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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:14 pm 
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I have been thoroughly browsing this forum for the past few weeks and appreciate all of the great advice/opinions I've seen. I started on suboxone about 2 weeks ago at 16mg/day. I take 8mg in the morning and 8mg at night. I had a 2 year habit that included all types of prescription opiates and heroin. Lately became an IV user which only was going downhill. I quit cold turkey about 8 months ago but 2 months later went back to it. That is the reason I believe suboxone would be my best option. Anyway thanks to everyone for the help! I look forward to being a frequent user of suboxforum.

Also, I am having a surgery on Dec 21 so I will keep updated in the surgery section my experience with the process.


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It's great to have you here, Stewart! Welcome to the forum! There is so much good information here on how to manage pain from surgery while on suboxone. If someone doesn't come along soon to give you some links to our surgery information, I will add some to your thread later this evening or tomorrow. I have to go watch my kiddo's basketball game now! :)

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[font=Comic Sans MS]Hi Stewart!! I just wanted to pop in and welcome you to the forum!!
Like Amy said, there is a lot of great information here, and for me, it's
a good support system. I know that you are having surgery on your hand soon
and are concerned about pain control afterwards.
I don't have any experience in this department but I have heard that it can
be a real pain in the ass if you don't have things "set up" before the surgery
ever even happens. Amy posted the link in your other thread, that I was going to give you....
I think she was reading my mind :D
That should give you a REAL good idea of what to do/expect.
Good Luck to you, and let us know how it all works out! Again~Welcome to the Forum!
Take Care~Kelly[/font]

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Hey stewart1,

Welcome to the forum!!!

I'm glad to hear you were able to get the needle out of you arm and get on Suboxone.....good job, man!!!

Do you work with an addiction counselor or attend any kind of meetings? Many of us have found one or the other to be quite helpful.

Hope to see you around.

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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I will keep my surgery thread updated. As for Romeos question yes, I am in an IOP program that meets 3 times a week in a group setting with an addiction counselor. Started that after my detox and a five day outpatient day treatment. Have tried NA/AA quite a few times but haven't been able to get really into it. In addition I feel like I have the hide that fact that I'm on suboxone but it's really not their business to know.

I am really worried about the surgery because I feel like they will not understand that I am going to have an extreme tolerance and will need more potent medication/higher dose. Also I moved back in with my parents so I know they will have a serious issue with me getting something powerful, although I did sign releases of information for them since they are really supporting me financially right now.


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Hi stewart!!!

I can only imagine how nervous you must be right now...
I remember being pretty DAMN nervous before dental surgery.............

anyways, If I were you,,, I'd PRINT THIS OUT, and bring it with me

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/article ... s17732.pdf

It's a medical journal/paper on how to treat post-op/acute pain in suboxone or methadone patients...
HONESTLY, I have a copy of THIS VERY paper, printed out and in an envelope marked,,,
"if amber's ever sent to hospital for emergency surgery ,, THIS GOES WITH HER"

LOL
Im OCD,,, and a lil paranoid too.... :roll:

I just figure, it's always better to have MORE information than NOT ENOUGH, right???

and you can look thru the surgery section of course, TRY not to read ALL THE HORROR stories, and freak yourself out, even more!!!

GOOD LUCK
and be sure and let us all know how things are going for you!!!

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