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I have chronic pain syndrome and on the medication suboxone.They refuse to give me sleeping medication. I have tried everything! &cant sleep.Now what?
Anxiety/ depression?: Often people with chronic pain have issues with anxiety and/or depression due to their health status. They report waking up in the night and not being able to go back to sleep. They also report that their mind is working overtime at night thinking about stuff they have no control over at the time. If this is the case, you may try a medication like zoloft (sertraline) and you may find you are sleeping better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Botox injection in rectum and on medication called Suboxone which they want me tapper this medication and take the pain medication does it hurt after?
Yes, it does: Buprenorphine will block the pain-relieving effects of other opioid drugs (like morphine, oxycodone etc.) and if your doctors anticipate that you are going to have moderate to severe pain, the recommendation is to stop the suboxone 2-3 days before, so that their pain medicines will work. Talk to your suboxone prescriber about coordinating care with the people treating your anal problems. ...Read more
Need help with how much of my first suboxone dose i should take having such a low tolerance to any type of medication. Please help!
Seems odd: if someone is on suboxone, they have had an addiction history with taking narcotics. Can the person have a "low tolerance" to the abused medication? The standard dosing is about one TENTH the average final dose of suboxone (2 mg versus 16). So, going with teh standard dose of 2 and rapidly increasing would be quite safe (except for possible withdrawal from prev narcotics). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been off Suboxone over a month now with no relapse, how long til my body reacts to medication normally? I feel like i don't get the most out ofrx
Am not sure what you: Mean by not "reacting to medication normally." the Buprenorphine will have no effect on your other medications - adderal, Buspar (buspirone) and klonopin, so stopping it will not change anything either. It is an opioid, and doesn't change your reaction to the other medications in any way that I am aware of. I hope you are getting enough psychosocial support to remain off opiates. Good luck. ...Read more
Suboxone and grapefruit does it make the medication stop working? I like grapefruit and remembered that it interacts with some medications.
Use Caution: Grapefruit juice is an inhibitor of the enzyme (cyp3a4) responsible for the metabolism of Buprenorphine (opioid component of suboxone), however, even though there are no reported problems with this juice, i suggest that you limit or omit use of grapefruit juice while you are on suboxone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello, it's been four days. And I can't feel the pain medication prescribed. Since I was on Suboxone prior. It seems it's still in me for some reason.
Be Patient: The half-life of Suboxone in the body is up to 2 days so it may still be in your system and affecting the new pain medication you are taking. I recommend giving the new medication more time to see if it becomes more effective. You should speak with your prescribing health care provider further about this. ...Read more
Is the 2mg film strip Suboxone used in tapering a patient's dosage to the point of totally doing without the medication?
Is it safe to take buspiron 15mg twice a day And suboxone 8mg/2mg one film twice a day? I was prescribed the medications but read it can cause death?
Dosage OK, check MD: The dosages you mention are within appropriate limits. Side effect list on any opiate medication will list death as a possibility, don't get too alarmed. You need to check with your prescribing MD re interactions and tell him/her ALL meds and supplements you are taking. It is critical that you follow dosage directions EXACTLY with medications of this type. Good luck! ...Read more
I started Suboxone today and my heart is beating really fast and I have anxiety. Is this normal with the medication?
No: but idiosyncratic reactions, those peculiar to one individual's physiology, may always occur. My best guess is that the dose is not enough to replace whatever opioids you were using, and that the rapid pulse is a sign of withdrawal. Are you still having other symptoms - stomach cramps, sweating, gooseflesh, muscle/joint pains etc? Talk to the prescribing physician about your symptoms. ...Read more
Im on Suboxone can I take Fastin (phentermine) which is phenylethylamine. Is it safe. Its a weight medication?
Could Suboxone help mdd? Perhaps in conjunction with other medications? How about for general anxiety and/or ptsd?
See below : It will. In fact, alkermes has a Buprenorphine combo drug under study for this reason. A doc is allowed to prescribe suboxone off label for this purpose and I have seen it done several times. I'm fact any doctor can do this. As long as it is not for addiction, one does not even need a waiver. The problem is a lack of familiarity that most docs have with the meds and the regs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It depends: Switching to Suboxone from other drugs is only part of the process. If you only trade one drug for another, that is not too beneficial. It is going to therapy, working on recovery and using the time while taking Suboxone to deal with the issues you have either avoided or created while using, which is beneficial. Finding support for your commitment to stay sober is the most useful part. ...Read more
Maybe: Suboxone will not show up on most standard opiate uds. Generally the screen has to be looking specifically for Buprenorphine for it to show up. My experiance with my patients and pre employment drug screens is they have not had issues if they are only taking suboxone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Depends who is ordering how many panels on that drug screen. ...Read more