Suboxone and anesthesia

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My pain md had just rec'vd her license and dea # in order to prescibe subutex or suboxone, So I was told not to take any narcotics after 10pm. I showed up at her office @9:00am with friend, She gave me 4mgs of subutex and a nurse watched me for 30 minutes, the Dr came in again and said give me another 4 of subutex.
I didn't get a buzz on the percs other than pain relief, So it was back on with my life and suboxone. As I said suboxone is only a partial opioid antagonist.
I can appreciate your reference to Suboxone above and what you state is true for Suboxone. Subutex(buprenorphine) is different in that it doesn't contain Narcan. While on this subject, BuTrans IS delivered in mcg. That's true. But,it's mcgs. per HOUR.
I am having my tonsils taken out on march 1st and have been taking subutex 16 mg/day for 10 months. I am an operating room nurse and have talked to a couple of anesthesia doctors and none of them no about this medication. I am also trying to get preg and my obgyn said its a good drug to be on when you have a baby for pain control, she said not to change any dose. Does anyone know anything about either of my situations.
If your intellegent and truly want to quit 5-10 on Suboxone and your over the W/Ds. But there is still a problem that you might have you might be an addict so what will you do to prevent using the pills again? Penny for your thoughts I wish you the best. You can look on the back of your insurance card and call the service number and ask them for qualified addiction doctors in your area there very helpful.
I took my Suboxone to soon and posted this earlier but didn't really get the answer I was looking for. I'm trying to figure out if i should stop the Suboxone and go into full withdrawal before I start taking it again. How high of dose should I start with? My Dr. told me to start with a 8mg tablet but that just seems to high from everything I am reading. The Suboxone seems to be working even though I started it 5 hours after my last opiate.
Do not use buprenorphine if you are breast-feeding a baby. Suboxone Pregnancy There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of SUBOXONE (a Category C medication) in pregnancy. SUBOXONE should not be taken during pregnancy unless your doctor determines that the potential benefit to you justifies the potential risk to your unborn child. Contraception should be used while taking SUBOXONE.
Phil had on explained that many doctors do not know how to prescribe Suboxone and/or why they do it. Some doctors use it to alleviate withdrawal symptoms, but that’s not the real purpose of the drug. Apparently, when someone has abused drugs or any substance for too long, it damages the brain. Because of that damage, it’s so important to have aftercare or else 1 in 2 people will relapse. I’m just repeating what they discussed.
MANY anesthesiologists won't even consider performing surgery on a patient who is on suboxone because of the amount of anesthesia and pain meds needed to keep a patient comfortable. I was taking 800 mg of Ibuprofen and that worked better than any pain med I ever took. I have severe neck and back problems from an injury and if you do some research (u-tube, google...
And then if you are unsuccessful call a doctor for Suboxone. Suboxone is also an opiate so it also must be tapered and some people do have withdrawals with it. You may be able to just do this once by getting of the oxy by tapering, instead of starting another drug that you have to taper to get off of.. You see what I am saying?
1. Subutex and Suboxone Questions and Answers – FDA Postmarket Drug Safety Information http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm191523.htm 2. Buprenorphine: SAMHSA – Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration http://buprenorphine.samhsa.gov/about.html 3. Physician and Treatment program locator: SAMHSA – Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration http://buprenorphine.samhsa.gov/bwns_locator/aboutphysician.
Im on suboxone and I take 3 quarters a day of the tablets, im getting all four of my wisdom teeth removed and will be sedated,they are doing a IV and local anesthesia. I do not want to tell the surgeon because they will look at me differently. What should i do taper myself to a quarter a day and then not do any the day before and of the surgery? What should i do and will i be ok if i do that?
I know that I have to tell the practitioner in advance that I am on suboxone so there will be no problems with anesthesia, etc. My question requires some pretext. After the sugery I will obviously be in a lot of pain. My opioid tolerance is substantial because I am on buprenorphine at a moderately high dose, so the routine painkillers that are prescribed post op in most circumstances (e.g. vicodin) would not be strong enough to alleviate my pain.
I know that I have to tell the practitioner in advance that I am on suboxone so there will be no problems with anesthesia, etc. My question requires some pretext. After the sugery I will obviously be in a lot of pain. My opioid tolerance is substantial because I am on buprenorphine at a moderately high dose, so the routine painkillers that are prescribed post op in most circumstances (e.g. vicodin) would not be strong enough to alleviate my pain.
The difference with suboxone and subutex is suboxone has naloxone in it. It's only there to make one sick if they try to inject the subs. So unless you're an IV drug user you're better off with subutex. :) Subutex is also available as a generic so you'll pay a fraction of the cost of a very expensive medication. Subs cost a lot. I've worked with sub users for a long time. My experience is that about 15% of suboxone users are adversely affected by the naloxone in the suboxone.
My last back surgery I was also on suboxone and came off 7 days before and took the pain meds I was prescribed however I got lucky and the doctor I had actually knew a lot about suboxone which is actually very rare. But please tell you doctor ASAP about this and they will tell you what to do but whatever you do do not try and hide it from them.
I found a Website that talks about the Waismann Method, where they put you under anesthesia and literally "change the opiate receptors in your brain." Has anyone heard of this?
They destroyed me financially and emotionally and have greatly (and negatively) affected my relationships and interactions with the people around me. I find great comfort and support from this forum and want to lend my support to all of you. I have started seeing a therapist who began treating me with Suboxone. I would reccommend this treatment to anyone who is ready to get help. I agree with others who say that treatment wont be successful unless the addict is ready to help themselves.
It was here that I found out about Suboxone, and read up on it, and then begged my girlfriend to lend me the money to get started. She played a good game, saying why should I help you, you did this to yourself. She finally caved, because I was getting a paycheck in two days anyway, and she took me to the doctor. Incidentally, I was on day 3 of withdrawal, so there was no question about not waiting long enough. The doctor gave me the script, and $310 later I had my Suboxone.
To Ann, Dr. George, Dr. Julia (Aharonov), Asher, Mallory, Katie, and Elaine, I owe my life. From the first phone call to MDS I knew that I had found what I had been looking for. I feel it very important to share my story with those who still suffer with opiate addiction and to let you know that there is hope!
Ive been taking suboxens for a couple months now and i am now undergoing surgery . How will the suoxen interfere with the anesthesia?
Subutex and Suboxone are different. Subutex is often given in the hospital as a pre and post op med. It's mostly used with anesthesia. I doubt your friend knows this though and I also think she's blowing smoke! The thing is,both subutex and suboxone are addicting.
I am about 9 weeks pregnant and am a recovering addict. i have been on suboxone for 3 years and now on subutex because of baby. my dr. told me that after the birth the baby would have to be in neonatal icu for atleast 24 hours. is this correct? i've read about many pregnancies on subutex and all seem to have turned out just fine, how often does something go wrong and what are the risks to baby?
I have a few articles about pregnancy on methadone and on Subutex at my blog, Suboxone Talk Zone-- just go there and search for the posts about pregnancy and you should find them. I agree with the prior comment-- we don't know of serious problems from opiates in neonates. The worst part will likely be the judgmental attitudes you will be given by the hospital staff. As for the withdrawal, there are a couple things to remember.
I take 20 to 25 lortabs 10/650, and 20/25 soma 350mg daily. Does subitext and suboxone really work to take away withdrawls and make you feel normal again so that i dont have to keep taking this poison just to feel normal. If I dont take 20 to 25 daily i get really sick and continuously through up, i get migrains, and i cant ever get any sleep. The sad part about it all is that even taking that many pills i dont get or feel high at all i just feel normal.
I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
The detoxification drug treatment procedure involves administering intravenous medications that remove and block the narcotics from the opioid receptors in the central nervous system while the patient is safely and comfortably asleep. The detox is done under anesthesia to avoid extreme discomfort and pain that usually accompanies opioid withdrawal.
I begin by using a taper that one of the members on here put together for me and soon was down from 140/day to 70/day. I got impatient and bought into what I thought was going to be the 'painless' way to quit - Suboxone. All I did was prolong my agony. For those of you who worship at the alter of an MD, you will probably not listen to those of us who got a worse addiction to Sub and you will rationalize going that route -- if so, then go for it.
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