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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:02 pm 
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Hi- I'm Going to have some polyps removed from my uterus ASAP and was told I will be awake but sedated during surgery. My question is; what types of anesthesia will be safe while on suboxone? I believe they use what they call "twilight sedation" or "waking amnesia" . I know NO opiates via IV, but are the other drugs they may administer "safe " while on bupe? Any med professionals or anyone else with experience please let me know what works or worked for you while on the sub.
If it matters, I am on 6 mg daily of suboxone.
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Welcome, Colleen!

I hope you get some replies to this shortly. In the meantime, check out some threads we already have going in the surgery section. There is quite a bit of helpful information here already. I hope you get some personalized responses, though. I wish I could help, but I'm not familiar with this area.

Btw, I removed your other thread with the following post, to keep all your replies in one spot. It will be easier for the community to communicate with you this way, less confusing. Please stick around!

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Greetings!

I am just curious as to whether a professional (or anyone else with surgery/anesthesia experience while on sub) can answer my question.
I will be undergoing IV sedation to "relax" me before a surgery to remove uterine polyps, and I need to know which drugs will safely (or not-so-safely?) interact with my sub which I have been taking for nearly 8 months now. I know absolutely NO opiates via IV, but I would like a list of safe "IV sedation (aka twilight sedation) drugs that can be administered somewhat safely with suboxone in my system- or if that is at all possible.
Just wondering if I'm going to have to ween my sub before the surgery? Anyone with experience? I asked the doctor and of course they say , "oh you'll be just fine" while on the sub..!? I either read too much, or I'm extra paranoid, because something tells me it's NOT going to be "fine" ? Any experiences/ medical advice would be greatly appreciated! thanks in advance :-/


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I recently had twilight sedation where they gave me 5mls of Midazelam and I was fine no problems at all im currently taking 4mg and 2mg alternating once daily of suboxone so a total of 3mg once daily of suboxone hope this helps good luck with your procedure :) It is very confusing as not all doctors even know what suboxone is so I would definatly seek advice from your prescriber or contact a Drug clinic and speak to somebody who specialises in suboxone use. :)


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Thank you Maisy for the response to my question about the conscious sedation.... I'm just curious, did you have the same type of procedure or something similar? I'm just such a giant chicken when it comes to being in ANY amount of extra pain! I have been told by others (who ARENT using suboxone as therapy) that it can be a painful/uncomfortable procedure (as I imagine while when someone scrapes off your uterus it can't exactly be a walk in the park..!) but I am really wondering if it's safe to take my morning dose right before my procedure - as my sub dr won't be available to converse with again until probably 2 weeks following my surgery.

Also- Maisy, do you know what type of drugs they give you in an IV for your twilight sedation ? Could I just maybe ask the doctors and nurses nicely that they don't give me anything related to -or that interacts adversely with opiates?
Maybe If I can find out what types of drugs are standard for twilight sedation, I
can look them up, or perhaps type them in on the interaction checker and get some answers ... The drs doing the procedure don't know anything about suboxone- so that's the only reason why I figured it would be a good idea to come here to ask!

If anyone has any answers- please Let me know ASAP!
Thanks again... :-)
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Oh DUMMBO!! Sorry- I just saw that you said Maisy, that they gave you Midazepam--- that must just be something to relax you? How did you feel? Were you in a lot of pain?

So sorry, I should've read thoroughly before asking you stupid questions! Lol :-@

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