Posted 5/30/2014 12:38 PM (GMT -6)
Methadone is prescribed for long term pain use. It was invented by the ****'s during WWII to help troups fight through pain.
It has worked fairly well for me, but it was found to cause one to be lethargic, which it does.
The main problem is that it gets in the fat in your body and has a very long and painful detox time, I've been told months. For this reason I am changing meds. Just think if something happened where you could no longer get medication such as the grid going down. With Oxy or Morphine based meds, you're going to suffer for a while, but then it will be over, with Methadone, the detox will be long and very bad.
It was so bad, the ****'s sold the patent to the US for $100.00
It is prescribed because the it's cheap for the insurance company's. It does work, but to me, it's not worth risking being on it if something happens that limits the ability to get more.
It's also used by Heroin users to detox from Heroin, but they usually have to stay on at least a maintenance dose their entire lives. I've read thread after thread from people who said they are sorry they ever started taking Methadone, so think twice before letting your doctor prescribe it, there are other meds that work as well. Just my 2 cents