Fentanyl opiate

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Avatar m tn Fentanyl is a stonger form of an opioid. Opiate and opioid mean the same thing: Opiate is an adjective while opioid is a noun. Percocet is an opioid as is fentanyl. They are synthetic which means they are man made and not derived from a plant. Good job on getting off the Percocet!
Avatar n tn Fentanyl is stronger than perks. Fentanyl is the strongest opiate known to man, I'm sure it'll replace perks, but then what? Some doctors like to give people weaker opiates, like hydrocodone, to taper down. The thing is, the brain won't heal until all opiates are gone for some time. Have you tried to take less and less? Have you tried to CT and ride out the sick? Lots off folks will support you here and answer any questions. Keep us posted.
Avatar m tn would they switch you over to fentanyl and then taper the fentanyl and then move you to an oral med???
Avatar n tn I was a mess when I was on Fentanyl so I switched to an oral opiate and then tapered until I was at a reasonable level to jump cold turkey. What was the fentanyl prescribed for? What are your plans for managing your pain? I'm assuming it's pretty serious because Fentanyl is just about the strongest pain med there is. I admire your courage and strength. I am so happy you are feeling better. Please keep us updated.
Avatar m tn Hi, Suboxone is not the same type of opiate as Fentanyl & Dilaudid. Sub is only a partial agonist with Naloxone, an antagonist, thrown in. Fentanyl & Dilaudid are full agonists & are both powerful narcotics & highly addictive. Your brain is acclimated to opiates. I'm not sure if you had a previous dependency but I'm assuming that if you're on Bupe that you probably did. Either way, if you took Subs regularly, you were physically dependent on an opiate.
Avatar f tn Your physician took you off the OxyContin (Long Acting Opiate) and ordered the Fentanyl Patch (Long acting Opiate). Your question is can the (Long Acting) OxyContin and the (Long Acting) Fentanyl Patch. If I have your question correct the answer is no. Only one long acting opiate can be ordered at a time. You may take the OxyContin or the Fentanyl, not both. If you are unhappy with the medication change please talk to your prescribing physician. Tell him/her just what you told us.
Avatar m tn an opiate is an opiate. The only way you are going to get thru this is to quit thinking another opiate is going to help you. The longer you put this off the harder it is going to get....
Avatar f tn I don't know anything about patches, so can't give any advice, but I've heard 3 types mentioned in the forum here: 1.) fentanyl patch 2.) buprenorphine patch 3.) lidocaine patch There all really different and they each have pros and cons, as well as a big spectrum of side effects -- for example, in the forums here, I see people mentioning the hell they go through withdrawing from fentanyl.
Avatar f tn Yikes Colleen- That is a crazy jump. No wonder you feel like you are dying. Opiate detox is he*& for sure but jumping off 50 mcg of Fentanyl is VERY extreme. Do you have breakthrough meds left? You need to switch to an oral opiate and wean to a jumpable place. I did this- ended up jumping off of 100 mg of oxy and it was frigging awful but I lived to tell the tale and am so happy I did. Really, if you can't get to your doctor go back to the ER and tell them what is up.
910419 tn?1289483727 A few things about fentanyl that I know because of my friend... You have to already be on a daily dose of an opiate to be prescribed fentanyl. Basically it's for people who have already been taking something like oxycodone daily or hydromorphone daily and they've started to get break-through pain with those medications, so they need something stronger and something long-lasting. But, since fentanyl is so strong, much stronger than morphine, oxycodone, or even hydromorphone...
Avatar m tn I have been detoxing off of very high doses of fentanyl and oxycodone over the past month and have found parts of the Thomas recipe to be very helpful. Please let us know the details so we can help you more! keep posting!! VIC is right, this sight is a blessing to those trying to quite opiates, you will find a lot of strength from people here.
Avatar n tn I've only been on the fentanyl patch 25 mcg for a little over a month. I have 5 patches left and then would like to drop to the 12 for a few weeks - Do you think I'll still have withdrawl??
Avatar n tn Conversions from one opiate to another are typically done reducing the new opiate dose by 20-30% for cross tolerance. Converting from fentanyl back to oral pain meds is a difficult conversion, and may require adjustments by your doctor. Do not adjust the dosage on your own or take more than you are currently prescribed without your doctors permission and guidance.
526311 tn?1229286330 I WAS almost two weeks clean (with the help of a detox clinic) and I relapsed and took some Percocet (much less than my previous habit) and yesterday I had my first Fentanyl in a really long time. My using binge only lased about three days. Today is my first day with no opiates and Im just wondering am I going to have to go through everything (withdrawals and whatnot) again? Anyone ever expirienced relapse w/ fentanyl or a heavy pill problem and bounced back, or am I screwed?
Avatar n tn Fentanyl is a Schedule II opiate. I believe you MUST have a newly written prescription for it each time you get it, your doctor cannot instruct your pharmacist to refill it. Schedule III drugs like hydrocodone can be refilled but Schedule II drugs cannot. Also, your doctor cannot write the prescription for greater than a 30 day supply. I believe these laws are consistent from state to state, but I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.
Avatar f tn I got off of fentanyl by being prescribed other opiates instead of the fentanyl. This is done when i become "tolerant" to an opiate. I assume if you wanted off of fentanyl forever you would have to be prescribed something else, and then wean off of that other opiate, because i agree, fentanyl would be tough to come of off by itself. you say you know how to taper off of pills-- There you go then.
9258244 tn?1402972453 An oral opiate is much easier to come off of than fentanyl strips. You will get more consistent dosing and take tiny steps down until you are off comfortably. Why suffer if you don't have to?
Avatar f tn Is there a chart that I can use to convert fentanyl patch strength to the Opana Er strength?
Avatar f tn Hi there! :) I'd agree with Jinx. Definitely taper! By all accts. Fentanyl is a rough kick. It's a fully synthetic opiate & those tend to be the worst. However, the kick from Fentanyl is not as prolonged as say M'done or Subs. I'd be very careful of going into your kick w/ this sort of fear because it will be counter-productive & make the detox worse. Our minds are very powerful. Do you have pre-existing depression or suicidal ideation?
Avatar m tn I started with percocet and gradually moved up to fentanyl and started doing more and more every day. I tried suboxone but once I found I couldn't afford it it immediately made me relapse and the cycle was started again. I recently started methadone maintenance 2 months ago. I was clean for a while but started using benzos again and then back to craving and using pain meds. Mostly lortabs and fentanyl.
Avatar f tn I weaned down over time before switching to another opiate weaning some more and going CT. Opiate detox is tricky and different for everyone-length of use definitely has an impact-but as I'm not familiar with ingesting it this way I have no idea what to advise. But I can say this-get off the merry go around it is a scary ride that ends badly....Someone else will come along and give you better advice soon I am sure....Lots of good info on this forum....Best of luck...
Avatar f tn Over a 10 yr period I have been being treated for many severe back problems.Over those 10 yrs I've worked up a tolerance and am now on 100 mcg fentanyl patches every 48 hrs and 10 mg percocet 4 x's a day or as needed.I've been on this dose for over 2 yrs. Over Labor Day wknd my doctor has passed away.Long story short,his father-in-law has taken over the practice because my old doctor apparently left 100's of us addicted to amounts of pain meds.
5447621 tn?1368108821 I feel like a need a weighed-suit to sleep in at night with the RLS and withdrawing from Fentanyl patches (had surgery 3 months ago, and now finishing the last process of getting off the medication). What horrible sensations!! I ended up finding relief sleeping on my hard bedroom floor. I need to feel pressure on my body for it to settle down. Any tips??
783281 tn?1259691431 Hey Mark, just read your post and yes Ultram is considered an opiate, not as much in the sense as chemicaly similar to hydrocodone, fentanyl or the others but it binds with the same receptors in your body that the other opiates bind with. You can get a buzz and you can withdraw from them if you take them alot and then stop so be careful man. Hope this helped.