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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:11 am 
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I've been on Suboxone for about 6 or 7 years now, and I've never had a problem with a pharmacist - they've always been polite and professional, just like it was a Z-Pack or some other non-narcotic med.

Now, People and some medical "professionals" are a different story. People see it just like they see methadone or heroin - you're one of those people. Doctors and Nurse can be just as bad. I went into a chain urgent care for a bad cough and after looking over my chart and seeing Suboxone, the nurse looks at me and says "We don't do narcotics here honey, so you're outta luck" I explained I did not want want narcotics - Tesslon pearls and an AB for my sinus infection would be fine, and she left in a huff. I tried to tell the doc about his rude nurse, but he was just as bad - treating me like a drug seeker, even after I told him i just wanted tesslon and an anti-biotic.

I've found anesthesiologists to be the best. I've had a few minor surgeries, one with the respirator down my throat, and the anesthesiologists have always been very cool. I don't tell the surgeons about my bupe, but I most definitely tell the sandman because of my fears that I'll wake up or it won't work. On more than one occasion i was told to take my bupe as usual before the surgery, and "he or she (the anesthesiologist) would take care of the rest - don't worry"

In general, I've found that I'm more educated about Suboxone than most GP's or Nurses, and I think that's pretty scary...

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I would have to agree with you whole heartedly. My experience has been the same.

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I understand completely. So many years ago when I left the rehab facility I took the suggestions from the folks that worked their to write letters and call your doctors, dentists, and pharmacies that I was an addict and not to prescribe or fill narcotics or other addictive medications. Well I didn't write or call but the next time that I went in I did let them know that I was on Suboxone and was in recovery. It is 7 years later and every time I go to the doctor I sometimes regret doing that. I often get frequent UTI's that turn into kidney infections. I don't typically notice the starting symptoms of the UTI and when I do it is a full blow kidney infection. I have never had any one be so rude to me as you, but I tend to feel that I get a look or am treated differently. Prior to being on Suboxone when ever I had one I was treated with compassion. They were concerned with the the pain. They would talk to me about it. ect. Often I was given a shot of Toradol(misspelled probable a nonnarcotic pain reliever) in the clinic. I know that they can not prescribe narcotic to me(and I don't want any), but they just give me my script for the AB and I'm on my way. A couple of years ago my insurance changed and I started going to a different clinic. The first time I was their it was for a UTI. I was in so much pain and when I was asked are you on any meds. I just shock my head no. They offered me a script for pain pills. I said that I didn't want to take narcotics and was their something else that they could prescribe. I was told no problem. I was given a shot of toradol and given an AB right away in the clinic. The AB's work pretty fast in relieving the symptoms of the kidney infection, but I was told that I could come back before they closed if I was still in pain and they would administer another shot.

On another note just about every time I go to the doctor the nurse or the doctor asks me what is Suboxone. 7 years ago I understood that it was a newer drug. Actually 8 years ago I was in nursing school. I was doing my rotation at the Rehab facility and they gave us a seminar on addiction before we were able to start observing and taking care of patients there. Part of the seminar was on Suboxone. It was a newer drug at the time and they had just started using it as part of their program. I remember the nurse saying that it was a break through in treating opiod dependent patients and they were very excited and hopeful about it. I also remember the sensitivity training we were provided with. I'm sure all school teach their to be nurses and doctors to be non-judgmental, have empathy, ect. Does it go out the window with graduation?


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I haven't had any problems with pharmacists or pharmacies either. All of my doctors (specialists) are aware of my suboxone use and luckily I haven't been treated any differently. Back in April when I had surgery and needed pain meds, I didn't care for how my surgeon/urologist treated me, although she insisted it wasn't because of my addiction history. When I had the pain meds filled at the same pharmacy as my sub, they didn't bat an eye either. Again, I guess I've been lucky.

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Every pharmacy i've been to has been very polite to me. I even had a guy at a walgreens ask me how i was doing with the medication (in a manner that seemed he actually cared about my well being and was happy i was taking the medication). But some of these doctors are terrible. This last doctor i was seeing treated me like a drug addict and not a person. lowered me 2mg and said any withdrawals are in my head. Didn't even ask me if i was ready to lower.

man sometimes i feel afraid when i got to the doctor that he may not give me a prescription because i say the wrong thing. I'm tired of being treated like a junkie on the street. i'm actively going through recovery. i'm taking my suboxone and nothing "else". So get off my back. why the heck do you care anyway i work 50 hours a week and its not like i'm gonna steal something from you.

Anyway i got that off my chest. Thanks.

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