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Old 04-19-2011, 02:35 PM   #1
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Methadone-is it used for pain typically?

Hello friends,

I have a concern about a relative who is planning to move out here, who mentions he hasn't been able to make several planned plane trips to get here, because of his lack of methadone. It took many phone calls to get the out of him. He has mentioned he is getting it from a woman who does not use hers...sounds quite fishy to me. Any ideas on this?

 
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Re: Methadone-is it used for pain typically?

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Hello friends,

I have a concern about a relative who is planning to move out here, who mentions he hasn't been able to make several planned plane trips to get here, because of his lack of methadone. It took many phone calls to get the out of him. He has mentioned he is getting it from a woman who does not use hers...sounds quite fishy to me. Any ideas on this?
He's probably addicted to it. Methadone is a highly addictive narcotic substance used for heroine addicts to reduce withdrawl symptoms and dependence.

As for him getting it from another woman, it's a high risk choice on his part, because it's a scheduled drug and he can face serious consequences if he doesn't have a prescription for it. That woman can also face even more serious consequences for selling it, especially if she has a prescription.

 
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Re: Methadone-is it used for pain typically?

entheogenic,

Thanks for the reply. Just what I was thinking...oh boy. Good reason to move across the country too. I hope we are not getting in over our heads by having him come at all, if he even makes it.

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entheogenic,

Thanks for the reply. Just what I was thinking...oh boy. Good reason to move across the country too. I hope we are not getting in over our heads by having him come at all, if he even makes it.
Yeah, he needs some help by some friends, doctors, or even his closest relatives, he can make a better choice by stopping this habit. He can manage his pain without this substance, there our many alternative treatments and healthier approaches to his life.

 
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Re: Methadone-is it used for pain typically?

I know he has been disabled since birth and does have pain issues...I hope we can help him find a new way. I will likely be here a lot while we learn more.

Thanks for the conversation...

 
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Re: Methadone-is it used for pain typically?

Im currently on methadone and I can tell you .... if he gets it from someone other than a DR, you don't want this person around you. I don't care how nice he is, how disabled he is, you now have to add junkie to the list of his problems.

To answer your question, the answer is NO. It's just not medically sensible to use it typically for pain. As the second poster said, it is for recovering addicts but being an opiate, it "can" help for pain. Works for some not others (pretty typical of most pain meds I'd say)

I'd say have your friend stabilize his situation prior to his arrival.

If you think a person withdrawing from heroin was bad ... they need to show you what its like W/D from methadone ... much worse!

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Re: Methadone-is it used for pain typically?

Corrissa,

My fear exactly...Thanks so much for laying in on the line like that. Thankfully, this is not my direct family member, so I can shield myself for the possibilities. Just thinking ahead for what might happen, just to be one step ahead. Thanks...

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Re: Methadone-is it used for pain typically?

The sad part is this person could be a nice person and deserving of your kindness but everything you've mentioned just doesn't add up to a positive outcome.

Please keep us posted as to what you decide or what happens.

Thanks and good luck.


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Re: Methadone-is it used for pain typically?

It is my boyfriend (of 8 years) adult son. They have a lot of catching up to do after little contact throughout the years. We do not live together, as I have my own teenage son. While I am very compassionate towards all people, I also have my boundaries when it comes to my personal life. I would rather keep such influences clear of my son, who I am very open with about drugs and such. I guess I am preparing myself for gently removing myself from this upcoming visit, if it ever really happens. It has now been pushed off until the 5th, once again due to getting his meds. The funny thing is that I am also a chronic pain patient, but completely compliant. I have already seen the damage controlled substances have on others, and it is not pretty. I do support this father reaching out to his son in his need, as it is his turn, and responsibility.

 
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