Here is my brief history, I have two level lumbar fusion. It has been determined it isn't fused, and I'm in constant pain. The surgeon has tried maybe 15 diff meds both narcotic an non, nothing worked. He them put me into pain management, since then I have been on probably 10 more meds. Nothing seems to be working, I wish someone could tell me why strong meds like dillaudid won't even touch it. This week he switched me to methadone. The only thing I have ever heard up till now about it, is it being used for herion addicts, an itself is very hard to get off of. So to me, it makes it very scary to start to take them. I have taken 2 so far and it just scares the **** out of me.
Am I just overthinking, or is it perfectly safe. I have also read in the past few day that even taking the dosage as perscribed can be fatal. I believe I am on a low dose, compared to what I have read. It says take 2 a day, and they are 5mg. He said keep it like that for a week if it doesnt help to dbl it. I've seen other things where people are on 5 times that amount but never the less still freaked out. Is it safe or do I have the right to be so concerned (scared)