Man, I know what you mean about not being able to catch a break. I had the worst insomnia from when I was about 15-17, then that finally got taken care of, I developed a recurring cyst on my back that I needed to have 5 surgeries (including a total reconstruction) for, and once that finally got solved I started getting cluster headaches, which are literally among the most painful conditions known to mankind. So, I hear you and I'm sorry.
I really don't know much about methadone
, but if I had to guess that probably has something to do with the ineffectiveness of the medication, especially since T3's and 10mg of morphine
taken orally are not particularly strong to begin with... forget the fact Nez is also a recovering addict
. Does the prescribing doctor (for the T3 and morphine) know he's on methadone? Really, the best thing I can suggest is just having an honest conversation with him. Nez is doing all the right things to avoid getting back into old habits and that's really all I think he can do right now.
If the doctor doesn't know about Nez's old heroin
habit or that he's on methadone, then just tell him the pain is unbearable; he doesn't have to say much more. I mean, really, what other options does he have? He can talk to the doctor and try to get an increase in pain meds or abuse them or go back to heroin, and the latter two options are not desirable. Stay strong and go through the proper paths and just hope the doctor is understanding and sympathetic.
The other thing Nez might want to think about asking is adding a non-narcotic medication that might also help with the pain and/or boost the effectiveness of the opiates
. Certain NSAIDs or other pharmaceuticals can be very effective, even for severe pain, depending on its nature.
If Nez ever needs to vent or want to go over the best things to say to doc
before you do, he can feel free to PM me. I'm sorry he's in so much pain.
Wish him the best of luck from my dog Sparky and me.