My husband's primary care physician doesn't seem to believe that my husband has it and discontinued his Methadone and has cut down the dosage on his Tramadol. We asked the University of California, Davis - Sacramento Health System (Medical Center) and were told they couldn't find one single, solitary physician in their group or even out of their group. I find this hard to believe.
Hello pegasi9, & welcome to the site. I believe it! Pain mangement doctors all over the country are cutting people off their pain meds & kicking them out to protect themselves from the reaches of the DEA & FDA. New rules last year have & is amking it more diffifcult for chrontic pain sufferers to get their meds. Please call yur congressman about this situation.Actually, to be honest with you Tramadol is a very addictive drug ,& if stopped suddenly can cause seizures. You didn't list the dose, but it's dangerous. The methadone is a strong thing to be taking along with Tramadol for just fibromyalgia. Your husbands needs to be weaned off of these drugs, & get on the internet & research fibromyalgia. It can be treated without opiate or methadone. I have had it all my life, & wasn't given pain meds for fibromyalgia until other problems became too difficult for me to handle all the pain I have from umpteen problems. I have had 2 failed back surgeries, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis so bad my bones are crumbling, scolioisis & well, just click on my avatar & read it. I didn't start taking pain pills until about 20 years ago, & worked everyday to raise my kids. I just think it's wrong if that's all that is wrong with him. I'm not saying it's not painful, but there are better ways of handling it. He needs to see a rheumatologist & be properly diagnosed first & then medicated with Lyrica, Savella, or gabepentin or something along those lines, not opiate pain killers. Just my thoughts... Mary
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