That was my first thought, that he's done it to force you into methadone dependency. Whats everyone betting that he suggests an increased dose before suggesting a switch back to low dose hydrocodone, and that the dose increase is larger than it needs to be... Although, as others have said maybe a sales rep. got to him and hes trying to earn as many kick backs via specific drug scripts as possible before retirement.My doctor told me that methadone was not an opioid. I almost laughed in his face. I'm a scientist with a PhD in chemistry and he knows that so he trusts my opinion. I didn't say anything though other than I will give it a try. Some sales rep in a tight skirt got to him. He's like 90 and not all there.
It is so hard to get opioids these days and stay on your doctors good side that I didn't want to rock the boat and argue without trying what he says.
I plan to ask him to switch me back but I just want this current bottle of methadone to work. It does...just not as well as I expected.
I also suspect he switched me to get me permanently hooked because he has seen how easily I go on and off hydro without getting dependent permanently. I hope that isn't why he did it.