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day 6 on suboxone and in pain

Discussion in 'Prescription Drugs' started by crystaljb, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. crystaljb

    crystaljb Member

    I started suboxone 6 days ago and I'm having a lot of pain all over my body. Even my clothes touching my body causes pain. Is this just due to being off the opiates finally? Will it get better?

    I'm also really drowsy. Does this get better after my body adjusts to it?
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  2. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @crystaljb... I know the drowsiness is likely being caused by the Suboxone, and it will get better with time. As far as the pain you're having...I'm not sure about that. If I were you, I would check with the doctor who is prescribing the Suboxone for you. That's the best thing to do, IMO.

    Congratulations to you for taking steps to improve yourself. Suboxone can be a huge help in getting off of opiates. I wish you nothing but the best going forward. Keep doing the next right thing and know that you can reach out and lean on us for help and support if you need it.
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  3. ToKenbetrue

    ToKenbetrue Member

    Not sure what to do about the pain. Ask your doc. I'm going to ask mine as well, I take a motrin a day. But I'm still in pain,but mine is not bad as yours. Hang in there, it should get better.
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  4. Dezire

    Dezire Member

    Hi, I am sorry your going thru pain. That is not caused by suboxone. I was on suboxone 3 yrs ago. To me it is a miracle drug. I took it for 8 months and did awesome. went off and stayed good until I got into issues and started taking pills again. I go to a psychiatrist, and I am in therapy. I can't get anyone to help me. I need suboxone it worked 100%. I asked my psychiatrist to help me again and he declined. I don't know why. I told him everyone deserves a second chance.
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  5. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Dezire... Have you considered seeing an addiction specialist? They can assess your situation and help you get back on the road to recovery. Most addiction specialists can prescribe Suboxone, too. I think you'd have way better luck with an addiction specialist than a psychiatrist. I hope you can get the help you're looking for.
  6. Dezire

    Dezire Member

    Thank You
  7. Dezire

    Dezire Member

    I don't even know what an addiction specialist is. I have been with my psychiatrist for 10 yrs. I go to group therapy and individual sessions. Therapist does work only with addiction. He can't prescribe. He talks and asks me questions
  8. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    An addiction specialist is a medical doctor who is thoroughly trained in all aspects of addiction. They know much more about addiction than "regular" doctors. They can assess your particular situation and help you by recommending treatment, prescribing Suboxone, etc. You can find an addiction specialist in your area by searching by zip code at the American Society of Addiction Medicine's website. Here's the link to the search tool:
  9. Dezire

    Dezire Member

    Thank you, Sorry so rude to you yesterday. Thank you for the link
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    SHARONA Member

    From what I understand suboxone and subutex do not help with pain. My husband has been on both. And he had to go back to pain management for pain control. He was told that suboxone and subutex is for people that are addicted to opioids but dont have a pain issue. If your really in pain you may need pain pills. I was hurt in 1991 when i was a nurse. Ive been on pain pills since then.
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  12. Josh111187

    Josh111187 Community Champion

    There are buprenorphine patches that are made by the same company that makes Suboxone. There are also low mg as in less than .5, tablets called Subsolve and when taken with an over the counter anti inflammatory they are useful in pain management.
    However I have never seen anyone take this route as a means of opiate replacement therapy also,as it would be too low a dose and not effective against w/d symptoms. But you can always check it out further.
    I do know that bupe is becoming increasingly popular in pain management for post op situations, as it is very sedating.
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