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.