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lynn Says:
 
I am addicted to strong pain meds and I am tired of having to come of of them the withdrawal is awful I went to a urgent care doc and was prescribed simboxon I take anxiety meds to but he wants me to stop I really need the anxiety meds but he wants me off them how do I get him to change it from simboxon to methadone so I can take my anxietymeds

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Verwon Says:
 
Legally, he can't. To get Methadone for addiction treatment in the U.S. requires that you go to an actual Methadone treating clinic, private doctors aren't allowed to prescribe it for addiction treatment.

http:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Methadone/­

What anxiety medication do you take? Did he say why he wants you to stop taking it?

http:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Suboxone/­

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lynn Says:
 
Valium and in sc he is licensed to prescribe and treat me sumboxone is like methadone it us prescribed the same as methadone

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Susan Says:
 
how about for neuropathy, Can I get this prescription for pain of my feet

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Pam Says:
 
Private doctors are treating patients with methadone. They have to have a DEA number. Most doctors that prescribe it are writing it for pain. If they prescribe it for addiction then different rules apply, he has to be an addiction specialist but you do not have to go in for daily dosing.

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Chad Says:
 
Have u found a doc for methadone? I get the liquid version of it and need to find a doc that prescribe Xanax I can help u if you can help me

Chad 206 {edited for privacy} are u in Seattle area

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Lynn Says:
 
That is false he writes the prescription for 90 a month u have to go every month take a drug test to show u r taking that med an nothing else he give u a new script an u come back next month

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Jo Says:
 
Yes Susan. I had been taking Methadone for Peripheral Neuropathy pain for 8 years with pretty good success. I've had the Neuropathy for 18 years and have gone thru all the trials of meds I could stand. None of them worked. Until Methadone !!
It relieves enough of my pain that I can function pretty well. Much better than when I was taking other narcotic meds or anti-depressants that most doctors will insist on giving U. Those doctors do not know enough about Neuropathy to treat us. Run away from them & find an Anesthesiologist. Most of them have the correct license to write the script that U need.
Nothing else has worked on me. However, I'm finding that in New Jersey, most of the qualified doctors who can prescribe the Methadone for me are not willing to anymore because of sanctions demanded by the DEA lately. I'm not sure what they are, but I feel it's extremely unfair to pain patients who need it for relief.

If U can find a good anesthesiologist who is willing to write U the script, do go to them fast !! U will get relief.
If U know of any in central N.J. please forward who it is, so I can go too !! I have been on a wild goose chase for the last 6 months.
Because of these DEA fears, I have lost my last 2 doctors. Currently I am without meds and suffering like Hell.
I wish U all the luck & success in finding the right doctor to treat U. It will work !!

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peach75 Says:
 
I have a friend on suboxon and you can take anxiety meds,I hate when doctors say they don't discriminate?

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jon Says:
 
America the great ! You can buy a gun anywhere with piece of I.D (fake or not) but you can't get methadone without a fight.

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chad Says:
 
NO doctor willl let you take methadone and benzos and doctors cant perscribe methadone as a addiction only for pain you will have to go to a methadone clinic for that but they will expect you to stop the benzos they will tell your doctor to put u on a taper

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peach75 Says:
 
yes you can be prescribed both as long as your not on a high dosage and aren't abusing,a doctor will prescribe both because just because they give you something to take away or help with pain doesn't mean anxiety goes away.

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chad Says:
 
I know for a FACT that a doctor can not by law percribe methadone as a percription for addiction the pills are completly different than the liquid they give to addicts. Hence why the doctor at urgent care gave you suboxone which is a opiod blocker thats why you had to bge "dope sick" the first dose yoiu took. If you find any doctor to give you pills for addiction and benzod to boot ill give you 1000 bucks to tell me where he is cause i want to go there!!!!

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Pam Says:
 
chad I don't know if I misunderstood you but I do know a medical Dr. can prescribe methadone for pain if he has a DEA#. He should not be writing for addiction unless he's an addiction specialist, both will be in pill form. Clinics do it fo pain & addiction. It's liquid form so they can watch you drink it. Valium isn't a benzo as long as your Dr. prescribes it you can take it with suboxen. Dr. and pharmacies all tap into together so the both know what you're taking. Do not take subox too soon, you will have acute withdrawels.

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Jason Says:
 
Buddy I been on methadone for 13 years and I know for a fact doctors are backing away from prescribing benzos (Xanax, Valium, & other anxiety meds) with methadone because the mixture is very dangerous & there's been an epidemic of overdoses from mixing methadone & narcotic anxiety pills. It'll be much easier to get anxiety meds with suboxon. Good luck

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Jo Says:
 
That is so very true, jon !!
I've been being treated for pain for the last 8 years with Methadone. Lost my doctor, and when I tried to find a new one, I had a Hell of a hard time. Most assumed I was an addict and refused to treat me. Left me in pain for several months, until I finally got into a hospital based pain management program, which I am in now. Thank God !! And thank God the doctor I got understands what is happening today too. It gets him angry also. My only complaint about him, is that he has to keep insisting I try the installation of an electrical device I am 100% against. I feel there are too many risks, it isn't totally helpful for all pain patients, and I just don't want to be cut open for a trial, that probably will not help me. Why should I...when a pill helps ? It's so much easier on me this way.
He understands, but every month I hear the same thing. Sheesh !!

It really pisses me off that U can go out & get a gun easier than get your meds if your on Methadone for pain.
I was offered every other kind of narcotic for my pain, but I well knew they would not work.
Got plenty of Morphine, Nucynta, Percocet, etc..Even offered me some Dilaudid. They don't help me and I didn't want them. What they basically told me, was to use them & shut up about my pain. The jerks !! They put me thru HELL !! (including my Primary)
I guess if I was an addict, I would've been a very happy girl !! NOT....NOT an addict !! Helloooooooo.

Geez...I didn't even get a slight "high" when trying to use those other drugs, tho I'm sure many would have.

Thanks jon.

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Viki Says:
 
Hi I have had a total hip replacement and have other issues with chronic pain. I was traveling 6-8 hors one way to see my doc. I can no longer drive that far as my prothesis has been recalled and is becoming very painful to say the least. I have been on methadone for 18 years and would like to find a doc closer to home. I live in KY on the TN VA line. If you could help me find another doc I would be so grateful. I have read many posts on here about people's need for pain management and it breks my heart. My phone # is 606{edited for privacy}. If you could just give me a call and let me know the docs name and address you wouold be helping me immensley.

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Jo Says:
 
Susan, If U have Neuropathy and go to the correct pain management doctor, they should be able to write U s script for the Methadone to see if it's a good medication for U. It works for me, as well as some others I know of.
Good luck wherever your at by now.

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peach75 Says:
 
Can someone please respond to my post,I live in Alabama and my pain dr.left,I have been on methadone for Pain management for 5-8 years,please someone help.

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Jo Says:
 
My best advice to U is to find one of your local hospitals and ask if they can take U into their pain management program. Most hospitals have one. They will explain their process to U. Then it turns into a matter of waiting to be called in & evaluated.
I suffered while I was waiting, was had no trouble when they finally did call me back. Start preparing your records to bring in with U now. Get a rundown of all your scripts for the past year or more from your pharmacy. Mine printed mine up right away. Like in 10 minutes. The doctors like this, so do it for them. They will need proof that you've been taking the meds like U say U have. Without any proof, U will get nothing.
Good luck !!

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Jo Says:
 
Vicki.....I don't live in your area, so I have no numbers to give U. But my best advice to U is to find one of your local hospitals and ask if they can take U into their pain management program. Most hospitals have one. They will explain their process to U. Then it turns into a matter of waiting to be called in & evaluated.
I suffered while I was waiting, but had no trouble when they finally did call me back. Start preparing your records to bring in with U now. Get a rundown of all your scripts for the past year or more from your pharmacy. Mine printed mine up right away. Like in 10 minutes. The doctors like this, so do it for them. They will need proof that you've been taking the meds like U say U have. If U have any empty script bottles, that will help also. Bring it all in with U. Without any proof, U will get nothing.
Hopes for the best !!

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