You already seem to know the answers to the questions you've posted. No, I never snorted my oxycodone/oxycontin. I also don't fall asleep from taking my pain medications.
Methadone , when used to treat chronic pain is used in dosing every 8 hours I believe, that's what mine is dosed at....but methadone also is/has been mostly known for it's ability to control withdrawal in addiction treatment....and it seems that your husband is doing just that......abusing his oxycodone/oxycontin meds until they are gone and then using the methadone to carry him through until his next visit with his doctor.
I think I may have an idea about what you are going to do, and I hope that you do follow through. He is going to either accidentally overdose himself and if he is lucky, you will find him in time or he is going to overdose and die like so many others have from doing what he is doing. I hope that it doesn't become the latter....
I know that if you make the decision to talk to his doctor, expect him to be angry and expect him to resort to threats and even verbal abuse....make sure that you have support in place for yourself and your son.....and try looking into some NA meetings.
Hang in there and do what you feel that you have to.
You all deserve better than that which you are dealing with now.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..