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I Have been prescribed 25 mcg/ hour Mylan Fentanyl patches.I'm on my third patch. I'm feeling no relief. I've enven tried using a heating pad and chewing on the used ones just to get some relief still nothing.Any suggestions?
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.
A quick history on me. Have chronic pain...started taking Hydros approx. 3 years ago. Began at 1 pill a day and wound up at 5. My GP finally said "You have to go to a pain doc." On my first visit the Pain doc gave me a 25 mic Fentanyl patch and 30 days later he moved me to a 75 mic patch every two days. Fentanyl makes Morphine look like baby asprin. After 4 mths on this I decided I did not want this type of pain med...it really scared me.
I am on day 6 of no fentanyl after years of 200 mcgh daily I decided it was time to stop this insanity. However after 10+ years of this it is not easy doing on your own, nobody knows the toll it takes mentally ane physically unless you have been there. My question to the world is {is anybody else experiencing this?
Please talk to your doctor about this. It can be very hard to come off narcotics and Fentanyl, in particular, can be hard. You really should have your doctor managing your taper. He/she knows your medical history and can help you with this. I came off Fentanyl last year. It wasn't a snap but it wasn't horrendous either. A lot of people have relief with the Fentanyl, but since we're all different, what works for one, doesn't for another.
Getting it cleared from your body will depend on your percentage of body fat, your metabolic rate, and the ability of your liver to break down the fentanyl. I would imagine that fentanyl could be found in your body for a month or so after stopping it, but the last couple weeks it would be in very low concentrations-- too low to measure by the standard urine tests out there, and too low to have much of an affect on you. OK... hallmark of addiction...
What process are you talking about? Withdrawing from fentanyl? I have one insight : They're all difficult to quit. I'm not meaning to sound harsh,trust me,I have compassion. Quitting anything we're addicted to is just awful. Opiates can just be stopped. It's not easy but it's done all the time. Do you have any support? Have you prepared yourself for detox? Called a doctor to help?
25 mg is low for someone so opiate tolerant but be very careful I had a horrible experience with fentanyl, I was up to 75mg every 48 hours and It is horrible getting weaned. I hope you have better luck and can be pain free!
For the past year I have been taking 75 mcg fentanyl patches every three days.I need and want to stop and get back to living a clean FUN life.I don't get them by prescription so I can not goto a dr to taper off.I have tried on my own and it was total HELL! The thought of those feelings again scares me to death.I read about Suboxone and wonder if someone here can tell me how it worked for them.Also money wise how much did it run?
My girlfriend (aged 32) was an anaesthesiologist, specialized in cardiothorasic surgeries, but also addicted to fentanyl. The first time I noticed the use of fentanyl was about a year ago, but as the days passed the dose began to rise and over the last 2 months she used to do 2 hypodermic injections of fentanyl per day. I don't know the exact dose, but she had the large fentanyl vials (I think that there are 2 vial sizes) which she used for 4 or 5 injections approximately.
I was recently prescribed Fentanyl 25 mcg for my abdominal adhesion pain. I have been taking Hydrocodone or percocet off an on for a while now and finally got the point where I was needing it every day to function. I have had 5 surgeries in the past 4 years so that is part of the reason I am where I am. So, my question is about the Fentanyl. The first week I was using it, it was great. I felt better and had more energy than I have had since I don't know when.
Hi! Fentanyl patch is for round the clock monitoring of pain and are usually effective from day one of use. However, best pain relief may be evident after 24-48 hours of use. Please be in touch with your doctor and use the patch as advised as this can be habit forming as well. Your doctor will keep monitoring you. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
If you found real happiness and have good reason aka prescription from a GOOD doctor and no history of drug abuse then why would you want to stop. This is the only time in my life I had a reason to take pain meds and because I abused them in the past I am not taking them. It is only temp pain but if it was going to be lifelong then I would rather be on some sort of medication that worked then to suffer each day. I guess the question is which way brought you the better QUALITY of life?
I have been on fentanyl for 3 years d/t bone pain, last year I had a nerve ablation on my lower back(L4/5 S1. Ever since I had this nerve ablation I don't have bone pain anymore. Was on Fentanyl 100mcg due to bone pain. I find out now that Fentanyl is not helping anymore. My Doc wants me to try and titrate down on Fentanyl,I had asked him and he suggests that I should start from 100mcg to 75 then to 50 and then to 25mcg. What would be your suggestion? Please say some prayers my way..
It has been a month today that I have quit the fentanyl patch (50mcg) and I have been prescribed diazipam to help with the anxiety 1/2 tab 3times a day but I only take this as needed when the anxiety gets rough. The sleeping is the worst part. The legs kicking is getting better but sporadic sleeping but at least I am getting a couple of hours now and then. I take vitamins, force myself to eat, take walks when ever possible, baths, and even take Melatonin (over the counter).
How much of each were you on and for how long? The fentanyl withdrawal will probably be the worst... I had the roughest time with the fentanyl... and no withdrawals from the percocet/oxycodone... it all depends on the person and amount and how long the person has been using,.. good luck.
I have been on the fentanyl patches since 2003 and am up to the 100 mg/h patch for the past year. I still have breakthrough pain and take percocets 10/325 twice a day. My physician refered me to a pain management Dr. because he said as a GP he couldn't prescribe anything stronger and on my 1st appt. with the pain mgt dr. he said he wants me to enter detox right away as he believes the medication is actualy causing the pain to be worse. I am stunned.
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?
It has a very long half-life, and does not cause the usual narcotic high found with oxy or percs or fentanyl. However, it works really well in controlling pain. It does not drag down the human spirit as other narcotics do, but you can really act nutso if you drink on top of methadone. I was forced off 50 mg/day, and days 3 through 9 were a nightmare, especially with the heebie jeebies.
Hi! Hives are actually the side effects of fentanyl. Fentanyl withdrawal causes hot flashes and feeling of heat emanating from the skin and can mimic hives like feeling. Increasing your water intake can help reduce this sensation. Also taking a cool shower or applying a moist cloth on your skin may help. If you are being treated for withdrawal symptoms then you can ask your doctor to prescribe you something for it. Take care!
ive lived with back pain for 10 yrs now, i had my first surgery at 19 ive had 3 in 10 yrs, now i have another herniated disk and so much excessive scar tissue they tell me its cutting off my left nerve root.
Hi. I was prescribed Fentanyl Patches for severe osteoarthritis,rheumatoid arth. and degenerative disc disease. the Dr. wanted to put me on 50`s but I refused and he put me on 25`s. The 25`s made me so sick he decreased them to 12`s. I have had serious sweats and nausea from the beginning but have had some pain relief. I talked to the Dr. about the side effects and he basically ridiculed me about it. I stopped going to him and now my family practice dr prescribes them.
Pain Management group makes it very clear they do not want to hear 'stories' about coming up short, especially from someone with a history of abuse, so I won't even bother calling them. But I am concerned about my next appointment when given a urine test. I've held onto a used patch to wear one for appearances, but worry about Fentanyl not showing up in urine. I just opened my last patch and have 10 days before next refil.
I'm currently on 75mcg of fentanyl...I change my patch every 3 days along with Percocet for breakthrough pain. I'd like to get off the Percocet as well as fentanyl. I'll be going down to 50mcg of fentanyl next month. My question is, will I have withdrawls if I stop taking the Percocet and just stay on the fentanyl as we continue to lower that? Thanks so much for your help.
So sorry to hear about the pain issue. I have a history of DDD/DJD and my family doctor recommended the Fentanyl patch (50mcg) for pain relief but over time I found it devastating to me. Pain medication including the patch, works on your brains perception of pain. For me, the results were not worth it. I had no idea of how much weight I lost. I went down to 108 lbs and had no idea until I looked in the mirror. I was really too doped up to notice a difference. Ask around and get others opinion.
i am a ten yr plus fentanyl patient dosage 200mcg i am desperate i have a history of long term chronic pain and want to quit.
10 year history of headaches. Tried migraine med after migraine med, lynrica. Finally diagnosied with severe sleep apnea. Was put on bi-pap therapy and things were GREAT, for a year. Now headahces are back with a vengeance. he is no longer able to work, is taking many many drugs. CAT scan, MRI, lumbar puncture negative. Has been admitted and treated with prednisone for a week with no change. has seen two neurologists who basically say they have nothing to offer.
is it legal to prescribe fentanyl to a person with a documented history of drug abuse (heroin)? also, can fentanyl be a replacement therapy for methadone?
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