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Opioid Treatments and Detoxification in Plant City, FL


 

Best regimen to treat pain with opiods

Over many years I have developed a treatment schedule for patients with pain who require opiods. It's based in part on experience, and part backed up by medical research. The main points for success for treatment of pain with opiods are:
 
Medicines - Pain Treatment in Plant City, FL
 
  1. You want to take the least amount of medication, where you feel comfortable, but not pain free. Trying to reach pain free state with opiods for chronic pain, will only make you more resistant to the medications, and they will only become weaker and weaker. Using less opiods will make them stronger when you need them the most.
  2. High frequency of short acting opiods is what it makes you the most resistant to pain relief with them. The higher the frequency of using opiods as long term medication for pain control, the weaker and weaker they will become. Use them the least frequently possible, but you may need to take them once a day at least to avoid withdraw symptoms if you have been using them for long term. Never use them more frequently than 4 times a day every day, if you want them to keep working for your pain.
 
  1. If you increase the medications temporarily for pain, not passing more than 3 months, due to temporary severe pain (new trauma, car accident, fracture, etc), but then you decrease the dose, you won't become resistant to them, but if you continue a higher dose for longer, they will feel weaker, and increasing the dose will make the problem even worse.
  2. Usually, the best regimen is using a long acting opiod to manage most of the pain, that should decrease the pain overall all day long, and using a short acting medication no more than twice a day for breakthrough pain.
  3. You need an expert in pain management to guide you in the process. Even though things make look very simple, sometimes they are more complicated what they seem. Not always more is better, and not always the same medications work the same for every patient.

 

Suboxone

We treat patients for detoxification from opiods with Suboxone, when the patient doesn't want to received them any longer, because we were able to relief their pain with another procedure or a more suitable medication, or in patients that are addicted to them, and can't control their use.
 
Medicines - Pain Treatment in Plant City, FL
 
If you think you are a candidate for Suboxone treatment, call our office for an appointment, YOU NEED TO BE OFF ANY OPIOD (OXYCODONE, MORPHINE, HYDROCODONE, ETC, FOR AT LEAST 24 HOURS, BEFORE YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT, OR YOU COULD HAVE A REACTION TO THE MEDICATION.

You will be drug tested on the first, and every single appointment. Your appointments will be close together at first (One week or less), and they will be spaced only based on your progression. That not only apply to opiods, but to other controlled or illegal drugs.
 
During the course of the treatment, your appointments could be space up to a maximum of once a month. The usual treatment varies according to every individual case, but could be from 3 months to 1 year (Occasionally 1 year or longer).

We also suggest that if you have a problem with addiction, you should also consider having a professional addiction psychiatrist and/or psychologist, during the treatment. Addiction is a very severe genetic disorder in most cases, and if untreated leads to death.