My PM doc is maybe going to try methadone on me. I am not getting pain control w/ 2400mg of gabapentin 10mg opana 2 times a day, soma 350 3 times a day and 50mcg fentanyl patch every 48 hrs.
I now understand that 2400mg of gabapentin is a maintinance dosage and maybe that can or should be increased
I am getting some relief from the opana but it wears off and he wants to do ER of opana. That really just scares me too much.
I made the mistake of trying one sip of alcohol at the end of a 12hr ER opana dosage and I was high as a kite even at the end of the dosage and time to take next one. So am vey afraid of the ER opana med. Since the 10 mg is helping somewhat I dont understand why he cant or wont go to 10 mg 3 or 4 times a day.
Please anyone having personal experiences with Methadone please post how you tolerated the med and how well it controlled your pain levels. Any related experiences too. AND most importantly how hard was it to come off of it? I have heard once you are on this med you have to take it the rest of your life, and I DO NOT WANT THAT.
I am so scared and just want this to all be over with and can not live w/ this level of pain forever. I dont think an employer is going to let me go lay down every hour or so. So getting this under control would be very good for my brain and all other related problems
Thanks to all in advance who post