Fentanyl overdose

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Thats a way to overdose very easily chewing the fentanyl releases the full time releae dose for three (3) days immdiately..........combining with methadone is the worst possible combination - they combine to make the most rapid and lethal mix for respiratory deperssion and arrest - - - only way to OD faster is to add a particular bemzo ........ you wont know that you stopped breathing until its way too late.......
Hello all you other Fentanyl users out there. I was on 25mcg for 4 weeks - prior to this I was on Buprenorphine patches, miles better but I got an alleergic reaction after 5 months so had to come off. They put me on Fentanyl, the worst thing that has happened to me.
A couple of things, changing them daily basically means you are giving yourself 2x the amount your supposed to get, this can cause a major overdose, so PLEASE please please, don't do that. Talk to your doctor if the strength isn't helping. The other thing is they work better if you put them on "fleshy" area's, they absorb better through fat than muscle. I hope that helps. Good luck to you.
I will be leaving to meet them but I thought that these were all signs of a overdose. I really haven't had these signs when I was abusing so I am not sure. Can anyone enlighten me?
We have a daughter that has been smoking fentanyl patches for a long time now but yesterday we found out she was now injecting it. We haven't seen her since july, when we found out she stole from us but is living with grandparents, who are a little naive but are aware of her problems and is also wanting to help. We have tried talking with her and she has attended a few narcotic addiction classes. We are so afraid she will overdose on these, which I have seen in my profession.
My doctor said my fentanyl levels are too high. If anthing they should be low because sometimes I forget to change my patch as often as I should. When I started using the patch my MD said put the new patch on in PM and then the old patch off the next AM. Since I started going to a pain specialist I noticed the label said to take old patch off before putting new patch on, so I'm thinking that's the reason why I am high? Any insight, suggestions?
Hi i just got prescribed 12mcg fentanyl patch. They are very tiny and clear. I had a hard time finding a place to get it to stick my arms chest and hip have alot of hair om em. So i got it to stick to the inside of my arm. Is this ok or is it not a good place to put it? Im a 285 lb guy who is very opiate tolerent do u think the 25s would be better cause i cant even tell if these are working.
Has anyone taken the Fentanyl skin patch for an extended period of time? If yes, do you mind sharing how it has helped your pain?
When I felt the distress, I assumed it was the Fentanyl and discontinued it immediately. But the distress continued so I isolated each drug I was taking and after 5 visits to the ER, wa assured that it was not drug realted - just COPD. What a relief! I was terrified.
Opiates cause very little damage to the body that's why docs. prescribe such large amounts. I think I was the highest amount of oxy + fentanyl then anyone can be on and It was not enough. so the ring seems pretty normal to me. the rock!!!!
You dont want to cut the patches - there is a risk of overdose when you cut a time release medication and it is all absorbed at once......Using the various strength patches you should be able to arrive at a taper... Or your Doc may want to put you on a different med to taper down...
Congratls on getting off your meds, I tried that for the last three months and for me it was able to be. I couldn't continue to work without the Fentanyl. Let me know what your Doc says.
I have colonies of ants living under my skin trying to get out, I'm restless and exhausted at the same time. My muscles want to explode out of my skin. I'm never accepting Fentanyl again for pain control! Been on the patches for over 6 months and was not prepared for this horrible detox! My kind doctor gave me clonidine to help counteract the bad feelings and uncontrollable body shakes. Glad i have it, but im taking much more than he said bc the symptoms are so bad!
I got very nauseated and dizzy and finally figured out it was an overdose of fentanyl. I didn't want to remove the patch (we all know early refills are very much frowned upon) so I placed an ice bag on it for 30 minutes and the effects slowly disappeared. (Sorry about the diarrhea of the keyboard.) :-) While fentanyl can be a godsend for many people, for others it just doesn't fit individual circumstances or lifestyle.
On the 2nd, my new PM doctor put me on Fentanyl patch, the 50mcg kind... It has been helping with my pain so much. I feel so much better except for the fact I am falling asleep left and right! Will this side effect go away? Thats the only negative side effect I am finding... that and the patch peels off especially if I am outside in the sun doing yardwork and sweating. I have had two patches fall off already and I am not sure how to explain this to my doctor.
I am very new to this site and hope I'm posting this in the correct category, etc. I've had 4 back surgeries, the most recent 6 months ago taking out the hardware from the L4-L5-S1 fusion I had done 5 years ago (surgeon found there was movement in the screws) as well as decompression of the L2-L3 nerves. I've been on a combination of Fentanyl Patch (up to 100 mcg) every 72 hours, Hydrocodone for break-through pain, Ambien to sleep, Effexor to control depression.
I have been taking up to 12 percocets a day (sciatica) and now I've been given Fentanyl Patch (16.5 for a nominal in vivo delivery of 100 mcg/h fentanyl for 72hrs) and don't know what to expect, I'm alittle scared to put it on. Could someone tell me how they feel, I have 9yr old twins and don't want to be too zonked out. Thanks so much for any info, I'm so happy I found this site.
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?
I ahve taken 10/325 percocet for years and recently my doctor has put me on fentanyl patches. She told me to try 1 25mg and if no help then apply 2 to total 50mg. I am wondering if I will suffer withdrawls from the change? Iknow it takes a while for the patches to get into your system, will I suffer w/d symptoms during this time?
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.
Johnson and companies manufacturing generic versions of the patch, raising questions about whether the powerful painkiller can be safely made. Hundreds of fentanyl pain patch overdose deaths have been associated with different versions of the patch, and dozens of fentanyl patch wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against the various manufacturers." http://www.aboutlawsuits.
I am on my sixth day without any fentanyl at all. I have been on it for almost 5 YEARS. I had a terrible car accident in 2003 and have been on as much as 75 mcg. every 48 hours. I have been tapering down since about March of this year, and did the "cut the patch" thing (with MYLAN only) on the 25's for about a month and got it down to about a third of a patch for about 2 weeks and then nothing. I am miserable.
When we arrived and they saw the Fentanyl Patch, the first thing they assumed was overdose. They did a tox screen and found no opiates in her system. The patch had been replaced approximately 24 hours prior. She has been on the Fentanyl Patch (100 mcg) for about 3 years and uses a tegaderm patch over it to hold it in place. It was on her stomach. She always places the patches on her stomach or upper arm in a fatty area. This is the 4th ER visit in the past 12 months due to withdrawals.
my 19 yr old daughter was found doa from a fentanyl patch overdose..docs say she is persistant vegetative state and will never recover..she grimises alot like she is crying..does anyone know about this treatment where i could take her to for it???
I guess it is a desperate attempt to find some answers. My dad died 3 years ago when he used fentanyl combined with drinking. I don't think he knew the effects that it could have and from what we know it wasn't prescribed. He had a history of drug and alcohol abuse. We don't know why he was at the place where he was found when he died and nothing makes sense. We know someone gave it to him, I guess we'll never find out who and the police don't care.
He had 3 things in his system per the tox report trazodone, fentanyl patch, and oxycodone all prescribed to him from pain management. The coroner said the cause of death was accidental mixed drug intoxication...he said it was the combination of the fentanyl patch and oxycodone causing the respiratory drive to shutdown. That the two medicines together caused it to happen. He said if he had just been on either the oxycodone or the fentanyl patch that it wouldn't have happened.
I'm on day 12 or so of Fentanyl withdrawal, it's been h*ll. I am also still on 6 percs a day, which hasn't helped make the w/d any easier, I don't think. I'm still so sick. I definitely feel better than the first 7 days, but I'm still having most of the withdrawal symptoms, specifically major debilitating nausea, weakness/tiredness, trouble sleeping, restless legs. Is this normal? And is being on the percs somehow making things worse?
I was put on Fentanyl 25mcg every 3 days for about 2 months. After 2 months my Dr. told me to start changing my patch every 2 days. This was because the 3rd day for me was always a bad day. I could feel the pain "I thought". 2 months after that I was told to increase to 50mcg because I wasn't getting the same pain relief. So now we're at 50mcg every 2 days. Today-Just over 6 months later....... I want off. I think the patch might be making me feel worse. This was my Dr.
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