Fentanyl for back pain

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Avatar n tn If so, I would recommend using a Fentanyl Patch. It is designed for ppl like you with need for around the clock pain control. It also is a very strong medication and you will not need as much. I was using pain pills and they were wearing off before the next dose was due. After switching to the Fentanyl that all stopped. I am now comfortable with my pain control. Good luck.
Avatar f tn The GI doctor then decided to try me on 50mg of fentanyl and 5 mg of oxycodone for break through pain. I found that to work great, they sent it home with me on September 6th for a month supply. I went back to the GI doctor on Monday and he continued with another month of Fentanyl patches and 5 mg of Oxycodone (which is only 20.00 instead of 80.00) but unfortunately it looks as though I may be having more surgery in the future.
Avatar f tn Hi,your questions can only be answered by your pain management team.Why do you risk your welfare to uneducated strangers?????????????????????
Avatar n tn The Pain Management Doc, should know what to prescribe for you. I too suffer from chronic back pain, and no cartlidge left in my knee and we are working to find the right break-thru pain meds now. I've tried hydro5/ and that doesn't seem to help at all. I'll try not to tell him what to give me, because I too do alot of research. I'll be a patient patient. Have a good day.
7303500 tn?1389997641 Has anyone ever gone to rehab to be medically detoxed from fentanyl and oxycodone? I've been on pain meds for about two years now. I've only been on fentanyl for three months but I want off everything. I feel like I'm in a constant fog. I hate the way I feel. The fentanyl is making me depressed really bad. It also gives me anxiety. I have chronic pain but I think I would rather be in pain then deal with the way pain meds make me feel.
Avatar f tn I have been having acute back and nerve pain for many years, after a failed spinal operation. I am currently taking 50 Mcg.patches of Fentayl plus 50 Mgs of Tramadol.. 4 times a day. My primary care doctor has now prescribed adding 50 mg of Lyrica, twice a day. Can I start the Lyrica while still on the patches and Tramadol and How can I reduce the Tramadol while continuing Fentayl with the Lyrica with minimalTramadol withdrawal symptoms.
1727909 tn?1314845210 I (while in between Anesthesiologists) have been treated for failed back surgery pain syndrome, spinal stenosis, (among other painful side effects of my body disjointing) for 22 years. An Anesthesiologist is quite effective at treating pain at the spinal cord level(something necessary to properly treat failed back surgery pain syndrome) Technically, an anesthesiologist is the only properly trained medical professional, for treating our type of pain.
5410312 tn?1367531622 I was on them for 5 yrs for 3 failed back surgeries. My dr was fired about 45 days ago and left 600 patients to come off pain meds, cold turkey. I was on the 100 mcg/hr every 72 hrs, a few months ago, I decided I wanted to wean off fentanyl...I couldn't get below 75 mcg every 48 hrs. Also was on oxycodone 10/650, 4 × daily. I tell you all this because you should've been weaned off fentanyl...its a very powerful drug. I've read its 80 x stronger than morphine.
Avatar m tn s my understanding that the fentanyl patch is one of the strongest meds .I know several on it who say it works well for them. I would discuss this with my PM and see what they would recommend for you .
Avatar f tn TY for clarifying. I'm sorry to hear that you have been suffering from chronic pain for so long. Sadly it's usually a long battle to find something that works for you. I am by no means a doctor & won't claim to have the knowledge they do, but have been on pain meds for almost 8 years & Fentanyl for several years. If you found that the percs weren't covering it then the doctor may think that Fentanyl would help with your pain.
910419 tn?1289483727 Now... I am not exactly saying that I think fentanyl is the wrong medication for your pain, in fact... from everything you have told me about your pain levels and constant pain, fentanyl seems very appropriate and I understand completely why you would want it... I just think that it is the wrong medication for your body chemistry at the moment if what I've understood is correct, I'm just worried it would kill you. But, that doesn't mean you couldn't eventually take it...
1417802 tn?1282173063 25 mcg per HR? Is this a patch? I thought this was a pain patch replaced every 3 days. Or am I misunderstanding an abbreviation? I would read up on fentanyl (type it in the search line). There are lots of cares to be considered with it and it is habit forming as well. But it has been fatal to some people. My friend's mother just went to the hospital after her dr. put her on this patch for pain (she has heart arhythmia). ER said "you can't be on this med".
Avatar n tn I first started pain management for leg pain which still continues.What is your opinion about fentanyl,and also surgery on neck when their are multi-level problems causing same symptoms?
6815927 tn?1395511425 Jenelle, thank you for your thoughts--I was hoping to hear from someone that had been on methadone. I had heard that methadone was the hardest opiate to detox from and I don't know why my psychiatrist thought it would be easier. I think it is one of those incidences where the medical community thinks they know what is best but had never experienced a practical application of their beliefs.
Avatar f tn I never abused the Fentanyl or any other drug and went on it as a last resort for the severe back pain. i never plan to use another Fentanyl patch again. I hate the things. I felt as if Fentanyl was running my life instead of me and have become so negative. i have to get my old vivacious, funny loving personality back! As I said, any tips will be appreciated, especially for the insomnia problem and the low self esteem I have developed from being angry at myself for getting into this situation.
Avatar f tn Hi. I am a chronic back pain sufferer - have been for 16 years. Was put on Tramadol in 1998 after 2 back surgeries. Stayed on low dose for a good number of years. In 2005 pain started getting worse and Tramadol was upped until I was taking the "maximum" dose - 400mg a day. This wasn't enough to stop the pain and although it didn't really change things, pain wise, I was taking 600-700mg a day.
Avatar m tn I was on the Fentanyl 100mcg patch with dilaudid for breakthrough...up until about a month ago. I have pain that will always be here...but I am 36 years old, and I was getting very uncomfortable with the high doses of medications I was on. Also had problems with the patched staying on long enough, or the patches would last maybe 48 hrs and then I'd feel like I'd start feeling withdrawal symptoms for the last 24 and into the next patch for a few hours.
Avatar m tn I am currently taking Opana ER 30mg /2 TID for long term spinal pain due to breaks and fusions. I am going to try replacing that for a short time with a Fentanyl Patch to see if I have any improvement in Pain Mgmt. I am just wondering what regimen I should use to safely do this. For example. Is it as easy as waiting 12 hrs. after my last Opana ER and then apply the patch (it's a 3 day patch) then take another ER once the 3 days has expired?
Avatar m tn Hi I was just looking for everyone's personal opinion regarding my history of pain and narcotic meds. My pain is from DDD, arthritis in my back L4-L5, S1, sciatica left leg and also severe arthritis in my knees and I had to retire early as a Firefighter of 22 years. 10 years ago started on Tylenol 3 and slowly went to Percocet, OxyContin then to morphine MS Contin and statex to dilauded and hydro morphing ER to back to oxycodone and now on fentanyl 37 mcg.
703858 tn?1274669802 s a side effect of chemo, but kidney issues can sometimes cause pain in the back. Does she have shots of Neulasta or Neupogen for her white blood cell count? That also causes bone pain for some. I admire your mother's determination, but pain management doesn't mean she is weak by any means. In fact, for all she's been through, she's a super hero! Even if remission doesn't happen, perhaps she can become stable.
Avatar n tn All of us here who are using opiate therapy should know what the symptoms of withdrawal are and how they can be treated.