Fentanyl hallucinations

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Went to the pain clinic and he put me on the Fentanyl patch 12mcg. I have so many drug allergies that the drs are limited as what they can give me. I am ok with one patch but when I put on the second patch I got chest pains, nervous, nauseated. Took second patch off felt better. Call dr next day told them what happened. He said to take up to 3 10/325 hydrocodone a day. Took one and it overdosed me. took that patch off too.
I am currently taking 200mcg/h Fentanyl patch and am being increased to 400. Does anyone know of any issues with such a high dose? My doc warned me about respiratory issues but very rare and that was it. So I'm wondering if there are more things to be aware of?
A matrix fentanyl patch places the fentanyl in adhesive. There is therefore no gel to leak The matrix design is considered safer because it cannot leak gel. Again a good subject for your pharmacist. he/she can tell you which type you have. You should be able to view the difference and there is a lot of good information on the www. I hope this has cleared up some questions for you. Your pharmacist is a great resource.
anyway, I just was switched from 80mg Oxycontin 3x daily, (because it didn't work anymore, provided no more pain relief) and now am taking 50mcg/hr Fentanyl every 72 hours for a week, and if no pain relief, I am to up it to two patches every 72 hours... The problem, I am getting no relief whatsoever, does this mean I am tolerant to narcotics? I am starting to freak out, because why doesn't it work?
My husband is on the 100mcg fentanyl patch and has been (on various doses) for 3 years now, he is going through something terrible, we are constantly in the ER because he has withdrawal WHILE WEARING THE PATCH. Recently his doctor decided that he might get in trouble for what he's doing to my husband and cut him off cold turkey.
that ditched me and gave me a tissue for my tears. And... a prescription for the DEVIL ITSELF!!! FENTANYL PATCH!!!! He said here is a 25 mcg to start, you will probably need more. This will work great for you. I was just so happy and excited to have someone help me that I didn't even look to read about it. Never heard of it and assumed it was all new. This was 11/07. It is now 1/10 and I have decided to get my life back.
The worst lasts at least a week to ten days, fever, vomiting, feels like your bones are ripping through your muscles, hallucinations (for some), diarrhea, but then for a long time after that you deal with having absolutely no energy and severe depression. Not trying to scare you but if you can stay away from it, please do. Don't change from the patch to methadone. Is there any way to taper any lower from the patch?
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 went off Fentanyl 1 week and 14 hours ago. I was given Clonidine and Vistaril for withdrawals. Couldn't take the Vistaril...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 am finally at a point where I am wanting to wean off my pain medications which are MS Contin - 15 mg (was at 30 mg last month- yea), and hydrocodone 10 mg. I am afraid of the withdrawals because at the beginning, I was put on Fentanyl and had terrible side effects, i.e., hallucinations, behavioral changes, hearing voices, slow respiration, etc.. I stopped taking it on my own (took about 1 week). I didn't know that the doctor could give me something to 'ease' me out of this horrible drug!
Endoscopies are very safe procedures. You will usually be given sedation (not general anesthesia) and most people don't remember any of the procedure at all. I've had many endoscopies and I have no memory from most of them. Some people have some mild reactions to the sedation such as dizzyness, hallucinations, fatigue, or just "feeling strange". These might last for the rest of the day but they are almost always mild and are gone by the next day.
Within half an hour my thieghs felt slightly numb and tingly for 20 minutes. Several hourse later slight hallucinations for less then an hour. Halucinations were not detailed or vivid. Pupils fixed & dilated. Light anxiety attack followed. Nuerological screening showed nothing abnormal. 6 days later another episode. Eyes started twitching side to side. After, I stood up but felt my legs would give out. Left leg twitch started.
Remain in pain for the full 24 hoursor until the new patch begins to work! Nothing stops Fentanyl withdrawals except Fentanyl no other opiate will work! There is oral Fentanyl that would solve you from being forced to eat your patch but it is only sold in America.
For me Fentanyl patches 50mcg have saved my sanity. They lessen the pain but don't take it away but make life a little bit easier. I also take Tizanadine and oxycodone for flare ups. In the morning I start taking Savella the new Fibromyalgia medication. My Rheumatologist gave me a four week starter pack of Savella today. I'm really nervous to take this medication because both Cymbalta and Lyrica were horrible medications for me. The side effects scare me.
The doctors could not get me stabalized for days and ended up putting me on 200 mcg/h Fentanyl patches every 72 hours. Due to post op complications (pneumonia, blood transfusions) I was in the hospital for 2 weeks. When I was released and saw my doctors for the first time to get the staples removed from surgery, they tried to take me off the patch cold turkey. I had a grand mal seizure and they put me back on it.
It also acts like an antidepressant...which makes it doubly debilitating when withdrawing. I'd rather withdraw from fentanyl than ever withdraw from Tramadol again.
gave norco 10/325 #240 with refills. Felt great! No headaches, then 100mcg fentanyl patch-no high but no headaches. I stopped them suddenly and within 4 hours took 4 norco. It took 2 weeks to get of norcos. I wanted to die. Only DT's can kill ( I'm an RN.) I was so weak but livable. Headaches came back and went back to norcos, never more than 8 a day, what a f$ck up. Your body remembers. Back to addiction in a snap.
im an adict i was clean for 5 years i had a freak act of nature hapend and my kidneys and liver gave up on me the hospital put me on fentanyl and oxycodone iv been on a high dose sins june last year i fill like poo im not myself and the fact i was clean for 5 years im realy unhappy i fill worse of now than any outher drug iv taken before perscribed drugs are a hole noughther ball game and i dont no wear to start any ideas coz i cant live like this much longer
The pain clinic has been able to get the RSD pain under fairly good control with some blocks, the Fentanyl and oxycodone for BT pain. Unfortunately it's not doing anything for this pain. I had taken morphine in he past but didn't care for it as it made me constantly hungry, but it did work well. Now I'm wondering if I'd be better off taking that maybe at a higher doe until the surgery. I'm just not sure what's stronger for the BT medication. I know Vicodin won't do it.
I have been prescribed anything from ultram to fentanyl patches which i took myself off because I was only 22 and I wanted pain relief options after the age of 40! I have been on Hydrocodone APAP 10/325 mg once every 4 hours...and its just not cutting it at all. My rheumetologist is in denial I believe or just scared. My problem is...
I was on all the pills then was put on the Fentanyl Patch for just over 2mths but I have been on the pills before and after.
Seeing and hearing things could be from the medication, when are you seeing and hearing things? Personally, I have hypnagogic hallucinations almost nighly but live with them. Maybe you've finally cracked and lost it due to the pain? - Kidding!... Assuming you take a pill shortly before bed, and sleep 8+ hours, then the medication level in your system is probably low. Morning's are absolute hell for me, until about 45 minutes after I dose. Paranoid?
It can be aggravated by opiates and/or it can be from the numerous challenges and daily struggles that accompanies our fatigue inducing journey through chronic pain. Certainly the Duragesic (Fentanyl) Patch being an opiate can be responsible for your depression but to what degree is always the question. Opiates affect each of our systems differently. Please don't feel as though you are running out of time. You just need to bring this to the attention of you PMP or your PCP swiftly.
No I do not have RDS but I have nerve damage in my leg since 2006. The orthopod I saw and pain management I see say that Lyrica and neurotin are the meds for treatment. It may be different in your case since you already take as much as you can. I can tell you that I was started out on 30mg morphine sulfate and I was allergic to it. I've been on oxicontin, fentanyl&norco combo. So I would guess that 30mg morphine would be a starting dose. Please feel free to message me.
WOW, that's a lot of medication...Is he taking ALL OF THIS at once? Was he started with all of this after his release or have they continued to add more meds. over a period of time, because of his pain? (Other than the liquid one; I know what that one is). Is he still on the Pain patch? If not, when was it taken off? Was it Fentanyl? If you don't know, it should be on your receipt.... let me know & please DO NOT give up on him just yet!
Symptoms of the serotonin syndrome may include mental status changes such as irritability, altered consciousness, confusion, hallucinations, and coma; autonomic dysfunction such as tachycardia, hyperthermia, diaphoresis, shivering, blood pressure lability, and mydriasis; neuromuscular abnormalities such as hyperreflexia, myoclonus, tremor, rigidity, and ataxia; and gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Seniors in particular seem to react very badly to demerol with hallucinations. I don't remember the study well enough to say if that reaction is due to slow metabolism or medication interactions. Apparently there are a lot of side effects and drug interactions with demerol and there are better medications available now. Many years ago I was given oral demerol for post-op pain management following shoulder surgery.
she was on high doses of percocet for abt 2 yrs and that did give her moderate relief however she finally had to d/c as it made her very suicidal and gave her hallucinations...so she couldn't tolerate any longer. Lately her GP has put her on a fentanyl patch and T3's and that only takes the EDGE off her pain...but enough that she is at least functioning, problem is all she can do is sleep it just knocks her right out...and stll only moderate relief but she is afraid to tell her dr.
I have had hallucinations, dizzyness, lack of balance, and a sort of 'high' feeling from it, from not going to bed right away. These are the ones I know about. Others are xanax, wellbutrin, effexor, and some others i cant recall. No med works for everyone, and no particular combo works for everyone. I can be difficult and frustrating figuring out with your doctor what is right for you. Every person with anxiety/depression goes through the same trial and error process.
After 7 days in pure Hell, involving exquisite pain, severe drug withdrawals, auditory, waking dream hallucinations, nasty smell and taste hallucinations causing nausea, no sleep, couldn't eat, guilt over my daughter’s situation, and not being able to help my wife from jail, you know the drill (what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and what God leads you to, He brings you through). Luckily my only two-bed cellmate was a born-again Christian.
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