Just Wanted To Say Thanks To mrsm123 andmomto6boys for thier replies.
It seems like this med has the same type of life as some of the other long term meds. By increasing slowly and trying to get off the medication is a horrendouse part as well.
Im just so sick of these kind of meds to find out if they make me sick or too eeak and then by 4-5 weeks later you get where you should be, and thats when I start to feel like crap and so an agony withdrawl starts to kick in because of the time.
I wish you luck on your pump, It seems more people i have read about have less problems with that proccedure that in years past, so thats a plus!
Also sandi Make sure you do think twice about that scs, I had one put in about a year ago and man did I want that thing out as soon as possible. They tried changing the settings 6 or 7 times and all it did was kepts shocking my ass very strongly and the parts of my foot that was not the erea where we wanted the range to go. Not that it doesnt work for some people, but I have met more people that it didnt work for that did
Hope Everone Has A Pain Free Day!!!!!!!
Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 9/14/2008 11:15:12 AM (GMT-6)
Mike I just read your post, matter of fact I have read it a couple of times. I am floored that the hospital sent you to the detox hospital. Have you let your moron dr know what took place after he refused to give you a refilll? If not, I believe I would have to make an appt and take my wife with me as a witness and let this idiot know what happened all because he refused a refill. There is no excuse for that. Now, that you are out of the detox place what meds are you taking? Are you seeing a pain mgt dr or what? Sorry for so many questions. I don't know your situation at all, but if possible I would be looking for another dr. No one should ever be put in the mess you were put in.
My neighbor has been on Methadone for about 3-4 yrs now for CP. She has done very well with it. I know Pam thinks having surgery while on Methadone is not possible, but thats not true. Unfortunately, my neighbor has had to have many surgeries while being on Methadone. I was tried on Methadone but could not tolerate it. I do know it can be a very good pain reliever, but its like any other meds, may work well for some but not everyone. I do know if anyone is considering Methadone it should not be given for short term use, long term use only. From what I have read about Methadone, its one of those drugs that slowly builds up in your system and a certain amount stays in the system. The people that have overdosed on it, were the ones that did not take it exactly as scripted and took too much thinking an extra pill would help. I know of a lady that has debilitating migraine headaches and spent most of her time in ER getting shots to knock her out. Her dr finally tried her on Methadone and she is able to function now, where before she couldn't. It is possible to get off Methadone but its a long drawn out process.
Since the SCS did not work for you, what are the drs proposing to do for you now? I sure hope you get some real help soon. Susie
I am currently on a combo of methadone and roxicodone and it seems to be the best combo for me that I have been on so far.
There are pros and cons to all meds, so just make sure to do your research. And I agree with one of the above posts that methadone should not be used as a short-term med cause of the long half-life and how long it takes to taper off properly.
For me, it has helped SOOOO much!! It is a great long-acting med and in combination with the roxicodone, it works quite well for me.
Best of luck in whatever you choose to do ....
sorry I took so much time to get to your question. I've been out of the detox ctr for about a little over a year. While I was in there I recieved no meds that I was taking before I went into there(like morphinex6pd ,lyrica75mgx3,cymbalta60mgx2pd).....
I never got one pill while I was in there so its like a tripple withdrawal
that nobody gives a flying f__k about.