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    Condition: Pain
    4/4/2016 8:45:14 PM

    Reviewer: Robertofwerth, 45-54 on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Broke my lower back while in service 31 years ago. After 2nd surgery in '91, it became chronic. I've been on everything. Now am on 20mg X 5 a day. Both hips also had to be replaced...twice! I was also fortunate enough to find a great doctor who implanted intrathecal pain pump that has Dilaudid and Fentanyl. If not for this wonderful dr, suicide would have been an option, sad to say.

    Condition: Pain
    9/16/2014 10:54:29 AM

    Reviewer: angelfish, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Took for several yrs.Developed Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency from taking this. Only Endocrinologists seem to know this can happen, my Pain Spec. were unaware. After yrs of suffering, diagnosed-but told don't stop methadone just take a steroid like Hydrocortizone or prednisone every day.MISERY .After a yr I couldn't take how I felt -decided to detox off both!! In 3 wks my pituitary functi ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Pain
    1/3/2014 5:07:51 PM

    Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I feel like the luckiest person on the planet! I have had chronic pain for over 30 years from fibromyalgia and osteoarthitis. My doctor knew me before I got sick so he knew that I was not a maiingerer and has helped me through most of this time. I did see over 20 doators and specialist and four dentists before I got a diagnosis so I've been at this for a long time. I have taken every pain me ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Pain
    9/27/2013 11:57:17 PM

    Reviewer: Joe, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

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    Condition: Pain
    8/4/2013 6:14:49 PM

    Reviewer: hapykrosher, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I was on methadone for 14 years for fibromyalgia pain. Was started on 5 mg 3X day by our local teaching hospital pain clinic and referred back to primary care doctor who increased me to 10mg 3X day after about six months because it wasn't helping much. The increase does not kill the pain but does reduce it to a livable level, plus it stops my restless leg and helps to control my colon proble ... Show Full Comment

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