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I was on Fentanyl patches for about 15 months. Finally discovered the source of my pain, and it has been treated successfully. I reduced the dose over a couple of weeks and finally got off the Fentanyl about 8 days ago. I want to know if the lethargy, insomnia, muscle stiffness, restlessness and sneezing that I'm experiencing can be attributed to withdrawal after this period of time, and how long it's likely to last for. Cheers.
So you should be able to stop the patch and take a vic as needed. Duragesic (Fentanyl) withdrawl was the most painfull withdrawl I ever had. At one point I had a 160mg oxycodone habbit and it wasn't nearly as painfull as a duragesic 25 withdrawl (and I had only been on it for 30 days). My doctor messed up my appointment, leaving me 2 days from the time my 30 day supply was up until the next appointment.
The brands can differ regarding the strength of drug released from unit patch area. The Mylan Fentanyl Patch is usually available in five different sizes. The 3.13, 6.25, 12.5, 18.75, 25 cm2 patches deliver fentanyl at the rate of 12.5, 25, 50, 75 and 100 micrograms/hour, respectively. The Mallinckrodt patches are available in the following strengths: 25, 50, 75 and 100mcg/hr.
People just need to realize that being on a 25ug/hr patch is still being on a pretty decent dose of fentanyl.....or opioid, for that matter. As far as fentanyl being like morphine, they are alike in their affinities to the mu opioid receptor and that is basically it. Fentanyl is metabolized into an inactive metabolite (norfentanyl) where as morphine is metabolized into one active (m6g) and one inactive (m3g) metabolite. And, heroin is metabolized into morphine.
5 mcg patches of Fentanyl and I need some advice. I weaned down from 37.5 on my own. But, I'm terrified about coming off and having no more meds in my system. I've read the horrific descriptions of the withdrawals and I'm coming unglued about this whole thing, as I asked my pain management doctor not to put me on these things in the first place. I am so angry I've been put in this situation. But, I let him talk me into it because of my unbearable pain situation.
Have never abused my meds Am presently on 60 mg. oxycodone every 4 hours (round the clock ... don't sleep due to pain.) Also was on 75 mcg. fentanyl every 48 hours. Just went to 50 mcg every 48 hours. Not sure how that will work. (I asked to decrease meds.) I've started cutting back on my oxycodone as well. I am definitely having withdrawal symptoms. I had the beginning of withdrawals once and it was horrendous (due to script late in the mail.
took me off the fentanyl and put me on morphine sulfate every 12 hours the switch was very easy and i am feeling much better,but its still an addiction drug but i guess i have to live with that if i want to be pain free witch i am for now i fine i am a little sore but i rather feel a little pain then what i was feeling before so thanks for your help.... i think this is a good drug...
Have been on Fentanyl patches 125/hr every 48 hours and 4-5 Percocet daily plus maybe 8 10mg Vicodin a day. How long before starting the Suboxone should I stop all of these meds. I have Clonidine for withdrawals how can it help. I am scared to death. Have never been in withdrawal from Opiates. I was told 36 hours prior but am so afraid of precipitated withdrawals. Has anyone been here that can give me some advice?
A partial list includes tylenol, antifungal medications, buspar, bupropion, tagamet, erythromycin, propoxyphene, cyclosporine, estradiol, , fentanyl, haldol, lamictal, methadone, many of the oral contraceptives, modafanil, other antiseizure medications, coumadin, antidepressants such as elavil, theophylline and thyroid hormones. This is again a PARTIAL list.
I was just prescribed the duragesic patch 25mcg but have not filled the prescription, while researching on internet found the ingredients in this patch being some powerful meds that I have never experienced before and I am in fear of overdose, not being able to concentrate on my job or addiction. I'm looking for serious advice from anyone who has done this switch and what was your reaction from the pills to the patch.
Opiate patches provide small, steady doses of their active ingredients over a long time period. You should not experience any withdrawal symptoms but everyone is different. Are you on a fentanyl patch or a morphine patch? Opiates can induce depression as can the fact that you have chronic pain. I hope you will consider seeking the help of a therapist. There are some that are very experienced in treating chronic pain patients.
I was just prescribed the duragesic patch 25mcg but have not filled the prescription, while researching on internet found the ingredients in this patch being some powerful meds that I have never experienced before and I am in fear of overdose, not being able to concentrate on my job or addiction. I also only take the pills while at work my job requires standing for 8 hours, I do not take the pills on my time off from work.
I prefer the fentanyl patch because it is all pain med -- fentanyl is a pure opiate agonist, like morphine, where as Butrans depends on a medication that is part agonist / part partial agonist. But either patch should be worn only by those who are opiate tolerant. Even the circular provided with the Duragesic patch warns against using the patch in those who aren't used to opiate analgesics. Have you tried Oxycontin?
The affected opioid drugs include long-acting and extended-release brand name and generic products and are formulated with the active ingredients fentanyl, hydromorphone, methadone, morphine, oxycodone, and oxymorphone. Under the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA) (Public Law 110-85), FDA has the authority to require persons submitting certain drug approval applications to submit a proposed REMS as part of the application.
The good news is from where I was (50-100 mcg of fentanyl + 10-15 30mg roxy's per day) I am down to 2/3 of 1 patch and 3-4 of the roxy's. Feelin pretty decent about that. I have a few days so this morning I had not had a pill in almost 24 hours and ripped off the patch. But oh my god did it kill me. I think I could handle everything but the skin crawling and restlessness....I tried everything from lyrica, baclofen, immodium, ativan. Nothing worked. I cud not sit still for 1 minute.
I'll tell from experience that the fentanyl patches are he11 to get off of. Fentanyl is 80 times stronger than morophine. You are far better off tapering off the Percs then to go fooling around with those crazy patches. Trust me, if you want to msg me I would be happy to talk with you about them.
Hello All! I'm going into day 7 now off the fentanyl patch. There are still 2 HUGE problems. I get severe RLS once I turn the tv off and get going to bed. I toss and turn and have even asked the hubby to get out of the bed because I need the room to roll around and he snores which keeps me up. I have to take a vicodin just for the RLS to stop and also to help get off to sleep. Not to mention the burning pain in my back. I really can't think of anything else to do here to get this to stop.
Some medications work better for certain kinds of pain. I'm guessing it was the Fentanyl patch you used? Was there a reason you stopped using them? I was on it for a year but felt it wasn't the right medication for me. And when you say "oxy," are you talking about oxycodone or OxyContin? I wasn't aware of any change in them, but different manufacturers may have different ingredients (like dyes, buffers) that may be a problem for some people.
I have been taking the cough syrups containing codiene(10mg/5ml) as one of te ingredients for the past 15 years or so. The dose ranges between 200 ml per week initially to 2500 ml per wk for the last few years. Now i want to give up this dirty habit but whenever i try to do this i fail to concentrate on my work,feel fatigue,get loose motions and feel restlessness. I live at at a place where we dont have rehabilitation centres for detoxification.
This situation happens all the time with medications - once approved, they get prescribed for anything a doctor feels appropriate, and sometimes with bad results. Simply put, suboxone contains 2 active ingredients. One is a powerful synthetic opiate, the other is a partial opiate blocker. The reason suboxone helps withdrawal is because of the opiate ingredient. The partial blocking mechanism keeps the patient from getting high.
i take oxycodone ,fentanyl pain patch and tramadol, i have lots of inflamation of all joints in my body to name a few wrists elbows feet shoulders neck low back yet i have not been prescribed a anti inflamatory why i don't know as i have been disabled for 20 +years and only see a family nurse FNP not a real dr , so what should i ask a doctor for as i will be seeing one on monday after these lousy holidays are over
The only thing left is to take him to a treatment facility and let them do this but this goes agienst everything. He has gone 7 days with only the ingredients from the Thomas Rec. and the last thing he wants to see happen is go there and let them dope him up on the same type of things that got us into this mess. Has anybody else had a similiar experience with the insomnia? He also tried "tappering" with a fenynol patch truely thinking this would help him get away from the norco.
Thank you for the answer, as I know the people who make opanas made a mistake by putting the ingredients in excedrin(miss spelled) so they have stopped making them until everyone is found or taken off the shelves and what I was told by my Dr that it should be around June or July before they can start making them again so yes I am freaking out a little because for once I felt that maybe i would have my life back...lol I'm no spring chicken at 57.
The next tier up from Oxymorphone is Fentanyl. Even with taking 36 norcos a day, you are not opioid tolerant enough for oxymorphone or fentanyl. You need to be on 60 mg of morphine a day consistently for at least 1-2 weeks before switching to oxymorphone or fentanyl. There is also Dilaudid which is slightly weaker than oxymorphone. I assume that you were taking that much norco due to pain and not for the "high".
Homeopathic remedies usually mean there are no or very very limited active ingredients in them. Herbs are different and contain active ingredients in larger quantities - much more likely to interact with medications. Check with the pharmacist to make sure before buying homeopathics or herbals. The homeopathic theory is the carrier (usually an alcohol or lactose) will 'remember' its healing properties. If it says the strenght is 10X it means that the solution is diluted 10%.
) which I assume, from above, like Vicodin or Lorcet, is Brand for generic Hydrocodone, works on a time-release basis. Both contain the same synthetic codeine by dose; it is the other ingredients that make the meds different. I have been on (Percocet) Oxycodone for some 3 yrs. now for outbreak pain from fibromyalgia. (The "main med" is Fentanyl patch) My doctor simply encourages a stool softener.
The affected opioid drugs include long-acting and extended-release brand name and generic products and are formulated with the active ingredients fentanyl, hydromorphone, methadone, morphine, oxycodone, and oxymorphone. Under the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA) (Public Law 110-85), FDA has the authority to require persons submitting certain drug approval applications to submit a proposed REMS as part of the application.
Oxycodone is one of the active ingredients in Percocet alongside acetaminophen. Oxycodone is metabolized by the liver into oxymorphone. Oxymorphone is about 2 times stronger than oxycodone based on pharmacology. When I was first switched to Opana, the drowsiness and tiredness were unreal! It was a real struggle for me at first and I also have a desk job. However, the sedation effects only lasted for a month at the most.
I then moved on to fentanyl and some analogues of fentanyl, largely because my and my girls tolerance was such that heroin and dilaudid was just not cutting the mustard so to speak. Did you know that fentanyl is one of the very few opioids that is not converted into morphine after crossing the blood brain barrier? Sorry, I just find that interesting.
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