Also known as: Dolophine, Methadone Diskets, Methadose
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methadone for Pain: I was just put on methadone less than a week ago for severe pain related to a recent, failed back surgery. I have degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis. I need to have fusion surgery, but am not ready for surgery again just yet. The methadone has been great. I can sit with very little or no pain at all. I still use percocet as needed for breakthrough pain. The methadone is allowing me to push the surgery off a few more months so I'm not bedridden all summer. I can still function at work and be there for my kids without being doped up. Definitely recommend it.
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methadone for Opiate Withdrawal: Have become an Oxycontin addict, snorting daily to the tune of about 50-100mg every day for about 2 years. Without methadone my physical withdrawals start with sweats/fever first, then the muscle spasms/restlessness, aching everything and inability to sleep joining, then the nausea/loss of appetite following close by. There is no peak once you've started the game, it's always maximum bad until the end. One symptom is relieved due to time, and another quickly replaces it. 5mg of Methadone every 8 hours nullifies all physical withdrawal problems for me except: hot flashes/inability to regulate body temperature, and total loss of appetite.
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Dolophine (methadone) for Pain: I have been taking methadone for about a year now. I was on Oxycontin for way to long and although the transition was a bit difficult but I made it through. I take between 3 and 5 10mg tabs a day and I do have relief from chronic back pain but I do feel as if I need more as it keeps feeling as if it gets less and less effective. Might have to up the dosage.
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methadone for Pain: I had a fusion 30 years ago. This has lead to degenerative disc disease. I am only 52 and have the spine of a 100 year old person. I tried every pain reliever in the book over 9 years. I was recently put on the methadone and it has saved my life. I can now walk, stand, sit through a movie with no pain and no side effects. It is a God send for chronic pain.
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methadone for Opiate Withdrawal: I was addicted to opiates for going on 7 years. I finally found out that taking methadone (supervised of course) helped me dramatically. I had no cravings for opiates any longer and I was still able to discontinue the methadone with the help of my counselor. And to this day I am opiate free thanks to the methadone and the support of my counselor. Methadone does work, but you have to give it at least 2 years.
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methadone for Opiate Withdrawal: I have been prescribed methadone for a few years because of opiate addiction caused after I had a kidney removed 10 years ago. This drug has absolutely given me my life back, but i do find this harder to come off than the actual painkillers in the first place.
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methadone for Pain: I was on roxicodone30 270 and lortab10 200 for severe low back and neck pain. I asked my doctor to take me off the lortabs and give me methadone for the breakthrough pain. I now take roxicodone and methadone for the breakthrough pain and am almost pain free.
methadone for Pain: Had surgery on my head 6 times. Methadone is the only medicine that keeps my life together. I can function like a normal person, not all drugged up. The bad thing - other peoples inability to research the medicine and learn that it's not just for junkies! Gives us with real pain that " methadone, he must have been doing heroin". I would love to go in front of congress and tell them that methadone is probably the safest, least side effect medication I have ever taken. You need to get with your doctor and ask him to let you try methadone. The doctor would probably feel a lot better giving you a script for just methadone rather one for 'Oxys'.
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methadone for Pain: I started taking methadone for back pain last month. I had been taking morphine for the 10 months prior and after dwindling funds and no insurance decided to go through the withdrawls from the morphine on my own. After about 2 weeks of HELL and the pain I went back to my doctor. She decided that methadone was a better less expensive alternative. SHE WAS WRONG. Methadone has placed me extremely on edge and the pain in my back is barely touched. I would not recommend this medicine for pain.
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Methadose (methadone) for Pain: I have found the use of this medication actually life saving. Methadose (Methadone) has greatly improved my quality of life. The single factor that I dislike about this medication is all the very negative perception that people have of those who use Methadose. It seems that everyone thinks that I am a recovering junky.
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