Has anyone tried Suboxone?

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J_Rene
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   Posted 1/4/2008 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been wanting to stop taking oxycontin (not because the pain is better) and I was wanting to ask my doctor about this drug. I've been reading about it but wanted to know if anyone here has taken it with good or bad results?
 
 Any advice would be great. Im asking my PC to send me to another PM dr cause the one I have now is a jerk and Im tired of being treated like I don't matter. {{sigh}}
 
 
- Jess
 

Major car accident 07/02

On going back and leg problems

DX with fibromyalgia 10/05

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To go bra less as much as I can!


nativeinme
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   Posted 12/9/2008 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   

I have been looking all day for a support chat...

Anyways, I have had chronic pain for over 20 years...anyways my use of opiates got WAY WAY WAY out of control...

I was doin around 90-100 pain pills per week...I was a mess. So I heard about Suboxone. I went to see a doc and he put me on it. No its not for pain, BUT I have to deal w/ this monkey on my back NOW and I waill see about the pain later.

I will have to say that its been medicine from heaven. I tryed kicking the dope by myself...I thought I was gonna die...Jeez!

This Suboxone? No withdrawls of anykind. See when I couldnt get the pills before I would drink excessivly, I didnt tell the doc about the drinking. Needless to say...I have no craving for anything. I just wish it worked on cigarettes the way it has on the pills and the booze. If you wanna talk? Email me at nativeinme1@att.net.

 

I hope this answered your questions a little...OH I havent touched pills or booze in 7 days which is a miracle in itself. 

wink


kttn251977
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   Posted 12/9/2008 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Jess, I have not tried it, but there is a wesite called askapatient.com & there are some brutally honest answer about pain meds on there. Check it out!
RX's: Oxycontin 80 MG 2x's daily; Dilaudid 8 MG 4xs daily; Zanaflex 4mg 3x's daily; Restoril 15mg 1x; Soma 3x's daily; Lyrica 100 MG 3x's daily (pain & fibro.); Phenergan 25 MG (as needed); Amitriptyline 25 MG 1x (chronic pain); Cymbalta 60mg 2x's daily (pain from fibro); Metoclopram (as needed) & Senokot (as needed).
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straydog
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   Posted 12/9/2008 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Jess we had a thread on here previously about this drug and if I remember correctly it was getting good reviews. How have you been? So glad to hear your pain is getting better, what is your secret? Hope you will check in more often, missed not seeing you around. Susie


Hello~Kitty
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   Posted Today 12:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I have stated before that Suboxone has been a godsend for me, it helps with the pain but doesnt have any of the nasty side effects that other opiods have. I'm on a very high dose but I guess taking 2-4 mgs every 4-6 hours helps with pain more then taking a high dose like me (8mg every 8 hours). And it has a very long half life, 37 hours. I just went to a thing at a counciling center talking about addictions and they said 8 out of 10 people who take pain meds will be come addicted and start addictive behaviour which scared me (I'm going to go work at a Impatient addiction rehab center hopefully), but I'm upset that they have absoutly no doctors around where I live that prescribe it so I have to drive and hour and half each way to my doctor. And Suboxone is not covered by many insurance, and they are about $6-8 each pill for the 8mgs. And alot of the doctos that prescribe it dont take insurance either. I dont take mine for addiction anyways, I take it cause I feel that my pain can be controlled in other ways especially at the age of 25, so they're tapering me off so I can see what my pain really is and take it from there, but since I have been taking opiods since I was 19 I had to be tapered off since I was very dependent on them. I just wish they would advertise Suboxone more cause I think ALOT of more people can benifit off of it, but I guess they dont want to since doctor's have to be certified to prescribe it and can only have so many patients on it (between 30 and 100 depending on how long they've been certified). And generics are coming out in less then a year and they're doing trials on rods they put in the arm of the same med which I really wanna try cause I really really hate taking any pill, I always gag on them.
 
-hellokitty


I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain, Fibromyalgia, Asthma from Chronic Bronchitis
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday, Cymbalta 60mg @ night,
Zanaflex 2-4 mg @ night, Treximet as needed,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed

Post Edited (Hello~Kitty) : 12/11/2008 12:38:44 AM (GMT-7)


topcop
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   Posted 12/12/2008 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Have been on suboxone for about a year and its been great. Was taking two lorecet a day for about four years before that and got hooked. I'm considering trying to get off suboxone and Im starting to get scared. My question I need answered, whats the best way to do it, tapper or detox, and when its over,will I feel as good as I do now when it gets out of my system?

Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 12/12/2008 11:09 PM (GMT -7)   
topcop, I think theres hardly anyone on here that is on suboxone except me, but if you e-mail me I visit a diffrent forum thats ALL about people on suboxone. e-mail me at my aol email address when you click on my name and I will e-mail the web address to you.

-hellokitty
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain, Fibromyalgia, Asthma from Chronic Bronchitis
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday, Cymbalta 60mg @ night,
Zanaflex 2-4 mg @ night as needed, Treximet as needed,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed which seems to be everyday.
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas(started the processes when I was 19, I'm 25 now) but am working to get off of it ASAP,I want to be a nurse and work at a Impatient rehab with people with addictions of all kinds


donnaeil
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   Posted 12/13/2008 11:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Suboxone does do good things for some folks however, it too is addicting. There are people who have to be treated for this addiction also. It is also a category C narcotic.

Donnaeil

theswan
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   Posted 12/21/2008 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello

I'm also on that "Suboxone" site. It has been a Godsend so far, I'm on 14mg down from 16mg and would like to taper to the lowest possible dosage and still get pain Relief.

I have low back pain and knee pain. Failed back surgery and a spondylolethesis L4-L5 grade III

Still have pain but managable now with suboxone also, no thought of increasing the dose-Wow that is a blessing for me.

God bless all

Glen AKA theswa

Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 12/21/2008 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, Suboxone is great, too bad alot of people dont find it effective for pain, I have hardly any pain on it, and I'm on 24mg, about the max on it. My migraines have seem to dissappear and my lower back pain is much better. It just depresses me to know I was on narcotics for so long thinking it was heloping when in reality it was making me much more worse. I'm hoping to get off the suboxone soon also so I can start a life where I dont need any pills at all, that would be wonderful for me.
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain, Fibromyalgia, Asthma from Chronic Bronchitis
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday, Cymbalta 60mg @ night,
Zanaflex 2-4 mg @ night as needed, Treximet as needed,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed which seems to be everyday.
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas(started the processes when I was 19, I'm 25 now) but am working to get off of it ASAP,I want to be a nurse and work at a Impatient rehab with people with addictions of all kinds


Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 12/23/2008 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
It is a VERY expensive med, but there is a program to ge them for free but they send the medication to the doctor's office, so you have to pick them up from the doctor's office monthly. THe suboxone is about $6 each but it's worth every penny. My favorite part is how fast it works since it's dissolved under the tongue, so I get pain releif within 15-20 minutes. Suboxone is 30-50 times stronger then morphine and I take 24mg so you can do the math, i'm on a very high dose. And if you take the suboxone right and taper off it the right way you get hardly any withdrawals. I've been on it for 5 months and I feel absoutly great.
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain, Fibromyalgia, Asthma from Chronic Bronchitis
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday, Cymbalta 60mg @ night,
Zanaflex 2-4 mg @ night as needed, Treximet as needed,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed which seems to be everyday.
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas(started the processes when I was 19, I'm 25 now) but am working to get off of it ASAP,I want to be a nurse and work at a Impatient rehab with people with addictions of all kinds


theswan
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   Posted 12/24/2008 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Kitty

Do you post at "Addiction Survivors" forum? If you do what name do you use? Is it also Hello-kitty?

I'm on 14mg down from 16mg but drove 80miles and was in awful pain. Iended up at 18mg for this day. I feel bad aboutt that but had saved up enough pills that I can jump up if the need arise's. That was the first time I had to increase. I know I should ahve called my doctor but I hope it was a one or two time deal.

I've been sleeping on an awful mattress and will get a "Memory foam" matress padding upon my next check day. Sad to not ahve $ to get what I need when I need it but I live on workers comp and SSD.

Merry Christmas

Glen AKA Theswan
This too shall pass


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 12/27/2008 4:11 AM (GMT -7)   
theswan aka Glen,
Check and see what people think of the Memory Foam. It didn't work for
me. I had to return it. (It was extremely difficult to get my money back
as you can understand) I only slept on it for a few hours.
We have different problems so it may well work for you.
Pamela

theswan
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   Posted 12/28/2008 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Pamela

That is something to think about. Right now I sleep on two memory foam pillow between the mattress and board.

It works but I roll over a lot lol

Glen
This too shall pass


PAlady
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   Posted 12/28/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Glen,
This is off topic for this thread but i have the name brand memory foam bed and love it. Am thankful I bought it when I was still working as I couldn't afford it now. But the free pillows they gave me with it are horrible. Used it one night and put it back in the box. So the pillows may not give you the best indication of the mattress. I think my mattress had a 3 or 4 month free trial period, and I got it from a local furniture store rather than over the tv so they come and set it up AND take it back if needed. But that was over 3 years ago.

PaLady

Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 12/28/2008 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
theswan,

I dont really post at that forum but I do visit daily just to read. What is your screen name. Mine is "carmen".

-hellokitty
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain, Fibromyalgia, Asthma from Chronic Bronchitis
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday, Cymbalta 60mg @ night,
Zanaflex 2-4 mg @ night as needed, Treximet as needed,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed which seems to be everyday.
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas(started the processes when I was 19, I'm 25 now) but am working to get off of it ASAP,I want to be a nurse and work at a Impatient rehab with people with addictions of all kinds


theswan
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   Posted 12/28/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kitty

I'm TheSwan AKA Glen

PA lady

I will get the name brand if I have money left after having to buy a new tire. I hit a huge pothole as did 8 other people and it bleww out. Police did an incident report as they fixed the hole. Boy the tow trucks were busy. This was in Westchester County. I think they have more $ then NYC lol

Glen
This too shall pass


prepackey
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   Posted 12/28/2008 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   
its nice to hear their may be something else out their. i have a fear that their would be nothing else out their, for me. is it stronger then methadone? and its nice to have some, of the other pepole here when i was, i'am usally not on here in the summer time. and OHSU said said their was not a whole lot more they could do for me. and then i forgot to take my zoloft, so i have been getting depressed, but luckly my pain has been low. its nice to be backy love you all pre

theswan
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   Posted 12/29/2008 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello

Yes it is stronger then methadone but only per dosage. In other words, some find oxycodone stronger then morphine. It is an individual thing. But bupe is 30x stronger then morphine (I believe) but again one may feel the subjective effects not as strong. Also, bupe has a ceiling effect where dose's beyond 32 mg have no greater effect. In fact, they state that "less can be more"

There is an induction period where they find what does works best. As a pain med, Suboxone may be considered off lable but that may change as they are a lot of trials going on.

 

Glen

 

 

 

 


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