My doctor and I are playing the hoop game with insurance to see if they will cover Zohydro after trying the list of pre-approved extended release medications. Methadone was next on the list, it scared me last appointment being mentioned because I always thought it was an opiate replacement but turns out it was originally a pain medication, so we are starting at 10mg. I did some research on it and I am following my doctor's instructions taking half the dose for two days then going to the full dose. He's a great doctor but I found later, I had a few questions and the office is closed for the day.
Without being long winded, is anyone on Methadone that can tell me about your experiences? Do's and don'ts? Like food, alcohol etc? (I don't really drink but am going on vacation next week and would like to have a cocktail or two at the resort but I know there is an interaction here.) Any advice would be appreciated.
FYI - I do know pain medications are different for everyone, I just would like to know what other people have experienced. Thanks!