It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Fibromyalgia Message Board


Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-20-2004, 02:02 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 16
asfirefly HB User

Hi to all. I am new here and have been reading a lot of your posts especially about the pain factor and having such a terrible time finding a doctor who will really work with you, listen to you, and take your pain as seriously as it is. Well I have literally been thru hell and I mean hell for the last year. I have every doctor horror story to tell. Saw every type, neuro, rheumy, pain spec, physiatrist, etc. and basically became totally disabled at the age of 34! Not one of these dr's would help me and I literally could no longer walk, move, eat, sleep, work or function in any way. I was slowly dying, getting sicker and sicker and no one would give me anything for the pain. I became so depressed that it was just about as serious as one can imagine. Then last week I finally met a new doctor here in Florida who gave me methadone and within one night I was virtually pain free, able to walk, etc.

I am really just so grateful to have finally found someone who took me seriously and believed in my pain. I am like a new person and I feel that he really saved my life. Well, like I said, it's only been a week and of course there are many many issues I have regarding taking this substance, such as addiction which I am very concerned about but he seems totally confident that I will be fine and he assures me he will worry about that for me. It has been intense: I am about 100 lbs at this point so it really takes its toll on me and makes me very very itchy and totally nauceous but I take it, lay down, fall asleep like a normal person, sleep soundly for about five hrs then wake up and feel just fine, like I used to!

I had tried everything and nothing worked; neurontin, elavil, provigil, etc etc etc. Well, sorry to have written such a long first post! I would love to chat with you all about this more and hear if any of you have taken methadone and what your thoughts are. Additionally, if I am allowed to I can pass this lovely man's name onto you all.

Best to you all.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 06-20-2004, 03:31 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Dallas, TX, USA
Posts: 220
mollymadison HB User
Re: Methadone

Welcome! I'm sorry that it took you so long to get relief. But, I'm glad you finally found someone who is willing to work with you. Hang in there!

Old 06-20-2004, 05:00 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Fond du Lac, WI
Posts: 250
typingterror HB User
Re: Methadone

I have typed up reports on few fibro patients who were on methadone, but not one doctor I have seen in this area has even suggested this. Of course, that is really no big deal as doctors I have seen have been so narrow-minded that they only are limited to using couple of drugs and when they do not work they push you out the door to another doctor. I am glad that you found something that works. Addiction would never be a worry for me as I just want anything that will allow me to become a functioning person without becoming a zombie rather than a useless painful lump in life. (TT)

Old 06-26-2004, 02:46 PM   #4
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2
redwing074 HB User
Thumbs up Re: Methadone

I was on Methadone before for FM pain. And it did help me to a point. Pain meds keep me from getting sleep no matter how much sleeping meds I take.

I'm in FL also, and got mine from a pain management specialist. If it is making you sick, ask for Phegran (sp?) to go with it, it will kill the nausea. That's the only way my doctor would give it to me.

Old 06-27-2004, 10:22 AM   #5
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 242
PapaRoux HB User
Re: Methadone


It's nice to know you found the help you needed right in time.
I was in the same shape you were in and even went to a local nursing home and said 'Check me in'. I saw no hope of ever getting better.

Like you, I took a chance on a doctor who was on staff of a very pretigious hospital. He took me seriously and is helping me to stay out of severe pain, able to walk and hopefully sleep. It's a day to day thing,but he pulled me out of that dark space you were in.

I don't know much about methadone, but it was good to hear it's another treatment option for pain.


Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
started methadone for back pain lucy777 Pain Management 9 09-19-2010 10:38 AM
Methadone good or bad? Emilysmommie05 Addiction & Recovery 13 08-30-2010 01:39 AM
Is it okay to take oxycodone 30mg after 90mg Methadone yesterday? sugareee Drug Interactions / Side Effects 6 10-16-2009 08:41 AM
Need to Know About Methadone..Anyone???? Lou1 Pain Management 8 07-28-2008 04:13 AM
suboxone or methadone? captnanny Addiction & Recovery 10 08-29-2007 04:42 AM
methadone vs. oxycontin tina76 Pain Management 19 07-06-2007 07:15 PM
need methadone help hurtinbad Pain Management 6 01-13-2007 12:41 PM
Whats the pupose of Methadone mydogsobe Addiction & Recovery 5 04-11-2005 11:30 AM
Methadone question for anyone who has had good results with it. bluejulie5 Addiction & Recovery 19 09-30-2004 08:16 AM
Methadone Question For Shoreline Jtruzman Pain Management 8 06-25-2004 01:32 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:45 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!