Suboxone Treatment in Lexington, KY
Common questions asked by patients: What are suboxone used for? What does suboxone do to your Brain? How does suboxone change your personality? Does suboxone help with anxiety? Does suboxone make you sleepy?
For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Lexington KY, Georgetown KY, Nicholasville KY, Keene KY, Brannon Woods KY, and Picadome KY.
Suboxone is one of the most effective medications for treating opioid addiction and can provide the necessary conditions for long-term recovery. If you’re suffering from opioid addiction or dependence, you may be a candidate for Suboxone. Suboxone can help you feel more calm and relaxed. It can also help with pain relief. Suboxone is a depressant, so you may feel less anxious during your recovery. Dr. Jesus V. Tovar, M.D., and his team at Invictus4Core are here to help you in your recovery process. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 3150 Custer Dr, Ste 101, Lexington, KY 40517.
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Suboxone has a wide array of potential applications. It is capable of helping patients suffering from chronic pain or addictions, and more.
Activating your opioid receptors, which manage your pain sensations, is possible with Suboxone. There are a number of reasons why Suboxone might be a better option than other opioid painkillers. Compared to other opioids, Suboxone may cause less immune suppression, less tolerance, less respiratory depression, and better efficacy with neuropathic pain. Patients with renal issues and seniors may also benefit from Suboxone.
Since it contains naloxone, injecting the medicine causes unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and blocks the effectiveness of other opioids. As a result, patients are less likely to misuse their medications. When opioid users with addiction histories need to relieve pain with opioids, this feature may be helpful.
Suboxone is also beneficial for individuals suffering from opioid addiction. Suboxone can be used to manage chronic pain and opioid withdrawal symptoms simultaneously. Those with opioid use disorder and chronic pain may be at risk of overdose if they take certain pain medications, but Suboxone reduces their pain and prevents relapse.
As part of medication-assisted treatment, your suboxone usage is monitored by your doctor. Dosages of Suboxone may be altered for a number of reasons. But no matter what the reason is for anticipating pain, or how much Suboxone is taken, you should discuss it with your doctor. Never adjust a patient’s dosage without first consulting their medical provider.
Suboxone, an opioid antagonist, prevents opioids from activating the pain receptors in your body, negating the effects of any opioid in your recovery. Suboxone affects brain cells that bind to opioid receptors. As a result, cravings for substances such as heroin, morphine, and oxycodone are significantly reduced. Through the manipulation of the chemical makeup of the brain Suboxone helps to minimize cravings to help patients beat their addiction and avoid relapse. Medical professionals consider Suboxone to be potentially life-saving.
A personality change occurs when someone’s thoughts, actions, or feelings change. It is normal for people’s personalities to change as they go through and experience new things in life. Nevertheless, personality changes can be a serious problem if they happen suddenly and are caused by outside influences.
The side effects of suboxone therapy for treating opioid use disorder have been studied in large-scale clinical trials. Suboxone was reported to cause no personality changes or mood swings in the trials published by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
When Suboxone is not taken exactly as prescribed, the buprenorphine component can cause opioid withdrawal.
Suboxone can sometimes be misinterpreted as being the cause of mood swings, which are symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
You should contact your doctor as soon as possible if you start experiencing personality changes or mood swings while taking Suboxone for opioid use disorder so that they can determine the cause.
Taking Suboxone changes users’ brain chemistry and may affect their behavior if they abruptly stop taking it.
Suboxone may help people feel less anxious for a variety of reasons. Suboxone works by occupying and activating the same receptors in the brain that opioids do. Suboxone prevents withdrawal-related anxiety, which is one of the most prominent symptoms of opioid withdrawal. In anxiety modulation, the brain opioid system plays an important role. It is believed that medications that activate brain opioid receptors, especially mu-opioid receptors, block anxious behavior and induce relaxation.
Addiction to opioids and anxiety disorders very commonly occur together. This is called a co-occurring disorder and while suboxone may assist with some symptoms of anxiety it is important that it is used as part of an overall treatment plan.
Suboxone treatment is available at Invictus4Core. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 3150 Custer Dr, Ste 101, Lexington, KY 40517. We serve patients from Lexington KY, Georgetown KY, Picadome KY, Keene KY, Nicholasville KY, Brannon Woods KY, and surrounding areas.
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