Re: hey all.
Hello and welcome,
Everyone responds differently to different medications, so I can only tell you what works best for me. Over the course of a year I have been more meds then I knew existed and have finally found a good combination for me. Besides the Injections, I use a Butrans Patch (20mcg/hr) and supplement that with Suboxone (8mg, 3 times per day). Add in 2-3mg of Xanax, 400mg of Celebrex a day, and Pristiq for the associated depression and it has been so far the best for me. Not complete relief, but much more manageable.
There are lots of drug options, trick is to keep trying until you find what works for you. Hopefully your PM doc understands that - my first one didnt. When my second PM Doc gave me Suboxone, I researched it and found that it too was used for Heroin withdraws so I was a bit hesitant, but I am glad I tried it.
Hang in there, we all fight together here.