Suboxone and surgery

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In (07) I went for a full Gastric Bypass to GAIN WEIGHT and at this time 5 years laster stuck on pain killers and the surgery I lost teeth Vitamin deff. Body all screwed up etc(thank god im in the dental industry) But havent worked) ALL I WANT IS MY HEALTH. NOW IM ADDICTED TO PAIN MEDS the DOC who prescribed said u would be deppended but not addidted< I said whats the difference.
I don't know if you've already had the dental surgery yet, but let me warn you about percocet and suboxone. Suboxone has two different drugs in it - buprenorphine and nalaxone. The nalaxone is intended to put a person into opioid withdrawal like symptoms if they take another kind of opioid. In other words, taking the percocet can actually cause withdrawal like symptoms if you have used suboxone within the last 4 - 5 days.
I originally started taking them after my first back surgery. Then two years later I had to have another one and thats ll it took I was hooked. Anyways to make a long story (and trust me its long) short I decided on December 3rd 2009 that enough was enough and I voluntarily checked myself into a detox facility. I am a loving husband of almost 10 years and a devoted father to two beautiful boys and knew that I had to stop. I was started on Suboxone 8mg.
A third point is that I have never had any kind of dental surgery that needed Percoset. Motrin 800s work just fine, and the dentists who give Vicodin and Percoset for dental surgery are the docs who get us into these messes to begin with. I would say stay on the Sub, and ask for as strong of a non-narcotic med as possible. You will be just fine. If the pain is too much to handle, you can always stop the Sub and go on the Percoset then.
Ask me, a survivor of 2 horrific near fatal accidents, none being my own fault and very grateful to be well and alive to talk about it. 2. Not having any desire to go back to that dark place of addiction to vicodin or ANYTHING else. I know someone who "traded" addictions, thinking they're clean now. From valium to 26oz bottle of whiskey, pot and 2-paks of cigarettes a day!
Could anyone tell me why my dr. told me to remain on the suboxone before, during, and after my surgery? Couldn't that precipitate withdrawal symptoms? Please someone HELP I don't want to go through withdrawals ever again.....
i broke my contract with my pain doctor, and the solutions are either getting methadone or suboxone. i was scheduled for knee surgery today but i was in bad withdrawal from the 100mcg patches that the anesthesiologist wanted to re-schedule the surgery. i have tried methadone clinics-which are not really for pain management- and it is pretty much like being around a bunch of drug seeking people-unless you can afford the private clinic.
Let me give you a bit of background as I see the other posters have. I'm a single working mother who 2 years ago had surgery and was prescribed 10s. Let's just say it spiraled downward from there. I would go through a 100 in 4 days. I don't know where you guys live but here I was spending 1200/week. I was taking 4-6 at a time. So....here I am now desperate for a glimmer of hope that I can end this double life that no one knows about. This has been going on for two years...
Does Suboxone really work? I have tried cold turkey several times and once the sweats, anxiety and other symptoms set in....I cave and take a pill...cant believe I'm this weak. I know of a Sub doctor locally but wanted to ask if anyone has taken it recently and if I will be trading one drug for another?. Also....since Sub is an opiate will it help with any type of pain mgmt?
Im here another one that suboxone worked for and like they say you have just got to do it the right way and just like any other drug you cant lean on the subs and you still have to want to be clean and follow a good program with aftercare and you will make it and it wont be to bad at all so dont feel like you are doing anything wrong just because you read some horror stories about suboxone because someone else has abused it and didnt do it right because suboxone is not the devil it in my opinion
how long do you have to wait from taking your last dose of hydro's before taking your first pill of suboxone?
I take a lot of vicodin and just can't seem to taper. I called a doctor about using suboxone and it is kind of expensive but it is worth it and much cheaper than my addiction.
a friend's 9 month old baby had to have surgery, and because she was pulling out her breathing tube they put her on several strong narcotis, along with ativan. then they used methadone to taper her off of all the other meds. now she is addicted to methadone. they are tapering her off of the methadone, and of course she is going through hell. does anyone here know if suboxone can be used for infants?
since i'm new to this, just wondering how many of you are using suboxone? and if so, how do you feel about. and for those who are not, why? and what are your thoughts on it? i've been on them since april and i LOVE them. I had NO withdrawals what so ever. Anyways, gotta go get the little ones down for nap .. be back in a bit .. peace!
I have been reading many questions and some very good advice regarding suboxone, and feel comfortable sending this note to soo many of you who sincerely care for people with opiod addiction. My story is after back surgery becoming addicted to oxycontin. I was at a daily intake of 3- 80 mg oxycontins chewed for over 5 years. I know I took more on some days. After being caught stealing my mothers pills because I could not function without them I went to rehab for the first time.
This is a little on sub and pregancy somewhere I have something else that gave alot of really good info I will try to find it for you. Suboxone and Pregnancy -- What You Need to Know Abusing heroin or prescription painkillers while you are pregnant is very dangerous --both for your own health and for the health of the baby you are carrying. The best action you can take is to get into treatment and stop using drugs.
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.
But, I am scared and I am in so much pain. I just want to stop the Suboxone and take a few perc's. That ought to do it. If anyone has been on, or is on, Subox, please let me know how it goes from here. I don't know what to expect. Thanks in advance.
Well after much consideration and talking w/ my ob,counselor,fiance about my main concern being on pain meds after (b/c) there is no wat around it,it's a major surgery and very painful!!!! But I spoke openly w/ my ob about it and we have discussed a semi-plan seeing how good/bad shape I'm in..I will only be on the percs for short period if doable then switch right to ib 800"s not sure if that will cut it for the pain but I don't want to be sent home w/ a bottle of pain killers!!!
no pain clinic or foor Dr can see me to do the nerve block till next month. What I am really wondering is.... if I am on Suboxone and require surgery....., will the antastecia work in the operating room? Or will I just have to go through w/d's again and get off the Suboxone for the surgery? I know Sub blocks opiates.. but dont know about the gas to make you go to sleep for a surgery. I am hoping for a nerve block to manage the post operative pain.
Hello, First of all, definitely tell them when you get to surgery about the Suboxone. I had minor surgery scheduled back in June and when I wrote down on the pre-op forms that I took Suboxone daily, they would NOT do the surgery that day as they were not prepared to put me fully out, etc.
Best thing to do is to make sure your dr and anesthesiologist know about the suboxone and how much you take as it will affect their decisions in caring for you. I was on a VERY high amount of pain meds and other drugs when I finally got to have my back surgery and that made it difficult to control my post surgery pain. I actually had to be adminstered oxygen 3 times while still in the hospital. The whole surgery team needs to know exactly what meds you are/have taken to insure your safety.
I am on Suboxone and I am going to have surgery in the next couple of weeks. I know that the doctor will give me some pain pills for the pain and I dont think that the suboxone will work for pain after surgery. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do to prevent myself from being in pain. I have 31 days with out Perocet and the thought of taking one still crosses my mind.
You must have abused the pain pills along the way since you have been on Suboxone. I really wish you the best and hope when the surgery is behind you that you are able to get off the pain pills and Suboxone. I wish you the best, I really can feel your pain.
then afterwards if its neccessary have them control the pain meds while in the hospital, if its an outpatient surgery, like I stated before, only if its neccesary, use pain meds sparingly, first try taking non-narcotic pain relievers like motrin or ibuprofen 800 mgs, but if its a serious surgery and pain relief is needed, which at times its definitely understandable, have someone watch over the dolling out and use of them.
i had ankle reconstruction surgery and have been prescribed Tylenol 4. i was on 2 mgs of suboxone . is it possible to take both?
I shoulder surgery a month ago so im still able to fill a script, but I haven't. I took suboxonr over the weekend and seemed to be fine. I wanna know does that count as two days of wd's? cause waking up on day 3 i dont feel that bad little stomach ach but ok. I was taking at the end 60 to 100 mg a day OXy.
In England, they are allowed to prescribe Subutex (Suboxone without the Naloxone) and Suboxone for pain. It's true that you can't take opiates for pain and Suboxone for pain at the same time. It's true that if you needed opiates for surgery, you would have to wait a bit for the Suboxone to leave your receptors. It wouldn't take all that long, I wouldn't think. It stays in the body for 37 hours, is what I've heard.
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