My old pain doc closed down. (DEA investigation) I was taking 200 mg of Methadone per day 50mg 4x per. I also took Soma 4x a day, and Neurontin 3x. I had to find a new pain management doc quickly. This new doctor is very opinionated, and said methadone is a deadly poison and has no use. She also said Soma has no medical use. I am stuck in a detox and in constant pain. This woman told me to look up the details of methadone on the web. Any site that condemns it is trying to sell a detox. Any site trying to sell something I have a hard time taking seriously. My old treatment worked. I was hit by a truck in 2003, and have a history of injuries such as falls, and an electrical burn. I was sent for annual EKGs to check the T wave echo, and had to give lots of drug screens, blood work, etc. A neurologist diagnosed the Neuropathy. Is this new doctor right in her treatment or should I find another. So far this is not working. I tried the Suboxone thing, and I shall never do that again. I am stressed out and have no records to take to a new doctor. My old ones were seized by the DEA. I doubt I will see them again. Now I am having withdrawal symptoms and have to run all over town gathering records from everyone who ever even took my temperature. Some have moved across town. This whole thing is BS. Was my old treatment a farce? I felt good enough to try starting a small business, and have a patent in development stages. Before I was bed ridden.
28 May 2010
That sounds like way too much meds for anyone. I have been on alot and I do mean alot but that much Methadone, I don't know. Soma IS a good drug for spasms, and Neurontin is a good drug for nerve pain. Don't get me wrong, Methadone is good for most people but that just sounds like way too much. I think you need to petition the courts to release a copy of your records to you, it may take some time but in your petition you need to emphisize that you need them for further care. Your old treatment wasn't a farce just maybe to much and yes I think you need a new doctor, this one sounds like a quack to me. Methadone is not poison if used correctly and Soma is an old drug that works great. I am sorry to hear that you have to go through all this on top of withdrawels. I will be thinking about you, good luck with the DEA and finding a new doctor. The good ones are hard to find now a days. Hope you feel better soon.
28 May 2010
Methadone is a excellent pain killer only for chronic pain patients with extremely high tolerances. This doctor is very ill-informed in my opinion. Yes, methadone clinics in the States and Canada have put way to many people on the drug that have no right being on it and it can destroy their lives. Someone like yourself that is obviously befitting from the drug can't be denied, it just doesn't make good medical sense. I would find a doctor to put you back on it as you certainly shouldn't be in a detox if you weren't abusing the drugs... Dave
28 May 2010
I have been taking Methadone for 3 years and to me it is great for pain. I am on the Fentanly patch every 48 hours for pain, have a Ketamine treatment every 30 days, Neurontin 600mg every night, and take Methadone 10mg 4 times a day for break through pain. This works for me but it took a long time to get to the point where I can get out of bed and can face the day. That is because I found a doctor who cares and knows that pain is real. I think that you should find yourself a new doctor. You need to have a doctor who is caring and understand pain. Any caring doctor wouldn't let you go though withdrawals and be in that kind of pain. To come of that kind of pain medicine is very dangerous. When you find a new doctor, tell them about your records and they should be able to help you get them. I don't know where you live but it sounds like you need a pain clinic. I hope that this has helped you a little. Cherie
19 Jan 2012
Methadone, from what I have read, definately helps with neruopathic pain, if you can tolerate it. I tried it, but I could not tolerate the side effects and the dose I was on did not help enough for the pain, but I did feel a difference. I thought if I could tolerate an increase in dose , it might have been very helpful, but the nausea was unbearable even with anti nausea medication. It also cause me to have hot flashes. There is also the stigma associated with it. It's tough having pain and getting help. I hope that by this time you have found a good doctor to help you.
31 Dec 2011
Methdone is proven to help for severe chronic pain. They just probaly didnt want to prescibe methadone any more cuz the last doctor was righting to much methadone and other drugs that dont mix with methadone and thats why the dea shut them down. And methadone helps me great ive got 6 degenerative disc in my lower back now im not in pain thanks to 100 mg of methadone a day
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