Also known as: Dolophine, Methadone Diskets, Methadose, Methadose Sugar-Free
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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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methadone for Opiate Withdrawal: Methadone has saved my life. Got me back to work in a prosperous full time job, allowed me to move in to my own place again, and regain my self esteem feeling like a contributing member of society.
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methadone for Opiate Withdrawal: I have been on methadone for opiate addiction for nine years. For the most part it has been a positive experience. However I have had some stomache problems associated with methadone. But overall it has saved my life.
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Dolophine (methadone) for Pain: I have been on this medicine for 3 years for pain relief for many problems. I take 10mg 3 times a day and I would suggest nothing else. I have been on other narcotics that have done nothing for me and got me all jazzed. This medicine does nothing like that. Methadone keeps you level headed and does not have any side effects.
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methadone for Pain: Awesome for back pain. I have scoliosis and this is the only pain reliever that's worked and keeps me comfortable enough so I can work. It doesn't make you tired like all the others and lasts a lot longer. Kudos to methadone!
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methadone for Pain: I have been dealing with nerve pain left over from shingles about 3 years ago. The rash left but the pain did not. I tried several different narcotic medications from a pain clinic but I had to keep going to the ER for breakthrough pain. I got tired of this game and and got hooked on narcotics: dilaudid and fentanyl patches to name a few. Then I was introduced to an aquaintence who was recieving methadone from a treatment center. I left the pain center (I was not happy with my treatment there) and started methadone and my life has changed 100 percent. I like this medication because it takes care of the debilitating nerve pain and doesn't make me feel fuzzy and out of it as the other medications did. I am a mother and I can't be out of it.
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methadone for Pain: I take methadone and parafon forte for severe spinal and nerve pain in legs and feet. I tried oxy and all the other pain medicines. This combo is the only one that totally eliminates the pain. I tried to get off the methadone and go back to percocet and the pain returned and the withdrawals were horrible. I will be a methadone man for life.
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methadone for Pain: It was good for relief but I had an allergic reaction. It made my chest hurt. But if you don't have a reaction, it is good for long term pain relief and is much cheaper than most narcotic drugs.
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methadone for Opiate Withdrawal: I have recieving Methadone in a treatment facility for the better part of a year. At first I was skeptical but after the first few weeks of treatment I started to notice a huge change in my "Mind set" (if you will). I had absolutely NO desire to take other pain killers, 1.e. Loratab, Vicodin and Percocet. Methadone has given me a whole new lease on life. It's given me the ability to do whatever I want from day to day without having the cravings for Opiates.
I know some people are completely against using Methadone to treat Drug addiction but the problem with these people are that they have not gathered enough information about Opiate addiction and about Methadone itself. Methadone has literally saved my marriage and most of all my life.
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I think this drug is a miracle drug. There are so many good things that has been found about it. They are still finding things out about the positive effects of using it for opiate withdrawal. It has helped hopeless drug addicts that were headed for nothing but institutions and death. They now have good jobs, are driving new cars and living life.
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methadone for Opiate Withdrawal: As so many people do, I started taking lortabs because I hurt my back at work. My job was passing medicines at a nursing home. When I started taking pills off the medicine cart, I knew I had problem. I got fired because of it and even that didn't make me quit. I struggled with my addiction for 7 years before I payed a visit to the methadone clinic. I was just about to loose my girls and my husband. I have been on methadone for 3 years. If I hadn't gone, I would be single and childless. I honestly think I would be dead if not for methadone. Thank you to the person who found it.
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methadone for Opiate Withdrawal: I am a firefighter/emt. I hurt my back on the job 8 years ago and became an addict. I never did drugs as a kid or an adult. That blue pill had me spending every dime I had because if not, I could not work or have a normal life. So many years in pain and addicted then I got methadone. Methadone saved my life and job, which helps me save lives.
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methadone for Opiate Withdrawal: My drug of choice was heroin, and lots of it. There is no doubt that without methadone I would not be alive today, and for this I am very thankful. Unfortunately though, like many others I am finding it very difficult to get off methadone, it seems to be a stronger physical addiction than heroin. However, as methadone enables former opiate addicts to live a "normal" life while treating/battling their addiction I feel methadone is immensely valuable.
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methadone for Pain: I have been on everything in the last 4 years for feet problems. I was up to being able to chew up 2 x 80mg of oxy at 1 time with little pain relief so I got the doctor to switch me to methadone and it works well. Still have some break through pain but can deal with it.
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