This is my second go around with Methadone. The reason that I switched off of Methadone 4 months ago was because of the way that Methadone affected my mood. I felt like I had no drive in life. I wasn't depressed but the things that used to make me happy doesn't while I am on Methadone. The problem is that Methadone helps the best with the intense type of pain that I have and all the other medications that I have tried, do not work as well as the Methadone. I asked to be put back on Methadone 4 weeks ago.
I seen my PM 2 weeks ago and discussed this with him and he prescribed Zoloft for me (4 mg / twice a day.) I have not noticed any help with the Zoloft, so I called and left a message with my PM about this. His nurse called me today and told me that I should have my PCP refer me to a psychiatrist for this. I told the nurse that I thought this was ridiculous that I would need to go see a psychiatrist because the issue stemmed from being on the Methadone.
Has anyone had this type of side effect from Methadone?