Re: suboxone and surgery in 6 days
Basically at this point they can't give you pain meds. Your body would not react to them. The only way they could get your body to react to pain meds would be to take you off the Sub for several weeks prior to the surgery and get your system completely clear and unreliable of it. The problem still remains that once a person has been on longterm Sub therapy they have a good chance of overdosing on narcotic pain medicines because their body needs such a high dosage before it ever recognizes the efficacy of the med. Which is most likely what your Dr.'s are concerned with. Now, how they expect Subs to control post op pain is beyond me, because it just doesn't work. If I were you, I would have a very open discussion with your Dr.'s about how your pain is going to be controlled, how the drugs are going to work before you let them operate, because once they do it's too late your stuck with whatever they say they can do. Seriously, I've had 30 plus surgeries, most of them while on large amounts of narcotics daily, which make post op pain control almost impossible. I would not agree to an operation until you knew the pain control plan, and were convinced it was actually going to work.