Butrans 10 With 3 8mg Suboxone To 20mg Methadone For Chronic Pain

Fanny63 Says:

Butrans with suboxone to methadone for chronic pain, from pain management doctor. I feel terrible, no energy, anxiety, panic, fell like a dishrag! Help what is the proper equivalent for going from Butrans 10 patch with 3 8mg subs to methadone

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Fanny! How are you feeling? I'm sorry about the problems that you're having.

It sounds like you might be experiencing some withdrawal symptoms, so you may need a higher dose of the Methadone.

Why was your medication changed? Were the others not working for you?

This medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation.

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kelly Says:

If iam on 16mgs of surboxon how much methadone can I have and can I take it the next day I've only been on surboxone 3 wks

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allboutdmoney Says:

who ever your doctor is, is stupid. suboxone is way better than methadone and you don't want to use to much methadone for risk of od, but when you take suboxone and then use methadone it sends you into to instant withdrawal as long as the methadone is still in your body, but when switched around from methadone to suboxone it can make you overdose because of the way they cloud your opiate receptor, so i would try to get a new doctor cuz he's a f***

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Darlin Says:

Please, look into Kratom. It's an herb, it's legal in the US, much less expensive than anything big pharma can roll out...you can get off those subs! People are doing it every day and finding a better version of themselves. Have faith...I thought Sub/Bupe was the heaven send. NOT SO. Go to I love kratom or just research it. Best wishes to you.

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Chucko Says:

Your not suppose to take methadone and suboxin at same time..it throws u into withdrawl....bad bad bad....

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Dan Says:

Actually you're all wrong as far as the exact way in which the prescribing MD is an apparent *****.

To answer and correct everything would irritate me, so here's the gist:

1) Suboxone is NOT effective for chronic pain management in most situations. Refer to a pain specialist for proper therapy.

2) Always take these types of medications exactly as instructed and advocate for yourself! If you need help (addiction, paying for Rxs, understanding doctor's orders) ask someone you trust.

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Brandy Says:

I'm not a Dr but how much methadone are you receiving? Methadone is not good for long term use. Suboxone is fda approved for pain now and it is great for my fibromyalgia pain. I don't feel high from it and I don't want to anymore and I am so lucky to have a good Dr and suboxone for the pain because I am terrified of the OXYCONTIN I was taking and abusing now 10 years ago, but it is vivid and close in my memory of how quickly it destroys ppl if not killing them. My quack Dr that I use to see for pills wouldn't even prescribe me methadone because it was unsafe. He sent me to a suboxone clinic. It saved my life and keeps me from laying in bed all day in pain.

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Dat2 Says:

I'm sorry you're going through this. So Suboxone and methadone are contradictory to each other. If you have methadone in your system and take a Suboxone, your going to get really sick. If this is for pain, I'd go with a dose of about 80mg of methadone, don't ever combine the two drugs, it'll through you into instant withdrawal. Suboxone isn't a good pain killer, where Methadone is. That being said, it's a heck of a habit to get off of. Either drug takes about 30 to get over, but Methadone when tapered right, not so bad, Suboxone taper or not, you're going to have to deal with 30 days of pure hell. Hydrocodone or oxycodone are much better for pain control and doesn't take more than 5-6 days to get off of. Drs don't want to prescribe"real" opiates, unless it's methadone because of the laws they are afraid of more than doing what is best. Of course not all Drs do that, but most do, making addicts out of normal regular people. Good luck.

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Rhondajr51 Says:

Re: Verwon (# 1) Expand Referenced Message

Methadone isnt habit forming it is very different then oxycontin, percocet etc.there is no high only tiredness for some in the beginning of course there are side effects people with fibromyalgia pain etc become dependent on methadone in order to continue working,methadone is a very good long lasting narcotic stabilizing on the right dosage is very important to achieve pain reduction and decrease in some side effects there's a difference in dependence and abuse and having the right doctor who is very educated in methadone many rheumatologist are fans of methadone because of it's long lasting properties again it doesn't produce a high but very good for pain for those who want to stay clear from oxycontin your short acting opioids that produce a high and can get addicted which patients will need to take more

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Lou Says:

Re: kelly (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

Don't do it! It takes ages to get suboxone out of the system and drs don't always know. Get off suboxone. The sooner the better!! Be careful.

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