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15 years on Kadian

I had 2 back surg in 85 n been on every pain pill made. In 95 the Dr. put me on 500 mg. of Kadian. In the last 5 years i lowered the med to 100 mg. Now that i retired i want to get off them. I have not felt good in 10 years. I use to fish but donot want to anymore. I dont even want to talk to anyone. What happen to me ? If i feel like this now -whats going to happen to me when i get off these pills?


  • You need to talk to your doctor to remove you from them in safe manner. Often times they may need to use another drug, or prescribe the lower doses to detox your body from them. This is not something you want to do yourself, if you have been on them 15 years. Your doctor will understand why you want off them. If you get off them and the pain is still to strong, perhaps something else will work now. Keep in mind the body chemicals have changed over time, so possible there is something else will help or something new that has come out. But I would do this under a doctor. Good luck.
  • Just wanted to tell you painmdd that you are not alone in what life can be like. I am in the same boat but, have felt better other times, you might want to talk to your dr about how you are feeling and explain it.I have been on 180 mg of methadone now for 6 years and at times I have felt better.Recently my dr added lidoderm 5% daily which has helped. Good Luck and let us know what happens.
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