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Lidoderm vs. Suboxone for Pain

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Lidocaine (International Nonproprietary Name) , Xylocaine, or lignocaine (former British Approved Name) is a common local anesthetic and antiarrhythmic agent drug. Lidocaine is used topically to relieve itching, burning and pain from skin in... 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 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
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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
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Cancer and Suboxone Sublingual films
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What patients are saying about Lidoderm vs. Suboxone

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is fully aware that I'm on suboxone. Oh, and I fill both...
...say that because I'm prescribed Lidoderm patches myself and use them regularly without any problems. The doctor that prescribes ...fully aware that I'm on suboxone. Oh, and ...
heh. and now that im on suboxone, and i have pretty bad...
...and i have pretty bad pain, i dont even feel anything from dilaudid. i guess i will try it for another day. if not, im giving them to the doctor. im gonna ask if i can ...
that can treat you with Suboxone. Why if you dont mind...
...that can treat you with Suboxone. Why if you ...have, but I am also prescribed 5% Lidoderm Patches that numb that area of my back that has pain. It works very well ...whenever I have back pai...
so glad that is over for the Suboxone, at least for another...
...I'm so glad that is over for the Suboxone, at least for another 6 months! That insurance company sure doesn't have a motto saying 'patients are our top priority'. ...Now with the Lidoderm...
and had to quit. I was on suboxone but took my last dose...
...but took my last dose on Sunday.  My doctor gave me Lidoderm  which is a lidocaine patch 5%. This is not a narcotic and has worked very well for me.  You put it directly on your skin in the area...
to switch pain meds I was on suboxone for pain but since it...
...suboxone for pain but since it was off label my insurance would not cover it this year. So I went to my doctor and she put me on the fentayl patch and started out at 25 then she upped it to 50 on f...
any problem with being on Suboxone and be able to wear...
...any problem with being on Suboxone and be able to wear a lidoderm patch for nerve pain from...
I use a Lidoderm/Lidocaine Patch while on Suboxone ? I was...
...on Suboxone ? I was given Lidoderm (Lidocain patch 5%) while on Norco pills. I never really used them because, well, they did nothing for my head. But lately, I am waking up with alot...
any problems using lidoderm patch while being on suboxone
...lidoderm patch while being...
and half at night. I take suboxone for pain. I did not have...
...you take to much Suboxone you will throw up or if you take 8MLG try cutting the pill in half 4 in ...at night. I take suboxone for pain. I ...far. I also use the lidoderm patches an...
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