Switching from Suboxone to Belbuca shouldn't be a problem imo because they have the same opioid in them - buprenorphine - your Dr. Would know this too. The Belbuca, however doesn't contain naloxone which is what's suppose to keep you from wanting to abuse the drug or get high - which might be a concern for you? Honestly the Dr. Is probably suggesting Belbuca because it's something newer and some pharm rep has told him how "new & great" it is - but I can't tell you one way or the other because I've never taken it or Suboxone for pain BUT they do have the same main ingredient. That being said - coming off either will be hard I hate to say - at least it was for me. I hope this helps.
Mamasago! Let us know how the week has been? How are you? How are you feeling? How is the "process"?
I have never heard of Belbuca.....but im gonna google it now! Sub w/d, for me, was bad. The least amount of time you can stay on the subs the better, imo.