Fentanyl taper

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Avatar f tn Everyone is different with regards to how quickly they can taper from an opioid medication. Fentanyl and methadone are two of the hardest opioids to taper from. I have heard that Suboxone is also another opioid that is hard to taper from. Suboxone is a newer medication that contains buprenephrine and is commonly prescribed to those looking to beat opioid addiction. However, I have read of others that use it solely for pain management.
Avatar m tn Hey buddy! Congrats on your decision to taper down. I know fentanyl can be a handful. There's several members who has tapered quite successfully At 50mcg, my doctor wanted me to switch over to Oxycotin but insurance didn't allow it, which led to going cold turkey. I'll be passing your post to current and past fentanyl users! There's tons of support here!
Avatar m tn I'm trying to taper Fentanyl & Vicoprofen 7.5 . Would Suboxone be the easier way out or is this combo not that bad. Would be great to hear back from somebody.
Avatar f tn Fentanyl can be very hard to come off. I truly believe this is an end of life medication. You've made tremendous progress. Personally, I think it's easier to taper down the Fentanyl and then taper the pills. You can more easily adjust the dosage of pills than the patch. Are you using a gel-filled patch or the flat one?
Avatar m tn Any narcotic should, if possible, be slowly tapered as physical withdrawal is quite unpleasant. I did a fast taper that was not supervised by my doctor and it was less than ideal. Fentanyl can be a bit harder than Percocet, Vicodin, etc. Drinking lots of water is essential as it is really easy to get dehydrated. You can taper from the Fentanyl down and then cross over to a different immediate release narcotic and then taper down from that. Are you taking anything else?
5204799 tn?1365456784 It will make your return to Norcos and your intended taper that much more difficult. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic that stores quickly in your tissues and yes if you're already opiate tolerant a month on the patch will very likely raise your tolerance. It is a whole different animal to come off of. We have a Fentanyl group here run by Cinderelly if you want to ask her questions. If you really would like to do this - to get clean - please, don't go in the opposite direction.
Avatar f tn I am wondering if anyone on high doses of fentanyl 175mcg for extreme pain has died going cold turkey and this doesn't mean the side effects which are like death so i have read. Or has anyone who used fentanyl for extreme pain committed suicide due to the withdrawal.
6815927 tn?1395511425 t really say jump because once I finish the fentanyl taper I am off to the oxycodone taper (which I am hoping will be a lot easier and quicker.) I am thinking of reducing tomorrow to 150 ug (from 175). I should wait for my dr. appt next week but I am getting frustrated with how slow this is going and I feel ok. The one thing I have been doing is stretching out my patch changes from every 48 to 72 hrs.
Avatar m tn ve read a lot on this and most of the people on Fentanyl take it more for recreational use but I do have issues from the cancer treatment. Oddly enough, I've been on Fentynal so long I'm not sure what I would feel like clean.
5135507 tn?1367163227 s tolerable. The w/d are no where near as bad as the fentanyl patch. I was told the fentanyl patches is the 2nd hardest thing to w/d from. Hang in there your doing amazing way better than I could have done. I could barely stand it for 24 hours.
Avatar f tn You haven't listed any symptoms, and psychologists don't do meds, psychiatrists do, so this is confusing. More information will help. And this cold turkey stuff, why put yourself through that? Taper, taper, taper. By the way, Paxil doesn't require increased dosages to work, though it can stop working at some point.
6815927 tn?1395511425 great job. no stick with the taper plan dropping 25 mcg of fentanyl is enough at this point. it is best to do the fentanyl first then the oxys. do you have someone to help you control your oxy intake?
Avatar f tn I went cold turkey off fentanyl patch dr didn't taper just said wasn't going to refill it. On day 10 feel great just tired. My question is will the withdrawls be worse with the oxy? I'm on 5/325 4 times a day. This time I'm talking to dr about tapering and I got something for withdrawls on day 4. I also take soma I assume this will be done at the sametime.
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.
Avatar m tn Hello! I been over on the Painmngmt. mainly but have a question regarding Fentanyl i hope someone can help me with. I'm currently weaning down on Fentanyl 25mcg. This is my 5th day and my schedule looks like this. 1st keep 2 25mcg patches on for 3days. Next put 2 25mcg keep those on for 3days. Next put 1 25mcg and leave that on for 3 days and the last put1 25mcg patch on and leave on for 3days. After this i'm done. I was started on 25mcg and went quickly up to 100mcg whithin 4weeks.
Avatar f tn I have been on fentanyl since my first failed fusion 8 years ago. My primary care dr said I would realistically never get off of it. I want to now that my back has fused. I have a lot of pain at present after the hardware removal. My pain has not been controlled because of the fentanyl. I was warned but there was nothing I could do to prepare for it. I feel like someone was digging for hours in my flesh! I want to get off the patch as soon as I heal from surgery. How should I start?
Avatar f tn Still staying strong on my taper. I've gone from 75 mcg. Fentanyl to 50 to 37. My doctor wants me to stay at the 37 mcg. for the next few weeks because I'm still having withdrawals from it, mostly mild and manageable but I think that's only because I'm still taking the oxycodone for breakthrough pain.
Avatar m tn Fentanyl is a tough one. Don't cut your oxycodone dose until you get off the Fentanyl. Ask your doctor for a slow taper for the Fentanyl. (They may raise the oxycodone dose temporarily.) Once you're off the Fentanyl, then you can taper off the rest. Stay well hydrated. Don't try to CT Fentanyl, it is very unpleasant.
Avatar n tn I have been put on a fentanyl patch 25 mcg recently. I have a bizarre circumstance that my body adjusts and clears out medications in an expedited way. 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.
Avatar f tn That under certain situations it may be best to just jump from Fentanyl taper (depending on how low of a dose and how long the taper has been going on). I'm sure once I get some decent sleep I'll get even more out of it. Thank you!
614471 tn?1221179194 ive just come off fentanyl patches onto the morphine so i can taper down, my aunt who died was addicted to heroin so i know a bit about it so i just wanted to know the equivalent so i can understand roughly how much morphine im taking. thank you to anyone that can help. kind regards, carrie.
Avatar f tn I have been on fentanyl for 3 years d/t bone pain, last year I had a nerve ablation on my lower back(L4/5 S1. Ever since I had this nerve ablation I don't have bone pain anymore. Was on Fentanyl 100mcg due to bone pain. I find out now that Fentanyl is not helping anymore. My Doc wants me to try and titrate down on Fentanyl,I had asked him and he suggests that I should start from 100mcg to 75 then to 50 and then to 25mcg. What would be your suggestion? Please say some prayers my way..
1311839 tn?1282480602 Switching to Fentanyl isn't the answer. The answer is a taper down to crumbs...less than .5mg...and aftercare. I came off of Suboxone and relapsed within a month because I had no idea on how to stay clean. My suggestion is to initiate a slow taper and get into aftercare now...give yourself the best chance. What dosages did you usually jump from?
7303500 tn?1389997641 It us my understanding that it is one of the strongest narcotics that you can get. From what I have read, it is best to taper off the fentanyl slowly. I think they say to raise your dose of oxycodone while you are tapering the fentanyl then you can slowly taper off the oxycodone. I hope someone comes along that can help you and I hope your doctor can help you. I would assume that going into an inpatient detox would be the same as going for any other narcotics.