I underwent severe and unsuccessful knee surgery about 7 mo.s ago, which resulted in extreme chronic pain that to this day i am still dealing with. because of this, i have been on and off various opiates for pain mangement ever since: two 3-month-long runs of OC and most recently, fentanyl. my dr. doesn't want me on those types of narcs and has decided that i should give bupe a try, both to manage the opiate dependency and also to help combat the pain (he says that even tho its not for pain, that sometimes bupe can actually be a better pain reliever that any opiate). he said that if i HAVE TO be on an opiate/narcotic pain medication, that he would only be comfortable with me being on methadone. So my question is this:
Do you get a buzz/high from bupe? like is it like taking a percocet or a vicodin? whats it feel like to be on it, compared to a regular opiate? is there any way to induce a high from it?
Also, does anyone know if bupe is a good pain reliever? or would it be smarter to use methadone?