for the last couple of yrs I have been having what seems to be w/d symptoms in the afternoon, I take 120mg 2x/day (oxy)... and my doc WILL NOT give it 3x/day or give me any breakthrough meds... what do you think about adding a small amout of methadone? Thanks in advance... Joe.
3 May 2010
joey0778, If you take Methadone with the Oxy's it will "KILL" it's effects. In other words, it doesn't do any good to take Methadone with the Oxy's because Methadone block's the receptors in the brain of any kind of Opiates!
Now, if you want to come off of the Oxy's and take Methadone, then you can do this. Methadone is a MUCH MORE POTENT narcotic than Oxycodone is. If you want to do this, just talk to your Dr. about switching you.
3 May 2010
You were treated successfully for 5+ years with the oxy's. Obviously you started building up a tolerance over the past 2 years. Personally, rather than looking for a bt med, or fighting with your doc for an increase in the oxy, ask if you could switch just to the methodone. Just my opinion. I hear that if you are on the right dosage, your good to go! It's true about the methodone blocking the receptors from other opiates. The only thing is there is such a stigma attached to methodone. People hear it and automatically think of heroin addict. NOT true. Methodone is a very good medication that has been used for decades. I would discuss this with your doc.
Good luck to you!!
3 May 2010
Hi joey0778, I have pain issues. I have been on methadone for pain since Dec2002, It has done alot for my pain, and it is very true that it will provide more pain relief than oxys. Once you and your dr. come to an agreement on what your comfort zone is ( meaning enough to treat the pain but not so much that you are nodding off all day). Alot of people will tell you you cannot get high while on methadone. That is true to an extent. when you first go you may feel euphoric and drowsy. Just be very honest with your pm doc because too much methadone can be deadly Feel Better fall Queen.
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