Fentanyl and blood pressure

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that is what i thought but i was not sure im on a lot of med and they have been uping my lyrica and norco and fentanyl and im on a blood pressure med that dr said would help the nerves and wanted to see if this was somthing i need to talk to dr about the are going to be sending me to a pain management clinic.
Take all the medications in their bottles; they will give you some of the meds, such as blood pressure and others that you need to live. During rehab you will go through a roller-coaster ride, both mentally and physically. You may go through chill spells then hot spells. Take a pair of inexpensive but warm gloves. {You may need to cut off some of the glove fingers}, a sweater might be needed. Nausea and dry heaves, spasms and seizures will be part of it.
My question is about managing the withdrawal symptoms - what are some specific things I can do to help manage 1) high blood pressure, 2) high heart rate, 3) pain, pain everywhere, 4) restlessness, 5) getting some sleep. All kooky suggestions welcomed - I am hydrated, I'm taking hot baths, I'm cycling on a trainer for 20-minute stints every day, I'm eating well, I'm taking my vitamins, and you know, being sensible, but OUCH. Thanks for your help.
If you are young and healthy, the withdrawal may be quite uncomfortable but usually safe. Whereas if you are older and have blood pressure issues or other health problems, there are more risks to your safety and you should make sure to have the support and guidance of your prescribing physician. I do wish you the best of luck.
My problem now is that I have experienced a drastic jump in my blood pressure since discontinuing the Fentanyl Patch and Clonidine...I only got seven day's worth of the Clonidine in the first place, so have a few left since I was splitting them into fourths during the later part of my therapy. I am in significant pain, but do not feel it justifies a jump in my b/p to 167/101!
and Clonidine for the creepy-crawly feeling and control of blood pressure variations. It will make your withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter. The residual symptoms of insomnia and depression can last another few months. Thus, it is not easy, but it gets better and better over time and you can look forward to a drug free healthy energetic you in the future.
i wound up in a hospital because i threw 250 times a day and started throwing up blood. i got dehydrated. my blood pressure and blood sugar shot up out of control. coming off of this is far worse than the patches and they sucked. i am on my 3rd day now and slowly getting better. it is the hardest thing i have ever done. i feel for all of you and i blame dr's because instead of figuring out what was wrong with me they just shelled out pain meds. you have got to find a dr that wants to help you.
I did/do explain, from the beginning of the patch use, I experienced discomfort with anxiety, rocking, restlessness towards the end of the 72 hours, not so much pain. I was given a blood pressure med, or anxiety meds to aleviate symtoms - which I was reluctant to use. So then they put me on 100mcg, that was down from 125, every 48 hours - but still i can't seem to think straight or concentrate.
See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, Neurontin is a great help for anxiety and malaise, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose for sleep. Clonidine regulates blood pressure, creepy-crawly feeling and will make withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter for mild sedation, sleep and muscle relaxation.
caused more nervousness and anxiety (turns out I'm sensitive to it and to other meds in this class of drugs!) I took the Clonidine and my blood pressure came down so low, I could not hold myself up, I could not sit up and my head was so heavy it was on my chest. I was told, by my pain management doctor, to continue my Darvocet three times a day (which I did) and my Clonazepam at bedtime (which I went off of cold turkey because I thought...
ave me a script for clonidine(used to lower blood pressure) I was hesident to do this because my blood pressure runs low(100/60).I really want to get off this medicine. I do take Dilaudid 4to 6mg. twice a day due to DDD,fibro.had knee replacement and suffer from chronic pain.I want this process to end because I am very anxious to get rid of this Fentanyl. I know I have to o this taper slow,because that is the best way.
Clonidine is very helpful for the creepy-crawly feeling and control of blood pressure variations. It will make your withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter. The residual symptoms of insomnia and depression can last another few months. Thus, it is not easy, but it gets better and better over time and you can look forward to a drug free healthy energetic you in the future.
He actually got angry and walked out of the room,called in 90 tramadol 50mg and .02 clonidine blood pressure patches.Tomorrow is the last day of my patch. Am I going to be okay? Does anyone know what can happen. I haven't abused my meds but have real chronic pain. I have no Insurance...what in the world will I do?
I've been on fentanyl patch 25 mcg and 12 mcg combine for 2 years for health reasons . Due to adverse side effects I have come off of them call Turkey . I am on day 5 and it is been hellish to say the least.
I tapered off Fentanyl (a little too fast) and it wasn't easy. Don't overdo the Clonidine; it's an old blood pressure pill and helps with w/d but you don't want your BP to go too low. Look at the Thomas recipe. There are lots of things that will help with the w/d symptoms. For the restlessness, a long hot soak in the tub with Epsom salts will help. Google Imodium and see how it helps with w/d, not just the stomach issues. Drink tons of fluids.
First off, congratulations on beayting throat cancer. My uncle and aunt both did and it's not easy. Fentanyl was probably a good med for you while going through that. Around here you don't hear anything about the Actiq. You also don't hear much about Fentanyl being used recreationally, though it happens rarely. I was given the Fentanyl patch after about 6/7 surgeries on my hand and winding up with rsd, nerve pain and more.
By the way , I think you will find coming off of Percocet and soma a walk in the park compared to fentanyl. Fentanyl is notorious for being difficult to WD from. Due to the fat stores, it can take a while to clear from the body. Hang in there , it will get better !
I've tried a lot of different things for chronic pain issues (several different kinds) and go on and off narcotics when the pain causes other health issues (really bad high blood pressure that can't be controlled without decreasing the pain.) I will never go on Fentanyl unless I know it's end of life. Narcotics are not the best meds to treat fibro or nerve pain. I don't know what ME is. There are other meds you can try and other things.
The Doctor thought it may be Hormones and did the blood work only to find that it was normal. So now, I know it's the Fentanyl. I am so sorry to hear of your Dad. My Dad passed away from Lung Cancer back in 2003. It was the saddest day of my life. I certainly hope that your Dad is able to turn his illness around and get better. I will pray. So, there you have it...The Fentanyl is to blame for many of my issues and yours as well.
) the blood pressure medication who is willing to let you have some, it helps a lot. The reason you legs and body hurt so much has to do with your blood pressure. Narcs push your blood pressure way down. When you stop taking them your blood pressure shoots through the roof. 16.) Go tanning in a tanning bed. For some reason it helps with the hot/cold flashes that come. It also helps with the sleeping issue. 17.) Don't take off your last patch. Keep it on as long as you can. Here is a big one..
medication that there is and I chose the Patch because of all the pills that I take for my Heart, Blood Pressure, Blood Thinners, etc. I just wanted to be able to have something that WASN'T a pill and would give me the relief that I needed so badly.
It was a great concern of mine that I would not get the job because of the results of the blood work. I got the job and the subject of drug use never came up. Don't know if it was because of oversight or negligence or what. No one ever contacted me after the bloods were taken.
I insisted the methadone be stopped, my breathing was so slowed and my blood pressure was so low. This was on the lowest does of the methadone. I wasn't ramped up to where they wanted me to be. These medicines are deadly, speak up and don't be afraid to question your doctor..
Please look for medical assistance immediately , even if you have to walk into a emergency room and let them stabilize your blood pressure, heart rate , fluids and etc.. That is why we do it in our hospital under medical care . You can see more information on opiates.com on how we medically detox patients. Regardless what route you decide to take, you cannot keep going through this physical stress. Please look for help ASAP. I wish you all the best.
is this normal? and short lasting?) and much anxiety and panic. I'd appreciate any info offered to help educate me so that I'm realistic in what to expect and for how long (I want it over with yesterday, smile) to return to normal from percocet and the patch? Also, how soon should I be reduced to the 25 mg patch? It's been two months now on 50mg, but first month changed patch every 2 days instead of 3 bec of w/d so bad.
You don't want to have a heart attack or stroke from the extremely high blood pressure withdrawal from Fentanyl can cause. File a police report and bring the report to your doctor. Upon doing this, your doctor should refill your script early without a problem. Once you have your new Fentanyl patches in hand for the next month, PLEASE considering buying a safe to lock your meds in so that this won't happen again. Please keep us updated on how you are doing.
now he's back on oxy's and the fentanyl patch. he wants to quit, but how can we keep his blood pressure under control?
I use the fentanyl patch for my neck and back pain and my pain management doctor feels that it is okay for me to continue to wear the patch during surgery (he is an anesthesiologist). I talked to the pharmacist today and he said that I absolutely should take off the patch, and even should take it off a few hours before since the medicine is still in the body and releasing so I don't technically need the patch attached to my skin for the last few hours before the surgery.
Only one person was kind to comment back to my post. If you are in the fentanyl patch and I was on that too about 5 years ago, but it burned my skin, so they put me on morphine er, I was taking 60mg twice daily and had 100 of the 15mg fast acting morphine and that was not helping me anymore. Morphine is not the answer either, gives me a headache, I have been on all of them, so I decide that I had enough, started to wean myself off slowly.
have been on 300 mcg Fentanyl patch every 3 days, 120 mg Oxycodone, 8 mg Tizanidine, 3 mg Lorazepam a day for the past 8 yrs, new PC cut me down to 100 mcg Fentanyl, 30 mg Oxycodone a day in 19 days (then discharged me from her practice), am experiencing EXTREME pain, vomiting, nausea, stomach cramps, watery eyes, sweats, fever, severe increase in blood pressure, muscle spasms, IRRITABILITY, anxiety, insomnia.
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