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.
Im on 150mcg fentanyl patches every 3 days with 120mg dihydrocodeine every day and have been for nearly 10 years because of a lower spine bodge operation. I don't know if this is high dose cause I don't understand all technical junk about fentanyl patches but I do know my body is well addicted and I get withdrawal about every 48hr because the patches don't last the 3 days there supposed to which is why I have dihydrocodeine to.
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 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.
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 had a gallbladder attack the end of March which lead to pancreatitis (the stone got stuck in the duct leading to pancreas) and a month long stay in the hospital 2 and a half hours away from my boyfriend, one year old and all the rest of my family. When discharged the end of April I was given scrips for fentanyl 50 and liquid morphine(I had a feeding tube nothing by mouth) the morphine was comparable to quitting Tylenol no problems at all.
Clonidine is a blood pressure medication and if he took .1 mg tablet 3 times per day it would help. Also if someone. Can monitor giving him small doses of Klonipin would help. Do you have a dr that would give a script for the Clonidine?
to prescribe 200mcg of Fentanyl to a patient who had only ever previously taken 100mcg of Fentanyl just because the Dr didn't want to prescribe breakthrough meds because he thought they wouldn't work with Fentanyl, then realized he made a mistake in not titrating the patient up from 100mcg to 200mcg and got scared because he was also prescribing 150mg of Nortriptyline, which caused rapid heartbeat and a blood pressure of 180/115 in the patient plus Serotonin Syndrome, so the Dr.
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?
01 mg twice a day, 800 mg ibuprofen 4 times a day, Voltaren gel, lidocaine patches and lots of procedures as well as high blood pressure meds, etc. I first tried to CT off everything at once and it was brutal. I wound up in the hospital on IV fluids. I realized CT wasn't a'good idea for me due to how many meds I was on and due to my other health issues. People do CT off Fentanyl but it is really hard and it lasts longer than other pain meds.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
My gastroenterologist states the same. I do not have cirrhosis and all blood tests come back as near normal. My problem is fatigue that is close to being incapacitating. This has been hounding me for 12 to 14 yrs. I have been using the fenfanyl patch for for over 10 yrs., and as high as 50 units a day. Having eliminated practically all other possible causes, I can only conclude that the fentanyl is the most likely cause of my lethargy. I don't believe I need the pain mgt.
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.