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User Reviews for Methadone to treat Chronic Pain

Also known as: Methadose, Methadone Diskets Methadose Sugar-Free

Methadone has an average rating of 8.6 out of 10 from a total of 155 ratings for the treatment of Chronic Pain. 83% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 8% reported a negative effect.

Methadone Rating Summary

8.6/10 average rating

155 ratings from 157 user reviews.

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Reviews for Methadone

Tookey54 · Taken for 10 years or more September 29, 2020

Dolophine (methadone): “I’ve been on the medication Dolophine for 18-20 years now. My dosage is 20mg twice a day. While taking the Methadone I’m able to function normally and walk without much pain from severe nerve damage. Now my Health Care Provider and numerous other Pain Management Clinic are refusing to dispense it anymore! They keep informing me that my regular dose is “Way To High” and dangerous to prescribe anymore! Interesting how those same physicians and Health Care Provider didn’t mind handing it out for all that time! Now they want me off of it with no “reasonable” alternatives!”

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Gretchenj2432 September 19, 2016

“I spent years on pain Meds and found my self always in the same cycle after a while I would need a dose in crease becuse it wasn't working anymore. I have 5 small children 3 of which are 12 month Triplets that my husband and I conceived naturally and completely unexpected. I couldn't drive the kids to their school or go to the grocery store without constant fear that if I were ever in an accident while on the pain Meds I would never forgive my self and be in a lot of legal trouble. I switched to methadone for pain almost 3 years ago. You never need a dose increase and you can drive on it. I find that taking my methadone in the am and not having to worry about any thing else for pain all day is really amazing considering I have my hands fu”

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NYC Bluesman · Taken for 10 years or more October 5, 2016

“I,m 61 yo Namn vet who was injured in combat,.I,m a pro musician whose put out 12 Lps and had to stop touring when I had a MC accident 16 years ago breaking my neck n back in several places. SInce then also 2 heart attacks 23 heart surgeries I had two major surgeries but both failed....I was miserable, couldn't strap on my guitar so my career was over. I been on disability for 16 years , luckily music was good to me so money is no worry.Ihad many doctors who tried to make me a customer vs a patient. The key to ALL pain management is to make life tolerable! I left those docs n got one who knew his craft, I take 10 mg of methadone n have 15 mg MSIR for breakthrough. I!m NEVER pain free but I can play again DONT dig a hole u can't get out of !”

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Methacodone · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 25, 2015

Methadone Diskets (methadone): “Ok, I was dependent on pain pills, and other illegal narcotics. The other pain pills were working pretty good, to be honest, but they caused euphoria, and when it causes euphoria, you chase that euphoria, and I would run out of my script WAY to early, and had to go out in the streets for more pain pills or other illegal narcotics. I discussed this with my doctor, he put me on 40mg of methadone, 2x a day, and I finally got my life back on track. You feel good everyday on methadone, without raising your dose, like other pain pills. I can honestly say, methadone DEF. saved my life. Thank you Methadone for saving me, my family, and my faith. Methadone is def. a life saver!”

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Glenda · Taken for 10 years or more July 27, 2019

“I have a several conditions that cause me to take pain meds. In 1999. The Drs. didn't have a problem prescribing oxycontin, when one dr. Put me on 80 mg a day. I said no more. I went to another clinic, I ask if I could try the methadone. Started 20 mgs three times a day. New dr now says he has to wean me down to 30 mgs a day. But if it takes a year he said he'll do it slowly. Cutting you off cold turkey can cause a lawsuit if you die. I don't think 3 a day will help my pain if not, I will come off of it. But it is the best for pain! For me. I refuse to go back to any other drug. So yes the only way to fight back is write, call, and get your voice heard. We are being ignored. For our pain. I have notified every one but the CDC they are next!!!!!Go to your capital make noise. Or we are not going to have any pain management period!!! Thank you.”

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BC · Taken for 5 to 10 years October 10, 2019

“I have been in pain management for 9 years My oral morphine was 60 mg 3 X daily and had become insufficient. I was switched to methadone 30 mg daily . It is a wonderful analgesic and and I don’t seem to need more of it over time. Not becoming tolerant to the analgesic effect seems to be unique to this class of analgesics and that is a Godsend to those of us that need chronic pain control. Also, it is inexpensive - who knew! Grateful!”

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va mom 01 · Taken for 5 to 10 years May 15, 2016

“I decided to go into pain management because my pain was to the point that I couldn't even go to the grocery store anymore. Walking was too painful. After about 3 years of oxycontin, my doctor put me on methadone. The initial reason was because of the high cost of oxycontin. Methadone was MUCH cheaper and as I soon found out, MUCH better. I began to feel normal again. No more highs and lows. It is very difficult to get off of. Because of government regulation changes, I had to experience that. I'm now on 240 mg morphine a day plus oxycodone. It doesn't compare to methadone. If the government had to live with the pain alot of is are in, they would gladly approve methadone and encourage doctors to do what they went to medical school for.”

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Ignored · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 15, 2020

“I spent over a year begging doctor after doctor for help with my abdominal pain and was dismissed by all of them. I was told that I was in perfect health 2 weeks before I was rushed to the ER for emergency surgery. After 70% of my stomach was removed, the recovery/nursing home I was sent to, ignored the amount of pain I was in, and kept refusing to give what little medication I was supposed to be on, to me when I asked, even though they were due. I spent the next 6 months begging for help with the constant pain I was still in, until I found the best Pain Management doctor. He wanted to put me on methadone, and although I was very skeptical, because I thought it was just a drug given to drug addicts, I listened and agreed to try it out. I'm very elated that I did because I finally found some relief from the pain.”

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ProFiredog · Taken for 10 years or more October 27, 2014

“Excellent! I have used high dose methadone for severe chronic pain treatment. I love the relief level after long term use. Maintaining unimpaired cognitive function (no "high"), no compromised respiratory function, no compromise of GI tract (nausea, constipation), no withdrawal effects, even with sudden total stoppage of the med. I have used for ten(10) years after three(3) on high dose sustained release oxycodone(OxyContin). I suffered severe multi-traumatic injuries from an explosion and four story fall in 1999 after nineteen(19) years as a professional FireFighter/Paramedic and have experienced severe chronic pain since regaining consciousness. Methadone should be the front line go to medicine for more patients by physicians.”

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Aylascott April 2, 2016

“10 years ago I went into septic shock after a minor procedure on my knee. The infection was so bad and traveled up and down my leg that a very extensive debridement was done. My leg was saved, however, I was left with horrible neurological pain, bone pain and muscle pain. After 2 years of percocet (3 -10 mg/day) which did nothing except to leave me on my bed watching the clock till I could take the next one. Finally my Dr. Convinced me to give long lasting methadone a chance. It saved my life. I was on 60-70 mg a day. Over the past 8 years I have titrated back to 10 mg per day which has been way too much. I need 20-30 mg a day to be at a comfortable level of pain. For me methadone is the best pain relief without out feeling drugged at all.”

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The_Shade_Room · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 25, 2016

“This is a great medication for chronic pain, but please give it time to work. The first couple of weeks it gave me insane headaches and mild nausea, forcing my pain mgmt doctor to give me Fioricet for the headaches. However after about a full month on methadone the headaches subsided with using the Fioricet and the pain relief is amazing. I was using OxyContin 30mg twice a day and Oxycodone IR 20mg three times a day as needed for breakthrough pain. When I began seeing my new pain doctor (insurance purposes) she really pushed the methadone on me hard so I gave in. Huge difference!!! She wrote me Methadone10mg every 6 hrs as needed and it lasts longer than the Oxy which only lasted 3-4 hrs at most, but be careful the methadone is WAY stronger”

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bamafan · Taken for 10 years or more June 11, 2019

Dolophine (methadone): “I have several back and spine problems. I was in a car accident 34 years ago and was not expected to survive. The older I get the worse the pain and more surgeries are needed. I've been on about every person medication. After taking one for a while they stop working. I've now been taking methadone for 15 years and it still works. Of course I still deal with pain but methadone helps better than any other medication I have taken. It truly give me my life back. I'm still taking it today and don't know how id survive without it.”

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Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 16, 2015

Methadone Diskets (methadone): “Methadone is a lifesaver. It gives me that freedom to get through the day with the pain that I have. It is better than any other pain killer out there hands down. I dont have to worry about do I need More or cravings like other pain killers.”

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oldrty · Taken for 5 to 10 years July 15, 2014

“I've been fighting the pain management battle for about 6 years now, and I can finally say that I might have finally won. Just really don't understand why doctors waste peoples time with anything else for actual chronic pain. Methadone is a God send! If anyone is reading this and is in pain, do yourself and your family a favor and find a Dr that will prescribe this for you.”

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Asa's mommie · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 12, 2016

“After spending 6 yrs in the army and a misdiagnosis of crohns disease I had reached the point of ready to quit. I thought that I had permanently ruined my body and that something was wrong with me and I had to have pain medication just to live. I was eventually diagnosed with fibro, degenerative joint disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, PTSD and a couple other things. I had enough and went to the local methadone clinic and told this long story about what a junkie I was and how I couldn't go two hrs without doing drugs! They fell for it and started dosing me and I haven't felt this great in years!!! I have my life back! I'm currently off all medications, only taking methadone vitamin D and b12 and my mental health is better as well!”

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Angelier November 30, 2016

“I was recently switched from 50 mcg of the Fentanyl patch ( changed every 72 hours) to Methadone 10mg. tablets 3times daily for chronic pain. I was allowed to keep my Percocet, 10/325 up to 5 a day, for breakthrough. I did not want to switch off the Fentanyl patches, but I was told that even if it worked and provided no side effects the CDC said that I don't have cancer. So I could take 50 migrans of Fentanyl with no break through meds or I could switch to Methadone. I have tried over 100 medications of all kinds and Fentanyl was the first to allow a life worth living. So far the Methadone has been amazing! The downsides are; extreme constipation, some wheezing, and some Thanksgiving weight. I follow up in 2 days. Keep your fingers crossed”

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Wendyhappiness June 3, 2015

“I've been on Methadone for 5 years due to chronic pain from diffuse scleroderma and acute myositis. I tried every possible OTC med, narcotics (including high doses of morphine and fentanyl), Neurontin, Lyrica, physical therapy and nerve blocks. Nothing helped and I barely functioned....could barely walk to the bathroom and thought suicide was my only option for relief. Fortunately a new pain doctor recommended Methadone. Titrated up to 20mg 3 times a day with wonderful results along with oxycodone 30mg 3-4 times a day for breakthrough pain. I was able to walk 3 miles each day, no sedation or side effects. A new doctor tried to wean me off both with horrible pain returning...changed docs and back to previous doses. A Godsend drug!!”

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Anonymous April 4, 2016

“I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 20, I stopped school and went through many years of chemotherapy. For bone and nerve pain I found methadone to be the best drug for daily use. It does help particularly with nerve pain. However since its long half life and milder symptoms compared to other opiates it was easy for me to develop the drug into a daily routine. 8 years later I am still taking methadone 3x a day everyday... Not so much for pain but because of the horrible withdrawals (which can last for months) i experience if I miss a dose. I am now trapped in an addiction I never wanted, before considering methadone for long term use please research methadone addiction. Its considered by many to be one of the hardest drugs to kick.”

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luvdrug March 13, 2013

Methadose (methadone): “I've taken Methadone for 20 months now for chronic pain due to fibromyalgia, neuralgia, back and neck pain and migraines. This has helped me incredibly well. I've been able to function and gain my life back again! The only drawback is some weight gain...not a lot though...about 15 pounds over the time span, which is not a bad trade-off for crippling chronic pain. Although there is a stigma connected to methadone users it's worth it to finally be nearly pain free and be living again!”

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Dawn, Wilburton, Oklahoma January 27, 2016

“Saved my life, and when I comment on this page, I'm commenting to people I assume are not self medicating and not illegally using any drugs, but yes a doctor put me on this medicine and it changed my life. I became a self sufficient mother and wife again, I wanted to live again. No more thoughts of suicide because pain controlled my every step, I had tried mild to very strong medications, chiropractors, acupuncture, herbal, dietary, otc medications, everything. Now 80 mgs a day. ...changed my life. My Dr. Moved and the new Dr. will not prescribe it anymore, I've got a few to make it, I'm trying with all my might to find a physician. I'm scared, I'm real scared, I can't go back to the pain, it hurt to bad.”

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T.n.t. · Taken for 10 years or more June 9, 2016

“Over half of my life has been spent in chronic pain. I had 2disks fused and a pinched nerve fixed 20yrs ago. I've had a pain pump and been put on everything you can imagine. I can promise you guys something,nothing is good as methadone to help pain,imo. I've been on it for 16yrs now.it is hard to get used to tho.you will get very drowsy in the beginning. I can tell you it's hard to perform a number 2 in the bathroom also. I would recommend stool softeners if you take methadone for that. I got caught in btwn dr.s once and the withdrawal is hellish.no joking on that. Ive seen heroin addicts say it was worse. I thank God and my dr. I get to take my lyrica and methadone for my pain.”

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Petunia24 May 13, 2016

“Due to a broken back & spinal fusion at age 14, I've developed arthritis, deg. disc disease & spinal stenosis. The intense pain started in my 20's & I was on all sorts of narcotics. I became addicted physically & mentally and eventually the Dr. stopped giving me Meds, which brought me to seeking out street drugs. After many detoxes & going home in terrible, debilitating pain, I got onto Methadone. This med has helped tremendously with my pain so I could actually function & work, as well as refrain from any other narcotics. My back has worsened over the years & I now have Lupus as well. I take 35mg. morning & night, which has been giving me lasting pain relief all these years & I haven't had to increase my dose.”

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kaj2871 · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 5, 2014

“I became very addicted to opiates from chronic pain that I was talking about 10 30mg oxycodone in a day. Trust me when I say that methadone has saved my life and my pocket. I will NEVER go back to that life. Methadone keeps me pain free everyday all day. It's the best by far. Hope your experience is as good for you as for me and many others.”

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KimberRN · Taken for 2 to 5 years December 23, 2014

“Prior to Methadone therapy, my physician prescribed several different medications without being able to control my pain. The medications caused negative physical and emotional reactions without removing pain. Methadone therapy has been my MIRACLE. I went from bed-ridden to being able to function as a human being on Methadone. The success of Methadone depends on the patient following the physicians' orders and NOT altering them or taking OTC medications without consulting your physician FIRST.”

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spooky607 · Taken for less than 1 month September 27, 2015

“I was offered 20mg/day of this medication at pain management but was afraid to try it. I had gotten a hold of a few and tried one 10mg pill for extreme fibromyalgia pain because I ran 3 days short on my normal pain meds. 12 hours later and I am still pain free. I'd rather use this once a day than oxycodone 3-4x a day. Mind you, I did extensive research before using the medication. I like the fact that I have been pain free all day without feeling loopy or high. No cravings or discomfort from withdrawing from other pain meds. Would definitely recommend this for anyone with chronic pain or if you just want to detox comfortably.”

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