I have been on Methadone for a long time...and I have always had BT meds with it. I don't understand why your Dr. won't give you anything...I take Oxycodone 30 mg. 4 times a day and it helps enough to get me through the day....I am actually going to see about taking something else...Although I don't know what....I really think you should keep on your Dr. about the BT meds...it's not fair that you suffer...
Please call your Dr. and ask about it....or maybe you should find a new Dr.
Please try and have a good day...and I am thrilled that the Methadone is helping...so many people think Methadone is just for Heroin addicts and never give it or us a chance...I think it's great...
I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/ 30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen
I think its stinks that your PM is not listening to you. If he does not rx BT meds then it sounds like you need to bite the bullet and get another PM dr. What he is doing is not right, your pain is being under treated. As a pain patient you have a right to proper care. Many PM drs do rx BT meds. I have a pain pump and my PM dr says all pump patients needs a BT medication. But there are some drs out there that will not give a pump patient BT meds. Its all boils down to the personal choice of the physician. I am glad you are happy with the Methadone. It can be a very effective pain reliever. But again, its only for long term use only. Will your dr rx you something like Neurotin that is for the nerve pain. If you are having nerve pain, narcotics are not going to be of much use for that type of pain.