I take Suboxone and it works wonderfully for me. Unlike other opiods it's becoming a favorite of doctor's because you cant build a tolerence to it, it works within 15 minutes cause you take it under your tongue instead of swallowing it. And it's very easy to taper with if you decide later to not want to be on pain medication anymore. It's mixed with Naloxone but it has absoutly no effect when taken right, the Naloxone only comes into effect when one tried to crush it and inject or snort it, thats why they give it to opoid addicts, but Bupernorphine, which is the main ingredient, is a strong opiod pain killer thats been used for like 30 years in other countries, and right now they're in the clinical trials in the US to make it into a patch for chronic pain patients only. But if your not opiod tolerent they'll probably start you out on a very very small dose, like maybe half of a milligram because it's 30-50 times stronger then morphine. I'm suppose take 24 mgs but I have a very high tolerence to opiods, but actually right now I have been getting away with taking maybe one and half pills a day. When taken for chronic pain it's usually taken in less milligrams every 4-6 hours, but it does have a half life of 37 hours, so one could go several days without taking any. Since you cant build a tolerence to it, which is wonderful, other companies are also in clincal trials of making morphine and oxycodone (Oxytrex) with Naltrexone to help with tolerence and abuse, but it maybe several years before we see it on the pharmacy shelves. Also you cant ake other opiods with suboxone including Ultram cause Subooxone blocks other opiods. Naabt websight has some wonderful information on Suboxone, I beleive they even have information for it when it's taken for pain, I would look into their websight. If you have any other questions feel free to ask me.
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain (possibly turned to arthiritis from lack of treatment), Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Depression w/Anxiety/panic, and Asthma
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.
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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