I weaned down the methadone by consistently decreasing the dose....I have no insurance and little resources so another medication in addition to a doctor's visit is not possible....I am down to 15mg MSIR at night and when I wake. I envy your husband, that he didn't have withdrawal but I am even as slowly as I have been doing this. I am afraid that I will have all the ugliness of withdrawal no matter how I go about this.My pain is still there but not as much as I feared. And I feel so much clearer and more willing to engage in the rest of the world...For years I have been a hermit, and not until now did I realize that my pain meds had anything to do with that. I really appreciate everyone's input...and for those of you who feel the way I do I would just say don't be afraid to try to stop or reduce your meds they are insidious...I would never consider that they may be negatively affecting my life, because I was too fearful of being seen as an addict. Something that insensitive/ignorant people are all too willing to think about people who NEED continuous pain relief. Good luck. And keep strong my brothers and sisters.View Thread
There is definitely NOT enough oversight for Chiroquackters they make outrageous claims of "curing cancer" and one that I know nearly killed my friend by rupturing a vessel in her neck...As a last resort,suffering from excruciating back pain, I tried one and he made matters worse I will NEVER be that desperate again. Also, they never cure anything every patient is in for life..another friend has been going 20 years, a true believer, but in pain, anyway.View Thread
I don't know about the poll but....I am an RN who stopped working regularly due to a work related back injury, so I feel your pain. I'd suggest going to a reputable pain management practice, they're out there. Pain management is what they do, so they are not afraid to prescribe. Good Luck. ~KellyView Thread
I have recently lost my insurance and am unable to continue going to the pain Doctor I have been going to for 7 years. This has prompted, along with the concern for long term narcotic use, my decision to stop taking them I have weaned off of the Methadone..and now have the Morphine to contend with.....I took large doses 100mg Methadone and 45 MSO4 IR daily. I started taking homeopathic supplements and am going to try acupuncture. My question is does anyone know the easiest way to complete the weaning with as little distress as possible?? My pain has definitely increased and I don't look forward to the withdrawal side effects and would do whatever necessary to avoid that particular misery. I'd appreciate any input to the above quandary. Thanks~ ~KellyView Thread
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