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I have recently posted about my fiance being an alcoholic, now i need some advice for myself as well but please read my other post too that is a very hard situation im going thru as well. I started methadone about 3 months ago due to an opiate addiction i was taking opiates for 8 years i didnt get them illegally i always got them prescribed as i have pain issues and multiple surgeries. I was on Vicodin, percocet, lorcet. And i was first on the vicodin 10 mg. and i took about 12 of those a day then i started the lorcet and that was about 22 a day then i moved to the percocet and that also was about 22-25 a day and my pain doctor also helps addicts and he had asked me if i felt i had a problem and i finally admitted it to him. and told him how much i was REALLY taking he thought i only took 8 a day. But he put me on methadone for my addiction and for my pain problems and i know i am addicted to the methadone as well i will admit that some days i take way more than i am supposed to i am supposed to take it 4 times a day but sometimes i take 8 and then i feel guilty. but 4 a day isnt enough for my pain sometimes, i have explained this to my doc but he dosent want to increase my dose. which i understand. but what do i do? i have heard alot of bad things about this medication and pharmacists treat me like crap when i go to get them filled. I went to one pharmacy and they tried to tell me they couldnt fill it because it was too early, which it was early by one day, but yet they always tell you to get your script filled before you run out and i looked into this and by law it can be 3 days early on a schedule 2 and i talked to my insurance company about this as well. And he yelled at me and said it was too early my insurance wouldnt cover it which i knew was a lie bcuz i spoke to my inxurance company. Then i asked if i could just pay cash then and he said no to that as well! I also had 2 other non narcotic scripts with me and he said he would fill those for me in 15 minutes and i had my 3 yr old who gets restless and since we got into an argument over the methadone he took like 45 minutes to fill ithe others, people who came after me got there scripts first! i told my doc about this and he said people will treat you different when they kno you are on it, and it is true! They all think i was on heroin and even if that was the case which it isnt why do they gotta be so mean. Anyways, is this a good drug, i want to have another child in the future what will i do when i get pregnant? will on have to be on this for the rest of my life. i have heard it referred to as "the demon drug" and that freaks me out i didnt know much about it anyone have a bad experience or good experience? please share your opinions and stories on methadone. Thanks!
Anyone out there that can give me advice on the methadone let me in. I have been on it 3 months and have had withdrawals when i havent taken it, so am i just trading one addiction for another? i definately have more energy and do feel alot better than when i was taking the percocet, vicodin, lorcet, klonopin, oxycodone. I can say that. But whats gonna happen when i have to come off of it? the doc dosent plan on taking me off for a long time, but like i had said before i am 24 and i want another baby it wont be for a while before we have another baby we have to much going on in our lives that we have to fix before we bring another child into the mix we already have one and we really want another one, but not until our lives are in great working order. But what will happen say if i accidentally got pregnant, we are very very very careful so i am not really worried about that but things happen, what would happen to me and the unborn child? would i have to go thru withdrawals or would they put me on a different type of medication during pregnancy? When i was pregnant with my daughter ( this was waaayy before i was on methadone) I had been taking vicodin for about 4 years before i had gotten pregnant and i was actually going to my doc appt to get my med refills and i had complained about pelvic cramps he ran a pee test and i was pregnant!! to my surprise!! So I didnt take anything all day that day, and i went to the obgyn the next day and they told me i could taper from the vicodin and as long as i didnt abuse them it wouldnt hurt the baby i was shocked!!! so i took like 2 a day and had withdrawals and bad headaches, they sent me to a neuroligist and he prescribed me tylenol #3 and my obgyn said hat was safe, i took it thru out my whole pregnancy i never exceeded more than 3 a day and i didnt take them everyday and during the last month of my pregnancy i didnt take it anymore and i never felt better, i felt like yay im finally off these pills!!! I felt great. But after i had her, they were giving me dilaudid in the hospital because i had to have 20 stitches u know where because she was so big i tore bad. SO when i went home they sent me home with a script for norco and darvocet, norco when it was real bad darvocet when it wasnt so bad, and i was instantly hooked again, and i didnt think just taking them for a short period would have me hooked agin but oh yes i was hooked and ever since i just kept moving up to stronger stuff never any street drugs always the prescription pain pills.I should have never of taken them after i had her i should have thrown away the scripts but i was dumb and thought i would be ok now i know once your addicted to something you cant just take one and be fine its like all of a sudden as soon as it hits your brain, you are addicted again. But now i am on the methadone and feel alot better i do take extra some days but i do have pain as well. and some days i just need a little more, im getting better with that and trying to just substitute tylenol instead of more methadone. But im rambling again it just feels good to get it off my chest i have so much to say. I just want to hear others stories about methadone. Thanks for reading this long post if you have gotten all the way to the bottom :)