I'm right along with India.Alice. I was on narcotic pain meds for a back/hip injury after a car accident until I got pregnant with my daughter. When I got pregnant they wanted to switch me from the percocet to methadone treatment, saying it was safer for my unborn baby to be on methadone treatment versus the percocet. (I knew nothing about the drug methadone, nor ever had an addiction to heroin, etc..) During my 8th month of pregnancy I started having strong, regular contractions, called the Dr. & he sent me into labor & delivery. They hooked me up to the monitors and told me they were going to get me something to get me a little more comfortable. The nurse came back getting ready to give me a shot of something. At that time I even told her " I am on methadone, is whatever you're giving me safe to have with this?", she replied "Yes, this is what the Dr. ordered for you to get for your pain." She gave me the shot and about 60 seconds later the instant, violent withdrawl started. My experience was literally, word for word identical to what India.Alice's was. Luckily my husband was at the hospital with me. I told him "something is not right." The nurse replied, "Oh, it's just the side effects of the nubain. It's normal to feel like that." As I was getting worse and worse, my huband got very nervous & worried & called my mom right up to the hospital. He told her that I was having a bad reaction or something. Finally, the nurses realized that I wasn't just having "normal" side effects. They called the Dr. and he ordered Ativan to calm down my almost seizing-like symptoms. The first dose of the attivan didn't help much, but they gave me a second dose that was enough to essentially knock me out (which was the best thing that happened since the injection of the nubain.). Luckily, I was not in real labor and my daughter was born completely healthy about two weeks later. I stayed on such a fairly low dose of methadone through my pregnancy and otherwise had a very healthy pregnancy that she didn't even suffer much withdrawl after being born & didn't have to receive any medication to help with her withdrawl from my methadone. She is now 3 years old and as for me, I'm still struggling with this insane addiction to methadone. I feel as if the doctor I was seeing for my pain kind of tricked me into getting on methadone. They did not tell me how strong of a drug it was and how much harder it is to get off of than other pain narcotics. I pay $65 a week & drive to a methadone clinic everyday of the year to get my methadone & i'm not even in any pain anymore. I'm just addicted to the drug. It's hard juggling a "normal" suburban stay at home "soccer mom" lifestyle & being addicted to methadone. I feel angry at the doctor who originally referred me to the methadone. I'm now down to 27 mgs & soon planning on a switch to another drug, suboxone to get off of the methadone.