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But I noticed that these are only the days when I am close to being out of my medicine, Actiq or fentanyl lolli-pops! They were a God send at first but over 5 years later, more than 50 surgeries to replace my urinary tract and my "man plumbing". I have had a supra pubic cath, a couple of urinary stints in the ureter and I could go on and on. I am now taking up to 10 - 1600mcg of the fentanyl lolli-pops, the max dose that lately doesn't work as well. This is the max dose, then what?
I see my Pain Management doctor tomorrow. After taking Actiq for management of bi-weekly migraines and daily headaches for SIX YEARS, my insurance will no longer cover it. It would cost me $2400 per month which is insane and I cannot afford. What can I talk w/ my doctor about as an alternative to the Actiq to help me tolerate the headaches that I have had for almost 25 years. I am scared to death and very depressed with this pain. It almost makes life not worth living.
Sudden pain I use Actiq, Fentanyl Citrate Lolly-pops but those are typically reserved for terminal cancer patients, I use them off-label. There is another med, Fentura (sp?), a fizzy disolving in mouth pill of fentanyl.
At my last visit to my PM Dr., I mentioned the Actiq pops, but desite the severity of my pain, from multiple sources, they told me that it is only prescribed to cancer patients. As far as the Opana goes, I did try that once, but like many of the other meds, I ended up in the ER, with a slew of problems/side effects. However,I believe that it was the ER form that I was on. Again, thank you for your suggestions and I will definately research and speak with my doctor about them.
He got switched to 10mgs and the same thing continued. Also he would get from smewhere Fentyal Actiq 800mcg. I would get what I could without him knowing. Before I knew it I was taking 8-10 10mg Perks daily and 2-3 of the Fentayl lolipops. Recently he quit getting the pops and starting getting Opana IR 10mg. By now he knew what I was doing and willing gives me 40 perks and 35 Opana monthly not to mention the 120 perks I get from a doctor who could care less to be honest!
I also have 4 mg Dilaudid and 200 mg Actiq pops for severe episodes.Oxycontin is a wonderful long term drug but the most important thing is to get the dosage correct.We build up a tolerance to the meds and the doctors must allow for that.Norco has absolutely no affect on my pain level.If I am going to go through the aggravation of jumping through all the DEAs hoops to try and maintain some quality of life,darn if I'm going to still suffer.
All I can say is they numb the pain but I dont feel woozy or anything from them. the Actiq pops are a fentynl lolipop it helped ease the pain but it destroyed my molars and now I need extensive dental work. Recently I caught one of my oldest sons friends tryingt to steal a few of my Oxycontins, I called the kids mom and they tested him and now he is in rehab.
So I was out on the street, no referrals left within 100 miles, coming off of Duragesic 75's each Two days, 800ug Actiq pops and Vicodin HP for breakthru pain. He even said "I know it is cold" as he opened the door to send me away. Two $75 copays gone and no where left to go. I am off it all finally but now lie in bed most the day and cant work. I think there are good states but FL is not one. I get most my support here and at the Pain Relief Network.
I used to be on the patch and they had me up to 100mcg patch every 24hours and I had the Actiq 800mcg pops for bt pain. So you are not on that high of a dose really. W/d's are horrible and I have still gone through them tapering down. I tend to go too fast. It all depends on what's more important to you. Me, I would rather have my pain under control and handle some of the side effects. Especially if I had to work and you still have to function for your family.
I currently take roxi 15s and kadian 20s and soma which is a big step down from the fentenyl patches and actiq pops I was on before. Like I said, im in pain management and it has gotten so bad I eat my entire script in about 2 weeks and then buy 30mg kadians to try and get me thru till my next appointment. I usually save a few roxis just to be safe incase they decide to urine test me. Anyway, I am in pain, bad pain! But I also admit I love how these pills make me feel.
Contrary to popular notion, it is legal in the United States and in many other countries to use drugs off-label, including controlled substances such as opiates. Actiq, for example, is commonly prescribed off-label even though it is a Schedule II controlled substance. While it would be legal for a physician to independently decide to prescribe a drug such as Actiq off-label, it is illegal for the company to promote off-label uses to prescribers.
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