Buprenorphine for pain relief

Posted by cwallen9 @cwallen9, Jul 15 7:53am

I just started on Buprenorphine (opiod) for my severe neuropathy pain (feet, legs, hands, and arms). I started with a new pain management doctor who uses this drug a lot. Buprenorphine is supposed to be much less addicting and you don't build up a tolerance to it. So far it really helps take the edge off of my neuropathy pain. I also have severe neck and back pain, but it doesn't seem to help that as much. Right now I am only on a 1mg dose of the tablet (dissolve under your tongue). Has anybody else had experience with this drug? Nothing else has helped me (gabapentin, Lyrica, Elavil, etc.).

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Hi @cwallen9, I remember you asking about Buprenorphine back in February. I'm happy to hear the Buprenorphine is helping with the neuropathy pain. Have you had any side effects from it? I'm wondering if @jimhd @artscaping @rwinney or other members may have had any experience with Buprenorphine.

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Hi @cwallen9, I remember you asking about Buprenorphine back in February. I'm happy to hear the Buprenorphine is helping with the neuropathy pain. Have you had any side effects from it? I'm wondering if @jimhd @artscaping @rwinney or other members may have had any experience with Buprenorphine.

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This is interesting. I have not used Buprenorphine. My latest thoughts have been focused on OIH – Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia. I am beginning to wonder if I experience OIH from hydrocodone use. I've been researching how to tell, what to do about it. I will be damned if my pain is exacerbated by a drug that I'm taking to help with pain. Such a catch 22! Buprenorphine is in a mixed opioid class. Here's a snap shot of it.

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@cwallen9 Hi. Thanks for updating us on your treatment. I hope you have continued success with this medication. Your pain areas sound similar to mine including back and neck pain. May I ask what medication you took prior?

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