Lafitte, thanks for updating. I just have a few questions still if you don't mind, as I understand much more where you're coming from now but a couple of things are still a bit unclear.
It sounds like you are mostly on the methadone
for pain management, but are you also
on it as a result of a past opiate
addiction, or does an addiction
have nothing to do with it (other than the fact you stopped with the OxyContin and oxycodone
before it got out of hand)? The only reason I ask that is because in the US, I believe in most cases, methadone prescribed for pain management isn't handled the same way it is when prescribed for maintenance. You get a script, you fill it, and you have it. So, I was previously confused when you kept referring to the strictness of your carry-home doses and the fact you have to go to the doctor so frequently to get your medication. Is that just the way methadone is handled in Canada, regardless of why it's prescribed? Or are you on it for dual-purpose?
Just to clarify, then: right now you're only on methadone, is this correct? No more tylenol 1's or 3's, or are you still prescribed some sort of codeine
/APAP combination on top of the methadone? I'm referring to this
post when I ask about the T3's. I'm glad to hear the split dose seems to be doing more for your pain.
When you say "I've tried the sleeping pills they sell," what do you mean by that? Do you mean OTC sleeping pills? I'm only asking because I must mention that you've got to be careful mixing any sleep aid with methadone, even something as mild as an anti-histamine (various anti-histamines tend to be the active ingredient in many OTC sleep aids). If you're having trouble sleeping for any reason, just talk to your doctor. I'm sure he'd be willing to help do something that he knows to be safe.
Thanks once again for updating.