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For Chronic Pain "Besides being expensive. Belbuca is not effective whatsoever for pain. It may be suitable to help relieve withdrawal from other opioids but it has no effect to relieve pain for me. Since the drug manufactures have changed the formulas in hydrocodone, there are no more medications except Percocet or Zohydro that will provide relief. Expect to live in pain now as the result of opioid scam which has practically eliminated manufacturers like Activis which made safe and effective Norco. I have discontinued the use of Belbuca after 4 days of use. I hope I do not have any withdrawal issues for I was not in withdrawal when I tried it last Wednesday."

   
1.0

Carl August 6, 2018

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For Chronic Pain "I have had rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for many years and have dealt with chronic pain for majority of my life. I just started Belbuca about a week ago I was skeptical and a bit scared at first after reading reviews. I was on ext release morphine every 12 hours and oxycodone for break through pain I was averaging 1-4 a day. My doctor started me on 300mg Belbuca every 12 hours and let me keep my oxycodone for the break through pain. So far I am pretty happy. I have noticed since Starting the Belbuca I have only had to take 2 pain pills for break through pain (that’s two in over a week whereas I was taking that daily before) I seem to be in a lot less pain and have been able to be more active I am extremely happy so far the only negative is that I have been experiencing a lot of frequent headaches I am not sure if it’s coincidence or because of the Belbuca however I will take headaches over chronic joint pain any day"

   
8.0

RAfighter August 5, 2018

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For Chronic Pain "I have chronic pain. My Pain Management (PM) Doc she liked the idea of the Belbucca Patches because they are an extended release medicine and can help cover when my Percocet starts to wear off. That’s what Belbucca is good for, helping with break thru pain. My PM Doc Started me on 75 mcg. She just upped it to 300 mcg. I can tell a difference in the pain. It’s not as severe as it use to be, I have absolutely no side effects at all, the patch is super tiny, tastes minty, about the size of the tip of an eraser on a pencil , it sticks to the cheek with no problem. Don’t drink or eat till it’s dissolved. When you first put the patch on the inside of your cheek take your tongue and press it up against there and take some extra saliva and push it over the patch and it’ll stick with no problem. It doesn’t give you that drowsy drugged up feeling like some meds do, you can still go on with your daily activities that you normally do with no problems. Hope this helps!"

   
6.0

Tori (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 11, 2018

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For Chronic Pain "Works well if applied exactly right and it stays there. My problem is that it is difficult to apply and slides down inside of cheek and ends up in a little roll between gums and cheek. It does not enter bloodstream when this happens, torturous pain is the result. Sometimes it sticks to my teeth. Either malfunction destroys bioavailability and leaves me in horrible pain. My Pain Management (PM) Dr staff behaved as if my pleas for help were a huge imposition. I thought resolving pain issues was their job. I called twice politely asking for help. Their response was that if I don't shut up and wait for my appointment I had to have steroid shots if I want treatment. The PM Clinic power trip over those who are vulnerable is pathetic and inhumane. Sick of so called pain management clinics. Shame on you Dr and staff."

   
2.0

Badbones (taken for less than 1 month) June 8, 2018

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For Chronic Pain "I have Chronic Pancreatitis. I was prescribed Bulbuca 300. I did help somewhat for my pain. Although the side effects were awful. I was trading pain for some kind of lethargic very sick state. At work I was told to get more sleep although I slept 10 hrs plus. I was nauseated dizzy with mild pain. When I told my doctor he said it was normal. So I continued for 30 days. I just couldn't take it. I asked him if there was anything else. He said no . For me he wanted me to take a higher dosage. I couldn't agree . I need to go to work I need something else not being lethargic!"

   
3.0

Amber (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 27, 2018

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For Chronic Pain "I have RSD/CPRS Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or AKA Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). I also have diabetic foot neuropathy. Pain had me screaming out loud. My doctor put me oxycodone 10/325 mg. It did not alleviate the pain. I was bedridden. Doctor could not write opioids. He switched me to Tramodol. I get a new doctor. On the way to her I began to shake and twitch. I went to ER. I have no memory in the hospital. I had a mini-stroke. I was sleep deprived & had a UTI without any symptoms. New doctor put me in pain management. He put me on Belbuca. Being in pain you will try anything to get the relief. I started with 75mg for 1 week and upped 2nd week to 150mg. I can sleep at night. I do not awake in great pain. I have no side effects. I do not get a high sensation. I do not like placing the tabs in my jaw. But the relief is well worth it. I read the reviews. I'm so sorry it did not work for some people. It works for me. I get to have my quality of life back. That's a blessing all by itself."

   
9.0

jak April 16, 2018

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For Chronic Pain "Tried the patch for the first time it stuck to my teeth instead ugh! Help anyone been able to get it to stick right?"

   
1.0

Shilohagel (taken for less than 1 month) April 6, 2018

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For Chronic Pain "I was having a hard time finding pain medicine I could tolerate with my back pain. My pain levels were getting real bad so my doctor put me on belbuca. It really helped. The only issue I had was the plastic was sticking to my teeth."

   
8.0

Tamiame (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 14, 2018

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For Chronic Pain "Belbuca was a godsend for me. I felt so cloudy with oxycodone for my chronic pain, and it seemed like my dose was slowly creeping up. I've been on 750 mcg Belbuca twice a day now for the past year. I feel so much better and feel I have my life and mind back!"

   
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NickyMo (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 13, 2018

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For Chronic Pain "I suffer from severe rheumatoid arthritis and have for six years. I was on high doses of pain pills daily. My daughter died in October of 2016 of an accidental opioid overdose and I decided I didn’t want to take pain pills anymore. I was referred to a pain clinic and offered Belbuca. I have been on the Belbuca since January of 2017. I started on the 300mg and I have worked my way up to the 900mg. At first I hated it and it didn’t help me. But as my dosages got stronger I began to notice a big difference in my pain. The Belbuca works for me now better than the pain pills did. I have a more constant level of pain control and I do not feel “high” like I did when I was taking the pain pills. I think that is one reason people don’t think Belbuca is working. You don’t feel any euphoria with Belbuca. But I am fully “here” with my family now. I am a better wife and mother to my children."

   
8.0

SadandSickMomma (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 7, 2018

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For Pain "Throw it in the garbage or better yet, don’t waste your money to begin with. Major upset stomach, headaches and zero pain control. Started at 75 mcg twice a day for a few days and won’t bother with it anymore. Tramadol works way better than this and Tramadol isn’t great."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) March 4, 2018

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For Chronic Pain "Inefficient. Non effective. Should be removed from the market..I've never taken pain meds my whole life. I'm 46 and fell an hurt my back 2 years ago. Was on lowest amount of Percocet and when neurosurgeon said he couldn't do surgery on me because 50/50 % chance of paralization..I went to New dr. For 2nd opinion. He suggested belbuca. I wanted a better option for pain relief as opiates and the people who take them are being labeled as drug addicts and criminal to be taking any more than what I was taking..that wasn't helping enough. Well belbuca sent me straight to the pit lowness! I screamed and cried for the Dr to help me. He increased it to 300 mg for 2 months and a half BUT I even couldn't walk, dress, cookor bathe. Excruciating bad drug!"

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 20, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "At 45 - 2 bulging cervical disks (C2,C4), stenosis with radiculopathy into my trachea. Very strange and unbelievably painful. 4 years tons of epidurals, physical therapy, hot packs and, yes, pain meds. This one is a winner with a giant caveat. First narco, then percocet, then oxycontin, then zohydro then... back to Narco. Not fun. BELBUCA: It works... well enough. You have ZERO euphoria or any druggie feeling - you can function and be productive. The pain blocking sensation that a true opioid provides is there. My only gripe is the tiny 12hr “mouth patch” itself. This is a disaster and has caused several destroyed patches that refused to insert and stck to finger. HUGELY frustrating. Will not properly dose unless applied perfectly."

   
7.0

EdInHouston (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 17, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I hate reading reviews before I take a med because it does have a placebo affect on you whether it’ll work or not. (If you’re doing this, stop! Just take the meds and see how it works for YOU.) But I was put on belbuca after misusing Vicodin from chronic pain and disc replacement surgery. Vicodin helped but dosage wasn’t enough and I abused it. But belbuca Never helped my pain. Started at 300 and had WDs so bumped to 600mg and helped WDs, but not pain. I had break through meds but Belbuca renders them useless. I ended up taking more BT meds trying to help pain on bad days but then sent red flags to my doc. He didn’t seem to get Belbuca did not work for me. Withdrawals are GOD AWFUL."

   
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Devv (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 20, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I tried the 75 mcg no relief and dr refused to give break thru pain meds told me to use OTC meds alternate Tylenol and Advil every 2 hrs for the 1st month, but she finally gave me ten pain pills for 1st month. So the end month I go to 150mcg and get copay help card- well after three days of runaround they tell me the card only works for 1st month. If the pharmacy puts it in right so my script had a 79.99$ copay which I can not afford. Tried to ask why they advertise help with copay yet they don't really offer help. So instead of paying $30. For second month I had to pay full copay so just make sure you can afford it before you start it. Oh and no the film don't actually help as the 150s actually bunch and not melt so"

   
1.0

Be careful August 22, 2017

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For Pain "I was on Fentynal patches for year and a half @ 75 mcg. I was needing a little more pain relief so the doctor was going to switch me to Butrans insurance wouldn't pay so he decided Belbuca. I've currently been on it for almost 2 weeks I can't sleep more than an hour a day I have a massive headache all the time and my skin crawls like there's bugs under it almost . I've talk to the doctor he will not listen it's not controlling the pain it wears off for hours before the next dose I can't hold food down and I have no desire to drink anything either."

   
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SarahBrat (taken for less than 1 month) August 4, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "Dealing with arthritis over 20 years; first ran the gamut of all the meds, was lambasted when I suggested old fashioned pain meds. Finally told nothing more rheumatology could do for me; that I should try pain mgmt. That equals opioid therapy; was a godsend for me. 8 years now, no problems/side effects; take as prescribed; rarely asked for increase. I take as prescribed responsibly. With the climate how it is today there's a stigma if you are on opioid therapy you are addicted. BS! After 8 years if I was going to have problems they would have happened by now. Belbuca IMO is using devious marketing ploys; it does not work. Maybe a minority, but what about honest law abiding patients who benefit from opioids taking it responsibly?"

   
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J_JAMES August 2, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "Pain #9-10 have DDD, neck fusion, severe osteoarthritis as in S1 joints gone, 5 bulging discs, Fibromyalgia and have been in Chronic pain for 10 years now. After telling my doctor that the usual treatment does not work on me and generics don't work at all he tried the Belbuca. First 2 days @ 600 mcg per day made me feel a little better, pain #8 but started feeling dizzy, confused, and heart started racing like crazy. Not sleeping soundly, having nightmares, up and down all night and the pain is worse now."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 4, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "Found what works for arachnoiditis but Dr says going to stop prescribing due to government pressure. I am at a loss. Used butrans prior and worked but patches a nightmare"

Ann ominous (taken for less than 1 month) June 1, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I was nervous at first reading some of the negative reviews and I talked with my doctor about it a while before I switched. I went back and told him it wasn't enough and he told me that was just the "starting dose" and we'll go up each week until we get to the right dose for me. I was skeptical to say the least but holy cow he was right! At 750 I can't believe the difference. This drug is incredible!"

   
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KnuckleheadHD (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 18, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I suffer from severe arthritis of hips and knees and they need to be replaced. My Dr put me on belbuca along with my other pain meds and I'm just gonna tell you belbuca is a joke. Thanks to all you junkies out there people like me that suffer everyday from chronic pain literally are forced on this drug because all you crack heads want to get high. You will eventually start trying to abuse this and they will ban it as well. Because you find anyway to abuse something thanks to you all. Think of this when you get hurt real bad and need pain meds and the Dr won't give you any because they don't make them anymore. Think of that and I hope you finally see for your self, but belbuca is a joke"

   
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Brent mcbride (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 10, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I have many different problems. I broke my lower back, my pelvis in twelve different places, my pubic bone and many other things. Also have a titanium rod my left femur. All due to a wreck I was in 2012. I have been through multiple surgeries. SI joint injection (which made my pain 10 times worse). Many different medications. Nothing has worked. But belbuca has made an amazing difference in my pain. I also get nerve block shots and just recently had my nerves in my back cauterized. This along with belbuca has made me feel alive again. Yes I still have daily pain. Yes I still wake up popping cracking and groaning from pain. But I take my medication and my pain level goes from a 9/10 to 4/5 pretty fast. Couldn't be happier!!"

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 27, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "Doesn't work"

   
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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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