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Avatar m tn Wow! You take 300 mcg of Fentanyl every 3 days? That's a seriously high dose. Like mary said, you will develop a tolerance to opiates, which means you would keep requiring a higher and higher dose to reach the same level of effectiveness. You posted in the addiction forum. Do you abuse your meds? If not, then I agree that this would be more suitable for the pain management forum. Are you getting your meds through a pain management doctor?
Avatar f tn ve never had the Fentanyl lollipops but I was on (what I think) was a high dose on the patch. I came off that gradually (on my own) and it wasn't too bad. I do know Fentanyl can be hard to come off CT but I would think in your situation in wouldn't be hard to taper you down. Why are they all of a sudden in such a hurry to switch to something else? Please do your research on methadone.
Avatar f tn Initially when I saw that you were on 175 mcg/hr of fentanyl I was shocked as that it is a really high dosage of fentanyl! So you are getting almost twice as much oxycodone through Fentanyl TD. I'm very surprised that your doctor wants to keep upping the dosage. I don't think that is the right approach. Have you considered getting a second opinion from another pain management doctor?
1006065 tn?1251478669 S. Besides the high blood pressure and sleeplessness, I am doing just great from coming off the Fentanyl Patches! This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/721252'>Forum Guidelines - Please read before Posting</a>.
Avatar f tn Sooo my gp's gonna put me on fentanyl. But before he does I have to go in to the office to sign a liability waiver. Now I'm not stupid I know fentanyls dangerous.. But is it really that dangerous. I've never heard of a doctor do this before. Is this normal????
Avatar f tn So I would just discuss with your doctor the fact that the fentanyl is no longer working. I have heard that fentanyl tends to work a lot longer than longer acting opioids in pill form before effectiveness begins to wane. The options that your doctor will most likely present to you are, an increase in fentanyl (which will require wearing a couple of patches versus just one), an increase or change in breakthrough pain medication and/or an addition of a long acting medication in pill form.
Avatar m tn I had a burst period when my BP was as high as 240/138. With meds it has came back down to it's usual high of 160/90 and it lowers ok with meds. I just found out today that i'm in stage 3 renal failure. My prolactin pituitary hormone is very high at 135. All this with me and my wife has breast cancer too! The stresses of all of this are killing me too.
Avatar n tn It may be that the conversion to fentanyl was too high a dose... given your description of symptoms, they aren’t typical withdrawal, but sound more like the fentanyl dose was too high.
410475 tn?1262942367 ok here is the question? I had surgery, then withdrew from fentanyl, my post are all over here. sometime during the past month my dr ordered some blood work and today called me to say my liver and kidneys are not functioning and my sugars are high. once before, years ago this happen with my liver due to to much meds, can this be the case now? does anyone else had this happen to them? should I be worried? clean now for 35 days!
Avatar n tn I have had fibromyalgia for the past 15+ years, as well as osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative disc disease and joint damage from being a (very bad) gymnast back in high school. I weigh 110 pounds, and am on 175 mcg of fentanyl q 3 days, as well as 10 mg Norco for breakthough pain. I do not smoke, chew or otherwise abuse my meds. That is the best way to lose the privilege of having them. Questions answered? Thank you...
Avatar f tn My doctor said my fentanyl levels are too high. If anthing they should be low because sometimes I forget to change my patch as often as I should. When I started using the patch my MD said put the new patch on in PM and then the old patch off the next AM. Since I started going to a pain specialist I noticed the label said to take old patch off before putting new patch on, so I'm thinking that's the reason why I am high? Any insight, suggestions?
Avatar m tn I agree with Vicki. I was on Fentanyl and oxy at high doses, as well as other meds. I weaned of the Fentanyl fairly slowly. If you have the kind that has the gel patch it cannot be cut. But if you have the flat one, you can slice a bit off that each day. You may not even feel any withdrawals or just slight by doing it that way. I got a little too ambitious at times and the withdrawals weren't pleasant. The slower the better.
Avatar m tn Hi again! Not sure you remember me but i read you are or have been on Fentanyl patch. I tried them a while back for my cronic back pain. Does it take a long time for them to work?. The first week i slept 14-16 hours a day is that normal?. I was at one time on MS Contin and was pretty out of it for about a week. Somehow i never got over that with the Fentanyl so i did not take it after that first week. I guess i'm asking if i need to stay with it a little longer?.
Avatar m tn I have been on a fentanyl patch for about 8 years for Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fibromyalgia. The doctor who prescribed them is no longer able to prescribe them as his board of directors for his practice has decided that they can no longer do pain management. I have tried unsuccessfully to find another doctor in my area. The doctors want to do nerve blocks/etc. so no one will take me until I come off the fentanyl.
Avatar f tn I've been on Fentanyl 50 patch and sublingual fentanyl 600micg ( A bit like the Actiq Lollys)10 times a day for 3 years for pain as a result of Cancer and treatment. I now want to come off it by reducing the sublingual fentanyl(Actiq Lollys) first. I am now down to 4 a day over 3 weeks but have suffered sweats ,diarrhoea and anxiety in the process. My Drs supporting me but am I going too quickly ? if I go slower will there be less side effects or will I get the withdrawal symptoms any way?
Avatar m tn i was on the fentanyl for over 3 years i have been off fentanyl for 2 months, stepdown to oxys i still had a about 12 18 mg oxys wich i used for pain once a day befor bed i am out and off of those now i only have 3mg codiene almost gone and then as a last resort i will take the tylenal 3, i am very selective about my high and fentanyl was my demon of choice, oxys i could manage having lots on hand and not abusing i had rough 7 week no sleep detox from fentanyl of wich 6 days where a blackout fro
1264955 tn?1381782221 I was on a 75 mcg patch of Fentanyl. I went to a rehab to try to get off of it, but because of my pain, they left me on 6 mg of suboxone a day....I have only been on it a week. I am home and realizing that this is a horrible drug, worse than the fentanyl patch. They sent me home with 2 mg strips...yesterday I took 4 mg. I am very nauseated today. If I don't get off this now, is it going to be harder to do? I have Fentanyl patches left that I could cut. I don't know what do do.
Avatar m tn My question is about managing the withdrawal symptoms - what are some specific things I can do to help manage 1) high blood pressure, 2) high heart rate, 3) pain, pain everywhere, 4) restlessness, 5) getting some sleep. All kooky suggestions welcomed - I am hydrated, I'm taking hot baths, I'm cycling on a trainer for 20-minute stints every day, I'm eating well, I'm taking my vitamins, and you know, being sensible, but OUCH. Thanks for your help.
Avatar m tn In fact it should be the complete opposite with the patient not getting a wink in at all for quite a long time (particularly since you are on a high dose of fentanyl). The eating varies between different people. Some can't keep anything down and extreme vomiting is common, others are fine with food. It seems to depend on the exact opiate that said person was taking to some extent, I myself was taking oxycontin and that was fine for food.
Avatar n tn I have been taking up to 12 percocets a day (sciatica) and now I've been given Fentanyl Patch (16.5 for a nominal in vivo delivery of 100 mcg/h fentanyl for 72hrs) and don't know what to expect, I'm alittle scared to put it on. Could someone tell me how they feel, I have 9yr old twins and don't want to be too zonked out. Thanks so much for any info, I'm so happy I found this site.
Avatar f tn I've been on 50mg fentanyl patches for 4 years because of knee pain from a total knee replacement. The pain dr is now trying to get me off of them, because I probably need my other knww replaced. She's starting me on 25 mg. and then will cut down slowly till I'm off of them. What kind of meds can I get to relieve the pain now? I think she thinks I don't need any. I just started seeing her and I'm very anxious about how this is going to work.
Avatar f tn Im on 150mcg fentanyl patches every 3 days with 120mg dihydrocodeine every day and have been for nearly 10 years because of a lower spine bodge operation. I don't know if this is high dose cause I don't understand all technical junk about fentanyl patches but I do know my body is well addicted and I get withdrawal about every 48hr because the patches don't last the 3 days there supposed to which is why I have dihydrocodeine to.
Avatar f tn I am wondering if anyone on high doses of fentanyl 175mcg for extreme pain has died going cold turkey and this doesn't mean the side effects which are like death so i have read. Or has anyone who used fentanyl for extreme pain committed suicide due to the withdrawal.
Avatar f tn He is allergic to many medications and they found that this one worked very well. It is the only thing he takes besides his high blood pressure meds and his medication to help him digest his food and for his heartburn. He is trying to take some courses at the local college to feel like he can still be functional as he is on total disability. His internist started getting nervous about continuing to treat his pain and referred him to a very mean, rude, disrespectful dr in birmingham.
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Avatar n tn I was on the fentanyl patch many years ago, but for several years, and at a high dose. After developing diabetes, my body temperature made the medicine enter my body too quickly and so created problems. At that time, there wasn't the option of oral - only IV. The only question I'd have is that the GI tract absorbs medicines in oral liquid form quite quickly - unless in a time release form - thereby reducing the slow release quality of the patch.