I have been waiting for 26months for a pain clinic, finally got in to the clinic, and he suggested methadone for me, but has given me two weeks to make a decision. I would like to know as much about this type of pain management as I can before I make a final decision, I am leaning towards agreeing to the medication due to reading what I have found online but I would like some other in put or advice of anyone who has had experience with this medication. They have told me that if I was to choose the methadone that I could hit my plateau and have the chance of being totally pain free, I have no drug addictions at all this is strictly pain management. If you could help me of have any other questions on something that I missed that would help. Thank you Very much. please help me if you can I have no support group around me no family so its basically my only way to vent my questions and concerns My life right now is revolved around pain and the 18 different types of medication that I have to take daily, it’s like it is set around a 4hour cycle
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I have broken my elbow several years ago and have had 4 operations that cannot fix the issue so all they can do now is pain management, as well as fibromyalgia, PTSD, Depression issues. For the last 4 years I have been on a dozen different pain medication for the pain as well as nerve medication. For the damage that was done to my arm when it was broken, and operated on.
If your pain situation is going to be permanent methadone can be a good choice especially if you've been taking high doses of RX opiates with lots of acetaminophen mixed in such as with percocets, hydrocodone or other fast acting opiates. Would help to know more about what meds you've been taking and the doses. Methadone is a good pain medication but it should be a LAST RESORT medication as it's very difficult to detox from methadone if you see that happening in the future. Could you give us more information about your current med regimen please being as complete with all info as possible? That would help to give you the proper advice. Hope that helps. God bless. : )
I just started a new regimine a couple months ago for pain management. I now take 5mg methadone, meloxicam and vicoden along with tizanidine. I was skeptical about the methadone and the script sat on my beside table for almost a month til I tried it,,and it did make a difference for my pain. As long as taken exactly the way ur dr. wants and u get a blood test every 3 mths,,u may benefit from it too. Whatever u decide,I hope u feel better!
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