Hi, grenilady no I'm not on a pain management contract nor with my previous one ( however one time my non retired Dr wrote me a letter stating that I am fired bc I had gone to the ER for severe migraines and gotten Percocet). I told him that I never signed a contract and had no clue that I was supposed to call him ASAP if I had gone to the ER but it all worked out until he retired without my knowledge. I barely saw him, maybe one or twice a year and just called to get new prescriptions of alprazolam
, Fioronals and Subutex
My pain issues are chronic neck pain, chronic migraines and back pain. Valium
was prescribed to help with the migraine, alprazolam for GAD and, Subutex for chronic pain and Fioronal for breakthrough pain ( migraines).
I was honest with my new doctor and said that I went to the ER since I can't taper with just a few pills and a low dose of oxycodone
and that nobody tapers from 16 mg that fast. I was asked if I was the doctor and answered no but I had tried tapering before and it was quite bad.
At my first visit I was offered methadone
but refuse since I had taken it in the past for pain and ended up being on 140 mob daily and felt terrible. I ended up detoxing from methadone and alprazolam and it was he'll, hence I said I will never take this stuff for pain.
To make a long story short I called the dr told that I took much more than 15 mg of oxycodone a day have only a few pills left. At this point I just want to feel semi normal and was open to any suggestions from the new doc
Now I am on 40 mg methadone daily, withdrawals are very mild, pain is gone and I feel almost ok again BUT I don't want to get addicted to that stuff again.
How long will it take to get addicted to methadone especially since I had taken it for almost 8 years prior ?
I know all of this sounds a bit nuts but I would love to see how my body will do without any opiates
and how bad my pain level is ( obviously my pain was tenfold during the subutex withdrawals but I hope that this stuff will be out of my system soon).
I read that subutex is a miracle drug
when it comes to override withdrawal
symptoms but I am opposed to it for long term use!, I was very tired toward the end and had no motivation.
Everything does happen for a reason maybe it was time to switch to a new medication regimen sans subutex.
If I take methadone for a max of 2 weeks and then a few subutex maybe I can be opiate
I'm seeing a pain specialist next week and will tell him exactly what has been happening. My tolerance is insane after years on subutex and I dearly hope that I can be drug AND pain free someday ( maybe Botox injections in the neck? ) . However I tried almost every possible pill out there to address chronic neck and back pain as well as migraines and anxiety. Anyhow thanks for all your help and if somebody has some input about how long I can take methadone without getting addicted again that'd be great.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
LostInSeattle added 1 Minutes and 5 Seconds later...
Again sorry for the spelling mistakes seems I am not able to edit my posts at this point.