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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:12 pm 
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After reviewing many posts I am kinda woried that I work in a job that is high risk for accidents. The fact that if I get hurt wether sever or not there will be nothing that Drs can do for pain while on suboxone. You mean to tell me there is nothing they can do or anything that will kill pain that will not be blocked by this drug?


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If a sub patient needs to be treated for acute pain, they are supposed to get much higher doses than "normal". Some people, however, will say that no matter what the dose, you just can't get through the sub. For me, after a surgical procedure I was able to get adequate pain relief and I take over 16 mg a day.

Unfortunately, this type of situation is one of the downsides of being on sub. But for me, it's a cheap price to pay to have my life back.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:09 pm 
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After reviewing many posts I am kinda woried that I work in a job that is high risk for accidents. The fact that if I get hurt wether sever or not there will be nothing that Drs can do for pain while on suboxone. You mean to tell me there is nothing they can do or anything that will kill pain that will not be blocked by this drug?



[b]Hey Joe, I work in a dangerous place and also play sports and on top of that live in a high crime high stress area so that also crossed my mind. I have done research on this and it's one of the many reasons I am TRYING to taper off. It seems that sub, depending on dosage, will block normal opiate levels given to normal folks. When I say normal I am talking about Take 2-4 per hour for pain (5MG Vicodin). That would not even touch me or most on here. I here they do have a few meds that they can give that help or they can give you mass quantities of opiates but then the problem is they have to watch you like a hawk as respitory depression is likely. I'm not a doc so double check all of this with your own doc or Dr. J. Good luck.


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I think we are ALL very concerned about this. However, given the type of job you are in, you may want to discuss this with your suboxone doctor. I think it is best discussing it BEFORE something serious happens and then you have already made a plan of what will be done. Hatmaker posted an article in this forum that has great information on how to treat pain while on suboxone. I might take that to my doctor and ask if during one of your appointments you could discuss it. I might just tell him/her that one of your concerns are the inability to control pain while on sub given your career. I might present the article and ask if he/she might read it and discuss with you at your next appointment. Maybe you can make a plan where your sub doc is called if there is ever an emergency, that you will be taken care of, and that if the pain meds just aren't working, what will be done in that case. Maybe that will make you feel better in the meantime and help you get back to focusing on your recovery.

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The article Jackcrack is referring to is under the "Links" section of the forum.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:58 pm 
If Im not mistaken I think I recall reading somewhere that an adequate dose of fentanyl (depending on the suboxone dose and patient) can break through suboxone. The problem I see with this tho is that doctors may be hesitant to prescribe enough due to A) not being informed on how suboxone works or B) being to scared because of respiratory depression like someone else said.


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