Here’s some much needed information about Bupenorphrine. It’s written by Dr Jeffrey Fudin at: paindr.com/buprenorphine-so-misunderstood/
Please remember that this medication is best used for people who have ongoing pain issues and who are also recovering addicts. It’s a mild analgesic at best and doesn’t work very well for people with chronic pain conditions, alone; without addiction.
Also, remember that you must be taken off of this medication for a couple of weeks prior to any surgeries. If not, then they’ll have a difficult time putting you under deep anesthesia. Of course, this is everyone’s greatest fear going into surgery. So just be prepared. Read up about these medications and be knowledgeable. Don’t just take whatever your Dr is offering, but research it ahead of time. It works for a certain group of pain sufferers, but it works AGAINST opioids, in your body. Here are a couple of my articles regarding this medication and also Suboxone and Naloxone:
About Suboxone, Buprenorphine and Naloxone/
And this one:
More-About Bupenorphrine, Suboxone/
Then there’s also this video:
Pain, Politics & Suboxone, Bupenorphrine
This Youtube video was sent to me by my friend, colleague and mentor ; Dr Mark Ibsen MD, from Helena MT.
This brilliant talk by Hooman Noorchashm MD
Discussed the nightmare in his life from interacting with Brigham and Women’s hospital, after his wife’s cancer was spread by a surgical procedure( morcellation).
They endured ridicule and shunning.
The nightmare of pain refugees is a parallel ethical quandary. You can watch it here or click on the link below that:
And address your ethical gaps.
**Who watches out for the patient?
Mark Ibsen MD.
The aforementioned article proves that hopefully, there of the chronic pain community.
In 2016, Andrew Kolodny, (who is co-Director of Opioids policy Research at Brandeis University), along with a group of Addiction specialists & others, went behind closed doors to “invent” & then Implement the 2016 CDC Guidelines regarding the use of Opioids. These were Supposed to be just guidelines for primary care doctors. But they rapidly became “the law” in the eyes of the CDC, DEA, National News Media outlets, Pharmacies & our government officials. Today we even have legitimate, licensed pain management Physicians, heading for the hills! They’re Not following the Hippocratic oath. These physicians are abandoning patients & putting many at high risk, myself included. The way that the chronic pain community has been treated, has been outrageous.
Please feel free to share this article on social media. Print it out and take it with you to your Dr. appointments. Let’s also share it far & wide through the news media channels as well. They’ve been getting it wrong & now need to help change the hysteria & damage that’s been created.
“We, the under signed, stand as a unified community of stakeholders and key opinion leaders deeply concerned about forced opioid tapering in patients receiving lolong-term prescription opioid therapy for chronic pain. This is a large-scale humanitarian issue. Our specific concerns involve:
— Read on academic.oup.com/painmedicine/advance-article/doi/10.1093/pm/pny228/5218985