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Old 06-29-2011, 04:55 PM   #1
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I am just wondering how much methadone for one day is too much. I am currently taking 4 -10's a day. Either my pain is getting worse or, they just don't cut it any more. I have been on Methadone for over a year now. Waitng on much needed surgery. Waiting because of Workers Comp. What other meds are available to help me get through this. Methadone has dried me out badly. I do not wish to take this drug anymore. Oh yea, my problems are in my neck. My cord is badly flattened in C4-C5 area. I have been in pain for some time now and want off this medication. I see my pain management Doc tomorrow. I have already been on Vics, and many different patches too. Now my shoulders and arms are so bad that, I have to limit myself to what I do. Or else, I am just plain miserable, even on the Meth! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as, I am on the last knot of my rope!

 
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Re: Just hanging On!

You would have to talk to your doctor about other medications that they can try you on, if the methadone is no longer working for you in providing adequate pain relief. As far as how much is too much, that is usually determined by your doctor, and the relief/benefit - ie when the side effects become too overwhelming to deal with , when measured against the benefit of the pain control. I would suggest that you talk to your doctor and see what suggestions he has for you.

 
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Re: Just hanging On!

I realized what I meant to ask was, would there be any benifit to taking more mgs. a day since 40 does'nt seem to be helping? Also I was posting this here because, I don't always believe what Drs. have to say. And I felt I would get an honest answer here. I will talk with my Dr and, thankyou for your timely response.

 
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