Hi, I'm new here.
I have been on Methadone for PM since Oct 2007. 50mg daily with 450 mg Lyrica and Cymbalta.
Right after being put on this combination I gained 50lbs in 3 months. My weight has since stabilized, but I have not been able to lose any of that weight gain. I was put on the methadone because I was no longer getting the pain relief from the Oxycontin.
I would really like to lose some of this weight, knowing it does not help my chronic back pain. My doctor admitted that the meds were most likely the cause of the weight gain, but does not what to change my meds as he thinks i'm taking the most effective combination for my pain.
My question to anyone here? Has anybody ever been taken off methadone and put on another med, and if so what was it and was it effective on your pain?
My situation: Laser lumbar surgery Sept 2006, 2 level lumbar fusion April 2007, SCS installed May 2008.