Suboxone and lyrica

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I was on Lyrica and gained about 40 pounds, also made my hands and feet swell. I have heard it works wonders for some just not me. Still trying to lose the weight and it has been about a year. I have never taken Suboxone so can't tell you about it..good luck. there are alot of wonderful people here that can help you more.
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I couldn't afford, and didn't need, in-patient care. I'm successfully battling this on my own...and winning! SUBOXONE IS AN OPIATE DEPENDENCE THERAPY DRUG. I am not aware of using it for pain management. What it did for me is....I substituted Sub. for the Vicodin and it was a seamless and painless transfer. It displaces the Vicodin from the opiod receptors in the brain and lodges itself there giving the brain the impression that it is still getting the Vicodin without actually getting it.
After 2 hrs I was given 16 mg suboxone, within 20 minutes I felt like I did before if started taking pain pills, We talked for a while and she decided I would do best on 32 mg of suboxone, along with 300mg of lyrica tid. I'm doing great only minor pain from time to time that goes away quickly. I an down to 8mgs of suboxone 4mg am and 4mgs early pm. I have read may stories about getting past that last 2mgs daily, I think the naltrexone should be increased to 50, and clonodine .
I hopped on Suboxone and three years later still on it and wanting to switch to Methadone. I have legit pain, and this stuff does not help. Mixed with a low dose of Valium it takes the edge off, but I'm still very uncomfortable some days. For the cost, the effectiveness, and if you stay on a low dose I think Methadone is far superior than Suboxone for Maintence and pain even though Subutex. Suboxone is a synthetic opiate if im not mistaken. I hope your daughter gets stable on something.
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.
Unfortunately, I did what many here have done and turned to one drug (Lyrica) to help me kick another. Now I am trying to kick Lyrica and achieve total victory. I was forced because of insurance to go cold turkey 2 days ago. It has been hell ever since. It is very different than sub withdrawal, but equally hellish. I guess my questions would be simply: How long does Lyrica withdrawal last when compared to pain killer withdrawal?
My husband also takes Lyrica and he doesn't get a high from it and he never goes over his daily dosage he also forgets to take it sometimes. He is also on oxycontin ( he never forgets to take that lol) , even with the oxycontin if he doesn't take his lyrica for more then 2 days he is in major pain. So I wouldn't worry about lyrica being addicting. Oh by the way my husband does have and addictive personality. Please take it if it will relieve pain for you, nobody deserves to have to suffer.
THEY TOOK MY KEYS WHILE I WAS ON SUBOXONE BEFORE. THE FAMILY IS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT TAKING THE LYRICA AGAIN AND THEN TAKING IT WITH SOMETHING ELSE THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE VERY POTENT. HAS ANYONE HAD THIS COMBINATION AND WHAT WAS THE OUTCOME? Desperately seeking relief.
Luckily I am in hospital, so they gave me morphine straight away and its feeling much better. I really don't know very much about Lyrica and I'd like to hear what some people have experienced with it. I've been on Tramadol, Morphine tabs, Fentanyl patches, and a methotrexate, salazopyrene, azapress, anything you can think of.
org/posts/Addiction-Substance-Abuse/Concerned-for-my-health-need-advice-/show/2075101#post_9829663 lyrica or or gabapentin is a strange drug and is becoming more and more common as well as more and more people are starting to go through the hell of withdrawals unknowingly.
So, if you are using Lyrica as a pain killer, and it works for you (it does for me) and you are worried about addiction, don't.
My husband has a very addictive personality and I do not want him on any narcotics again. Please advise me on if this Lyrica will work and/or be harmful.
Somehow I made a halfway plan to take 1 8mg Suboxone a day and take 3 Lyrica.Well its day 26 and I still have 12 Suboxone left and 4 Lyrica. I did good on one and poorly on the other.I am rather proud of myself and I read your post and experiences on ways to taper since my doctor doesn't care.My question is which should I try hardest to kick 1st? I see my doctor in 2 days and wonder what my next plan is and I am willing to do everything to beat this once and for all.
My current prescription is 800 mg lyrica, 50 mcg fentanyl patch, and 90 mg oxy but i usually take more oxy than that. I have tried tapers b4, but never really with an iron will. What i mean is i am to the point where i dont enjoy anything in life. Everything is a struggle to get through and i hate it so much. I was abke to succesfully taper off of a 3 year 6-8 mg a day addiction to xanax. Shud i set a taper that is sure to be long and ever so painful, or shud i get on sub.
Days ago i gave her the box of Sub cause i don't trust myself now and my doc wont either. Tonite she told me since doc upped my Lyrica that she sees changes in me. All i know is they make me hyper Talk Talk Talk. She said I've changed towards her. I hadn't realized that. I love her, she does everything for me. Forgot about the month I over spent my acct with 180.00 in bank fees. So i no longer have access. That was my decision. Cannot trust my spending. I really would like to detox off the Sub.
I have withdrew from suboxone, heroin, and pain pills in the past. Lyrica is a tough one. It is getting better. But is a slow process. I took lyrica for 5 years 200 mg a day. I try to rest as often as I can. All I can say is go through it and you will be able to tell someone how long it took for you. I don't think using one drug to overcome another I a wise thing to do. I say this because I used lyrica to offset suboxone withdrawal and as a substitute for pain management.
Hi and welcome. i dont have any first hand knowledge of subs. but want to welcome you to our forum. so sorry to hear your sick. someone will come along with knowlege of subs...
For those of you who have pain and are on suboxone, what do you take and what works best for you dealing with pain? I know everyone is different, but just curious what non-narcotic pain meds are out there and do they work as well as the narcs??
No energy what so ever, I was on suboxone for 1 1/2 yrs starting off at 4mg a day. I reduced to 2 mg and then jumped......I just got fetup and flused the whole bottle down the sink and said " OK" Bring it on! *lol* So it did! So will this last much longer? Or is this just the begining? The no sleep is a ***** but its the restless leggs that is pissing me off........
intrested in how the suboxen is working for you, and how long do you have to take it, and is it addictive?
I have had shots in my feet, shots in my back, taken Cymbalta, Amatryptaline, Lyrica, Noratryptaline and nothing has helped. THe one thing I find that does relieve the pain is Lortab. I have tried over the past week to quit taking the Lortab but sometimes my feet sting/burn so bad I have no choice....the pain even gets into my knees. REcently I have been taking a 5/500 tablet and it seems to work for a few hours but the pain does return.
I do not believe that it goes by any other name, though the meds in Suboxone are buprenorphine and naloxone. In my experience, Suboxone totally gets rid of w/d symptoms including those you listed. The mental aspects will continue to have to be dealt with but the physical are nonexistant. I actually felt 100% better the day I started taking it (after about an hour - due to the w/d I was in by that time) Suboxone.
who was also able to prescribe suboxone put me on it along with neurotin/Lyrica. and I am happy to report that 8 months later I am a different person in terms of pain and the worry about making my meds last until my next refill.
Alfredas........Unfortunatly I take the stronger Suboxone. The good news is that I have started my gradule taper. Does anyone know how long it takes to begin feeling withdrawl symptoms. I know it is longer than one day for me. I would really like to know this answer. When I went to my doctor and just suggested a taper he put me on "LYRICA".So far I have fallen down and hurt myself. I tried a second time hurt myself and had a blackout. I lost all my friends due to my using.
I have been doing water titration to lower my Lyrica. I was on 225 mg a day and have gotten down to 25 mg a day two times but the symptoms become too great so I have up dosed to 37.5 mg twice now. I am holding here and trying to figure what to do. I'm trying to figure what kind of doctor to go to for advice on coming off Lyrica. My DO has no idea what is going on. Would a neurologist? A psychiatrist?
The first two days I stayed pretty out of it from the Lyrica. (for RLS). Now i just feel real weak and feel like my body is mad of lead. I have nausea off and on and just dont feel myself. I know that withdrawals are differ from each person (for example I never got diahrea) but how long is this going to last? Has anyone on this site come off subs completely and stayed off? I heard around the 20 day mark things start to ease a little. Any comments?
I just got off Oxcycontin 80+ mg per day by taking Suboxone - subutex with NarCan - and then reducing the Suboxone dosage every four days. While the Suboxone helps with the pain, I wouldn't plan on staying on it for long. It is also pretty addictive. It just has milder withdrawal symptoms. I am going to try Lyrica for the fibro, but I have no idea what I will do for the neck and back pain. They are saying Ultram, but I have read that a lot of people get addicted to tramadol too. Joy.
I still plan on going on my getaway and having Thursday be my first day off pills, but now I will be able to start the Suboxone after the first day and not have to suffer as much! So there is a little bit of my history, and also my plan for attacking this beast. What I want to know is what people's opinions are on my plan? Is there anything I should do differently? Any tips?
She accessed that I was severely opioid dependent from long term Suboxone treatment and removing the opiate was inducing severe depression and anxiety, chronic fatigue, and severe GI disturbance. Acute Withdrawals: Prescribed Lyrica 75mg x daily...worked amazing for the aches, and actually helped the GI stuff too. Klonopin to aid with anxiety and sleep....helped a lot with aniexty, none with sleep, but I didn't mind being awake because the pain was gone.
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