The naloxone in suboxone doesnt get absorbed when taken under the tongue so it doesnt block the narcotic part of the it. The naloxone is only activated when one tries to snort or inject it. And I dont know about
you, but as someone who has taken every pain killer under the sun, Suboxone has been the best for my pain. And suboxone shouldn't cause withdrawals if you take it after you are alredy in mild to moderate withdraswals from the last narcotic you took. I had to withdrawal off of methadone for 48 hours before I could take take the Suboxone and it worked wonderfully, it was bet thing I've ever taken. It makes me really drowsey sometimes, but I guess all pain medication cause that. And theirs a few new medications about
to come out in the near future, one with oxycodone and one with morphine thats being mixed with naloxone/naltrexone to help with tolerence and abuse, but like the same with Suboxone, the naloxone/naltrexone wont be activated if taken right. And the main ingredint in Suboxone, which is Bupernorphine, has been used for like 30 years in the UK and other countries for pain, and they are doing the clinical trials right now in the US for the bupernorphine patches for chronic pain. Well all in all, yes, Suboxone is a great pain killer being used more and more by doctors cause it does have a pain killing effect when taken in very small doses, and doctors love the fact that you cant build a tolerence to it (and so do I). I have done lots of research on Suboxone before I took it, and I still continue researching cause I think Suboxone has been a miracal drug for me. I know Suboxone doesnt work for everyone (and I think people think theirs no narcotic it in, when theirs a very very strong pain killer in it). And yes, suboxone is very expensive, but thank God for insurance. If I had to pay cash, I would, no toher pain killer has been as effective for me as the subs have been.Before I took Suboxone I was taking 12 10mg methadone a day and I was still in severe pain, where with subs I only take one every 8 hours and my pain has reduced ALOT. I hope this helps some.
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain (possibly turned to arthiritis from lack of treatment), Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Depression w/Anxiety/panic, had glallbladder stones at 14yrs old, gallbladder removed at 15yrs old, 2 severe car accidents in '05
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday for pain, Cymbalta 60mg @ night for depression & Fibro,
Lyrica @ night for Migraines and Fibro, Treximet as needed for Migraines,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed for Asthma Attacks.
Chocolate as needed daily
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas but going to college Spring '09 to be a nurse
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