My 86 year old mom was recently dismissed from hospice care, as she is not terminal. While on hospice they gave her the pain killer methadone for back pain, she has osteoporosis, scoliosis and has lost about 6 inches in height so we think she has fractures of the vertebra causing a lot of pain. She has very little pain now. Her new doctor will not prescribe methadone and says no other dr. will. Our problem is we have no one to help her get off the methadone. Hospice said to call a pain management doctor, which I am trying to do but there are only 2 locally. Mom hasnt been out of the house in 3 months so trips to the doctor are difficult if I can even get an appointment with pain management doctor. I have a 2 week supply of methadone and dont want her to go through withdrawal. Has anyone had this problem?