I take Suboxone so hopefully I can give you some answers. The main ingredentant in Suboxone is Bupernorphine which has been around forever. Before Suboxone it has been used in other countries in very very small doses (suboxone comes in milligrams while these come in micrograms) that they use just for pain, and they also have it in patches. Right now I know the patch form is in clinical trials in the US for pain. With Suboxone they mixed the Bupernorphine with naloxone to prevent abuse so it can be tapered off easier. But Bupernorphine IS a partial opiod agonist painkiller, but Suboxone is made so if one was to try to snort or inject it would cause withdrawals in a person that is tolerent, or if your not tolerent it will just not do anything cause the naloxone comes into effect, where if you use it subligual like your suppose to, the naloxone has no effect because it cant be absorded that way. So while Suboxone is used for people addicted (or like me who choose to come off pain meds all together and needed some help with tapering) it is used off label for pain, but in very small doses closer together then one takes it for addiction. Like I take 8mgs every 8 hours on normal (somewhat)non-pain days, or if I am in alot of pain I use 4 mgs every 4 hours, but usually people will use 1-2 mgs every 4-6 hours for pain. these pills do have a half life of 37 hours so one has to be careful. But bupernorphine is one of the strongest pain killers out there. So to answer your question, Yes, it can be used for fibromyalgia pain, and it's a wonderful idea cause it doesnt get you as buzzed/high/sleepy like full opoid painkillers do, and you dont have to worry about
tolerence. I have been on EVERY painkiller in the US for pain, and I have to say Suboxone has been the best so far for my pain, it really works.
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain, Fibromyalgia, Asthma from Chronic Bronchitis
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday, Cymbalta 60mg @ night,
Zanaflex 2-4 mg @ night as needed, Treximet as needed,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed which seems to be everyday.
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas(started the processes when I was 19, I'm 25 now) but am working to get off of it ASAP,I want to be a nurse and work at a Impatient rehab with people with addictions of all kinds