Oh Rev, I am so sorry to hear the TNF's bombed on you. I bombed out on Remicade after doing infusions for about
3 1/2 yrs. It induced Lupus and now have to take meds for Lupus because the Humira has the same side effect. Gads they get us coming and going. I do hope your drs can come up wioth a solution soon. Methadone can be a great pain reliever, however, like everything else, its comes with alot of baggage. In fact quite some time back a nurse did a thread on Methadone that was one of the best I have seen by far, very detailed. You might try searching for it here. Anyone considering Methadone really needs to do their homework. It is a pain med that is intended for long term use only-please research it well before trying it. I am not against it for pain control, I just think people need to be educated about
this drug. I sure hope all goes well, please keep us posted.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.