It works way diffrent then mathadone!!!! Bupernorphine (suboxone, subutex) is way better. It has a ceiling effect and you cant overdose on it and you dont build a tolerance to it, and taken at low doses its very wonderful for pain. It's the only narcotic where taking LESS is MORE!!! They're coming out with patches of bupernorphine for pain patients thats in the clinical stages right now in the states. It doesnt really make you drowsy, and it cant be abused PEROID. I wish they would approve it for pain for people who have pain but have a history of opiate abuse. But right now it's just approved for opiate dependance but is prescribed off lable for pain too. You CAN NOT mix it with other naroctics cause it blocks them and you have to be in withdrawals to start it or it will put you in perticipated withdrawals. The ONE thing that makes me mad is that people think it's like Methadone but it couldn't be more diffrent. With methadone you keep having to go up and up on doses to get the same effect and people are dying left and right from overdoses on it. THey're as diffrent as night and day. People just think they're alike cause they're both used for naroctic dependance, and THATS ALL they have in common. It's been a life saver for me!! Even though I have severe chronic pain I was so tierd of naroctics cause they masked up the pain so much I didnt know what was the real pain and what pain my body was making up for me to get more narcotics. Since starting suboxone my pain is gone down incredibly which shocked me and I'm able to feel emotionally again cause Methadone made me feel numb (I was getting methadone from a pain doctor not a methadone clinic). Even my migraines have slowed down ALOT too. I had no idea that narcotics could cause more pain, it scares me to know that alot of doctors dont know that. But I still have pain in my lower back down my legs and my left knee and right wrist but they are more tolerable, I use to never move cause of the pain and was house bound, and at 25 years old really made me severely depressed, but since starting Suboxone I have been more happier overall. I hope I explained some about
Suboxone for you, if you have anymore questions please ask and I will be happy to answer!!!
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain, Fibromyalgia
Meds: Suboxone, Cymbalta, Zanaflex, Treximet