leaves a white film that doesn't dissolve.I feel Belbuca was studied long enough,or the participates didn't have the chronic pain that others have.I feel it's weak in comparing to percocet.I took 6-10/325 daily and wish I was back."

   
3.0

Horse Trader September 4, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "I've been on multiple different pain meds for chronic spine issues. The pain Dr decided to switch me to this new pain medicine with promising results. This is my 3rd dose and stomach pain and nausea begin 45 min after every single dose. It seems to subside a little towards the 8th hour or so. This medicine has 0 effect on pain just creates more by adding the stomach pain. This medicine is being pushed because it has a low potential for abuse thanx to the junkies.That's fine but make sure it works before u release it. All of the complaints about this drug will make it a short lived one. Doctors will push it hard in the beginning but patients will push back. Complete garbage , and a waste of money, thanks endo pharm, for the stomach pain"

   
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Chilly7272 September 2, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "I have severe HA's (headaches) daily from two bulging discs in my neck and a growth on my brain that adds to the HA's. I have arthritis in my right knee from two knee surgeries. I started out with trying many different oral pain meds. I was tired of taking so many pills with hardly any pain relief. I asked my physician about Suboxone, she prescribe it for my pain; I was sooo happy!! No high/lows and I felt myself again! Then, my insurance stopped covering it, unless prescribed for addiction. I was prescribed Subutex 8 mg 2x/day which worked just as well; insurance still refused payment. After a year I was given Belbuca 450 mcg every 12hrs; insurance paid. I'm not getting near the relief I was when on Subutex. Don't like it!!"

   
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Not happy!!! August 23, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "I've just had my first dose, so too soon to review it's effectiveness. It is very difficult to open the packaging and apply even after practicing with the trainer they provide. This morning I found some things that helped me and I hope they might help others. I cut past the suggested lines at least 1/8 of an inch (my shaky fingers barely got the first one open, ha) Instead of using my fingers, I used tweezers to pick up and place the patch in my cheek. Good luck to all!"

   
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Nh2o (taken for less than 1 month) August 19, 2016

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