Fentanyl in labour

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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.
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 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 f tn Finally in labour....it has been 12 hours I'm at the hospital!!! Had to get the epidural at 5 cm the pain was quite strong. ... now I'm at 8 cm :) can't wait to start pushing!!!!!
3224201 tn?1380377795 I am in 1st stage of labour...yep they are giving.....they put me on complete bed rest....
Avatar f tn I've just been switched from Fentanyl 25mcg every 48 hrs to Oxymorphone 10mg every 12hrs. I feel way worse (pain) & was wondering if anyone knows what the equivalence is between the 2. I have a feeling I've just been decreased in pain relief. My dr & the pharmacist told me to wait a few days to "feel it's working" & in the meantime I'm in excruciating pain. Can anyone help with what I can do here? Btw...
Avatar f tn I don't think mine check till labour, was a tad curious!
Avatar f tn You need to stay very well hydrated. Someone with more experience with the patch will post shortly. Hang in there. Do you have Epsom salt for hot baths?
3160774 tn?1343705010 Have been on Fentanyl patches 125/hr every 48 hours and 4-5 Percocet daily plus maybe 8 10mg Vicodin a day. How long before starting the Suboxone should I stop all of these meds. I have Clonidine for withdrawals how can it help. I am scared to death. Have never been in withdrawal from Opiates. I was told 36 hours prior but am so afraid of precipitated withdrawals. Has anyone been here that can give me some advice?
1935851 tn?1332348173 my sister got really loopy from fentanyl and i wasnt affected at all from it... but who knows what the difference in doses was? anyway my epideral was pure heaven and at the time i would have done anything for it! so ya never know you may get over your fear pretty quick lol i watched a baby story today and the woman absoluely refused to get an epideral as she hates needles and made it thru strong and went natural so it does go either way...
Avatar m tn It may not replace the fentanyl but it will easily cut it in half and allow you to sleep.
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.
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 Woohoo. Sooooo excited. I am finally in labour. I am 39 + 2 weeks. I woke up at 4:45am this morning with extreme back pain and abdominal cramping. I started timing my contractions an hour later and they were very irregular. They started coming in between 2 and 3 mins and weren't lasting very long. I went upto the hospital at 8:30am to get checked over and I was 2cm dilated. My midwife confirmed I was in labour so did a sweep to really get my labour moving.
Avatar f tn I am going to get off the Fentanyl patches and put on Methadone using Suboxone as a bridge .I have never heard of this med called Suboxone.I am on 200mcg of Fentanyl how long will it take to get off the fentanyl?
775302 tn?1253100505 Hi everyone, I was recently taken off my usual pain med regimine of 75 micr of Fentanyl Patch every 48 hours and 4 mg hydramorphone ( dilauded) 4-6 times a day.
Avatar n tn Prozac now 40mg and fentanyl 50mcg. and he is now talking in his sleep every night and constantly scratching at himself in his sleep.
Avatar f tn Hi Shel and welcome to the pain management community. You most certaintly have options. While you are on the strongest medication there is on the market today, there are larger doses of fentanyl that can be taken. I am on the 50 mcg/hr patch and inside the prescription leaflet it shows morphine conversions to up to 300 mcg/hr of fentanyl, which is equal to three 100 mcg/hr patches.
Avatar f tn t dilates or thinning couple hours in they decided to put balloon in.... for me super painful! And started non stop horrifying contractions. They gave fentanyl for contractions which hardly helped. After 12 hours of balloon in they said I should be at least 3. When. Rook it out I was nothing!!! They gave me epidurall.. my blood pressure immediately bottomed out! Had to rush meds n fluids to bring.g back up soooo scary!