Fentanyl narcotic

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Avatar f tn Who else out there has or is using Fentanyl narcotic patches? My withdrawals have been horrible. I was using them for about 18 months @ 50 mg. Changing them every three days. I stopped using them 11 days ago and switched to just Percocet and I then put myself on a three week tapering off plan. I plan to be narcotic free my September 15th!
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 n tn I'm not really aware of how strong fentanyl is, but isn't it a narcotic? If you have troubles going (bowels), wouldn't a narcotic make it a lot worse? I was always really constipated when I was on morphine, or percocet. I think keeping in touch with your doctor is great, and weaning down sounds like the way to go. Good for you for making the choice.
Avatar f tn I've been on fentanyl 50mg for 7 months and I really want off of it now. I tried to just rip off the patch several months ago...very bad move. It was terrible. I've read where you could cut the patch if it was a mylan patch only. I also read where someone went from 50mg to 25 to 50 then went 25 to 50 to 25 and then 25 to 25 to 25mg as a way to work my was down on the dosage. I'm really scared.
8552937 tn?1398785559 You're not only defeating the purpose of a medication like Fentanyl, but you're also putting yourself at risk. Fentanyl is a strong enough narcotic when taken as directed. You're increasing your risk of OD in a big big way, not to mention, most definitely affecting your method of pain control. Lastly, and the obvious one is that what you're doing is addictive behavior and will have you spiraling into a dark place very very rapidly. Please seek some help with this ASAP. Good luck to you!
443878 tn?1205106796 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 n tn Im wanting to know how long you have to take Fentanyl to start having withdraws if i stopped? My doctor prescribed me the 50mcg patch in May.There was 10 total in that script.I had them filled again a few days ago and after reading everyones horror stories ive decided to stop taking it.I have used 2 more patches this month already.So ive taken them for about 6 weeks total now.I have used exactly 12 patches total.Do i have a long road ahead of me now?Im scared to death!
Avatar f tn I didn't have any choice as I had begun experiencing serious side effects (that could have killed me) from the patch (I also was on 50mcg), so I HAD to stop cold turkey. Even though my doctor switched me to another narcotic, the withdrawal from the fentanyl was horrible. Fortunately, I was already in the hospital, so they were able to really watch me closely and give me some medications to help, but it definitely was not pleasant.
526311 tn?1229289930 has anyone ever tried to detox off fentanyl patches (not perscribed) im in the fourth day of the worst withdraws Ive ever had. Does anyone know how long this is supposed to last?
Avatar n tn I'm curious as to what you're doing for your original pain? I was on Fentanyl, along with various narcotic breakthrough meds but felt like the Fentanyl changed me. It's hard to describe. I came off the Fentanyl easily enough since I was on the breakthrough meds. Now I'm down to 10 to 20 mg. of oxycodone every six hours. I've always wanted to come off to see where my real pain is but I think fear has kept me from trying. But I am still trying, though slowly.
Avatar m tn He gave me the same amount i had pre Fentanyl. I assume he figured being narcotic tolerant this would not be a problem. Like i said before i was very surpised he bumped me on the doses that quickly. I never felt god on the Fentanyl but figured my body is adjusting to it. The whitdrawl were severe enough for me to go back on Fentanyl since i have some left.
Avatar n tn This includes drugs such as tramadol (Ultracet and Ultram) codeine (Tylenol #3, #4), Darvocet, Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco, Lortab and derivatives), Oxycodone (Endocet, Percocet, Oxycontin), Morphine, Demerol. Fentanyl, and Dilaudud. There are many other opiates not listed, so if you don’t see it listed, you can still use these suggestions if it’s an opiate based addiction. None of these apply to benzodiazepine based addictions. These addictions should never be dealt with by going cold turkey.
Avatar f tn I suffer from debilitating headaches that are a result of a brain surgery I had when I was 25. I currently use oxycodone, fentanyl patches and diazapam. My husband believes that I am causing brain damage and ruining my life. I have spine problems and vascular disease as well. I feel that since I'm using my mess as directed,I will be okay, he feels that I am playing with fire. What should I do, remain on the mess and feel relief or stop the mess and live in constant pain?
Avatar f tn I just read that there are counterfeit drugs coming from China disguised as Percocette or tylenol 3, they are fentanyl. The CDC has estimated that half of the deaths are from these counterfeit drugs.
Avatar f tn I could respond that the question "Is X a narcotic?" depends on your definition of 'narcotic', since law enforcement uses one defintion (incorrectly) while the medical/pharmaceutical community uses another.
1196338 tn?1265167328 that it isn't working, well to make a long story short, I have been thru many narcotics, and now I have been perscribed Fentanyl, a low dose, but I don't feel that warm fuzzy feeling that I expect to get from taking a narcotic... Does that mean the medication isn't working? And the pain is not as bad, So Iguess it is working, but I don't feel that euphoria.
Avatar f tn We have a daughter that has been smoking fentanyl patches for a long time now but yesterday we found out she was now injecting it. We haven't seen her since july, when we found out she stole from us but is living with grandparents, who are a little naive but are aware of her problems and is also wanting to help. We have tried talking with her and she has attended a few narcotic addiction classes. We are so afraid she will overdose on these, which I have seen in my profession.
Avatar n tn The way I see it is, if the patch takes away the pain, then use it! I wouldn't worry about getting "off" fentanyl any more than getting "off" of any other narcotic pain medication. Withdrawal is withdrawal! I'm certain the prescribing doctor can wean the patient off fentanyl using the lowest fentanyl dose, then switch to another type of narcotic that may be easier to taper off and eventually stop altogether if necessary.
682757 tn?1226871454 No medicines worked for me when I detoxed too. Fentanyl has its own crazy symptoms. I know when I talk to ppl getting off fentanyl, they are like" you are so right about all the w/d symptoms"! If you need anything let me know! Just PM me. Me and Jacqui can help you big time! Be strong! I am praying for you!
Avatar f tn What process are you talking about? Withdrawing from fentanyl? I have one insight : They're all difficult to quit. I'm not meaning to sound harsh,trust me,I have compassion. Quitting anything we're addicted to is just awful. Opiates can just be stopped. It's not easy but it's done all the time. Do you have any support? Have you prepared yourself for detox? Called a doctor to help?
Avatar f tn My mother (80 years old) has been on the Fentanyl patch for some years now for chronic back pain She has gone from 50s to 75s trying to see which one handles her pain. For a while she was on the 50s and was having break- through pain. Dr. prescribed Lortab at night. Then the Dr. moved her to 75s and also continued with the nighttime Lortab. When I visited recently(in assisted living), it appeared the nurses were dispensing the Lortab whether mom was having break-through pain or not.
Avatar m tn I was on Fentanyl patches for about 15 months. Finally discovered the source of my pain, and it has been treated successfully. I reduced the dose over a couple of weeks and finally got off the Fentanyl about 8 days ago. I want to know if the lethargy, insomnia, muscle stiffness, restlessness and sneezing that I'm experiencing can be attributed to withdrawal after this period of time, and how long it's likely to last for. Cheers.
Avatar m tn Just began on fentanyl patches for chronic pain. I have had radiation damage but am a cancer survivor so not bitter just tired of pain.
Avatar f tn i have been on fentanyl for about 6 years.i was on 200 but now on 75.i have been on some type of narcotic for over 20 years,but fentanyl is the worst.best thing to do is try to switch to something else while weaning off.it is really hard and most drs do not know,or just don't care.i once did not sleep for 3 days.then one time took about 30 clonezapam,and still no sleep.i find that to be the worst,the not sleeping.i get very ansy and worked up just knowing that i have my last patch.
Avatar f tn 5/500 mg Hydrocdone a day. The pain management doctor wants me to use the 25 mcg. fentanyl patch, but my Rhumetalogist seemed to have a strong reaction to this and the pharmacy treated me as if I am a druggie when I went to pick it. I worry about taking medication, but don't know what else to do for the pain. Does anyone out there use Fentanyl? Is it as addictive as they say? Should I worry about the amount of hydrocodone I'm taking. By the way everyone acts, I feel like a druggie...
Avatar f tn Fentanyl can be extremely hard to come off. Withdrawals typically last longer than other drugs, other than suboxone and methadone. I came off Fentanyl a few years ago and it was very rough. It would be great for him to involve his doctor because he can prescribe Clonidine which helps with some of the physical symptoms. They may even give him gabapentin, which also helps with withdrawal and is non-narcotic. The Imodium will also help. Staying hydrated is really important.
Avatar f tn Sadly the pain never receded so my urologist sent me to a pain management doctor. She put me on the fentanyl patch with low dose vicodin for break-through pain. Then the following year I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia (they think the intense long-term pain caused it) so I was also give a million different kinds of fibromyalgia and neuralgia meds to try - none of which worked out (all had major side effects). Now I use Gabapentin but it only barely makes a difference (Vitamin D works better).
Avatar f tn I blindly went along with my doctor prescribing the Fentanyl patch along with other meds for BT pain. I realized the Fentanyl had a lot of negative things for me (like increase in sugar intake, nodding off when I stopped doing anything, no short term memory.) Do a search on Fentanyl here and see what people have gone through with it. Personally I think it should only be used for end of life pain. If you have reason to think you won't ever come off it, then it would be okay.
1442059 tn?1340244552 I have been on fentanyl for 10 years now. I have had 3 fusions from cspine to L spine. My back is really bad, then all the sudden last year i started taking nexium twice a day and that wasn't helping my stomach it would hurt terribly when i would eat and then throughtout the rest of the day it would ache under chest bone in middle of stomache. I also take percocets, neurotin, triazolam, zanaflex etc. I got really sick in February of this year.
Avatar m tn Truthfully. I don't know how anyone can take a narcotic while on treatment. The triple therapy had me so plugged up that if I had added a narcotic to the mix, I would have exploded. That is just me of course...