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Re: Methadone for depression. JahL

Posted by shelliR on December 8, 2001, at 14:31:27

In reply to Re: Methadone for depression. shelliR, posted by JahL on December 6, 2001, at 11:34:15

> Hi Shelli.
Hi Jah,

> I think Methadone low-dose is helping a little. Now I've got the green (in both senses of the word) light.......

do you have enough of a source for you to be secure in knowing that if it works, it will be there for you?

And will you see this guy again to see how the new med combo works? Is he still your doctor?

What does this mean: PS I'm still technically at the DP unit so I'll keep you abreast of any developments.

Are you physically in the hospital, or does unit mean your file is still being kept in the huge bureaucratic UK system at a certain specialty and they may continue to treat you?

You can perhaps answer those questions in one answer, because they might all be related, except the supply question.

Its hard to translate the UK system from over here.
I don't know if there is much of a difference in how I feel between methadone and oxycontin. It's more that my doctor is telling me that it "should"
last for at least 12 hours and it's lasting for only 8 hours. And it was a bad time to switch because it's the busy season until christmas with my business. So with the oxy, he was allowing me to take an extra dose at night and now he is fighting that.

It's all so crazy with this pdoc. I mean who's taking the med, him or me. It doesn't make me high at all, so way would I say it's wearing off too soon if it wasn't. It just means that I have more
rebound depression in the morning. I already went through that and settled it with oxycontin and now he is again saying your at the highest level, etc. etc. And I say what is the plan, and he has none.
I think it would have been better to start with methadone because the increases in doses would have been so much smaller and I could have started so low. I am taking 110mg, but the oxy had gotten me really high up in mg.

Anyway, I am a wreak, I need a new pdoc, but yes, the methadone, even with this guy, is better than no opiates without this guy.

Keep us informed. After Christmas I hope to turn into a person again.





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