Fentanyl for pain management

Common Questions and Answers about Fentanyl for pain management


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 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?
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 f tn I have been in Pain Management now for five years. Gone from Vicodin to Morphine, from Morphine to Spinal Stimulator & Vicodin. With failed stimulator (for what ever reason) back on Morphine and Morphine mg getting higher & higher. I have reciently been placed on Morphine patch. When put on the patch, will your body go through withdrawals symptoms? I dont feel ill in any way, I feel depressed and worthless...
Avatar n tn This forum is for people who suffer with pain and the management of it. KLM had great advise with the Fentanyl patch. It gives you around the clock pain relief. The patches have a life of 72 hrs. There is no need to get up in the morning to take that dose of pain relief. It does come with side effects that generally last for the first month and after that you won't een know you're wearing a patch. If you'd like more information please contact me. Thanks.
11214965 tn?1416269155 Erika, Percocet is a good medication for short term pain -- recovery from surgery, broken bone, anything that lasts for 3-6 months. The fentanyl patch is meant for people who have chronic pain and are tolerant to opioids. When the percocet stops working and you need multiple dose escalations, your doctor may suggest changing to a long-active / extended release opioid analgesic, like Duragesic.
564735 tn?1263943526 s office today I am getting a new prescription for 75 mg of fentanyl patch and I think another pain med for break through pain...I pick up the prescription tomorrow. I have had 3 chemo treatments of carboplatin and etoposide. I am experiencing three different types of pain...one is bone pain in my hip on my right side, the second is pain on my right side like an appendix pain and third pain is strong menstrual like cramps( feels like someone is twisting an ovary...which i no longer have).
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.
Avatar m tn 1. What is the dose of the fentanyl patch that you are applying? Is it the equivalent dose of what you are currently on? If not, you may not get equivalent pain relieve from the fentanyl patch.
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.
1855076 tn?1337115303 Then everything just went sideways for all of us. My pain management doctor quit pain management and went to practice orthopedics in another practice. The new pain management doctor was very nice, seems very competent. At this point I had come off all my meds. I could see the writing on the wall and I didn't want to come off meds on their timetable; I wanted to do it on my timetable. Right now I'm getting cortisone injections and epidural injections in my back.
Avatar f tn I have been going to pain management for awhile because of bulging discs in my thoratic spine and was on tramadol and various other medications gabapentin etc. .. well yhe tramafol stopped working higher doses would be bad. So I was put on amatryptaline and nambutol ( spelling is off for sure ). I've been on anti inflamitory medications before prednisone ect and have had no relief from any of these.
Avatar f tn The Fentanyl Patch is a very good pain reliever. In fact, I have used the Patch for almost a year now. In my opinion and many others...the Fentanyl Patch is more powerful than the methadone. It is one of the strongest opiates on the market today. I'm surprised that you feel this way about the Patch. Have you done any research on Fentanyl? You should. It can be very dangerous if not used properly. Your Son will not go through withdrawals with changing to the Fentanyl.
1326023 tn?1274867436 That is why I want to see another pain management asap.My current pain management I know is a liar,because for one thing when I asked him about 3 years ago,what 300 milligrams of morphine to take every day is equal to in a fentanyl patch he told me that it would be at least 100 or 110 and that he would have to look it up in his charts to see exactly what it is.
7567066 tn?1392068986 I know that other people here, like me, have tapered and decided that opiate pain management was no longer for them, either, so any advice on this whole issue would be most welcome. Thanks.
Avatar f tn I have been going to a ct pain management for 5 years. I have never failed a urine test. I take 10mg oxycodone and in April my test came back as having fentanyl in it. The rpn said since I never failed a test she was going to have me do a saliva test. She also said that if fentanyl she’s up again she would not be able to give me my oxy. Ihave a appt with the dr next week. I am scared.
Avatar n tn m a 42 year old paramedic living in England who is currently in chronic pain management (off work on sick leave at present). I have been in and out of pain management for many years now and unfortunately due to changes in the law in the UK, I can't resume my job until I'm able to stop all my meds. Drug driving laws have changed drastically over here recently involving driving Group 2 vehicles (i.e. ambulances) while on prescription medication.
Avatar f tn That was hard but not near as hard as this evil fentanyl patch. I musy say i am thankful for the pain management Dr I have and no longer dread the thought of seeing them. I have a super team. Thank u jerry_a1ll9 for ur VERY supportive message. It helped to ease a very uncomfortable visit and gave me the boost i needed to walk into that appt with my head held high. I can't express enuf how Evil the fentanyl patch is.
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 n tn I started making calls myself and I found a neurosurgeon and am waiting on my next appointment with him. I also asked my doctor to give me a referral for pain management. I am waititng to hear from them with an appoinment date now. My current issue is that I asked my doc to not write a new prescription for the patches......that is really making me feel bad and causing me to take a few more pills than I normally would.
5155542 tn?1364460322 I have been with my pain management doctor for 7 months. He prescribes me Duragesic fentanyl patches at 100 mcg. and Nucynta 50 mg for pain related to my back problems. He does not authorize refills. I have to pay 150.00 a month to see him (I have no insurance), and he gives me the scripts for the coming month. A week ago he gave me a drug test for the first time, and before that appointment was done he gave me the scripts for the coming month.
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