i went on methadone 3 years ago for pain management. prior to that, the
doctors had me on all types of crap. dilaudid, morphine, oxycontin,
just to name a few. being a recovering addict, i could not take being
so drugged out. i was afraid it would lead me to relapse. its hard
enough being in recovery and having severe pain. so i talked to my
doctor and he suggested methadone. at first i thought he was crazy. i
thought methadone was just fo junkies. so i went on methadone for pain.
i was amazed! it works very well. of course, i will never be totally
free from pain, but for once i wasnt laid out in bed all day. i could
fnally function. i was able to start working again as a music producer.
i had to quit the live music due to my health, but i could still write
music on my computer. i continue to work with my sponsor, and stay
close to my 12 step program. of course, i dont tell EVERYONE that i'm
on mthadone, but those closest to me that have alot of time in the
program. in other words, i wouldnt go around telling newcomers that i
take methadone, but i do spread the word to others in recovey that
methadone is a great option for those dealing with sevee, chronic pain.