Methadone does treat pain without the high usually associated with opiate abuse hence why it is used for opiate detox as well. It must be administered at the appropriate levels to be effective.
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Hope this helps,
Each person is different, so what would make me feel high, might not make you.
methadone, is the most effective pain suppression there is for nerve pain, a lot of studies, have been made on it and are still going on.
the problem with methadone is the public's view's on it. since you and i are the public, we all have heard about its use in drug rehab. this sets a mind set that it is for drug addicts and not for me.
however, the research i have done on it is amazing.
remove all the negatives, and pre-assertions and it might work wonders for you. its great to have this opportunity to be able to have this web site, (that i just found tonight, 7-10-11), but you have to be really mature in your mind, and self disciplined to ignore all the positives and negatives, and let the meds work for and with your bodies use of the med.
we are all different humans, not one of us alike.
the worst dental pain i have ever been in, an absest, ibuprofen gave me the best pain relief, not Percocet. were all different.
hope this helps. not trying to preach,
just take as directed, addiction happens when meds, are not taken as directed.
even when someone becomes addicted to an opiate, a good and experienced doctor, will just put you back on it after rehab, i've seen it over and over again.
if he can trust the chronic pain patient, that is, and it was the only med that gave real relief.
suicide, from pain is all to common, going back on an addictive opiate isn't a death sentence, it just has to be closely watched from then on.
i've been taking opiate since 1987, and have never felt its affect. would always, tell the dr. you are giving me a placebo, and not ms, but i never took it to get high, i took it to relieve pain, as directed. i've even stopped taking it after a year and a half, for two weeks, because i was worried i was addicted to ms, and never had any reaction, no physical or mental problems from stopping. just make sure you always alert your dr. as to what you are going to do. someone, with a heart condition, might have a heart attack, by doing this on their own.
use common sense, always, none of us knows everything, "just the one's stuck on stupid". :)
ignorance = you never knew
stupidity = you've been told over and over again, and you just don't get it, or you can't get it.
thought i already answered this, but can't find it. :)
tried, it for 1 month only, relieved pain, much better, than 120mg ms contin, 3 times day, that i took for years.
on scale 1-10, ms= 8-9; methadone = 6-7, maybe more.
i just could not take the high, like i drank 2-3 drinks, all the time. i don't drink, because, i'm already there, naturally. just give me fresh air, and a deep breath in, and i'm high enough.
never, could understand why, anyone would want to be buzzing all the time. just don't get it.
we are all different, and meds, effect us all differently.
need any more info, please let me know. as long as they let me back on line, again.
couldn't log on for days, had to use different id's.
Methadone works very well for my chronic pain and better then Vicodin because it is long acting. No more waiting for it to kick in. I am not an addict so I never got high off of it and just took it as prescribed. One thing I did not like about Vicodin was the jittery feelings it gave me and the so-so pain relief. Methadone took a week or two to build up for me as I was also coming off the Vicodin. I got up to 20 mgs 3 times a day and then my pain was gone. I'm still at that dose. I had some sweats and was not ready for the constipation and tiredness the first week. It could have been withdrawl from Vicodin so I don't know? You need to take stool softeners, fiber and laxatives because it relaxes the muscles in the intestines. I'd say no the feeling is quite different but no jitters and better pain relief. I don't think this is a good drug to get high with because you would fall asleep and need an enema!
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