Hi, i have a question. I am currently on methadone maintenance (private prescriber but dose at chemist) and i have a back injury that has got worse just lately. I have been on oxys before for my back. The methadone has always been maintenance and not prescribed for pain. I'm looking to get some kind of pain relief for my current back pain. It's kind of breakthrough pain i guess, i mean the methadone doesnt cover the pain, just keeps me from getting sick so its not providing any pain relief. That said i am in pain constantly from my back but it goes from bearable to unbearable throughout the day.
Considering im on maintenance where would i go to obtain pain meds. I am reluctant to go to my methadone prescriber for fear that he a) wont treat me, or b) will just suggest an increase of methadone, which i dont want cause the pain is not constant. I literally want some pain meds i can take, when i need to. I am thinking of going to another dr. but then do i tell him i am on methadone? Or do i keep quiet about being on methadone. But then the doc will think im opiate naieve and prob wont prescribe me enough meds to get an analgesic effect. I'm also worried that if i go to a different dr. other than my methadone on then my methadone dr will think that im dr. shopping. Any ideas as to what doctor i should go to, and what i should reveal to them?
The pharmacists make not much money from this, and I thank them for it. I figure its the least I can do to be polite [also, a cute one at my new pharmacy has a crush on me; I assume that it'd be bad ethically to go there, such a shame
lol I dunno about that, 100 clients x $$$ remember it's given free by gubment the methadone supply. I think it should be like the UK supplied free, A normal script is $5.50, $60 is a fair whack out ones benefits year after year.. In NSW i hear as much as $90