A member asked:

I'm on methadone for fibromyalgia. my doc wants me on subutex instead but is it good for pain?

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Dr. Angela Walker answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

The fda has not approved subutex for pain although clinical trials suggest it may be effective for pain. Subutex is approved for the treatment of opiate dependency or addiction although the say it works is similar to the way Methadone works and seems to help with some forms of pain. If Methadone is working, it might be helpful to try subutex, but keep in mind the fda has not approved it for pain.

Answered Jun 9, 2015

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

There are effective treatments for fibromyalgia. I do not believe that methodone is one of them. Get second opinion from an unassociated rheumatologist.

Answered May 19, 2013

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Dr. Scott Smith answered

Specializes in Periodontics

I really suggest you consider other treatments for firbromyalgia which include physical therapy, counseling and medications which are not as addictive as Methadone or subutex.

Answered Jun 28, 2014

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