So I met with my new PM Dr yesterday and he advised a new combo of meds for me - 30 mg Roxicodone three times per day and 10 mg of methadone 3 x per day.
Anyone else been on that type of combo?? I am a bit nervous about the methadone cause of the stigma over that drug, but I do trust his advice. The way he explained it seemed to make a lot of sense to me. He told me to take the roxicodone first, which is quick acting and short acting, then to take the methadone about an hour later, and repeat 3 x / day. He explained how the methadone is long lasting and will keep a good level of pain relief and the roxicodone works much quicker, but produces a lot more highs and lows of med level and pain relief. I was previously on just the roxicodone by itself and found that it worked very well, but it did give me a lot of ups and downs.
I am hoping that this new combo does what he says it should!!
Any idea how many days until I get to a steady state to be able to tell if this is a good choice for me or not?? (I forgot to ask him)