I have been taking roxicodone, clonozopane, and soma for pain, I had 2 cervical disks fused and the one above is getting so bad , I am close to needing another fusion, I dont want to do this untill it is inevidable, the first time I waited 2 years and was taking meds and epidaurals, I finally had to get the fusion done because I was basically paralyzed in both hands and the pain was insane, I have to talk to someone in the same situation because I dont know what to do next. My Neurosurgeon told me cause I have so many bad disks, it will be one after another, I am only 47, I thought the roxicodone was working pretty well, with not to many side effects, I told my pain doctor that I had taken a few extra one week because I couldnt bear the pain, well he didnt like that and said I did not comply and took me off them and gave me methadone, 2 10mg 3 times a day. Well I had gotten the worse side effects, including severe constipation, drowsy to the point I couldnt get out of bed, and I had such a nasty taste in my mouth. I was also diagnosed with severe carpal tunnel, by taking an emg test. I cant feel nothing in both hands in the morning and it takes me a few hours for the feeling to come to me. I know there are people out there that have been dealing with this kind of stuff for many years, I only been dealing with this severity for a few months and I need some good feedback. I am currently fighting social security for disability, and would like to know what other meds are good to try. I thought I was doing pretty well on the roxys but he is afraid to give them to me long term because I had a coke addiction back in the 80's, but never had a problem with mental addiction to any pills. The doctors are so paranoid these days due the abuse of the opiates, I had a coke issue in the 80's , never had a pill problem, my pain management doctor is giving me meds but is making me take random drug screens and is watching me like a hawk, ask your dr if he can give you a relatively low dose and you will comply to all their rules.