How long does fentanyl stay in your system

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Avatar f tn This does not mean that you have abused the patch or that you are an addict - it simply means that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> body will go through some withdrawal from suddenly not having the medication <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>system</span>. I wish you the best of luck! Please keep me posted on how you're doing.
Avatar n tn hey ed, I went of my meds for 3 months I was taking Norco (alot) & it made me very anxious I would also jump in my sleep because of it it got so bad that my dr put me on xanax for it. Than I relapsed & am now taking even more pain pills I want to quit but dont want to be in any pain does the patch work better than pills?
Avatar m tn Hi, I hope <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stay</span> for detox <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the hospital will shorten <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> withdrawal as I know you have been suffering for way too long. Please let me know how well things work out with the detox. Please stay strong and please read TheMadMan posts because he gave so much strength and hope for recovery to me. You are going to be strong because it will change your whole life and I know that is what you want, and you want it as bad as me. You have helped me much and thank you.
Avatar f tn I don't know <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> insurance is but it might be cheaper for you too. I have O.A. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> both hips and back, so there are days that are good and there are days that it's bad. There are days that the patch is all that is needed, and then there are days that I have to take all 4 of the oxycodone. It's a good indicator when it's time to have the medicine changed when I have to take the break through pain when resting.
Avatar n tn They are dangerous if you get too warm, shower or bathe in water too warm, push against the patch accidently and have the fantanyl <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the patch release the full amount into <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>system</span> at once. Can't prep the area you're going to put the patch on. Can't remove adhesive marks with anything. The absolute only thing you can use is baby oil. I started on 100mcg. After a year when I wanted off of them my family Dr. started a taper for me. It's very slow. Goind down to 75mcn from 100 wasn't to bad.
Avatar n tn Now as far as I can research the other <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fentanyl</span> patches may not be cut. The ppl <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> area that cut the patch most likely did not have the Mylan. I still say don't cut them unless you are directed to do so by your physician...
Avatar f tn For me, it was different than some of the folks who comment that took pills orally. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fentanyl</span> is extemely strong, it stays <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>system</span> for a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> time as it is deposited into you fat cells, etc. That is the way I understand to have read it. I don't want to discourage you but for me, I just got better after day 18. Some days were brutal some were ok. What I did was worry about ME first and made no apologies. It is a fight for your life, literally. YOU come first right now.
516810 tn?1211593806 Welcome and know personally <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> hard it is. If you were like me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> anyway it was not like <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> life revolved around it it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> revolve around it. It is what made my world go around period for the last 6 years.
Avatar n tn I'm researching the pro's and con's of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fentanyl</span> patch. My fiance has been <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> a great deal of back pain and is prescribed oxy's, morphine and percocet. however, he doesn't take them because they the only things that work for him are 80's and roxy's that he gets from family and friends. The doctors won't prescribe them so he is not under medical care, he self medicates and even though he doesn't take more than 2 pills a day, I'm still worried.
767538 tn?1276578920 Any general experiences I'm looking for both positive and negative. Did it last the full 72 hours? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> until you have go higher on your dose? Many thanks. Brian.
Avatar f tn My guess is that your PM doc switched you to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fentanyl</span> patch because he felt that you needed a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> acting pain med as opposed to the hydrocodone (short acting) that you were taking. I understand about you not wanting to get addicted to the pills, however, you must remember there is a BIG difference between dependence and addiction.
1187071 tn?1279373298 Hi! I'm so sorry I missed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> post! What i do know about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fentanyl</span>, which you may know by now because this post is from yesterday, is that it takes a while of being on you for the medicine to build up in your system, so you won't get immediate relief. Did the thing the pharmacist give you work to help keep the patch on? i know that a few members have posted about paper sports tape...I believe it's less expensive than some of the covers you can buy.
655875 tn?1295698707 I don't know how <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> it takes to get this out of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>system</span>. My body <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> burn from the inside out and I do have bone pain, just not as bad as that first taper I did. Plus I can sleep 2-3 hours at a time before waking up. Last time I was up 4 days straight.
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Avatar m tn My mother who is only 48 years old has been on the fentanyl patch 75mcg for the past 2 years due to having a fusion in her back. Then her pain doctor who she's been seeing for 5 and a half years keeps putting her on more medications. She goes in for cortizone shots all the time and he gives her epiderals quite frequently. About a year ago he started prescribing dilaudid 2 mg along with taking the patch. She is soooo doped up, I can't even have a conversation with her.
Avatar f tn When you take opiates for a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> time like you have, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> body's physiology has been altered. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> central nervous <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>system</span> has created a multitude of opioid receptors that all are screaming for endorphins (opiates) to fill them, but your body has now forgotten how to make them by itself. It will take time - two to four weeks at least, for your receptors to down-regulate (for the brain begin to heal) and to start making its own endorphins.
Avatar f tn Sweetie The last thing you want to do is put anymore of it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>system</span>...even a little bit will only prolong the WD's. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> already on day 3 and will be turning the corner very soon! CONGRATS on taking your life back!! Take hot Epsom salt baths and drink lots of fluids! stay HYDRATED!! Any exercise you can get in will help you tremendously! SWEAT THOSE TOXinS OUT❕❗ Stick close to the site and KNOW that we are here to encourage and support you through this each step of the way!
1182133 tn?1266855131 Why dont u get a script of suboxone? thats how i kicked heroin...
4325284 tn?1352831600 I somehow missed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> original post. You've done great. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fentanyl</span> is so hard to come off; it takes a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> time. I tapered and still struggled. I've tried a lot of different things for chronic pain issues (several different kinds) and go on and off narcotics when the pain causes other health issues (really bad high blood pressure that can't be controlled without decreasing the pain.) I will never go on fentanyl unless I know it's end of life.
5602432 tn?1370732540 As you are on a high dose I would not recommend that you put more than one on at a time especially if you have not been using them that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> as the patches take upto twelve hrs and once <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>system</span> cannot be removed you also might feel giddy,sick and totally out of it you can also over dose on them so please be careful. So PLEASE go by the directions on the box or by your Drs directions.
82861 tn?1333457511 Bad as the financial aspect is, I'm mostly just sick and tired of being dependent on these meds. I refuse to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stay</span> on them for the rest of my life - however, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> or short that may be. Now that the holidays are here, I'm already worrying about scheduling appointments. The doc's office is closed the week of Thanksgiving and the week of Christmas, and of course, I'm due for monthly visits in those timeframes. What a royal pain in the rear.
Avatar f tn But dang, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> it take before the motivation comes back? I've always been a git 'er dun type of person, and I ain't gittin' I haven't picked the manure up in the momma and baby donkey field for over a week, and it keeps piling up. Can't seem to get to it. It's wet and rainy today, when i planned to do it this morning, that's when i have the most energy. I can't win..
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn I'm planning on quitting in the next day or two.
1176986 tn?1264921442 I am not sure exactly <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> the medication gets into <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>system</span> through the covering but I assure you it does:) I will do some research and see if I can find out how it works exactly though. You can get the cloth tape, the kind that will breath to help keep the patch on and the company that makes them has 3M coverings to keep the patch in place. You can call the manufacturer and they can tell you how to get them. I have heard here that the best place is the pelvic area.
Avatar f tn Anyway - another thing to remember - since the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fentanyl</span> is released into <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>system</span> by <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> body heat, it's very important to not get overheated while wearing it. Avoid hot showers, soaking in hot tubs, and even being in the sun. You mentioned about doing yardwork - if you got over heated while doing the yard work, the patch may release more medication than normal, and that definitely can add to the fatigue/drowsiness effect of it.
1067022 tn?1257777362 Too bad you didn't immediately have a drug level done to determine just what was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>your</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>system</span>. I've had three colonoscopies and was out with all of them. I take narcotics for chronic pain and even that did not have an impact on the effectiveness of the IV fentanyl that I was given. No one should ever have to go through this procedure without adequate sedation. Again I am sorry that this happened to you. Please let us know the conclusion of the investigation.