I've been on Suboxone for 11 months. I suffer with chronic pain from a "slip and fall" on ice in 2005, that effected my upper right quadrant. I've had 3 failed rotator cuff surgeries, a cervical fusion, and a shoulder replacement which was a failure as none of the tendons healed to the bone. After the shoulder replacement in 2008 I was placed on Percocet. I also was prescribed Soma to ease the severe muscle spasms in the neck and shoulder area.
I'm not a drug addict as I have never taken any meds that weren't prescribed. Percocet worked but I was starting to get a bit scared about
the future and my need of a more potent med. I went to the first
I am in a mess with my left shoulder because it has been doing all the work. I just found out that my left arm has a full thickness tear that has to be surgically repaired. They also found that I have severe carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands.
I have been patient with taking the Suboxone but really can't stand it. My pain flares and there is nothing I can take for break thru pain. I can't take NSAIDs for the inflammation. So I have days that I am in at least 7-8 level pain. I sleep from mid-night till 1:30-2pm. The only good time of my day is when I'm sleeping. My pain is caused by movement. I've had it. I am now on my third pain management doctor. After the third appointment I was informed that he has no knowledge of Suboxone and that he is a physiatrist that specializes in rehabilitation from strokes, accidents. He says he isn't a comprehensive pain clinic. At my appointment on Tuesday, he told me to raise my amount of suboxone for 8 mg to 16 mg. I complained that I would just sleep and not move. He didn't now what to tell me. I came home and went to my primary care doctor the next day. He is referring me to a psychiatrist that treats drug addicts so that she can assist me in detoxing from the suboxone. The suboxone has killed my appetite. It's not a side effect but I have to force myself to eat. Believe that is not ME at all. I'm scared as I've lost almost 20 lbs in a year.
Has anyone had to have surgery while taking Suboxone? Has anyone been taken off Suboxone? Does suboxone cause anyone to not have an appetite?