... of the line and ready to "drop off". My pain management dr. doesn't and I can't find one so I accidently found one who prescribed subutex. It does absolutely nothing for pain. I was on it 11 days and stopped about 40 hours ago. Took some leftover pervasive, usually take morphine and no relief. I read methadone is great for pain but how do I get it?
30 Aug 2010
Usually most pain management doctors will question why you are asking for a specific medication. If you have taken Methadone before for pain and it was prescribed for you then make sure you take those records with you to whatever doctor you may find. I used to take Stadol for severe migraines and my current pain management doctor doesn't prescribe that. Most Pain Doctors have reasons that they don't prescribe certian medications. Changing Pain Docs frequently also raises red flags for the doctors and makes them a little more leary to prescribe anything other then a class 3 narcotic... (ie... Hydrocodone, Codeine). Whatever Pain Doctor you see let them know what medications have worked for you in the past and which ones haven't. I did that with my pain management doctor and he listened and when he offered me Morphine I told him it didn't work for me, it was like taking tylenol, so he didn't write it for me. I have never taken Subutex, or Suboxone, but I am currently on a 50 mcg Fentanyl Patch with 10mg Opana (hydromorphone) for breakthrough pain, which has kept me out of the emergency room for a shot to bring down pain levels, and the shot is always 2mg of Dilaudid, which is very addictive so it was something that I wanted to get away from. Good Luck in finding a doctor that is willing to prescribe you what you think will work, but be prepared that they may have you try several different medications first to see what is going to work best for you. Just be honest with your pain doctors and they will treat you with what they think is best for you, and if something isn't working or doesn't work well then let them know that as soon as possible. There are all sorts of Pain Medications out there that you can try, if you haven't already tried them, so be willing to experiment with what they are willing to give you. Sometimes it takes combinations of different medications to achieve good pain control. Take Care and I wish you the best in your quest for a doctor who will give you what you want.
2 Sep 2010
i am coming off demon methedone... i hope you find something else for your pain... subutex is not for pain... it is only for opioid addiction..that is what i have started on... so far so good... methedone needs to be takin off the market... it is no better then heroin..except the gov makes money and a dealer dont... did you know painkillers put you in pain more then what is really there??? you seem more like an attic dr shopping right now... i urge you to get help... it was the best thing i have done... but you have to want it...
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