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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:55 am 
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I hope this can help someone with an emergency surgery :-) I waited 5 days of the worst pain (i have always waited too long to go to emergency, annoys me lol) Two months ago I had appendicitis. I'm 28, was on 3-4mgs sub a day and had the worst pain of my life. I finally had to go in. I did not tell the surgical team that I was on subs. Was terrified about not telling them but sub script was never mine so my current psychologist/pain management and primary obviously can't know that info! I ended up in two hospitals (long family story!) No pain relief from i.v. dilaudid and morphine switched every 45 minutes. I was hoping to push the sub out of me. Yea right lol. I went through another 2 days of hell before surgery. Second hospital would not give me anything. Smh. They obviously mapped me and saw I was getting norcos 10/325's. Got bitched out by one doc saying ur script is every 4 hours, nobody wakes up to take one. He was mad at the quantity... well a guy that where's the same damn white coat u do prescribed these, hello! So off to surgery knowing just thinking omg the Suboxone. Had the surgery, first hospital took too long so it did rupture and a cyst ruptured I found out after. I swear I can take alot of pain, but when I woke up I was breathing 10 breaths per minute and thought I was dying. Doc went home and I can hear the nurses fight over one leaving! I couldn't talk obviously so when I could I asked for anything. I have had two c-sections, I would take one of those anyday. Problem is this procedure is so common and not supposed to be severely painful. I know the sub had something to do with my pain :(


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:14 am 
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That is a good lesson to be learned.
It tells me to ALWAYS TELL THE DR!
Sorry but had the Dr's known this wouldn't have had to happen.
I've known three people here in my city who have gone through surgery on Suboxone. The Dr's knew and the outcome was positive.

I am sorry you had to go though all of that pain..

Razor...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:25 am 
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Your right about telling the doctor's the truth when it comes to surgery. In my case it was emergency surgery. Wouldn't of made one difference. Now after surgery though the pain is unbearable. You never expect to have an emergency surgery but if it happens to you maybe by telling the doctor I guess the only thing they can do is probably give you more pain medication I assume.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:37 am 
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An emergency situation is one of my big fears. What if you wake up from surgery in agony and no one there knows much about sub or pays attention? But once you are able definitely,always mention suboxone and opiate tolerence to anyone and everyone you can. Post surgery if you aren't getting enough pain relief say it over and over. Demand a pain specialist. If you are going to still be in pain when you get home argue with your doctor over your dosage. Doctors aren't going to get you in legal trouble although I'm not sure what goes in your medical records.

For a planned surgery there are things you can do in advance that may help but when I had major spinal surgery I did everything I could to plan for pain relief and it wasn't enough. Maybe because this was such a major invasive surgery. I don't know medical stuff but there must be a maximum of opiates or something because they could not get the pain under control. I had nurses annoyed with me for screaming in pain. I should make this my signature but if someone told me I'll die in a year unless I have major surgery I think I'll pick death. I can never go through that again.

I wonder if it is possible to get adequate pain relief for something that extreme while suboxone is in your system?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:20 am 
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thanks for this post. i learned something about it.


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