Fentanyl vs percocet

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Morphine tied me up very badly and fentanyl seemed to be making me sick after almost a year. So I am back to Percocet. I fear liver problems and so over the past year I have weaned myself down to 6 a day, taken 1/2 a pill at a time, 2 hours apart 24 hrs a day. Over the past 2 years I have been getting spells of dizzy and nauseous, lasting a few days then going away for varying periods of time.
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.
I was just given a script for Fentanyl 100 mcg/hr from my doctor this evening. Prior to this I have been taking Kadian 30mg 3 times a day and 6 Percocet a day. I know nothing about Fentanyl and was wondering what the mcg/hr is and how long after I put this patch on does it start working and am I on the right dose? Is this 100 mcg/hr similar to my 90mg a day of the Kadian? How am I going to feel when this kicks in.
I have lived with Chronic back pain for 12 years now and for the last 3 years my PCP would only give me percocet 7.5/325 until November when I had an arthritis flare that resulted in a diagnosis of spondilitis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, osteopenia and bone spurs on my feet. I am 48 and have the bones of a 70 year old. The flare lasted 5 months and was HORRIBLE pain. So my doctor put me on Fentanyl. Patch 25 mg.
I was on norco 10/325 for a year and a half for chronic leg pain in my left leg mainly knee and ankle I was taking eight of them a day which is a lot and barely getting relief so I had my doctor switch me to percocet 10/325 and I was able to take 4 a day and get three and a half times more relief but I was still having problems getting to sleep because of pain so I have been switched to the fentanyl patch 25mcg an hr and I get twice the relief of the percocet and my pain level while sitting or
Can someone please tell me the difference between oxycodone, ie percocet and hydrocodone, ie loratab? Is one "better" for you....or "safer" to use? What about addictive....is one less addictive than the other? Thanks a ton for all the support....I have decided to taper and at 20 mg a week should be done in 3 weeks.....wish me luck!!
Fentanyl is a stonger form of an opioid. Opiate and opioid mean the same thing: Opiate is an adjective while opioid is a noun. Percocet is an opioid as is fentanyl. They are synthetic which means they are man made and not derived from a plant. Good job on getting off the Percocet!
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 Fentanyl, which I'm on for my Long-Acting Med, is approximately 80 times stronger than Morphine. The Oxycodone (I use Percocet 10/325's for my BT Pain) is not as strong as the Fentanyl. Which meds are you on for your pain? As I said above, I'm very happy that you have found this site and I hope that you will enjoy the support that we offer here for you!! You might also, enjoy the Cancer Forum's. Here's the Link: http://www.medhelp.
In other words, let's say you were taking 10mg oxycodone in short acting form (percocet) three times a day, you would be taking a total of 30mg of oxycodone. However, if you are prescribed 10 mg oxycontin (long acting version of oxycodone minus the acetaminophen that is in percocet) every 12 hours, you would only be taking a total of 20mg of the narcotic a day.
I was 150lbs when I started taking Fentanyl for pain issue. Fentanyl caused me to go down to 108lbs and have stopped the Fentanyl almost a year now. Currently 126 but want to go back to my previous weight. Was taking ensure but have lactose tolerant problems. How do I gain back the weight? Trying to eat a lot more pasta that I love but noting happening. Stuck at 126lbs for almost 6 months now. Any advise?
The Fentanyl patch! One of my closest friends is actually on the fentanyl patch. So, I could maybe ask her about this for you... about how to approach this topic with a doctor. I will do that and get back to you on what she says.
2 x 5mg Percocet = 1 x 10mg Oxycontin Don't quote me on that though. I know Percocet has both Oxymorphone AND Acetaminophen in it, and Oxycontin has Oxymorphone only. I'm not certain what the Acetaminophen brings to the table as far as drug-interactions go, but your statement that the Perc and the Oxy are the same (2x5mg vs. 1x10mg) sounds about right. Maybe someone in the Pain-Management Community would know.
I have extreme back pain and I am taking dilaudid and fentanyl. I have tried to come off the pain meds and I can't because of the pain. What are the risks if I get pregnant. The doctors say that I will need some type of pain medication to be able to have quality of life. What if any narcotics can be taken durning the entire pregnancy? Please help, my obgyn said we will deal with it when it happens but I am not satisfied with that answer.
Injection vs. Oral or IR VS SR Oxycodone produces more euphoria and a faster onset of action! So, if you compare oral Dilaudid to Oxycodone, without question, Dilaudid(Hydromorphone)IR is less addictive than Oxycodone IR(Percocet). Even correct dosage of Oxycodone produces ''Morphine-like'' Euphoria With that said; Dilaudid(Hydromorphone) is more than twice as potent as Oxycodone and if a person injects Hydromorphone it too is highly addictive!
didn't work, oxycontin and percocet...i hate anything with oxycodone so i got off that. I went back on the fentanyl patch 75mcg and within almost 2 months i went up to 150mcg b/c my tolerance was so high. I detoxed cold turkey and it was the worst and most painful, scariest thing that ever happened to me. But, it was the best thing that i could do for my body. I still deal with a lot of pain but I will never touch those evil patches again. I am trying to find other ways to ease my pain.
My doctor raised my hydro's to 7.5/750 every 4 hrs for breakthrough pain. I'm also on 50ccg/hr Fentanyl patch every 48 hrs. I was taking 5/325 hydro's every 4 hrs but it wasn't really working anymore. I'm just a little surprised that she upped the acetaminophen. Is that too high??
Now the problem is not that as it is an easy fix. The problem is they have had me on percocet, tramadol, xanax, lyrica, baclofen, and a couple others for a while, and today I find out I'm pregnant. It isn't my first child, but it is my first child I've ever conceived while being addicted to anything, and SCARED to quit!! I want to, obviously, but I don't know that c/t is the way to do it. My first OB told me that c/t is not ok in pregnancy for anything(smoking inc.
So I have to wait until I can be seen by a doctor for surgical removal vs lithotripsy. I refused all opiates in ER. Refused a script for Percocet, got one for a non narcotic NSAID instead. Still MISERABLE. I am staying clean if opiates, very determined as you can see!! But what do I take for real pain now?
I have been on pain meds for 2 years (percocet 10/325 and avinza 60 mg) I take way more percs than I am supposed to but I have not noticed my emotions being gone. I still cry at sad movies and I still have feelings of happiness, sadness, anger etc. Sometimes I feel like I am in a fog, but my emotions are still there. I even enjoy sex (in fact more now than ever)...so maybe that is why I still use because I don't suffer from some of the side effects that others talk about. But that is just me!!
I have recently been referred to a new pain management doc and he is in the process of adding/switching me over to Kadian for long-acting pain control vs. just the Norco I have been on....my question primarily is how long will it take for me to adjust to the change from short acting opiate to the extended release meds...
Hi and welcome. Duragesic patches contain a Schedule II narcotic,Fentanyl, which will readily be picked up in a screen. In fact, any opiate or narcotic will be detected, depending on how sensitive the test is. Most companies use sensitive testing methods. The anti-inflammatory or n-saids (Ibuprofen or aleve) are over the counter and may or may not control your pain, and they aren't narcotics and of course don't require a script. (so if they show up in the screen, it would be okay).
I was taking for two wks percocet (oxycocone-acetaminophen 5-325) 2 every 3 hours(5 doses daily) vs opana ER 5mg 1dose 2tms dly which is generally stronger? And how do most people out there like opana?
I HAD a ruptured disc removed 25 years ago and THAT accelerated my DDD. I am on 87 mcg Fentanyl Patch every 48 hours and Percocet 10/325 every 8 hours. I ALSO take Baclofen10 mg every 6 hours as well as Gabapentin 3 times a day. These have helped me tremendously. The thing that has helped me the most is the RFA {Radio Frequency Ablation} I had a year ago NEXT month.
I know I am banned from this board, but I had to look up fentanyl to see what it was. I happened to run across this site: They are giving out meds to worms!!!! check it out: http://www.opioids.com/fentanyl/subjective.
I'm pretty sure my insurance covers MSContin and I think it covers Fentanyl. I am just so shocked and dismayed and I'd like to know if anyone has some advice for me? Thanks.
Before my prior hip surgeries, I was taking 120+ mg at a time of percocet while I was already on high levels of oxycontin and then fentanyl and I still couldn't get relief. Finally I just quit everything and went through the worst week of my life where I was in so much pain I literally had 3 ice bags stuffed in my pants 24 hours a day. One in each pocket of my sweatpants for my hips, and one on my spine. That was the only way I could survive.
Tylenol 3, oxcodone, Vicodin, Tramadol, morphine, Percocet. (I've also taken Cymbalta and Clonidine for nerve pain. I couldn't tolerate the Cymbalta and I'm still taking the Clonidine. I figure once I get whatever is going on under control I can switch back to the oxycodone. But for right now, I need to have continued good pain control with as few side effects as possible. Thanks for any insight!!!
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