Fentanyl in surgery

Common Questions and Answers about Fentanyl in surgery

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Avatar n tn I had surgery and was given fentanyl and nearly 2 mos later still shows up on drug test. I only have 1 kidney, but I'm still totally shocked and it has caused me bad problems as the dr doesn't believe me when I tell him I did not take this from the street! I don't even know how to get this from the street per se! Please has anyone else had this issue with fentanyl?
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.
1364139 tn?1280791344 I would call the orthopedic surgeon office who is doing the surgery and ask them what they think. I'm sure if your pain doctor told you to keep it on, it's probably ok, but you will need to make sure you tell the anesthesiologist about it to keep your pain under control and the medications that they use are correct. I'm in the same situation, I use a fentanyl patch and am having surgery next Wednesday. I've been given no information on whether to wear it or not.
Avatar f tn First....I really LOVE your forum name.....it's quite beautiful ;) Second, I have read thru both of your threads/posts here and am so sorry for the troubles you have endured. Having surgery can be traumatizing enough with a qualified surgeon....so sad to read of your past dr and experience with him. Third, if you fell and hit your head and have blood in your ears...it would seem very prudent to make sure you don't have a head injury, internal bleeding, etc. Hope you did....
Avatar n tn For example, over the last three weeks, I have gone thru Vicodin, then Norco, then OxyContin, now Fentanyl. I will be having surgery on 3/31, then hopefully my painful condition will start to improve. With all the posts on Fentanyl withdrawl, I am terrified of going thru that. My question: with short term use, will withdrawl symptoms be as severe as long term use, and if so, what is the best way to reduce/avoid withdrawl?
Avatar f tn I was on ONE fentanyl patch post cardiac surgery, had no idea what it was. When it wore off I went into grand mal siezure. Figured out in the ER I was having opiate withdrawal. I was on IV delaudid 10 days prior to being given the fentanyl for discharge. I had no idea what I was missing or that I was going through withdrawal.
Avatar m tn I stopped taking my Suboxone strips for 24hrs. Went into immediate surgery. They gave me Fentanyl, several hydromorphone doses, and a benzo. Got out of the hospital waited 12hrs took my Suboxone. Been taking it for a week. Still feeling surgery effects and I have these weird withdrawl like symptoms. One minute the hairs on my neck stand up, the next im sweating only minor, then I get nausea, then I feel shaky. Its been 8 days since surgery.
Avatar f tn There is no reservoir of medication in a matrix patch - instead there are layers of the medication. There is no fentanyl gel in a matrix style patch. A matrix fentanyl patch places the fentanyl in adhesive. By all means return the defective patch to the Pharmacy where you purchased it. As Phil said, contact your prescribing physician and make him/her aware of the defective patch. Be cautious when handling the defective patch as your body can still absorb the Fentanyl is you touch it.
Avatar f tn i have 5 herniated discs and am on 100mcg fentanyl patch and i an still in pain. is there anything more effective?
Avatar m tn I would insist the doctor do an ultrasound and biopsy. I had a small knot on the lower left side of my neck. Doctors kept telling me not to worry was probably a swollen lymph node. After both of my parents & all my grandparents dying of cancer, I insisted my doctor check it out. You guessed it....thyroid cancer. Ten years I had this knot & doctors kept blowing it off. Had to have my thyroid & 22 lymph nodes, of which 7 were malignate removed.
Avatar f tn What should i do taper myself to a quarter a day and then not do any the day before and of the surgery? What should i do and will i be ok if i do that?
Avatar f tn I had a spinal fusion surgery back in 2005. I had minimal relief. Every MRI shows this lipoma which Nobody seems to consider possibly part of my chronic pain issues! How can I get them to check it out in more depth? If a persistent problem, what needs to be considered next? Please help!
725248 tn?1316162245 I was allergic, severely to the adhesive that is used to keep the patch in place. The pain relief was ok but I just couldn't wear it look enough to determine it it was going to be effective. I know we have members that have been on the patch for years and swear it is better than sliced bread. Most have reported that the side effects diminish as their system adjust to the opiate. Sorry this is all I can offer.
410475 tn?1262942367 Fentanyl, a horriable drug. Dr gave me the drug last summer for cronic back pain while I was waiting for surgery. the back surgery was done on Dec 20.. 5 days ago I couldn't stand the patch any longer, so I ripped it off, in a few hours I felt shakey, the next day vomiting, today I am still feeling bad. my husband is taking time off work, this is no joke. I want to know how much longer is this going to take??? Please help me if you can.
Avatar m tn How long does withdrawal last? I have been on fentanyl for about one year, 100 every 48 hrs. This was prescribed for me after my cancer surgery.
Avatar f tn I get pain meds due to radiation damage which caused obstructions and adhesions and needed more surgery. I will need surgery in the future and it concerns me what I will get for pain if I remain on these drugs getting more tolerant. I feel its better to come of them now than livein a drug haze. eating is always going to be a problem due to radiation damage. I take liquid feeds to ensure I maintain my weight at 50kg.
1727909 tn?1314845210 What success is there with an anesthesiologist addressing pain in Failed Back Surgery?
410475 tn?1262942367 I was given the fentanyl patch for extream pain last summer. I had spinal fusion surgery on Dec 20th, almost 2 months ago. I took off the patch and went through what I call a week from hell. I was shaking and going through the withdrawl for 8 days. I am now on day 15 still am having a few panic attacks like I think the withdrawals will come back, I know in my head they can't. I so much want my normal life back. anyone there had this spinal fusion?? how long will it take till I am normal??
Avatar f tn Hello, I just joined as well. How are you doing? I'm on day two of withdrawing from fentanyl pain patches. I have herniated discs and fibromyalgia. Anything in particular you'd like to talk about??
Avatar f tn 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. The GI is thinking now my hiatal hernia may be an issue, as I'm still having bad stomach pain, or some twisting or obstruction.
Avatar n tn It is impossible to guess if her dementia is drug induced however in my opinion I would be more inclined to suspect she has dementia that is made worse with the fentanyl. So again in my opinion the next question is do you put her through withdrawal to determine her pain level and the effect if any the fentanyl may be having on her memory? You may have hit on the best solution by simply having the Lortabs discontinued, as long as she is still able to maintain the same comfort level.
1264863 tn?1391118193 I did go in and switch off the Fentanyl Patch 50mcg to Oxycotin 20mg 3x a day. I was very very sick the first two nights so I called my doctor. She said to take one more Oxycotin to get the relief from withdrawls at night. The withdrawls get better everyday. I am shaky, feel like a million bugs are crawling all over my skin. It has been 4 days now and I slept last night finally. Should it get better as the Fentanyl leaves my system or worse?
Avatar f tn I have been in PM, since 2018, when a surgeon put a pedicle screw in my nerve roots, during a laminectomy. PM doctors won't give me more than 120 MM's, even though my pain is nothing close to being controlled. It is always a nine. I developed gluteal, thigh, buttock, and leg atrophy, after the surgery, and have never been given a diagnosis, although I've been to neurologists, rheumatologists, etc.
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.