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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:03 pm 
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I've been on suboxone for one week today. I was very nervous about this choice because of all the pain I have had over 6 years. I'm suprised to say I have less pain now then on my pain meds. I mentioned this to my dr. and he said this is not a pain med it blocks your pain! I am very confused about this. From what I see here, Is that it is used for pain! Can someone help me with this Not that it matters because it has helped my pain. :wink:
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Hi meltalk...if you recall, we met earlier in the chat room. I'm glad to see you posted. Congrats on starting suboxone and ending the crazy cycle of active addiction.

Yes, suboxone can and is used for pain. But it doesn't work for everyone and it isn't great for acute pain. I also take it for pain and for me, it makes my it tolerable and manageable. I'm glad it's helping you, too.

I don't understand why your doctor would say that. It strikes me very odd. Suboxone is an opiate, but it's a partial agonist whereas "regular" pain pills are full agonists. It's this difference and suboxone's ceiling effect that makes suboxone different from "regular" pain meds and can be used to treat our addiction instead of feed it like other opiates.

I hope this helps. Ask any more questions you may have and we'll do our best to answer them. And welcome to the forum. :-)

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