Break through meds and Methadone
As a lot of you probably know, I am on quite a high dose of Methadone for Chronic Pain. Although I would like to eliminate as much of the unnecessary meds I am taking, I would like to be able to get something for break through. Can anyone (Shore, I think you've written about this in the past) tell me about the receptors in the brain and Methadone. I've been doing some reading and if I read it right, it said Methadone attaches to all the receptors making other pain meds ineffective. Is this right or should I say, did I read it right? I've discussed BT meds with my doctor before, but so far I haven't been able to convince him of their need. Maybe he just won't prescribe them because they would be ineffective. Can anyone touch on this and give me your thoughts about BT meds when your base med is Methadone?