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Suboxone for pain management

Roxyl68RRoxyl68 Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:58 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I have a cervical injury from March of 2010. I was on Norco from June 2010 until Dec, 2011. I was off Norco for approximately 24 hrs and then started suboxone. Within 1 hour my withdrawal symptoms were gone and within 2 hours my pain was controlled better than with the norco. But I feel high and I never felt high while taking the norco. My question is "Does the high feeling go away after taking suboxone for a certain number of days?". I stayed home from work because I didn't feel like it was a good idea for me to drive. About 2-4 hours after taking a dose I really feel under the influence. But my pain is basically gone! I actually got out of bed without pain. Anyone out there with taking suboxone for pain management out there? I would really appreciate your comments from your personal experience.

Thank you


  • I have been on suboxone for pain management for over 5 years. My personal experience was I had that "high" feeling for just about 2 weeks it got less and less daily. I noticed that the more I took the worse it got ( I am on a sliding scale so I can take a minimal dose if I'm feeling good and I have a max dose for the bad days) I would suggest that you speak to your pm doc about lowering your dose to just what is needed for pain management . With a lower dose you can still have pain control without that "high" feeling. You may even need a dose that makes it so you are not completely pain free but you have a toleranted amount of pain but keeps you clear minded. And I also know that suboxone is to be taken when your in pain not as a preventative unlike many narcotics even now if I take a dose before my pain gets to a certain level it will make me "loopy" my doc told me the above info to explain this. Hope this helps cause suboxone can be better than narcotics I know that I didn't even realize how loopy narcotics made me until I had been on suboxone for a while and that I felt better mentally and physically after all the normal narcotics were cleared from my brain. Good luck!
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