First of all, welcome to fibroland. You'll find great info here, but you'll also find some of the warmest, most caring people you'll never meet. LOL Anyway, I think you are my new hero. I posted my point of view of methadone earlier-and I admit, that I was slightly insulted by some of the responses I got. First of all, I was probably just extra sensitive, so I hope everyone knows that I hold no hard feelings against anyone. I really do love y'all. We ALL have our own opinions and beliefs, and in the short time I've been here, there has never been a "fight" like I have found on a few other fibro sites.
But, it's so hard (for me) when I have had almost 12 years sobriety-and believe me, I've worked hard on that, and you hear things that are just a little soul crushing. Again, I know I was being defensive, and I apologize, but I firmly believe that unless you've experienced something, you really don't know what people go through. It's kind of like the people who think that fibro patients are just tired alll the time and need to get over it. Basically, it falls into that old saying-"Try and walk a day in my shoes..."
So, my point is thank you for further explaining what methadone is and isn't. I guess I just could have said that, but as you'll learn, I'm a babbler.
Thanks so much for the High 5 (slaps your hand). I can't believe it's almost been 12 years-but if I hadn't gone to rehab when I did, I would be dead-and then who would be the site's most famous yakker? LOL Seriously, thank you for realizing how hard sobriety can be-especially because I was addicted to pain pills and now I need to take them to just manage. FYI-that is why I CHOSE to go on methadone-so I would not get addicted to the pain pills again. I have no doubt in my mind that if I didn't go on methadone, I would be addicted to them again.
Also, I know we say this all the time, but everyone's pain is different, and everyone handles pain differently. One of the first things someone (I forget who) told me when I came here was not to dismiss what I feel. My pain is my own-and only I know how I feel.
Anyway, I'm really sorry if I've offended anyone. I just had to say something (LOL-like that's a shock, huh?). All families disagree once in awhile, right? In my opinion, the positive thing to do is talk about how you feel. I hope that's OK.
FINALLY dxd on 06/13/08
Vicodin, Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help, BTW
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what? Doesn't help!)
"I'll take the Chivas instead"