Dave, I cant beleive they put you on Suboxone if you where just taking 4 vicodins a day, and on 16mgs, wow. Even 2mgs was way too much for you. Suboxone really is a wonderful drug but when it's prescribed right, but whoever gave it to you should not be a doctor allowed to prescribe it at all, it would have probably killed you if it wasnt for the naloxone in it. I take between 16-24mgs a day and I was taking about
close to 300mgs in methadone a day that was prescribed by a pain specialist, so we have completly diffrent tolerences in pain meds, and you taking 16mgs in suboxone was overkill. People seem to forget that suboxone is a very very strong drug (50 times stronger then morphine) and should be prescribed carefully (thats why doctors have to be qualified to prescribe it). Also to your drug tests, about
6 years ago I was taking the fentanyl patches with Actiq and I got hired at Walmart and they made me go for a drug tests (they do to everyone before they start working) and they said I came up positive for Morphine, which I hadnt even touched morphine at that time so I fought with them, even had my doctor and pharmacist call, but they wouldnt beleive them or me so I couldnt start working which set me into a severe depression and decided to get on disabilty instead. Some of these drug tests are not right at all, or they dont know how some of these drug metabolize in our systems diffrently from others, so hopefully your new doctor will know this and give you a chance. And alot of doctors will give someone a 2nd chance but they are very strict for a while so If she does give you that chance I wouldn' get offended if you feel she's being hard on you for a while.
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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