I was recently prescribed Suboxone by my Neurologist to Detox off of Oxycontin. I was taking 180 mg of Oxycontin daily and struggled with keeping a regulated amount constant throughout the day and many side effects from the Oxycontin as all of you who take it most likely do.
I recently found a Neurologist who would treat me on an outpatient basis to detox off of Oxycontin and prescribed me 8mg/2mg tablets.
Not only did it prescribe the Suboxone to detox but also wrote the prescription to full time, treat chronic pain that I deal with daily from damage to discs in my spine from T4 - T11 and L5-S1.
On Suboxone, my pain levels are very low (1-2), depression is minimal and the obvious, withdrawal symptoms from the Oxycontin were suppressed COMPLETELY 20 minutes after my initial dose approximately 16 hours after my last dose of Oxycontin.
In my opinion, Suboxone is an Excellent Drug for Pain Management and I have tried everything including Ibuprofen, Percocet, Morophine, Oxycontin, Soma and about 6 different muscle relaxers over the past 15 months.
This is my 2nd Detox from Oxycontin in the previous 60 days and I refuse to put another Oxycontin in my mouth again.
Anyone that struggles with pain should take a good look at Suboxone which is made up in part of Buprenorphine and is a great combined Pain and Opiate Dependence drug.
It is a partial agonist, and has a ceiling effect, so overdose is virtually impossible.
The elimination half-life of buprenorphine is 20–73 hours (mean 37).
I am having great success with Suboxone so far and if any of you have questions regarding my new pain management option let me know.
May all of your pain levels be low....