I was addicted to oxycontin- Taking suboxone, since 2006 but currently experiencing SEVERE R neck/shoulder blade pain. What (besides otc pain med can I take, if any?
Why are you still taking Suboxone after four years? Sounds like you are addicted to Suboxone and might as well be taking OxyContin. The purpose of Suboxone is not to perpetuate addiction, it is to enable you to get off of opioids when commited to a treatment program. If you want to stop your addiction to opioids, be honest with yourself.
I suggest you contact the Here to Help program and face the dragon. Sounds like pain is the least of your problems.
Dr. Christina Lasich, MD
Always the same response once you admit to any doctor that your taking Suboxone. Your looked upon as a drugy & no other medical problems or severe pain you may be living with daily, doesn't matter & doesn't deserve their attention.
Doctors should realize anyone taking Suboxone has already came a long way in dealing with their problem & taking Suboxone doesn't make the medical problems & pain go away, which pain pills were being taken for before Suboxone.
In most cases of addition, it's from doctors putting patients on pain medicine for a period of time & then suddenly stopping the pain medicine.
Anyone taking Suboxone doesn't deserve to be talked down too, by doctors or anyone else & other medical problems & severe daily pain should be addressed & help given to the patient . . . so Suboxone can be stopped at some point.
Thank you for saying this, I really appreciate it, I was PUT ON percocet many years ago for ovarian cysts, and given them for many years, and after the surgery, they just stopped, no stopping slowly or weaning me off, JUST STOPPED, now ten years later and thousands of dollars buying them on the streets, I just started my suboxone today, I feel okay, but, boy, I miss that energy I had before, used to work 12 hours a day, today, couldn't even finish my six hour shift, is my life ever gonna be the same, will I ever smile, I was a really fun person when I was on percs, energy, always laughing, having fun, I dont even remember what kind of person I was before, what made me happy, I have a lot of REAL pain as well, but, I get the same response from doctors too, "YOURE just having withdrawals" EVEN when I was on the percs, I wasnt having withdrawals, but, since I am a DRUGGIE, Im not supposed to EVER have any REAL PAIN!
I totally understand, I'm going through all the same & it was also my doctors who got me addicted. The Suboxone helps with the addiction problem, but I live with severe pain every day . . from the original medical problems.