I have been taking Methadone for a lot of years for CP... I have had 2 back surgeries, the last one was 4 years ago...Spinal Fusion L4-S1. So far I have had good results with Methadone... The only bad thing is that you build a tolerance to it just like any other pain med..and the constipation is yuk!! You may have the "nodding" effect when you first start..but that goes away.
If you have any questions please let me know..my email is on my profile.
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