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 Post subject: Numbness in hands
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:49 am 
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My finger tips go numb in both hands.. can't sleep with arms bent or both arms and hands fall asleep


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 Post subject: Re: Numbness in hands
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:52 am 
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It's pretty much started as soon as I started on them. I've been on them for almost 5 months now... doesn't seem to be getting any better or worse.. just wondering if any others had same issues


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 Post subject: Re: Numbness in hands
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:28 am 
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Hey Scottyb welcome!

I haven't had any kind of side effects like that from buprenorphine. I'm also not sure yours is from bupe or not. There could be some circulation problems or something that just could have started around the time u started suboxone. There's lots of things we didn't notice with our health in active addiction and begin noticing it after we start our buprenorphine treatment.

Do u take the strips or a pill form? Have u ever had issues with naloxone? Hopefully Dr Junig or docm2 can help ya with this question. I wish I could be more help to ya.

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 Post subject: Re: Numbness in hands
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:55 am 
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Hey Scotty,

the only thing I can think of is do you have any swelling in your hands or legs? its unusual but some folks on bup do get peripheral edema (swelling). If the nerves are compressed from the swelling as they travel thru and around the limited bent elbow space and thru the tight wrist space, they can get pressure and numbness.

Do you have occupational or hobby use of your arms and wrists, that unrelated to bup could cause a carpal tunnel or ulnar tunnel?

Which fingertips? all 5 or just some? That info would help. Welcome!

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 Post subject: Re: Numbness in hands
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:48 pm 
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Are you a smoker? I found my cold hands improved hugely when I went from smoking -> vaping -> nothing.


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 Post subject: Re: Numbness in hands
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Numbness in hands and feet I have but I can't say it's from Suboxone.
Physical labor,blood sugar,neropathy,etc... and many more.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:38 pm 
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my fingers are numb on one hand. i'll eventually have to go to the chiropractor. i have a bone spur in my neck which causes it.
not sub related, at least i don't think. i've had a couple flare ups since on subs.

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 Post subject: Re: Numbness in hands
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:07 am 
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I've been taking Suboxone oral 2 my 4x/day for about 4.5 months. Works GREAT on my Adhesive Arachnoiditis/Spinal Stenosis back pain! I have developed the numbness and tingling in my hands and now going up my arms, both left and right, more severe on right. It's getting progressively worse, to the point where I have to get up in the middle of the night just to relieve it. I've also got trigger finger now in my right ring finger.

I'm going to try going down to 3 doses a day and see if that helps. Hope it doesn't make my pain increase!


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 Post subject: Re: Numbness in hands
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:22 pm 
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I'm afraid that it is more probably due to your spinal stenosis. My husband has the exact same thing and they determined that it was caused by compression of the nerves coming out of his spine. He had surgery to get it all cleared out a year and a half ago. The symptoms have improved somewhat, but not all the way. But nerves take so long to heal that his doctor says it's normal not to have total relief.

There's just nothing about the function of buprenorphine in the body that I can think of that would cause your symptoms, and there are so many possible reasons for it. Make sure you talk to your neurologist about your symptoms. Because you may end up needing surgery as well. Good luck to you!

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P.S. My husband is not on any opioids. He will barely take opioids after surgery.

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It happens to me severely because suffered in allergic to naloxone and suboxone has ingredients that can cause what they call parastesias. I have always sued the parastesias while on suboxone its the pain and numbness in extremities. Now that i take the film w added ingredient of naloxone its even worse in my hands and arms making my carpal tunnel and nerve damage really severe. I was going to a dr that allowed me tp take subutex which relieved the parastesias and hand and arm pain. But both of those Drs required i pay cash for visit every month,$150.00. My Fiance is also on suboxone so our total household cost for treatment was $300.00. We are both disabled from a car accident and we have children. Our income is limited.So when we found an office that accepted our insurance we jumped at the oppurtunity to save $3,600.00 a year in Drs fees. Unfortunately Drs at new office refuse to write anything but suboxone to all of their patients i have been working thru the pain for 3 months now nut it really does suck especially at bed time or middle of the night.Im seriously considering switching back to Dr that vost me $150 if i cant endure the pain much longer. Also another nasty side effect of Bupenephrine /suboxone /subutex is that it rotts alot of people teeth so prepare for a large dental bill or dentures. If your new to taking it brush your teeth right after and use mouth wash to avoid possible tooth decay and loss. I still feel it's the best method of therapy for myself and others for stopping oxycodone.But I really wish i new about the teeth issue so i could ve taken extra care and i hope im able to get current Dr to allow me subutex. Otherwise i might have to pay the $300 per month my husband suffers from the same issues so we can't even split up 1 of us could stay at offive that takes insurance and other could go to Dr and pay $150 atleast cutting my house hold cost in half ....
So to anyone else suffering your not alone Hang in there the opiates are worse then the side effects of the therapy im still thankful for the medication.


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You say that suboxone causes parastesias as if you know it is a fact. Could you please point me in the direction of the medical/scientific article where you have found proof of cause and effect? Because I haven't seen any articles of that conclusion. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Numbness in hands
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Same with the rotten teeth. That's been an internet hoax for quite some time. No available studies show any relationship. People just like to believe the first thing they hear. If you ate a carrot just before driving and had an accident, it must have been the carrot. (sorry for the pun)

Please don't take my criticism the wrong way. It is not your fault that you heard these rumors. We here on the forum are trying to keep it all fact based and through all the years we keep hearing the same stories about tooth loss, etc. Your problem may have some truth to it with the naloxone but if you can find a study it will surely validate your point.

My suggestion is to keep calling Suboxone doctors and tell them about your experience. They are few, but some doctors do prescribe the generic Buprenorphine. My brother in Oregon has a doctor who has always used it and never prescribed him Suboxone. Hard to find but not impossible.

Welcome to our forum and we do truly hope you find relief.

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