What is it you want to do? Do you want to get off of the pain meds?I have known several people who have used Suboxone, short term to help with withdrawals. Please try this, or a taper if you can. In my opinion, methadone is the wrong path in the long run.Methadone is much harder to get off of. Withdrawals are about the worst of any opiates. Are you sure you still have pain? Many people who take high doses of hydrocodone, don't even have real pain anymore. It can be the hydro giving you the pain. Also, Methadone rots your teeth. Please do your research on Methadone before you go down that road.