Buprenorphine chronic pain

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3 years ago when i started taking pain meds for my back I came across a study that was using Buprenorphine patches to help with chronic pain. I did the study and what they did was had me do a light taper on my pain meds until my pain on a scale of 1 to 10 was at about a 7. I had to do the taper over the weekend and on Monday come into the office and they would place a patch on my arm. I wasn't allowed to take any pain medication after that.
Have a bad headache and no pain meds at home. Have a little of the Buprenorphine hcl left from when my cat was neutered. It was given to him orally at a dose of 0.3cc. I looked it up and it looks like a "human" drug also, but am wondering if I am able to take this. I do hae a little chronic bronchitis, but not full blown copd i don't think. What do you think? Could I take this. Should I add to water or put under my tongue,.
Hi martint1955, First, I want to welcome you to the PM (Pain Management) Forum and let you know that we are glad you found this Forum. We are all CP (Chronic Pain) Patients that help each other with our own expertise and experiences that we have developed through our own CP Issues. I'm sorry that you are having trouble finding a Doctor to prescribe what you think you need for your pain. From everything that I've read on the patch it is the very same medication that Suboxone is.
You are brave. I am so sorry to hear about your unmanaged chronic pain. I have not used Buprenorphine which is probably more well known by it's trade names, Subutex, Suboxone (buprenorphine with naloxone). The manufactures literate will proclaim it as not intended for chronic pain management... but intended for the withdrawals of addiction. I have read that some ppl on MedHelp are being prescribed this for Chronic Pain.
I have endometriosis and started taking paikillers for that purpose (as you know the chronic pain is a real killer). It got the point that I had to take the painkillers to feel "normal." It took me years to understand that I did not feel at all "normal" on them; I just wasn't hugely depressed and going through withdrawals while on them! I would also run out all the time and suffer until I got more.
Oh and everyone pain doc gave me this **** called Topamax for chronic pain DONT TAKE IT, I did for a little over a week lost 18lbs puked every ******* day. friggin doc told me it wasn't the med until I looked it up on the Net it didn't help with pain and has really bad side effects I swear to God they must get kick backs from the drug companies.
Fourty eight year old chiropractor with chronic pain in shoulders, wrists, hands, neck and back from 15 years of practice (being a chiropractor beats the hell out of your body). Long history of drug abuse, depression, sleeplessness and burned out on anti-inflamatories and cortisone. It has been over 10 days including the "detox" that I have been on buprenorphine. So far it has been a god send for me.
I have a presciption for vicodin from my doctor to help with my chronic pain since subutex stopped working and I didn't want to increase the dose like he suggested. It just seemed like I'd be diggging a deeper hole for myself to take more subutex for the pain when the lower dose didn't work. If the withdrawel gets too tough I might try it one night to see if at leaset the sweating stops. IT would be nice to get some sleep!
30-60 mgs a day is a rather low dose when my dose was that small I could have little to no withdrawals. But being a chronic pain sufferer coming off the drug just made my pain unbearble even after being 60 days clean. I decided that my quality of life is better with the drugs.
When people say chronic pain and nothing else it limits the responses to pain meds usually narcotic. If the source of the chronic pain is told then people with the same problem may give ideas for temporary relief thru other means,,for instance I"ve had multi back surgerys and can tell things that did or didnt work for me but only if I know that the persons pain comes from problems similar to mine.
I think mostly they really try. I think there are a lot of chronic pain sufferers who need meds. Are they addicted? Probably. But,quality of life becomes important when you're dying in pain everyday. I.also,think most PM doctors try to work with their patients and aren't so quick to send them toward Sub. For those that end up on Sub.,the sooner they taper off,the better. Those withdrawals can be horrid! A lot of people may post here...this tends to be a hot topic.
The symptoms you are now feeling could be due to buprenorphine withdrawal. So, please do not change, start or stop pain medication without consulting your doctor. Apart from pain medications, it is always advisable to try a non-drug therapy such as physiotherapy, yoga, meditation, or hydrotherapy. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Chronic pain and long-term addiction treatment - how can they really be seperated? I'm an ex-addict long term MMT patient who is also a chronic pain patient - does that mean I have to always be treated like a "junkie" the rest of my life? That's what it amounts to if I'm forced to get methadone at a methadone clinic, because that's how they treat you. Since I'm a pain patient now, I could get buprenorphine to treat pain - I think (Dr. Steve?
You're thinking of the problems with using Suboxone rather than Subutex for pain management. The active ingredient in both of them is buprenorphine, a partial agonist synthetic opiate. Suboxone also contains naloxone which is there as a deterrent to abuse like crushing and injecting the pill. Without the naloxone present, you have no worries about your doctors needing to increase narcotics in an emergency or post-op situation.
I have been told that this medicine is good for Chronic Pain. I know it is also for use with people that have seizures. Could someone tell me how Neurontin has helped or hurt them. I have been taking it at night 300mg small dose for sleep and Chronic Pain. I dont want to go to a higher dosage until I research more. My doctor says this is a good helpful medicine. I just want to get more input. Thank you very much for your help. Shelly.
If I had the slightest excuse such as a flare up of the chronic pain that started this whole thing, I would not be strong enough to abstain. For me knowing that I could not get pain pills from my doctor anymore was an emotional hit as bad as getting divorced. The Suboxone has completely eased my fear of having no meds at all, taking away all the stress I had in that regard.
Hello, I have had chronic back pain for over 10 years. Have taken full agonist opiates ( Pecocet ) nothing injected or snorted. I decided to get off the med and go to a Suboxone program. I went to two different ones and they both not only judged me and labeled me, but also lied to me. I ask if they would put me on Subutex which cost less and basically is the same thing. The doctor responded ,"we don't use that here.
I am in a wheelchair and live in real bad pain daily it controls my life I been on pain meds since my carwreck at age 21 i am 47 now to begin was on low pain meds cause pain was not real bad a first it just started getting bad like 12 years ago . I been on 80mg oxyontin 2 x a day for 10 years it helps but still have pain.My question is about the Suboxone would it help my pain the doctor say i will keep getting worser with pain .
Her discharge medication from hospital is rifampicin - 900mg and isoniazid - 900mg intravenously 3 times weekly due to intolerance to oral medication. Unfortunately she suffers from constant chronic pain in her right (infected) lung that registers between severe to unbearable pain while she breaths (this varies between shallow to medium intakes of breath).
Does bubrenorphine cause rls? I switched over from oxy after 6 yr. chronic pain treatment. I was tapering off after 5 mo. the dr. wants me to stay on so my 'brain will heal". Seems like i've had rls the entire time. It was worse on the suboxone, so we switched to subutex. Could an unstable dose do this rls thing. Could this be a result of too many opiate receptors so I need to let my 'brain heal" and downregulate receptors (i believe that's the tech. words). Help!
said if you plan on being on opiates the rest of your life then maybe, big maybe, but I would say that methadone is ten times better for pain than suboxone. Other countries that use buprenorphine for pain alot of times its Buprenex injections, but I have heard of some who say that subutex/suboxone has helped them. My own opinion is to stick with whatever your doing now, especially the PT, nothing helps like excercise in the long run, NOTHING.
On the second day after stopping the Oxy, I was screaming in pain! It was pain that I had never felt before; pain that was completely unlike any that I had experienced from my RA or FM symptoms. It was at that point that I realized I was physically addicted to the stuff. Three months ago, I moved to Mexico to retire. Befoe I left Canada, I was given a 3-month prescription for 20mg of Oxy to be taken 3 times a day.
My chronic pain from past injuries and surgeries is under control; that's not my problem. I'm sure others would love to be able to say that. The problem is, at what expense ? I trade off my pain for side effects from the opiate meds!! I have NO appetite, and NO, they will not give me "Marinol". I am usually too thin and I don't eat "normally". My PC doc tells me to make myself "milk-shakes". Well, you can't go on like that!!...Too much sugar!
Hi I have been struggling with chronic pain for 19 years now. I have grade c spondylolisthesis, L4 and L5 have slipped 75% forward. (possibly a birth defect, which was agravated by my 3 pregnancies.) I was on nsaids for many years, but they ruined my stomach, and tollerance for most drugs. I eventually had a spinal fusion for S1,L5 and L4 with bone from my hip and rods put in for stability. After a lengthy recovery I did quite well for 5 years.
There is NO social component to the prescription use of medications for chronic conditions - whether it's chronic pain, or susceptibility to addiction. If you're broken, you have a right to do whatever it takes to fix yourself. Happy sobriety folks. Any questions about Subutex, hit me up.
I am currently trying to come off of Zydone / Duragesic addiction after installation of a spinal stimulator for chronic back pain. The stim seems to be working now. I reduced my durgesic patches from 75ug down to 25ug in two months before surgery anticipating the best. A week ago yesterday I removed the patches and started the Zydone again for withdraw symptoms.
Suboxone is not FDA approved for use with chronic pain, and it generally only used to help addicts get off of other opiates. Switching from sub to methadone shouldn't be too difficult physically, emotionally it depends on her state of mind regarding her illness/addiction. If she absolutely has to take pain meds, it makes more sense to go with something that will work and isn't as expensive. Methadone is a ball and chain - make sure she knows that.
Are these prescription patches with medication? I'd like to know if you find out anything because we have members with chronic pain.
I am just going to try Nucynta. While you are withdrawing from your pain drugs, your regular chronic pain usually doen't bother you so much, because you get sick from withdrawal and that is what your brain register., I felt so good, after 3 weeks my brain was much clearer. And I had hope to get my life back. You may want to talk to your dr. about starting over again. And watching you carefully with your addiction. And then start trying each drug one at a time.
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