I am searching for a private Dr. in Birmingham, Al that that treats opiate addiction through prescribing methadone. I have been going to a clinic for about 3 years, I need to be treated for high blood pressure and severe lower back pain as well as the methadone treatment. Searching for a private Dr that can help with treatment for all issues with the intent of getting off methadone eventually while treating the other issues. I also would like to use my Blue Cross health insurance. Thanks for any suggestions.
Welcome to the Pain Management Forum. I am sorry you are unable to locate a physician to treat you. We are chronic pain patients and not recovering from addiction.
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I had back surgery 13 yrs ago and have been on methadone for chronic pain since then. It works great, doesn't interfere with my day to day functions but my physician has retired and left me with no one to turn to. I had one pain clinic try to put me on buprenorphine but my ins won't cover it and I'd rather just stay on what works for me! Anyone know of a pain clinic in Birmingham, Al that uses methadone for chronic pain control? I would so appreciate any help.
methadone used the correct way will work for your problem but let me tell you from experiance used the wrong way will put you through HELL. I was in a methadone clinic for 13 yeas and got up to 140mg a day mistake but now I'm off of it like i said earlier it took 13 years to get off and more pain and withdraws then i ever went through when i was taking pain killers yes methadone help but it also put estrigen in our system you will gain weight like nobodys buisness but if this is your sulution to getting off pain killers don't let it go on for to long and also try subtoxin easier to get off of then methadone
I have been on 120 to 150 mgs of methadone for several years and my current pain management doctor just had a stroke and I am left with nothing.would anyone be kind enough to let me know of a PM DR that will treat me?? I live in killen, Alabama so about 3 hours from Nashville and or Birmingham. I will make a drive just néed some help.Thanks in advance
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