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Hydromorphone vs. Suboxone for Pain

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Hydromorphone

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Other Names: Dilaudid   Exalgo   Palladone   Palladone SR   Exalgo ER

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Rating: 2 out of 5
Based on 20,702 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Hydromorphone, a more common synonym for dihydromorphinone, commonly a hydrochloride (trade names Palladone, Dilaudid, and numerous others) is a very potent centrally-acting analgesic medication of the opioid class. It is a derivative o... Read more on Wikipedia
Buprenorphine (sold under the trade-names of Subutex, Suboxone (buprenorphine with naloxone) - high-dose tablets used for the treatment of addiction - Temgesic, Buprenex - solutions for injection used for acute pain in primary-car... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Jesser858
August 16, 2014
Jesser858 wrote
Dilaudid ... worst experience of my life!!!
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By Terry
August 6, 2014
Terry wrote
Hallucinations on dilaudid
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By Random
July 18, 2014
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By Books
February 10, 2014
Books wrote
Suboxone films and oral cancer
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I also just recently was diagnosed with oral cancer of the tongue and I too am a suboxone user. I have been thinking the same thing as you and thinking that it may be linked together, but I am so afraid to find out if it is, in fact, the reason. Where exactly was your cancer? Mine is on the left lateral border of my tongue. I haven't had the surgery yet. I am still in the process of figuring out who is going to perform the surgery. Any information that you may have on this would be helpful. I
Concerned  |  September 30, 2014
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By SubUser
February 5, 2014
SubUser wrote
Suboxone addiction and Cancer
Dude. Your MD is an IDIOT. suboxone is super addictive. I don't know if you have health insurance or how your plan works, change doctors. Go to addiction medicine and find a suboxone group. I go to Kaiser Permanente in West Covina Ca. I know how you feel. I've been on and off suboxone for 3 years. I'm tapering now. It makes me incredibly nauseous and I'm sick of having to carry around MEDS to feel shitty. I was taking 6-10 mgs daily. Now I'm taking 3 mgs a day (half a pill 3x a day). Google "su
Ana  |  July 9, 2014
I had been on suboxone once for 18 months and it was no 10 day withdrawalsl like heroin or other opiates. It took me two months before the withdrawals finally stopped. Hot and cold flashes, sweating profusely, body aches, etc. etc. And that was just stopping and not tapering. You should taper down first, even if its as much as 2 mg a week but dont just dump it. get down to 1-2 mg a day first and then dump it. That would be my advice.
sub user  |  May 25, 2014
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By brooke
January 18, 2014
brooke wrote
thyroid and suboxone
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I am going through the same exact thing Larsy. Its terrible I have hashimotos hypothyroidism and have all the symptoms you do and I only take 1 mg of suboxone a day
asamm1122  |  September 23, 2014
Sub will make you shprt of breathe but the doctor says there are a lot of meds you CANNOT take while taking sub because it can make you stop breathing
August 4, 2014
Nice that it cut off all my post. Long story short, all I said was consult your Sub doctor and let him know your concerns, he may lower your dosage or spread your dose throughout the day in smaller bits, or discontinue use if it is really affecting you that badly to where it is worrying you, and it obviously is because you came online and wrote about it. It happens in your sleep as well, and sometimes worse than when you are awake, keep that in mind, Good luck.
Krave  |  July 11, 2014
A side affect of Suboxone is breathing problems. I have been taking Sub for about a year and a half now and just within the past 4 to 6 months started having difficulty breathing. It was probably a coincidence that you started your other medication at the same time as having the breathing problems. I wouldn't call it a "drowning" feeling as much as just wheezing and I feel there is a blockage in my throat. When I breath in you can hear the wheeze (not crackly just obstructed). I just make sure
Krave  |  July 11, 2014
I feel like I am drowning at night when I finally lay down. Stuffy nose, thinning hair, and mood swings are symptoms I suffer from since I take synthroid. I think I would rather just suffer from my hypothyroidism!
Tanya  |  June 22, 2014
It's the suboxone, it took a while to hit me too but I know I hold my breath (unknowingly) because of it.
Dez  |  May 1, 2014
OMG I can relate to you so well. It's really scary when I get the shortness of my breath. I feel like I'm drowning or like I need to get more air. I'm also having muscle jerks constrantly but they do not hurt just feel strange. My body feels like it's numb or asleep. If I sit very still my neck jerks . I also have hypothyroid and now moderate arthritis in my neck. I'd love to hear back from you or anyone who can relate. Larsy1566
Larsy1566  |  February 9, 2014
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By tony
November 18, 2013
tony wrote
suboxone treatment
The best way to combat the aftertaste of the film is to drink a regular RedBull. It will take the nasty aftertaste away and leave the RedBull taste remaining. With that being said, the combination of subs and RedBull make an interesting feeling that you can become addicted to. You have to wait until it fully resolves first before you start drinking. Good luck with your recovery abs sobriety.
aftertaste  |  September 16, 2014
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By Lee
October 23, 2013
Lee wrote
Cancer and Suboxone Sublingual films
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What patients are saying about Hydromorphone vs. Suboxone

517 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
hydromorphone or better) but that's just me personally....
...wouldn't be able to use your IV suboxone on the regular. You would ...they were plenty potent (IV hydromorphone or better) but that's just me personally. I haven't used...
hydromorphone or better) but that's just me personally....
...wouldn't be able to use your IV suboxone on the regular. You would ...they were plenty potent (IV hydromorphone or better) but that's just me personally. I haven't used...
hydromorphone -- which I'm not in love with, but it gets...
...little less leery of the suboxone. The only problem is that ...burned. So, if I go to the suboxone, I can say bye bye to the hydromorphone -- which I'm not in love with, but it gets me throug...
Hydromorphone. Using the needle to shoot Suboxone instead...
Don't IV your Suboxone, especially if you are trying ...a full agonist such as Hydromorphone. Using the needle to shoot Suboxone instead of Dilaudid will only...
that putrid methadone and am not on maintenance. doesnt help...
...on heroin, oxys, morph, hydromorphone and been on the subutex, suboxone and methadone programs, but thank fuck i kicked that putrid methadone and am not on maintenance. doesnt help me at all,...
snorted has me feeling pretty good, my tolerance...
...Hydromorphone snorted has me feeling pretty good, my tolerance should be low even though i've been taking suboxone fairly regularly for the ...going right back on suboxone. I've dealt and gotten...
the Hydromorphone before the Suboxone, especially if you...
...confuse that^. I agree that you should take the Hydromorphone before the Suboxone, especially if you ...enough dose of suboxone (and equally as ...would imagine the Hydromorphone would wor...
phase. Will the suboxone that I have be as effective...
...help with my question its about leftover suboxone I am about ...not the pure suboxone that I got during my initial induction phase.  Will the suboxone that I have be as effective without the ind...
snorted has me feeling pretty good, my tolerance...
...Hydromorphone snorted has me feeling pretty good, my tolerance should be low even though i've been taking suboxone fairly regularly for the ...going right back on suboxone. I've dealt and gotten...
exactly how you feel SS. I am so glad that I am on Suboxone...
...than likely 8mg of hydromorphone. I know exactly how you feel SS. I am so glad that I am on...
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