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Avatar f tn I do work full time. Am not addicted to these, just want to live without pain meds. Is the pain still there, absolutey. What will I do, haven't gotten there yet. Just know, this is not the life I want any longer. Note: Actiq and I have only known each other less than 2 years. I don't want to know it come Jan. 2011, which will be 2 years. Pls. help. Note. my pain doc. just moved to another state, although has recommended someone else ..
19164880 tn?1473283520 See your Pain Dr for alternatives that may work as you will have on going pain. I have just come of Actiq and Fentanyl patch and understand your situation. I have decided not to opt for opiates except iv morphine if required for severe pain in hospital only for life threatening situation e.g. complete obstruction of the bowel. I have looked to alternative ways of pain management. It will not take the pain away only manage it.
Avatar f tn Hi I am really sorry for your sisters pain. Yes, the doctor is correct. Many many doctors prescribed actiq when they knew it was only meant for cancer patients. When it first came out Medicare paid for it, then around 2007 Medicare decided it would no longer pay unless the person had cancer, many insurance companies followed suit Now unless the doctor is a pain doctor they are not allowed to prescribe such high dose pain meds Can your sister ask for a fentanyl patch?
Avatar f tn I was a nurse for years. I have been on opana and actiq for a few years now. I have passed every test for 3 years on my bi-monthly urine screen. All of a sudden I am showing positive for oxycontin and I have NEVER taken this med. Now I know that actiq,opana,stadol,and oxycontin are synthentic oipioids. Now I have taken a blood test for oxycontin only to make sure this is negative and a true false positive because I do not take this pain med.
Avatar n tn However, there are a few patients with chronic non-cancer pain that have been prescribed Actiq (the fentanyl lolipops) or Fentora if and only if all other treatments failed and they are experiencing intractable pain, also known as suicide pain.
Avatar f tn Hi I've run out of my Abstral completely yesterday and do not get a new script for 2 days. I'm getting sweats already, I usually take 400micg every 4 hours. Am I just as well to cold turkey it rather than start taking them again in 2 days time ? Any help wanted as I've no one to talk to about this. I'm supposed to be tapering down (but ran out early.)to avoid symptoms.
Avatar f tn i weened myself off oxycontin in 03 without much withdrawl, but my dr. then placed me on 400 mcg actiq 5 times a day and 30 mg kadian once daily. the kadian never seemed like the problem, i could take it or not, but i could not go without the actiq.i always ran out b4 appt time and so forth. i realized i had a problem so i began to detox myself, and my dental bills were racking up from sucking lolipops all day. my dr. @ my clinic was and is a wonderful dr.
Avatar f tn Hi there, My doctor of 10 years recently closed his practice and referred me to see a new pain specialist. However, the new doctor is not registered with TIRF REMS to be able to prescribe Actiq that I have been taking for 9 years. I am post stage 3 breast cancer, double mastectomy, peripheral neuropathy and lymphedema to name a few of my issues not to mention I have tried every opiod on the market and I'm also opiod tolerant.
Avatar f tn I was on Fentanyl (2 patches 150 total) and Actiq lollipops 4x p/day for break thru pain. I had no life. Anyway, when I got pregnant they immediately sent me to an addiction clinic to get me on Methadone. Methadone is considered safe for pregnancy. It took about two weeks to switch and I ended up miscarrying (probably for the best - I was not in the best of health). My point is Methadone gave me some life back. I was suddenly able to get out of bed and do some things with my family.
Avatar f tn ve required more surgery due to radiotherapy damage had to have my small intestine removed and if I need further surgery will have difficulty with pain control as usual pain med will not have much effect after these massive doses of abstral. Since I have survived my cancer against all the odds I want a life back .Dr wants me off these meds as only licenced for cancer use.
725248 tn?1316162245 I have a question about other pain meds. My pain doctor has me on 20mg oxycodone twice a day and up to 6-10/325 norco a day, prior to the oxycodone he had me on 15mg oxycontin twice a day. I am not getting any pain relief from the oxycontin or oxycodone, the norco does give me some pain relief, but am limited to 6 a day as to not damage my liver. What other long acting pain meds are out there???
688620 tn?1227378284 If the patch is not effective, you can also try the Fentanyl lollipops, generic name is Actiq. The medication is absorbed very quickly through your mucosal membranes in your mouth. It works great for breakthru pain. But it is VERY powerful and you have to give yourself time to get used to side effects. Also, this may seem like a no-brainer, but I keep mine locked up in a safe as it is would be very dangerous if a child, or anyone not used to opiates, were to get ahold of them.
Avatar m tn I was put on fentanyl patches round the clock and Actiq for breakthrough pain. At the time my insurance company covered it. Shortly before an unrelated insurance company change I received notification that the medication would not be covered anymore. We changed companies and the new company did not cover it either. I am in the appeal process at this time. I just received a denial for the first appeal.
Avatar f tn I was on actiq 800mcg twice a day plus I could use fentora 200mcg, percoset, vicodin and tramadol because of my cancer pain for the last two years.Now I'm 7 days off actiq, 3 days off fentora, but still getting tramadol. WD is horrible.I cannot move walk and sleep?Does it end? Did I put myself in a right plan? What should I do?
477912 tn?1207974440 no other ideas?
Avatar m tn Hi. Sorry your in pain. I too suffer from chronic pain (End Stage Liver Disease). Personally, I stopped all the Narcotics they were giving me. I would think a good Pharmacy or a Pain Clinic would order them for you. The generic is Oral Transmucosal Fentanyl Citrate (OTFC) and the trademark name is Actiq®, manufactured by Cephalon. I would also check to see if your insurance covers them. I wish you the best...
Avatar f tn Hi have done a taper programme for Actiq now down to 4 a day but bad cravings and withdrawal daily so I am going to stop them now. Has anyone been through this already and got any ideas for me to follow to make it easier. Its the craving that are the worst. Once I've done this the patch is next any ideas there too please?
Avatar f tn Ok so I have seen a lot of women that swear by preggie pops. I was looking online as to where sells them. but upon looking at each stores site they all say not sold in stores and to order them online. Are there any stores that actually sell them in store??
Avatar f tn A co-worker told me she got these lollipops from babies r us that are supposed to help with morning sickness. Has anyone ever used them? & if so, do they work??
Avatar f tn re supposed to help settle your stomach. Keep some with u. You can try chewing gum or sucking mints also they sell these lollipops called preggie pops u can try. If it's not helping tho ur dr can prescribe you something thatll help. Remember stay very hydrated it's super easy to dehydrate during pregnancy and u can end up in the hospital needing ivs.
Avatar f tn I see my Pain Management doctor tomorrow. After taking Actiq for management of bi-weekly migraines and daily headaches for SIX YEARS, my insurance will no longer cover it. It would cost me $2400 per month which is insane and I cannot afford. What can I talk w/ my doctor about as an alternative to the Actiq to help me tolerate the headaches that I have had for almost 25 years. I am scared to death and very depressed with this pain. It almost makes life not worth living.
Avatar m tn You have to just spread out the time in between that you take them. I was also on the Fentanyl patch and was using the Actiq for breakthru pain. Is the Actiq the only thing you are taking? If it is you can ask your doc to switch you to the patch. Then they can go down on the MCG. (amount) on the patch to wean down. The doc cannot make you stay on your meds. That is ludicrous. I do understand them saying you still need the meds right now since you are still having surgeries.
Avatar f tn Hi I have stopped actiq/abstral now day 17 and tapered a 50 patch down to 12mcg/hr and will not replace patch after 3 days. Any suggestions on how to cope. Withdrawals not too bad so far but still have cravings.