You have gotten allot of good advice! You don't have to worry about what to say to your Doctor, just be yourself and tell him the truth, tell him of your concerns about the how the methadone is not taking care of your pain as well as the oxycontin. Explain it to him the way you have to us!
I personally don't wory about addiction or dependence, I know my body is physically dependent on Oxycontin pain meds, just like it is on the Baclofen I take for my muscle spasms, and my Metoprolol I take for my Blood Pressure. Heck I am physically dependent on my VPAP ASV machine to sleep with! There are allot of medications that your body becomes dependent on. I think of some one that is addicted as someone who wants and will do anything to get the medication to feel "good"! My pain meds do not make me feel "good" they just take the pain and hurt away and let me feel "normal"!! Nothing more, and sometimes they don't quite take all the pain away, so I have to take more for Break through, just to feel "normal". ( to me feeling "normal" is to be without Pain, because "normal" people do not have pain!) Feeling normal is not feeling "good" but it is good to feel normal! I hope this all makes sense to you! Because it really is true! Do you take the meds to feel "good" or do you take the meds to take away the pain so you can feel normal? If you have to take them to feel or be normal, you are probably physically dependent on them. And that is OK, at least for me it is, and I dare say most people suffering with CP, it is the trade off we make to feel normal!
Moderator Chronic Pain
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV