Surgery on Suboxone

Pain Control After Surgery for Patients On Suboxone

The topic of post-op pain control on buprenorphine is important enough to get top billing Many thanks to Dr. J Walsh in Seattle for the following post: I am a physician in Seattle.  In two c-section cases we have found that high affinity opiates (fentanyl or hydromorphone) delivered by PCA Read more…

Depression again

Hi, I wrote in this morning asking for your opinion on taking suboxone for depression and severe anxiety. I can not find my post or comment, although I had not signed up for the site until this recent comment. I’m just wondering where my comment went and if it was Read more…

Suboxone and other medications; Xanax?

Q/A with a person from suboxforum.com: I have a question regarding suboxone and i cant figure out how to post comments so i figured i would email to see if i can get my questions answered that way. 1) I know that suboxone has some kind of ceiling effect to Read more…

Suboxone Use by a Health Professional

A reader writes: I have been taking Suboxone for 2 months now and it has changed my life! I finally feel a freedom I haven’t felt in over 30 years! I am a nurse and am able to work around and administer narcotics with absolutely no thoughts, urges, or cravings…a Read more…

Is Suboxone At Odds With Traditional Recovery?

By now almost every opiate addict has heard of Suboxone, a medication for opiate dependence that has been around for about ten years. I admit to mixed feelings about Suboxone based on what I have seen and heard while treating well over 100 patients over the past two years. I Read more…

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Question From Anonymous

I am going to move this question to a new post so that everyone can read it: hi, I am in recovery and was injured, was on Percocet for about three months. I kinda detoxed with a lower dose of opiates but then took a few day’s worth again after Read more…

New Patient Having Nausea

Nausea is not uncommon in patients starting Suboxone. Please read what I wrote to this patient: Nausea usually comes about if the opiate effect of the suboxone is stronger than what you were used to. Reduce the dose to half a pill per day– that will be enough to prevent Read more…