Fentanyl euphoria

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Avatar m tn Hi, Suboxone is not the same type of opiate as Fentanyl & Dilaudid. Sub is only a partial agonist with Naloxone, an antagonist, thrown in. Fentanyl & Dilaudid are full agonists & are both powerful narcotics & highly addictive. Your brain is acclimated to opiates. I'm not sure if you had a previous dependency but I'm assuming that if you're on Bupe that you probably did. Either way, if you took Subs regularly, you were physically dependent on an opiate.
Avatar n tn Hi pitcher, I want to Welcome you to the Pain Management Forum and to let you know how GLAD we are that you have found this Forum. I need to be sure that you understand that there are NO Doctors on this Forum. We are ALL CP (Chronic Pain) Patients that help each other thru our own Expertise and Experiences that we have accumulated thru our own private Pain Battles. Skmedlin is correct in that you SHOULD get more continuous pain control thru the Fentanyl Patches than the Methadone. Your Dr.
Avatar f tn My doctor has recommended fentanyl patches. I was wondering what others experiences are with these.... does it just take away the pain, with no euphoria? should I stay away? am i just naive to think this is a way to take away the pain and not abuse it?
Avatar n tn My question is about using a mood stabilizer (Lamictal) with my Opana and hydromorphone, fentanyl and before, oxycontin. I do not get any euphoria from opiate or opiod medications or get much mental effects..and I'm wondering if my mood stabilizer is the reason for this...like it maintains me at an a level mood and this prevents my mood from being elevated similar to how it prevents me from having manic symptoms. Just a fyi, I'm not looking for the euphoria and hyperness etc....
Avatar m tn You do not get the euphoria that you would get from the Vicodin. Fentanyl is 80x stronger than Morphine and once you're on the patch, you will most likely be on it for the rest of your life. You mentioned the "Big gun med" Yes, it is one of the strongest on the market today. The side effects can be unpleasant for the first month or so. You may get nauseated, dizzy or sweaty but this will pass as you body becomes accustom to it. Believe me when I say it works.
Avatar f tn I used fentanyl patches for a year and had an extremely high tolerance for opiates, 1 100mcg/hr has about 10 mgs of fentanyl. Fentanyl is 40 times stronger than morphine. So in essence, chewing one 50 mcg/hr patch is about 5 mgs of fentanyl which is equivelant to 200 mgs of morphine. That's like doing 2 and a half 80s at once. What they're doing is dangerous, end of story, take it from some one that knows first hand. I'm not a dr.
472139 tn?1211332563 Nodding is not a form of euphoria for me...i can do that all by myself!
2054191 tn?1330453621 You should never take pain medications that are not prescribed to you, it is very dangerous. Opioids like Fentanyl come in a wide range of strengths. The strongest Fentanyl, I am not even opioid tolerant enough for and I am on just a little over 200 mg of morphine equivalent per day! You really need to get off of the Norcos onto a medicine that doesn't have tylenol combined in it. You are killing your liver! Having high liver enzymes spells, liver damage!
5023383 tn?1362471442 Been on Subutex for chronic pain control since I went to rehab to beat a Fentanyl/Roxycodone/Oxycontin addiction in July 2009., For anyone who has wondered about this, it really works well. The thing about it is that for people like us who are used to getting all those lovely opiate side effects, you don't get those with Subutex (there's a mild euphoria when you take the pill under your tongue, but that passes within a half hour).
847512 tn?1272567062 Started me on Morphine and Fentanyl patches. But now all of a sudden the last 2 days I have gotten extreme muscle spasms especially in my neck and shoulders to the point where I cant look up or turn my head I can only look down and I have tension in my legs where they feel stiff when walking. Does anyone get that? I also get the spasms in my legs but not so much as in my shoulders and neck. this is getting out of hand.
401095 tn?1351391770 I had this effect ...the drugs turning on me and causing depression verses euphoria at the end....i know not all have experienced this...i do think it made it easier to quit...anyway i saw this article and i posted the entire interview in my journal..this paragraph caught me eye...the article/interview was very informative Leshner: Here is another indication of the difference between drug use and addiction.
Avatar f tn I know I'm obviously dependent on the Percocet...I'm just trying to figure out where the real me went after 4 years, 10 surgeries and lots of pain medicine. I just want to be me again. I see a Pain a Specialist who I adore and we've talked about weaning me down off the Fentanyl Patch...I'm currently on 75mcg of Fentanyl that I change every 2 days and I take 10/325mg of Percocet 4x a day...
Avatar m tn Luckily, I never experienced euphoria with the fentanyl patch. Felt a bit "weird" the first few days, but that was it as far as side effects were concerned. Unluckily, I accidentally left an old patch on when I applied a new one. I tend to sweat the patches off in the summer and use tegaderm as a cover. The tegaderm came off but the patch stayed on - unbeknownst to me. Within two hours I was sweating like a pig and had to remind myself to keep breathing.
Avatar n tn This one is a little different. You left the Fentanyl Patch out of the other one. I would think that you would have gotten some releif from that patch. As a nurse you should know that there is nothing that can be prescribed that will make you totally pain free. I would go back on the patch if they will give it to you again and get another series of epidurals. I was also try IcePaks/Heat and get a TENS Unit and apply stimulation at the same time as ice or heat.
Avatar f tn Comparing the nonexistant original formula with Fentanyl...Fentanyl works much better on my pain. The pain relief is more consistent. I don't have the up and down roller coaster every 12 hours like I did on extended release pills. Your results may be different but BEWARE...Opana ER is different now and manufactured with plastic polymers (and some other junk) to make them crush resistant so that you can't snort them...similar to Oxycontin OP.
Avatar f tn i feel amazing i am not like crazy happy but i am content and i am kind of anxious about how bad i will feel once the euphoria is gone
Avatar f tn Hello All, I was hoping that I would be able to get some ideas on a new breakthrough med to suggest to my doc. I am on fentanyl 175/48hr along with oxycodone 30mg. I suffer from IC and have slipped four discs in my back in the last year. Well, the problem is, I don't feel that my pain is well controlled, esp when I have any kind of flair up. That is what I am going through now. I have re-injured my back and what I am on is not covering the added pain.
Avatar f tn Now opiates work on your brain, it is meant to cause euphoria to make you not care about the pain, that is how it works, but because of the taboo, Dr's and patience are reluctant to talk about that. Why? I mean I read all the time about "it doesn't make me high, or euphoric", but if it is not it isn't working right, yes there is tolerance, and when the euphoric stops it works less. Also the sleepiness and drowsiness all are made to make you not think about the pain.
688620 tn?1227378284 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.
Avatar f tn I do have a question. I'm day 5 clean. Yesterday afternoon, i had this sudden wave of euphoria, like when the pills would start to kick in. ( i didnt take any! ) Is this normal??
Avatar f tn But I checked with another study recipient and we both agree that there is a mild sense of well being and euphoria that sets in about an hour after taking PSI 7977 and lasts for varying lengths of time and then begins to change to fatigue. It is like getting gas or a valium before a dental procedure. Has anyone else experienced such sensations on any of the hepatitis medications; experimental or not?
Avatar m tn With the severity of your husbands injuries I imagine that he felt that the Fentanyl Patch would be very beneficial to him. I've been on them for 8 months and they have given me relief that I haven't had in 20 years. They've been a real God send for me. Also as Jaded said they won't give you that euphoric feeling that other drugs will and give you a CONTINUOUS flow of medication that you can't get with any other medication.
Avatar n tn e. a full-on opiate such as heroin or fentanyl, etc. They affect the mu-opioid receptors in your brain. An ANTAGONIST such as Naloxone and naltrexone literally *antagonizes* (***** with in a very bad way) the opioid receptors, and kicks off any full agonist affecting the mu-receptor, causing extreme dysphoria and pain when given immediately after using opiates. Just remember it *antagonizes.
Avatar f tn t have all the characteristics of a full agonist. Characteristics like respiratory depression and euphoria. It does have the characteristic of dependence. It's considered one one the most difficult opiates to stop using. There is a compelling reason to use suboxone for harm reduction. If a person is facing death due to addiction issues life long suboxone therapy is inarguably a better option.
Avatar f tn Hello - tramadol is a synthetic opiate that also has anti-depressant properties as well. When it first came on the market (about 15+ year ago) it was prescribed as non-narcotic and non-addictive (in the U.S). I was put on it at that time for back pain (it was Ultram then, before the generic Tramadol came out a few years later).
Avatar f tn 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?