Mixing fentanyl and oxycodone

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My dad has sever pain he is currently on Fentanyl patch 100mcg per hour and 4 10-650mg of hydrocodone a day also 2 10 mg of valiums a day he can not take most medictions because he has type 2 diabetes and high BP My question is my dad used to be on oxycodone and he is wanting to see if it is okay to mix hydrocodone 10-650 and oxycodone together so he can get off the patch because the patch gives him bad side affects,,,,can any one help that knows or has had exprience with these drugs ( other th
Mollyrae is dead right about alcohol and fentanyl not mixing. I know that most CNS depressant meds inc painkillers usually have alcohol warnings but with fentanyl it is definately not just for show. even small to moderate drinking can lead to very serious problems when you are on the patch, including respiratory depression(which can lead to death - and DOES, search the net, you'll find out). I mostly gave up drinking many years ago but still occasionally have a few drinks on family outings.
About 5 years ago, i started getting severe migranes and had an accident which injured my back and neck. I tried anti-imflammatory's and other med's for my pain to no avail. My dr. put me on 2 80mg of oxycontin per day, and 1 10/500 of lortab every 4-6hrs. as needed for breakthrough pain. In the five that have gone by, I've stayed on only taking 2 of the oxy's per day, but have escalated up to 10-15 lortabs per day! About 2 weeks ago, i decided this was crazy, i'm killing myself!
SCHEDULE II OPIOID AGONISTS, INCLUDING MORPHINE, OXYMORPHONE, OXYCODONE, FENTANYL AND METHADONE, HAVE THE HIGHEST POTENTIAL FOR ABUSE AND RISK OF PRODUCING RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION. ALCOHOL, OTHER OPIOIDS AND CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DEPRESSANTS (SEDATIVE-HYPNOTICS) POTENTIATE THE RESPIRATORY DEPRESSANT EFFECTS OF HYDROMORPHONE, INCREASING THE RISK OF RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION THAT MIGHT RESULT IN DEATH. I am glad he survived the night.
I use the Fentanyl Patch's and they are wonderful for controlling your pain levels. It's OBVIOUS that you need to have a change in your meds and I think it might be beneficial for you to TALK with your Doctor about the Fentanyl Patches. REMEMBER there are NO Doctors on this Forum and I'm ONLY speaking from MY own expeeriences with the Fentanyl Patches. As I understand it they are the STRONGEST Opiod that they give for Pain Medications.
Like Ryan said, you are already at the maximum recommended daily doses of both the Oxycodone and Xanax, and also like Ryan said, increasing them would not be the answer, as it would only delay the inevitable...which would be the tolerance issues. You definitely need to inquire about something long-term that would be effective in controlling your symptoms without the tolerance issues. There are pain meds that are more suitable for more of a "maintenence" purpose.
Alfentanil, hydrocodone, fentanyl, meperidine, morphine, oxycodone,and propoxyphene have common CYP450 pathways with methadone. However interaction probably occurs due to possible additive opioid effects. Long-acting excitatory metabolites of meperidine and propoxyphene can reach toxic levels! (Harrington et al. 1999). Be careful mixing drugs. I caught my mother taking 19 different drugs. Spoke with her physician and he had no idea what all the possibilities might be.
We decided to switch from Morphine back to the Oxycodone (didn't make me so tired). And keep the fentanyl dose the same. He also prescribed 2 different anti-depressants..lexapro and remeron. I feel that this might be better for me. I do know that my depression is causing added pain so if I can get that under control I might be in business. I am so blessed with my Doctor...He is the nicest Doctor I have ever had. He actually asked me what medication I would like.
I told them NO Morphine period right now. So one day I go in and I guess he called 911 and did not know what was going on..He was very confused and out of it..Well come to find out they had a order on the Med Cart and a girl gave him one.(Morphine) OK so I went in and said NO Hospice should know this. See my Dad had never taken a med in his life and said that the pill he gets right now every four hours does wonders. So I kept checking with him and he was talking OK again..
I hope they have some good answers for you and can figure something out. And I'm sorry to ask this, but I am still learning here and I'm always mixing up who is with what story or meds and treatments. I forget why you're not getting anything for the pain now? Waiting for appointments is very frustrating. I've been very lucky that when I call for an "emergency" appointment, the pain clinic (and surgeon) will always fit me in. My previous ortho doctor was not like that.
Thanks WW ~ I take it all under doctors orders and do just like they say...my mixing drugs to get a buzz days are over. Thanks for your response. I appreciate it...
I started taking 10/650 hydrocodones when I was 16 (for recreational purposes) and almost immediately became addicted. By 17 I had 'stepped up' to up snorting oxycodone and using fentanyl patches, which I did on a daily basis for 1.5-2yrs. I had done heroin a few times by then but I had already long been an opiate addict by the time I started doing heroin. At first I was just snorting it but by the the time I was 19 I was IV'ing it several times daily.
Do not confuse oxycodone with oxycontin, same narcotic but very different delivery method. Five milligram oxycodone are safe and effective and come in a small enough dose that you can take an effective dose without getting groggy. Both of the oxy drugs have no other component to foul the waters.
So glad you are choosing to join us. This is the place to be if you want off Tramadol. Lots of love, information and empathy here!
It was so bad this weekend that I resorted to taking my hydromorphone Contin and taking some of my old Oxycodone Contin 80 mgs because I had no breakthru. When I started I was only on Oxycodone Contin 20 mgs and 5 mg of Oxycodone for breakthru. I am terrified. I know that addiction can be something that is handed down from generations to generation. But I am trapped by the pain. My doctor has told me not to worry about addiction as I am not using the medication irresponsibly.
Hi Tramadol Warriors! Welcome to Part 53. This thread is full of helpful and kind people who want to help you get off this terrible drug. Please snuggle in and make yourself comfy. I know you can do it!
You can do this tramadol warriors! You can beat this! You will do this!
Suboxone does not fix the recptor sites like what was stated earlier, it is a partial agonist(heroin, fentanyl,methadone, oxycodone,hydrocodone, etc.) as well as partial antagonists(naltrexone, naloxone,narcan, etc.-what is used in opiate overdoses) effects.
this past week, i have more pain than usually, and therefore, i've taken some more oxycodone than i usually do, depleting my oxycodone supply. my question is, i have been given some samples of ultram and was wondering if, for a short time, i could utilize the ultram that i have for my breakthrough, just until i can replenish my traditional oxycodone for breakthrough.
30 to 120 mgs a day, depending on my supply. Tried rehab, relapsed three months out. Went to Dilaudid and Fentanyl, exhausted that supply, went to Vicoprofen and then Tramadol, before getting in touch with a Suboxone doctor. Recovery is going pretty well. I have a job teaching high school english and I enjoy it. My wife and I are closer than ever and those people I hurt in my addiction have placed their trust in me once again.
He always almost never takes as prescribed and just takes a hand full of pills for pain. (he is 67) (mixing ultram with asprin or ibuprofen and in the past sometimes he would help himself to my lortab) I really don't think doctors have enough information on them, but they are learning.
Most of the regulars on this site know of my negative experience with Sub –as I have tried my best to share it, but I may have, in my zeal, discouraged some from even wanting to quit their DOC. That certainly was (and is) not my intention. Let me share that after 3 months of being totally clean, life has not been this good in a very long time. Sub is a tool that can be successfully used to stop Opiate addiction.
Also some OTC mixing will make your headache or RLS worse. Hot baths and fruit smoothies are a godsend. You will not want to eat - your sense of taste will be hightened and will bother you. But you need vitamin replenishment. When you are restless, get some excercise - trust me - at least it will pass the time. Do NOT go to work for 7 days if you can swing it. You are sick - so dont feel guilty or pressured - pressure will be unbearable and you may relapse.
are kidney pains really normal?? i have been using paaz ( alprazolam) as sleeping pills since the past 4 years. and been mixing spasmo proxyvons quite often. The problem is metamphetamines . i take them too on somewhat daily basis. usually in the morning. after breakfast shall i say. what i encounter is not somekind of RLS but rather kidney pains during detox. and talking about the Thomas recipe, i have just started it. i dont think this will help at all. can you like....
Any med that is longer acting, should never be chewed, broken, eaten, nothing. For example Oxycontin (Oxycodone) and MSContin (Morphine Sulfate) are releasing their med over hours steadily. If you take a regular 'Vicodin (Oxycodone too) 5 mg say, You just get 5 mg total over that full 4 hours. The same drug, Oxycontin, (same drug as Vicodin) lets say same dose, 5mg, well that's 5 mgs to be released over 12 hours at 5 mgs the whole time.
You will **** your brains out and get tremors and cravings and hope to die. My emotional energy was gone. I cried and was close to tears most of the time. Had no energy. Legs felt like lead. If you decide to quit get a medical detox or ask you doc for some clonopin to control some of the above symptoms. If not be ready for a week of pure hell. You won't be able to pull it off yourself without some support. AA sounds corny but find a group near you and go. Enough for now.
, random deep body aches, deep, black depression and shortness of breath. I can't determine what is withdrawal and what is some other weird thing. Yesterday, I started getting headaches. I have tried to cut the 20 mg. dose to 15 mg. and I go nuts. So now I'm trying to cut it by 2.5 mg. decreases. I have done this the last couple of days with very little symptom...except headache and dry eyes. Are these all normal...is there no end to the list of stuff this methadone can trigger?
And I'm wondering if tramadol is stronger, the information I've found on this drug conflicts and I'm just wondering if you could tell me if tramadol would be stronger than the drug i'm currently using and wether it is adictive. And what type of drug is it, the only type of drug which helps my pain are narcotics nothing else does anything.
I know what you are going thru and I feel for you...The panic attacks are horrible...I try to breathe deeply and slowly and remind myself that it"s not going to kill me but even then it's still hard...Just know you are not the only one going thru thid Hell alone....and it is ABSOLUTE HELL...All my best...
U have already had the worst of it and now, they will begin to taper off and get better and better. The irritability may last a little longer, but not much I imagine. Anyway, congrats. U took the meds like u should and didnt ever get into trouble w/ them. That says a lot to me. Anyway, that makes a difference during all of this, in my opinion. Stay positive and by the end of the weekend, I bet they are a memory, distand I hope. How is your pain now? Do u have another way to manage it?
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