Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to try methadone. No weight gain yet, and the dry mouth hasn't been bad.
However, This is day 9 and I am not getting the kind of relief I got when I tried Methadone for a week about a year ago. On Wed., my doctor gave me permission to slowly raise the dose until I got relief. But, I'm beginning to wonder if I'm going to get relief.
The only thing I can think of is that the last time I tried methadone, the med. from the fent. patch probably wasn't completely out of my system, and I was getting acupuncture 3x/wk by a very good Dr. of Chinese medicine and taking Chinese herbs as well. I tend to respond quite well to acupuncture. But it was costing me $250 a week, so I really couldn't afford to do it for more than a couple weeks. But, I was getting the treatments and taking the herbs while I was on the methadone...
If anyone has any comments on how long it might take to get the dose right - I started slow and low, and originally thought that might be the problem, but now I'm wondering if I'm going to get a good response. My neck pain and headache don't let up (they did before - I had times when I didn't have pain) and are constantly between a 4/5 and 7. I don't feel like it's getting better as I raise the dose.
Any thoughts would be welcome...Thanks, Jessa