Hello all! Its been a while! I assume because I have been doing well. I hope so anyway. Well not so much anymore thanks to our great legislators and law makers. I have been on 70 mg of methadone a day for about
2 yrs now with oxy 15mg for b/t and doing great!. The methadone kept my pain levels down and most of all I did not have an up and down feeling with other meds I have taken before. My doc told me last appt. that he could not prescribe methadone any longer because laws have changed in FL. He said now if someone he prescribes dies of anything related to methadone use he can be charged with capital murder. I looked it up and he is right! He can be put to death! His overseeing doctor in the office I go to said no more methadone precriptions effective immediatly. You quessed it that means no tapper at all. He was not happy either. He said he cannot believe the law but he has to protect himself. He said i could go to another doc but no other doc in FL. will prescribe it now either. THey all have stopped. Even the Clinics. So, my choice was to be put on morphine cr 30mg or move to another state. I asked him if i would go through withdrawals he said I should not since i am going to another opiate. He gave me 30mg to take twice a day and if i needed to take 3 times a day with my usual 15mg oxy for b/t. I went home and the next day stopped my methadone and started taking the morphine per his directions. All was ok, I was fine until about
day 3 after I stopped. I have noticed major differences. First, I tried to take only 2 x day, no way I had to take 3x day. I am actually going into mini withdrawals. Not horrible but I can tell a difference. Now I have a bit more pain but I have wierd dreams, dont sleep well, get little sweats, and have a bit of a down feeling. It is not horrible. But I preffered the methadone much more. It worked better and most of all it was smooth, no feeling of medicine ( a bit tired sometimes but thats all). With the morphine, my body lets me know its time to take the next dose. I dont like that. The methadone did not do that. As a matter of fact sometimes I would forget to take my methadone. Now I have to take much more of the b/t meds than with the methadone. I dont like that either. The worst thing is It is not really the pain that bothers me its the mini withdrawals I am going through. I hate it. Please give me some advice here all of you. I have a good doc and he is seeing me in about
a week. He made my appt sooner to check how I am doing. What should I do? Do I need a higher dose of the morphine? I dont really want to do that. I had a good thing with the methadone. It worked great for me, no medicine feeling , no withdrawal feeling, great pain control now the law makers have taken legitimate pain control from a person who used it as they were supposed to.
Thanks to all and any comments would be greatly appreciated.