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on suboxone for 3 months doing very well my question
can I take methadone instead of suboxone if I have a very
pain filled day then go back to suboxone the next day as usual
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214607 tn?1287681159
No, it doesn't work like that. Sub is a pain reliever as well. So why do you need to go to methadone?
199177 tn?1490502134
No it does not work that way .I would speak to your doctor about adjusting your sub for pain management.
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no. stay on the Sub.  it is a very good tool for pain...
I don't know your situation, but when i was in severe pain for my back, my pain mngmt specialist (who was also my Sub doc) put me on Tegratol, a nerve drug.  it's an "old school drug" but i'll tell ya what - it worked wonders - better than anything else I had tried (Cymalta, Neurontin, narcotics, etc.) and it's not a narcotic...

Again, keep in mind the Sub is working on your pain tho better than the narcotics ever did.  i don't know much about methadone, but i've never heard of it being used for pain...

just do your best to hang in there. and find a new pain specialist if your pain really is becoming unmanageable. you do not want to trade one addictive drug for another if you can help it....

good luck, my friend...

-mj
662972 tn?1270169901
NO NO NO THAT IS VERY DANGROUS DOING THAT WHEN YOU ARE ON SUB IF YOU TOOK METHADONE PUT YOU IN BAD WITHDRAWS MY DAD TRIED THAT AND IT ABOUT KILLED HIM YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO HAVE ANY METHADONE IN YOUR SYSTEM 3 DAYS BEFORE EVER TAKING SUB/........
198154 tn?1337790865
you have to be off methadone AT LEAST 2 weeks first
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