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My son has been on methadone for pain following a car

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My son has been on methadone for pain following a car accident. He has been on it for years. His doctor, Anthony Letizio, has had his license suspended so my son is unable to get his prescription refilled. I have called every doctor listed online as a pain management dr within 60 miles . None do medications . His family doctor refuses to treat him through withdrawal. My ? is How can we get a doctor or how can we help him with withdrawal? , and what will be his withdrawal symtoms be?
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he can try to contact a methadone clinic close to him.

also another option is that he can call up his insurance company and see who else is in network for pain management in network for him.

he may have to travel longer than 60 miles to see a doctor.

every patient's withdraw symptoms can be different depending on his dose and length of time on methadone.

Muscle aches and pains are common after stopping methadone

he might have severe nausea, vomiting, cramps, and diarrhea

his withdrawal symptoms can remain severe for several days

if his symptoms get bad, he might have to go to the hospital for IV fluids and hospital admission to help him get over his withdraw symptoms.

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