I've been taking Oxycontin for over two years, with Percocet for breakthrough pain. It's not as effective as it was, probably because my illness and tolerance have both increased. My pain is off the charts extreme, so my doctor suggested Methadone.
I'm going to make the change, and I'm apprehensive. I took it 18 months ago for only five weeks (for insurance reasons). My pain wasn't nearly as bad as it is now, and it did work on the pain. It made me nod off a lot. I hear that stops over time. I've tried just about all the opiods, and I've read many times that Methadone can help people like me who are in severe pain and nothing else works. I'm realistic. If my pain can go from the 9/10 to 3/4, I'll be thrilled. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.