Gosh, I'm in a pickle. I lost my job recently. Although a very generous and kind friend, who cares deeply, obviously, for my family has given me the money to catch up my house payment, I still must find a job quickly.
I'm scared to death. My two beautiful, beloved, little girls are counting on me to provide for them. Please pray for us, if you do. This is heartbreaking. Plus, I spent almost a week in the hospital recently. I almost died with a very bad kidney infection which I let go too far, for lack of insurance.
Okay, to the point. My family sees that I have a hard time in pain management due to the fact that my pain is of a character that most pain management specialists, who treat mostly back pain patients, do not seem to understand. When I am hurting, I cannot work or take care of my children. I'm distracted by pain. I don't want to run out of my pain medication early, but I do A LOT, because I have something to do which I need to get out of pain for! It's been a nightmare.
I had to get off of Methadone. It was ruining my stomach. I put myself in the hospital for that. Oxycodone 30 x 6 daily worked well, but only for two hours at a time, and in between, I felt awful.
I wonder if Suboxone is the answer. I have an appointment, and I can move it up, if I am running low on my normal medication early, but it is going to cost my family $500 for the first visit, plus the cost of the medication itself, but it covers the first two visits.
I've heard from many chronic pain patients that Suboxone, or Buprenophrine, has been like a "miracle" for them. It causes less dependency, supposedly, etc.
Even on the 30 mg. Oxycontin x 3 daily that I've been taking lately, I still have horrible pain late in the afternoon and evening, and especially around my monthly cycle.
Do any of you have any experience with success, or failure, with Suboxone for pain control of Type I, or Type II TN? I have one friend who has tried it, and it worked a fair amount for her, but I believe that she still had to use other medications. I didn't think anything for breakthrough pain would work through Suboxone.
Any info would be appreciated.
I will probably also post this in the large forum, if I see no replies here. I don't really want too, because anything opiate related feels a little personal.
Anyone? Thanks so much.