I've been in pain for 18 years, tried MST, Oxycontine, Ketamine and now on Fentanyl and fast acting morhine tablets. They say I'm on 1000mg of morphine a day which does control the pain. If drop down, then the pain is very bad and I can't do a thing. In May the doctors said there was nothing else they could do for me, so is methadone a cheeper way to keep the pain down and hope I die quick? What would the equivalent dose be and what would you do? I'm 60 in January and have an Epidurmoid Cyst inside my spinal column. I've had three operations to reduce its size and a lot of nerve damage through the operations. Now the nerve damage is affecting all my body and the pins and needles drive me crazy. Any advice greatfully received.