I have been on Suboxone for the better part of 5 months. For One month, (during treatment) I was on Subutex. My dose is currently high, (8mgs twice daily). I have relapsed three times but on benzos. I haven't had an opiate in my veins since Nov. 6, 2010. While my cravings stopped long ago I have no intention of staying on this stuff for 12 moths total as recommended by my Doctor, (an addictionologist). Now I was just diagnosed with an umbillical hernia and need surgery. This is a re-tear from a previous operation in 1997. The post op recovery was awful. I was eating Percocete like M & M's. Now with Suboxone so embedded in my system and surgery possible within the next 7 days two major concerns. I know this is going to hurt bad. I'm 15 years older. I really don't want to even do anethesia. I'm so afraid my addiction will wake up and take back over. Two: With my rceptors so well covered by the Suboxone what narcotics are strong enough to break through and bring me relief if I choose to want that? I just don't know what to do here. I'm scared. My addiction cost me everything. A 27 year marriage, a six figure career, and my self-esteem/dignity. Help. ANYBODY!!!View Thread
Thank you Dr. Haroutunian. Not only for you response, but time and obvious concern as well. I was impatient at The Life Center of Galax following back surgery in August 2010 for 45 days. Galax was ranked just behind Betty Ford in recovery/relapse rate, so I'm flattered and honored for your opinion. You'll be happy to hear that my training and rehab in Galax gave me the strength and will to do the surgery with Toradol as suggested. It was painful for three days, I won't lie. But with the help of NA, my sponsor, and recovery support group I made it!!! God Bless You, Sir. And thanks again for your time.View Thread
Like many addicts it's all IN OUR HEADS right? But seriously therewas always an open discussion about the Subutex VS. Suboxone issue. Most early recovering patients and relapsers seemed to overwhelmingly prefer Subutex claiming it provided more actual pain relief than Suboxone and felt it was also easier to come off of. What say you?View Thread
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