Well, glad to know I am not the only one who has the idea of it.... lol. Gagabonnie, I have taken methadone before. It does work fairly well, but my drs were reluctant to give anything for BT pain except soma. And apparently they attended a confernce where a study was done in regards to soma, and they want to ween me off of the only thing that has ever worked consistantly. Methadone is totally unique, I think it just has a bad name. I was a little sleepy the first few days (though that was welcome for me cause I never sleep) and after I adjusted I never had that "fuzzy" feeling like the other meds can give. Give it a try- my dr gave me a 2 week supply to see how I liked it. And, as far as the neurontin you are on- try lyrica, its stronger and works much better I feel. 03Mach, love the name I have a mustang...... anyhow, I do know what you mean by maintenance meds.... But I am on 20mg oxycontin 2xs a day, 15 mg oxycodone 3xs a day, soma 2xs a day, lyrica 75 mg 3xs a day, amitryptaline 1xs a day, zoloft 1 xs a day, fleuro-somthing (water pills) 2xs a day, potassium pills 2xs a day, and occassionally aciphex and zyrtec. But I only take those as needed. I am also in physical therapy 3xs a week, have a tens unit and a weekly massage. I have tried holistic medicines, acupuncturists and I think the chiropractor made things worse. Boxerlover- I am with you, demoral does absolutly nothing for me. Neither does morphine. I just get so worried about my tolerence level. What if I get sick and need a surgery or I am in an accident? These are things that I think about, and I wonder what they can do if this happens. Or when I get older.... then what? I'm sure at that time the FDA will be allowing childerns aspirin as a controlled substance. uggggh. I'm home from work today over all this. I'm glad I am not so annoyed alone.