Buprenorphine long term effects

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What are the long term effects physically from taking pain meds? A Dr. told me the other day i should be taking florafiber along with the pain meds. Anyone know why?
HEY EVERYBODY How come no-one's talking about "LONG TERM EFFECTS" and how it AFFECTS you? (lol) THIS FORUM SAYS "LONG TERM EFFECTS" at the top. I wanna talk about long term effects, but it seems like everyone who succesfuly stops, ALSO STOPS COMING TO THIS WEB SITE! I'm guessing that this is the case because this "long term" forum seems to be full of people that are talking about being on their 3rd to 30th day of detox.
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.
What is a high dose? What is a low dose? Are there any long term side effects with use over many years? Is buprenorphine addictive and at what dose? I have been using buprenophine for almost 6 months now and no-one has been able to answer even the most basic of questions. Any information beyond the usual press releases would be most helpful.
What I mean is that sobriety is a marathon and not a sprint race. Myself and most long term addicts have many years of sobriety between relapses. I myself can get through a year with absolutely no problem. It is sobriety over time that is so difficult to maintain. The important things to remember are 1)If you relaps and statistically you most likely will, don't be too hard on youself. Especially, don't let pride stand in the way of getting the additional help you need.
when it is hot, people say 'wow, that global warming is horrible', but when it is cold nobody says the reverse. At this point we do not know of long-term harmful effects from taking Suboxone. One last comment though: it is known that treating childhood cancers with radiation increases the risk of cancer later. Does that mean we don't treat childhood cancers? Of course not!
i was not aware of how addicting vikes and percs were when i started taking them for pain, as a matter of fact i hated the way they made me feel, 2 thing in life that i hate are dizzieness and nausia and the vikes dave me both of these side effects, but my pain was so bad ,i had to take them after a a period of time they no longer made me dizzy or nausiaous, ,my tolerence went up and then the doc said no more.
But eventually the side effects of morphine became to difficult to live with, I felt that I wasn't living at all. My Dr. gave me Tramacet and I feel like I've just traded back pain for stomach pain and now I'm getting severe migraine headaches. I would like to know if any of my chronic pain friends use or have used buprenorphine. I know there is a transdermal patch, but one thing I do enjoy in my life is the hot tub, so I would need a pill form of medication.
by the way, I don't know if it will help your boyfriend, but you can get buprenorphine anywhere as long as it is officially prescribed for pain relief. It's the drug treatment aspect that is waiting on the legislature. The California chapter of Society of Addiction Medicine said third quarter of this year. However, other states will no doubt get the job done faster.
Hi, well a quick background.. back in high school (this was like 12 years ago) I started getting addicted to various drugs including OTC drugs like DXM, dramamine/benadryl.. after a few years I stopped it all EXCEPT diphenhydramine. I have no explanation for why this one stuck with me, I suppose because it's so easy to get? Now when I say "extreme" long-term abuse I mean extreme. I've been through periods of 80-100 pills nightly (25 mg each) and now I limit it to 40-50-ish.
While Methadone isn't a great drug, I feel that Cortisone or prednisolone is a severely damaging and toxic drug, and can leave one is all sorts of trouble if taken long term. My main concern is my gut health, because I used Celebrex for many years in lieu of the regular RA protocols (DMARDs). This had damaged my gut extremely with ongoing gastritis, and now I've become very sensitive to all drugs.
What are the long term effects of usage? Will using buprenorphine become less costly once it is more available? How addicting is this drug? Can it be used alternately with other narcotic medications? No answers, only questions. And that is never good.
Depression maybe existed before the long term heroin and benzodiazepines abuse but came up after all that....or had been present and led to substance abuse, since i've tried everything in my life. My shrink has started working with me to resolve some depression that was coming along with benzos and things, as well as he, as a person and doctor. Help!!I cannot take it anymore.. I am 7 weeks now on Zoloft (100mg) once every morning (in order to be able to fall asleep every night!!
I have slept maybe 12-15 hours since and have severe diarrhea and constantly feel tired...are these normal side effects and how long does it typically last...
But the RLS is driving me insane. HOW can I stop this? And when will I start to feel better. Can long term sub users who have gone through withdrawal please help me? I was always told the withdrawal would be very mild, and this is a miracle drug. I will say, my life and habits have changed. I have no desire to use any pills at the moment, and I don't expect that to change. I was abusing hydros after 2 shoulder surgeries.
It happened again yesterday; my doctor switched me to morphine for both long term (MS Contin) and breakthrough pain (Statex) after my paradoxical reaction earlier this month. My heart rate soared and my heartbeat pounded, scared the **** out of me so naturally my blood pressure also skyrocketed. This was on a mix of codeine contin and statex. Yesterday I got a similar reaction and took the ativan that had been prescribed, it got things under control and left me a bit sleepy.
The difference is that suboxone has naloxone which inhibits you from using other opiates while on it where as subutex is straight buprenorphine. Having a lot of subutex in your system should stop you frrom feeling many effects from opiates, but the naloxone is a sure fire way. subutex is generally used in the very first stages of treatment.
First problem is of course there is no long term studies on sub because of the amount of time its been fda approved in the us for even 10 years yet .I am sure someone will post with the exact year it was on .However I find it hard to believe it could be causing schizophrenia unless the person was already going to suffer from the disease how old is this person and are they male or female ..I have never heard about any class action suits against it .
It is worse than anything I have ever experienced in my whole life. I am not going to be a guinea pig for any more of these new drugs, I'll just stick with vicodin.
It's not a funny thing. Long term pain management with opiates cause sexual dysfunction of 50% of all patients, both men and women. It causes testosterone deficiencies in both men and women, which is called hypogonadism. Docs are supposed to monitor testosterone levels, but seldom do because the topic just doesn't come up in the Doctors office. It's not just men that need to worry either, in fact it's of critical importance to women. Check it out, there's a lot more to read: pain-topics.
, plenty of people come off sub and other opiates with no long term adverse effects. You definitely went back to the sub prematurely, IMO, and it didn't help you that you were encouraged to do so by your doctor. I'm all for supporting someone who has decided to stay on Sub long term if it's the right thing for them, but in all honesty, I don't think your situation allowed for a fair assessment of your "need" for sub.
There is no way that anyone can completely avoid withdrawal, particularly if opiate therapy has been long-term. It's an unfortunate necessary evil. If you haven't done so already, check out the Addiction: Substance Abuse forum here at Med Help. The folks over there know what they're talking about when it comes to withdrawal and can offer you not only mental support but some concrete methods to help lessen the misery of withdrawal. Try to keep your eye on the golden ring: sobriety!
Taking A/D to treat your depression when you are taking strong narcotics could IMO counteract their effects. Their is only one medicine to counteract the effects of long term narcotic use and that would be a long acting opiate such as LAAM or methadone. These medicines should only be used when abstinence continues to be a failure. Methadone/LAAM will be what will replace your endorphins that have been effected or depleted. Methadone is great for depression and almost works imediately.
I am hoping that these symptoms begin to decrease soon. Well, they have gotten better than it was in the first 2 days. I am still wondering how long I can expect to have these side effects of withdrawal?
hi penny you cut your dose by 50% thats way to much you go off methadone a couple of mg at a time otherwise the withdrawals are unbearable you got the right idea with the vitimins take 4 at a time you want to saturate your body with them also 2000 mg of vit C will help also you should do this slowly it painful enough that way what your doing borders on cruel good luck and God bless.....
I am healthy, happy, not depressed and not anxious. It took a LONG LONG time to feel this way and I really reached a point where I felt it would never ever get better, but I promise it does. Hang in there and stay busy. It seems the busier and more active I was the less it effected me. Take care and well wishes to everyone..
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