I've been so worried about the Methadone I take for Chronic Pain. A doctor at a pain clinic started it and then I moved and got a new doctor who I think doesn't really know too much about it. I went to my pharmacists and said, "I think I may have a surgical procedure and I'm worried that the Urologist won't be familiar with how to anesthetize me since I'm taking Methadone.
Pharmacist #1: "You won't need any extra anesthesia because Methadone is strong and will take care of your pain.
Pharmacist #2: "I don't know too much about it. I'll look it up for you and we'll chat next time I see you. I saw her today and Woopsie Daisey, she forgot!
Pharmacist #3: "He gave me one of "those" looks. He said, "Methadone is for Heroin addicts to help them overcome withdrawel from Heroin.
Current Doctor: "You'll need an anesthesiologist, in the operating room. They understand about Methadone.
I'm not a Heroin addict. I'm really afraid and feel like I'm in the land of Know Nots. I can't just order my own anesthesiologist. Blue Cross wouldn't like it. It would cost one million dollars.
What do I need? I need something written that I can give to ANY doctor who might decide to do a procedure on me. My dentist won't give me Nitrous, because he thinks it could stop my breathing since I take Methadone.MEDICAL INFORMATION
HYPERTENSION, SCOLIOSIS, ARTHRITIS, SPONDYLOSIS,
SPINAL STENOSIS THROUGHOUT THE SPINE,PINCHED NERVES C5-C7, NEUROPATHY THROUGHOUT THE SPINE, ANXIETY DISORDER, DEPRESSION, CONSTIPATION, POSSIBLE KIDNEY STONES (OR CANCER) DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE C3-C7
MONOPRIL, HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE, METHADONE 10 MG. 3 BY MOUTH 3 TIMES DAILY. XANAX 1 1/2 MG. 3 TIMES DAILY, NEURONTIN 600 MG, 4 TIMES DAILY, FOLBEE TABS, SENOKOT S , 5 TABS AT NIGHT. Fosamax