Hi all. I have been in PM for the past 4-5 years for SI joint pain. I used to be on Oxycotin and, briefly a Duragesic patch, and then the pain got more bearable and I have been taking Percocet 5 mg, four times daily + Lyrica. Just went to PM dr. I am two months post an SI joint Rhizotomy and having a bad pain flare. I really felt that I needed better pain relief when I was seen today and was given the Butrans Patch 5 mcg, to be increased to 10 mcg after 3 days if no results. I did some research on the internet and realized that this is Suboxone! Wow. At first, I was freaked out thinking it would do nothing for pain, that it's for opiate withdrawal. Then I read more and have heard that it does help even severe pain with the added benefit of not having the typical side effects of heavy duty narcotics. I work as a psychologist at a prison so I cannot be impaired on the job and my dr. and I discussed this. I am hoping to hear from someone that this drug works. And I would be so glad to ditch the whole pain pill thing as well if I can. I need a change badly in my PM plan. Thanks for any input anyone can give me.