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Old 06-10-2018, 01:23 PM   #1
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methadone taper

Hi, I have been on Methadone for chronic pain for seventeen years. I wonít go into all the reasons Iím on it. My GP decided to do one of these medicine DNA tests to tell her what the best pain medicine would work best for me. I have been on 90mlg. Methadone, and 5mlg. Oxycodone every six hrs. for break through pain. Well the test came back and it said that methadone was good for my pain, but at a lower dose and instead of oxycodone for breakthrough pain I should be using dilaudid 4mlg. every six hours. So she dropped my methadone by 10mlg. a day and switched me to the dilaudid. MY QUESTION is this: Is 10 mlg. too much too fast to drop from methadone? I am feeling a little edgy today. Itís only been two days. I thought maybe I could get some kind of opinion on this. Thanks in advance for you input. Boomer

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