... Doctor giving methadone for chronic pain,I had my appointment with him yesterday. It was to be the day I asked for real meds for breakthrough pain. The first time he gave me Diflonac, which is an antiinflamority. I never filled it. The next month (March) he gave me some samples of Lyrica. The side effects outwieghed the benifits. Well I went and saw him and just directly asked him for an opiate pain med. for the breakthrough pain. I know that you can not get " high" while being on methadone, but that was not what I was thinking. My ex hubby sent me some oxycodone (30) mgs. and it did help. Well anyhow he offered ultram which I knew would put me in withdrawal. He did not even know that much!. So he ended up giving yet another prescription called pregentin (spelling) is not right but I didn't fill that either. If anyone has any suggestions I would really appreciate it! Thanks Fall Queen
What a dilemma. At least you get along well with your ex! Why can't the doctor up the dosage of the methodone? I have heard if you're on the right amount, you may not need a BT med. And you are right about the crappy Ultram (Tramodol) Doctors just go by what the pushers (the ones with the briefcases that walk in the doctors office before patients) tell them. It is addictive and it is not a good med for BT pain.
I have read all of your Q and A Queen of Falls, so I do know your situation well. I'll get back to you a little later... Let me do a little coffee first.
Hi Fallqueen; Sacosam here to speak with one of his favorite Females.
. As Christene [a real Angel] says... talk to that [calls itself a dr.] with an ATTITUDE,because you're problem isn't pain or drugs, IT"S YOUR DR. You need to find another, who dosen't CALL himself a dr. but who IS a real pain dr. with a heart and a feel for others. This clown is offering you junk or death. Lyrica has destroyed the lives of a lot of people, and would'nt you know, it's put out by "pfizer"! Sydney Wolfe [editor of "Worst Pills, Best Pills Magazine] and the "Public Citizen" people are sueing the F.D.A. to pull Lyrica off the market. Ultram /tramadol can hook one [God only knows how?] because it's not even as powerful as aspirin!? That and also Darvon and deravitives(sp?) and some of that other low power crap that was created back in the 40's and 50's, specifically to get us hooked on drugs, is about to be yanked. People like us here are finally standing up... "enough already"!
Do you have anyone there [grown Son or Daughter , an ex Hubby who sounds like a real "standup guy" and a real good friend of yours] who will be with you on a new "Doctor Hunt". Methadone sounds like the way to go, I wish to God I could get some. I can only wish you the best as you are not only a wonderful person... youare also A ROCK"!! Sacosam
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