I have mixed feelings about methadone, its not expensive and it works well as a pain reliever. It also carries a stigma with it, it was u,sed mostly in the 70, 80s and 90s as a way to control heroin addicts (and it did a poor job of that). I was on it for about 8 years, it was given to me as a way to control pain, my doctor warned me about the problems that go with it. My doctor took another job, a better job he said, he had children to put through college, I tried not to hate him and of course I let it go, as it was selfish of me to want him to stay because I needed him to write scripts for me. That was 2006, for the next 4 and 1/2 years I saw some of the craziest doctors in the U.S.
The next to the the last refused to write scripts for methadone, he gave me 60mg ms-contin witht p 10mg percocet for bt pain. Even with that in my system, it took at least 9- 10 of withdrawal from the methdone. Although it does good for pain, a person has to be very careful when taking methadone, it can be very dangerous.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson