Hello. It is RuthAnn again and I am so glad to see that you felt comfortable enough to post your story on the forum after all. Like I said in the email I sent you, we want the forum to be a place where we can all come together and help each other out so do not hesitate to post any questions you have or if you just want to talk.
I agree with Dee, if the methadone helps you, I wouldn't concerned yourself at all right now with "getting off", you have enough things going on without having to worry about how long you should be on it or when/if you should get off it. You may never be able to and there is nothing wrong with that.
Do you go to a pain doctor that prescribes the methadone for you or do you go to a methadone clinic? Are you having much trouble with the doctors and/or clinic where you are?
You didn't say when you started methadone treatment, so I am assuming it is recent. I know you are taking it for pain and to get off the morphine, but it is still so important for you to have a good support system right now. How does your family feel about your methadone treatment?
You take care now and know that our thoughts are with you and again, if you need anything, that is what we are here for!
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