Fentanyl in epidural

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Avatar m tn I recently underwent a lumbar epidural block. Being in EMS for over 8 years, I naturally wanted to know what medications would be given prior to the procedure and in what quantity. I was informed that I would be receiving 2mg of Versed, and 50mcg of Fentanyl; both IVP. I have never taken anything stronger than tramadol for pain, so I expected to get significant relief from the fentanyl during the procedure.
1931709 tn?1335833095 this is especially important as some moms are concerned about the meds affecting the baby in anyway, and the mom too!... my sister had fentanyl prior to her epideral and she was right looped from it and wishes she would have just waited for the epideral instead (she had planned on the epideral from the start) but my point is knowing what IV meds you are open to get and the different ways they may affect you... i had fentanyl before my epideral as i was a mess!
Avatar f tn Besides an epidural, what else can they give you for pain? My first birth the epidural did not work at all so I'm not going to bother getting it again. Any help is appreciated!
1901977 tn?1333991726 Does anybody have any recommendations about how not to move when they're giving you an epidural? I'm getting closer to the end so starting to think more about the actual delivery.
Avatar f tn state during the procedure, I am scared beyond belief of getting an IV(because my veins suck, it took more than half an hour to get an IV in when I got an cervical epidural) and of being somewhat awake during the procedure. I was wondering if anybody had a cervical discogram and how did it go? I have read some horror stories online with people calling the procedure "medieval torture" and I am terrified now! I have the procedure this wed.
Avatar f tn The best way to go in for a natural birth is thinking "I can do this, I don't want to be offered pain medication at all" because if you go in and say "I can get an epidural whenever I feel like it there is truthfully no need to even try for a natural birth since your setting yourself up for failure or what your trying to succeed.
2079360 tn?1337016057 The need the looks large but it does not go that far in it is long so they can thread the epidural cath into the space. If you want a natural birth all the power to you, that's wonderful, but if you want an epidural but are just scared of it, try not to worry about it it will go smoothly and you will be surprised at how fast it goes getting it. Many do not even notice getting the cath cause they are so focused on the pain of the contractions. Good luck!
Avatar f tn I did this drug called stayadol not spelled right but spelt how it sounds. It was not good for me I did 2 doses in an 8 hr period I think and it made me so sick it was Like being blackout drunk and dizzy I couldn't sleep because I thought I was going to stop breathing (I have a form of sleep apnea) and I feel that it affected my bodies ability to be ready for labor made me really groggy. Long story short I will not be doing it with this one. These are only my experience with it.
1855076 tn?1337115303 I haven't posted much here in years. Like most of you, I've faced discrimination with CP patients. I switched from my first PM clinic because they had me on a boatload of meds (Fentanyl, oxycodone, Ativan, and Ambien.) I was way overmedicated. They insisted I needed them. So I took off the Fentanyl patch (not knowing what I was in for. I don't recommend CT off it.) I then went into pain management that was connected to my primary care.
Avatar f tn and yesterday I was going to go to the hospital and demand they put me in as inpatient for pain relief...my doctor prescribed me fentanyl 25mcg and is getting me in to see about gettiing an epidural this week. I really don't want to go down the drug route again (broke hip 5 years ago)...but i cannot last a day without something. Anyway, looking for advice, what to expect, I was terrified to put in on last night-but desperate for a decent sleep...
8793709 tn?1409594060 I don't want an epidural either, i believe they can give you something called Fentanyl in your IV,I've heard good things about it.
5597890 tn?1370629516 New pain doc increased my fentanyl patch to 50. And is trying a different type of epidural and seems more aggressive in helping me get my back fixed than the other who I felt like just a number. has anyone been on these patches ? Why Oxycodone 15 mg if I'm on this super strong patch. I've obviously built up a tolerance to pain meds. I noticed withdrawals when trying to stop the oxycodone even with the patch on. I assume I will be on this stuff for another 2 + months.
Avatar f tn Being induced was a horrific experience for me. The pain was unbearable because of the pitocin. My doctor broke my water at 2 cm and I held out with the contractions for what seemed like hours. I had two doses of fentanyl, which did nothing. Got into the Jacuzzi tub for about ten minutes, and couldn't take it anymore. Got out, threw up and begged for an epidural. After receiving the epi everything after was great, until the pushing.
7879163 tn?1411591644 I had a great talk with my OB and she said that she doesn't dose the epidural with any pain medication, which I'm completely happy about no painkillers. I'd watched on a few childbirth videos where they mixed in fentanyl with the epidural and the women were itchy and I'm not good with itchy! It really sounds like she was either extremely exhausted and/or had a pain medication in with the epidural.
Avatar f tn It now makes perfect sense to me why you are in so much pain on the Fentanyl. Converting 360 mg of Oxycontin to Fentanyl results in 150 mcg/hr...this is conservative. Converting Fentanyl to equal 360 mg of Oxycontin with the opioid calculator results in 300 mcg/hr. This is the largest dose conversion that is shown in the fentanyl prescription leaflet that comes in the box with the medication. So your doctor's thoughts that you need to keep going up on the Fentanyl patch are CORRECT.
Avatar f tn The only other thing I could suggest is the Fentanyl patch. What I assume you mean by slow release morphine is MS Contin, which is a very powerful drug, especially at 100mg. I have worked with a lot of patients that once put on the Fentanyl patch, finally felt releif. But it's not for everyone, the nausea symptoms of narcotics can be more intense. This is a 72 hour patch that you apply to your skin every three days.
7486246 tn?1391323511 So anesthesia came in and attempted to do a walking epidural. It was a no go, he came back and attempted 3 more times, and again no goes each try in a new place, by time he said its not happening I was already at 7cm. So they rushed to get me some IV pain meds called Fentanyl. It began working by my third contraction. I stalled at 7cm for a bit but made it to 9cm within the hour, I had a second dose of Fentanyl and awaited 10 cm.
Avatar f tn I didn't get an epidural. I worked in the hospital on the stroke floor and we always had young woman coming in who were either paralyzed from the waist down, or they were suffering major migraines. So I decided not to get one. My birth went just fine and it honestly didn't hurt!!
Avatar f tn I have been in pain for 7 years, with a plate in c5-6, in constant pain I am on oxycodone 10mg 4xdaily soma 350mg 4xdaily naproxen 500mg 2xdaily lorazepam 2mg 4xdaily Pls help with the pain I go to pain clinic to get cervical epidural but no more. I have had 4 of them and 52 trigger injections in 2 visits. Any Help? mscontin and fentanly i was on but was afraid to have to go up the ladder so I tappered off.
495284 tn?1333894042 Just awful...Fentanyl is bad sh!t in any form! I hate the stuff, even in a controlled environment! I'll bet she'll plead to a lesser charge though...
Avatar m tn Hi Sam, Sorry, I had the same reaction to the Fentanyl Patch. With each application the red raised hive like rash became worse and in short time spread to my entire back where I was applying them. My physician said I was allergic to the adhesive on the patch, not the Fentanyl. She tried a potent cortisone cream to help the reaction but that too failed. I cannot take Fentanyl because of the severe adhesive allergic reaction.
Avatar m tn After many surgeries 40+ and in ICU what damage has occured. Newbe here but I haven't seen that dicusion kicked around. Surely they do damage along with opiates for pain after the surgery. Could they help the lessen time to become addicted/dependent. What effect do they have on addiction. Surely these chemicals are very addictive? Thanks!
Avatar m tn He everyone I'm new on here I just switched from fentanyl to methadone and I was wondering which generic was the best, when it came to my fentanyl Duragesic was far and away the best, just trying to get the biggest bang for my buck
Avatar m tn Just curious? A friend of mine told me she's on fentanyl patches. We got into a slight conversation, becuz I told her I was detoxing off percocets.(proudly I might add), she said it was an opioid. So my question is, does opioids do the same thing as far as our receptors, and endorphins in our brains from percocets. With the patch she said she has never felt the things I described to her. I was just curious, does fentanyl patches work the same way as percocets?
Avatar m tn You are not being selfish at all the best thing that you can do is ask for help. We live in the same state let me see this next week what treatment places are in your area .If you would like PM me we will try to find a place that can help you...
Avatar n tn I have true, horrific pain, but I think that it could truly be releived by Motrin, but I am now addicted to Fentanyl... I need to get off of this without going to a doctor and have to do it by myself in strict confidentiality... My family doesn't know or my husband... They have no idea- although I have changed a ton since 3 years ago. This **** is ruining my life... I feel as though I am done, that I have no options and am very depressed and stressed out... Please help me everyone...
Avatar f tn But keep in mind the epidural will not 100% black out the pain during delivery it's only is used for to ease the pain but with my contractions it did help numb it alot but like i said i am feel alot more pressure which is a little uncomfortable and doctors and nurses say it only gets worst