Fentanyl kidney

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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 I already know how it is to detox from hell b/c I did it in July getting off 150mcg of the evil fentanyl patches. I have am a severe chronic pain patient and live in pain. It took me a month to get rid of the w/ds from the fentanyl and i would never wish them on my worst enemy! Anyway, after suffering everyday with no pain meds for 3 months , just by using 800 motrin and zanaflex, hot baths, heathing pads. I decided to get the radio frequency procedure again and it did not work.
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 m a chronic pain management patient, with fibromyalgia and flank pain due to medullary sponge kidney. I was originally sent to a pain mgmt doc almost 5 yrs because of the chronic kidney pain (was diagnosed with fibro a year later). For almost 5 yrs I have been on the fentanyl patch to manage pain. I was on a 50 patch every 48 hrs (yes, 48 hrs not 72) for most of that time but almost a yr ago I switched to the 25 mcg/hr patch (still every 48 hrs).
306867 tn?1299249709 I did not have an addiction, but I can tell you this much. My gall bladder "died" for lack of better words, while I was on Fentanyl. I had it removed. I have a strong feeling that had I stopped the Fentanyl BEFORE it was removed, it would have come back to life so to speak. I was also told I was hypothyroid, and I did develop a nodule on the gland, but still...Ever since stopping the Fentanyl, my thyroid functioning has returned back to normal.
Avatar m tn wants to switch me from 120 #4 dilaudid a month that I just started taking 3 wks ago to fentanyl and 40 #4 dilaudid. What do you all think?. Also I should mention that whatever I do could effect weather I get a liver or not If they think I really need what I am taking since I had A drinking problem but not in over a year. I go to AA several times a week.
Avatar f tn I have taken fentanyl several times for kidney stones and always in the hospital. What I know about it is, it is 100 x's more powerful than morphine. how much were you taking and for how long? What I know from my own experience with pain meds, and this is long time heavy usage, is that everyone's symptoms subside at different times, its very hard to judge when you will feel better. Me personally, with hospital detox and 2 weeks of treatment, I still had problems after the 2 weeks.
Avatar f tn But, she did notice that I accepted a prescription of Darveset that I received. Yes, I was wrong for accepting it. I was passing a kidney stone and the pain was too much to handle. It ended up being a 6 mm stone. I had used up all my Vicodin and I did not go see her for two days. She is very hard to talk with and has no compassion for her patients. I am sure she has been burned a lot. So I can’t say I don’t blame her. I should have called her and asked for more but I was afraid.
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 m tn Most days it still feels like my kidney is still there and hurts exactly like it did when I had kidney infections or kidney stones. When I had my surgery they cut me from back ribcage to the front below my bladder so there is a lot of nerves that were severed during the surgery. Most of the time if feels like my kidney is huge and taking up too much space inside and under my ribcage, so the pain is not just right in the nerve endings.
443878 tn?1205103196 I have recently began using Fentanyl 50mcg/hr Transdermal Patches. Previously I had been taking 80mg of Oxycontin bid as well as 10mg of Percocet tid to control breakthrough pain. My physician at that time discontinued the Oxycontin and Percocet cold turkey. Te next month of my life was pure hell and I believe I almost died. The resulting health issues were a kidney infection; bladder infection; UTI as well as severe dehydration with associative muscle cramping. My total weight loss was 60lbs.
Avatar f tn t want to take percs or stronger because coming down off of them is awful. Last summer I was on 100mcg fentanyl patches, weaned to 50 then cold turkey ripped it off.....that was horrible. Shortly after that I had my diagnosis and had a kidney moved....that helped on one side, ended up getting pregnant 6 weeks later, my OB kept me on oxycodone during my pregnancy because I had totally resolved all the pain issues I had.
Avatar f tn I finally called an ambulance and was taken to the hospital. I was diagnosed with kidney failure and something called Rhabdomyolsis. This means the rapid destruction of skeletal muscle resulting in leakage into the unine of the muscle protien. This is caused by prolonged lying down on the ground. I was down on the floor from Thursday night until Saturday night. I was 115 pounds befor this happened and when they weighed me before they gave me dialysis I was 140 pounds! this was all toxic waste.
Avatar f tn 72 % of patients already taking it..well, their Lupus, including Kidney issues with it..are gone! Oh to be free of my last master! Being clear of opiates is the most empowering feeling...and i just realized...my last day of Fentanyl..was July 4th...MY independence day! So..basically...YOU can BEAT this monster..we all are stronger than any chemical! do not give up..Freedom is so worth it. Get support, remove temptation..and lean HARD on god..He'll get you through!!!!
Avatar f tn I've been fighting kidney stones, UTI, and a bad ear infection and I was supposed to come in on Thursday and pick up my month supply of fentanyl and oxycodone. I called the pain doctor on Saturday and he raised the amount of oxycodone and then told me to call my dr. I told him I had an appointment on Monday. I went yesterday and found out that I'm still passing kidney stone pieces and that's why I feel crummy. I called the pain dr.
Avatar m tn I have developed chronic kidney disease and my doctors are pushing me to get some exercise. I have found that with every exercise form I have tried I quickly get beyond the pain control offered bu tramadol and lortab so i can't exercise. i have a great pain management doctor and he prescribed duragesic patches after I told him I was concerned about being on lortab all the time to combat the pain caused by exercise.
1057595 tn?1257898338 I have chronic severe pain from DDD and currently use 150 mcg Fentanyl Patches every three days and use 10 mmHg Norco as needed for breakthrough pain. Two days ago I had a pelvic CT for a kidney problem and when the results came back this morning from the radiologist, I was shocked that there was more information concerning my spine than my kidneys! Here is what the report stated: .
Avatar m tn The slight pain close to kidney comes and stays for a couple of weeks, then disappears for a couple of weeks and then comes back. Always the same spot. Occult blood test is negative and I'm usually not constipated. No sudden weight loss or loss of appetite, but feeling tired. (I think it's because of my weight1?!) Can I avoid colonoscopy? no history of colorectal cancer in the family. How do I know the cause for this slight pinch/stretch like pain?
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with chronic interstitial cystitis, I have multiply stones in each kidney and was very recently diagnosed with chronic hep c as well. I started taking narcotics for the pain about five years ago, shortly after having my son. I then had about four surgeries. Needless to say my pain has increased immensely over the last year and my pain was never in control unless i was admitted to the hospital with a pca pump or around the clock heavy narcotics.
Avatar m tn I was duped into the Fentanyl patch while in the hospital with excruciating pain from back surgery, then an impacted kidney stone, then three kidney surgeries to save my kidney. I would never, in my right mind, agree to a drug such as this, knowing what I now know. It was designed for terminally ill cancer patients who will never be coming off the drug, you understand what I mean?
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?
1006065 tn?1251478669 I was prescribed Fentanyl Patches while in the hospital with severe kidney issues which caused excruciating pain. I was kept on them for four months and I am the one who asked to be taken off them because of breakthrough pain and withdrawal symptoms at the 48-hour mark of the patch life...I just could not justify staying on them with the withdrawals I was experiencing on a patch that was not handling my pain. My last patch was removed on Thursday, August 20th, which was 12 days ago.
Avatar m tn If the pain is still there, obviously the Fentanyl is not working and you need to address what is actually happening. Fentanyl CAN relieve pain, depending... It also dopes up your mind and body. You have no way of knowing this until you can think clearly and the Fentanyl prevents that clear thinking. Find out what is really going on and GET OFF THE FENTANYL, THIS STUFF IS DANGEROUS!