my name is Jules; I crushed 4 vertebraes in my back about 12 years ago. The worse are L2 or L3 which is crushed at 40%. I do a lot of sport including Kiteskiing and Kitesurfing. I was taking a lot of dilaudid for years and now I am on 55mg methadone a day treatment. I started having numbness and burning sensation on my thigh (external above the knee)about 2 months ago and it is not going away. I don't know if it is because methadone is killing the pain and I'm kitesurfing a little too hard for my back but it does scare me.
Also when I wake up all my joints are hurting and I feel cramped. I wasn't like that before methadone. I have knuckles pain in the morning. I am thinking about quitting methadone but I am scared the withdrawals is going to be very hard.
Does anyone have had similar symptoms. Help me please. I feel I should never have taken methadone.