Suboxone side effects swelling

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Avatar n tn Every medicine out there can possibly cause some sort of side effects. When it comes to somebody having side effects when starting a new medicine telling them it doesn't cause side effects is putting them at risk for what could end up being a very serious problem . Here are the side effects of Naltrexone and they can happen even if you aren't on an opiate.
401095 tn?1351395370 Like all medications, Suboxone does have side effects. These are mild and generally subside after a few weeks. Side effects can include: headache, withdrawal symptoms, body pain, nausea, insomnia, sweating, constipation, and stomach pain. Let your doctor know if you experience these before or during your treatment with Suboxone. He or she may be able to treat some of these symptoms. There are limited studies to support the use of Suboxone in pregnant women.
Avatar n tn I was taking half a day, then one a day, then up to 6 a day. Then I started having awful side effects. My back pain got worse, my tongue was swelling some, and had stomach pain too. Then I had my lumbar injection and the pain got worse. I am scared this is an allergic reaction. I had my lumbar steroid injection, and the pain got worse, so my Dr prescribed Tylenol 4. I haven't taken the Percocet in over a day now, as it has scared me. I took the Tylenol 4 only twice yesterday.
Avatar m tn Suboxone definitely causes fluid retention in some people. I was put on a very low dose (1mg twice a day) and after 2 months I have noticed ankle swelling, joint pain in knees, legs, fingers/hands and feet. I gained 6 lbs and all due to fluid. When I decrease my dose down further I lose some of the fluid. I would hate to have to be put on a diuretic and 43 years old and no real major health complications. Also-why do doctors recommend twice a day dosing????
Avatar f tn I have been off oxycontin for 16 days and am still experiencing horrible effects from withdrawal including systemic, all over itching, swelling of feet and hands and often insomnia. The laser is also being used to help with the side effects of withdrawal but the side effects are still pretty bad. How long does it take for these side effects go away after stopping the oxycontin?
306455 tn?1288865671 You can't get high off of Suboxone, nor can you can high if you use other opiates while on Suboxone. To do so, will make you sick. Suboxone is addictive, when taken for longer than (approx) 21 days. But can be weaned off of with very little discomfort compared to other opiate withdrawels. Suboxone should be tappered from. Suboxone amount does not need to be increased as time goes on. Instead, you decrease your dose slowly. Suboxone also can help with some pain issues.
Avatar n tn They're complaining about side effects, it seems. I get the impression it wasn't meant to be used long term. But it is being used long term. If he does come off suboxone, he will go through similar withdrawals that will need to be treated (I'm talking about a doctor prescribed taper). Hopefully they won't be as bad, but he probably won't be totally fine without treatment. The main advantage to suboxone is the "freedom" from a clinic situation. Otherwise, it's just as addictive.
Avatar n tn I have been on suboxone then subutex for a year, I am down to less than 1mg per day but the withdrawals after about 18 hours seem just as brutal as when I was taking 10 extra strength vicodin per day, if not worse.
Avatar f tn at 16mgs, so there's no physical benefit of taking more than that amount. You listed a lot of side effects. The most frustrating for me is the swelling. Do you get that too? I will go up/down 4-12 lbs a day, but my dr said that Suboxone doesn't cause swelling. I have read several people are having serious weight issues from the swelling, but it's not even listed as a possible or rare side effect.
Avatar f tn Buprenorphine and naloxone Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following serious side effects: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); slow breathing;
Avatar f tn It is very typical to use the steroids and high dose steroids to reduce swelling. Some people don't have many side effects while others are effected greatly and sadly it cannot be predicted. The steroid is temporary (they should tell you that) and he should taper off in a bit. I don't know why they can't find another pain med to help, there are other options... Does he have allergies? Is there an option to see another pain place?
522415 tn?1242941355 I spend the early half of this morning not being able to swallow, my tongue was swollen and I had like shortness of breathing. At first when I awoke (for some unknown reason at 4 am), I thought I had strep throat or something, maybe I had slept with my mouth open and had snored really hard, because boy it hurt and I could NOT swallow. I got up brushed my teeth, gargled with Listerine, as I held myself up because I was so dizzy.
696149 tn?1314324559 i found this on side effects of suboxone (blurred vision) SIDE EFFECTS Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.
175734 tn?1225138040 Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of Lyrica. Lyrica can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by Lyrica.
Avatar f tn Here, check this link out. It gives a detailed description of side effects. Now THIS link doesn't describe the above effect, but it does mention "other side effects" (and yours sound like "other side effects" possibly!) and gives an emergency contact number. Link to Suboxone (buphenorphine) My wife wishes you well, is very concerned and strongly suggests the E.R.
7297821 tn?1390607032 I do know about adderal and you should be able to stop that with only side effects being low energy. The xanex your on is a high dose and needs to be tapered. You didn't mention you wanted to stop that, but that will cause you problems at that dose down the road. Are you under a Dr.'s care that can help you step by step?
Avatar n tn I have awful side effects like, double vision,swollen legs, irregular heartbeat. I hate having to put this poison in my body everyday just because I am afraid of the withdrawal effects. I would like to know what to expect. I have missed one dose so far. Also I would like to know what I can do to help the effects.
1684282 tn?1505701570 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?
696149 tn?1314324559 Hi I started taking the Subutex yesterday to help me come of Codeine and it had exactly the same side effects,, really bad nausea,sweat and shortness of breath. Someone also mentions sleep apnea in one of their responses and strangely enough was one of the things that went through my mind when thinking of how to describe the feeling. I am sure it does not help the anxiety but I felt fine until I started to nod of off and suddenly found myself gasping for breath.
Avatar f tn I quit just fine without anything. Withdrawal is from a few days to a couple of weeks. And, suboxone side effects, are the same as opiate he was using, so what's the difference really? . Suboxone can cause serious and life-threatening breathing problems. Call your doctor right away or get emergency help if: You feel faint, dizzy, or confused Your breathing gets much slower than is normal for you These can be signs of an overdose or other serious problems.
Avatar n tn For me its been a life saver right from the get go....NO side effects that I can remember with onset and NO there is not any worry abt dependency with it.
Avatar f tn dizziness headache pain problems sleeping nausea sweating; stomach pain constipation Do any of those sound familiar? 2. Next, were the benzos and the suboxone prescribed by your shrink? I don't think they are often prescribed together, for safety reasons. Anyhow, if he knows you're taking them, you should report these symptoms to him. Even if he does not know, you should tell him, because docs cannot do their job if their patients are not straight with them.
Avatar f tn i am taking suboxone...but when the swelling started does not coincide with the start of suboxone...honestly, i think i have my doctors baffled...LOL! i feel fine, not sick at all, maybe a little tired...but my swelling is on the severe side...gained 47lbs since end of june or beginning of july..i cannot wear shoes., or boots...and winter is coming...i'm going to look quite funny wearing my husbands flip-flops in 3 feet of snow...LOL! high doses of diuretics didnt touch it...
Avatar n tn The nerves of 1st and 2nd branches of my trigeminal nerves are over-sensitized, the right side to the point where I am effectively homebound. I spend about half my time in moderate to severe pain, in spite of the fact that my sinus tissue is normally in excellent condition. My pain level changes almost hourly, and can spike due to either sinus swelling or surface irritation, even extremely minor swelling or irritation.
Avatar f tn Yet you seem to feel guilt for relieving your pain with opiates. Is there something here that I don't understand? Or are there side effects which that are problematical?
Avatar m tn It has very well been awesome on helpn me be successful in correct my addiction and things dat were becoming complicated my personal life. In doing dat is all good but I'm starting to feel sum side effects, I suppose. I've beento the doctor on different occasions and it's nothing health wise so the only thing I could come to wuz da side effects of da methadone. I ache real bad in my legs, back, just my bones period, knees especially, allll the time I can hardly walk sometimes.
680303 tn?1239988440 Also taking Valium , Tramadol and your stomach is swelling My advice would be to go back to your Dr. tell him you want off the Morphine get your Liver checked out as it could be enlarged... I would also talk to him about the Tramadol as it is not good for long term pain.. You will need to taper off the Valium he/she could also help you with this.. You will receive support here on whatever choices you make..
1460021 tn?1445739558 As you guys know I'm off the suboxone...20 days now...that's been really easy not taking or even craving suboxone or codine (was the drug of choice). The thing is I've been taking Phenergan every night for the sinus side of withdrawals, allergies and mozzie bites (they can get upto the size of a tea cup saucer)...anyways when i do take them i get a bit of that "feeling" you know what i'm talking about...the relax...the relief and just feeling chilled out.
544292 tn?1268886268 Not my fault that I had to snicker at the last line there because every time I talked to my Doctors (plural) about medications and side effects they told me that Tramadol was NOT the problem. Then there was usually another drug put on top of that Tramadol. And they told me to take more. I always thought it was the other drug, not the Tramadol. Yeah. I was wrong. It makes me very angry that these Doctors know and aren't telling people. I don't believe that they are ignorant.