I have also been on the methadone for my pain. Methadone
does not work for
everyone as far as pain goes. It didn't work for
me. If you can take the oxy as prescribed, then stay with it! Unlike what has been previously stated, oxycodone, when taken for a very long time, does not adversely affect any of the bodies organ systems. Even heroin, in its pure form, is a safe pain med. Morphine has been studied for a REALLY long time.