I have extreme pain. Out of this world pain. I've been taking Oxycontin for over two years, with Percocet for breakthrough pain. I don't know if my tolerance increased or my diseases got worse or a combination of both, but it stopped being as effective. I've been suffering terribly. My doctor suggested Methadone, and I agreed. I've been reading many stories on the internet where people in my situation got the pain relief they needed with Methadone.
I actually took it for five weeks in early 2008, for insurance reasons. My pain wasn't what it is now, but Methadone helped. I didn't like nodding off, but that was stopping. I don't have any unrealistic expectations. I'm just hoping that I can reclaim some of my life back, maybe get the pain down from 9/10 to 3/4. I'd like to be able to keep house and be a good wife to my husband. If anyone has any advice, I would greatly appreciate it.
Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Hyperthyroidism, Cervical spine issues (DDD, spinal stenosis, bulging discs and more!), Depression, Anxiety.
Meds -- Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Lyrica, Motrin, Synthroid, Klonopin