Fentanyl use during pregnancy

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Avatar f tn I am bed ridden with pain, and unable to work. Has anyone relied on Fentanyl during their pregnancy, and what was your outcome?? There just aren't any studies out there with info.
Avatar f tn Hi I have suffered with chronic pain for 8 years and I recently explained to my pain clinic that I wanted to try for a baby , they took me off my normal tablet form off pain relief and put me on the fentanyl patch, non of the other pain relief medications are safe during pregnancy, I also visited my obstetrician who backed up the pain clinic and although advise medication free is the only way to ensure no possible side effects that the patch is the safest way forward for a pregnancy.
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 So I would just discuss with your doctor the fact that the fentanyl is no longer working. I have heard that fentanyl tends to work a lot longer than longer acting opioids in pill form before effectiveness begins to wane. The options that your doctor will most likely present to you are, an increase in fentanyl (which will require wearing a couple of patches versus just one), an increase or change in breakthrough pain medication and/or an addition of a long acting medication in pill form.
Avatar m tn Fentanyl can be very difficult to come off. The withdrawals seem to be harsher and last longer than other opioids. But you are lucky to only be at 12 mg over 4 weeks. Did your doctor have you on something else before he put you on the Fentanyl? I ask that because Fentanyl isn't normally used as a first-line drug for pain. If you were on something else, that would factor into your withdrawal. You can read lots of withdrawal hints over on the Substance Abuse forum.
Avatar f tn Do I dare put on fentanyl 50 i have from old script till I can fill regular pain meds? Or will fentanyl be bad come off after ten days use? Any help on this be very appreciated! My Dr isnt any help havent been treating me real great since I refused go back on fentanyl or doing a procedure!
Avatar f tn when they did beta hcg before surgery it was 19,it was incolclusive.they gave me fentanyl,propofol,diclofenac sodium inj,alvacuram,oxynorm inj during the day of surgery.i was worried is this medication will have any problems with my pregnancy?pls advice......
Avatar f tn d love to get the same level of pain control I had with the fentanyl without the risks (I got a defective patch last summer....saw the defect before I put it on) Scared to death of methadone, tried it during my pregnancy, but cause huge swelling and didn't absorb well in my system since I only have a 4 ounce stomach, the pills worked better than the liquid. Guess I just wanted to whine.....
Avatar m tn s help (he told us both last year that he doubts that she will ever get off the medication because of her condition) even though she often cries in pain the side effects from the fentanyl have been so bad as during the last few years she has lost over 2 stone in weight, has no appetite suffers with anxiety and depression and having a conversation that she can remember days later is becoming a big problem, she begged me to help her get off the patches a couple of months ago as she says she wakes
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 Please be very, very careful with the Fentanyl. She will have horrid withdrawal if she continues on it. Also know that during the physical withdrawal process, about a week, her pain will be heightened. She will believe that it is because of the lack of medication but more times than not, it is the withdrawal itself. There is a Neurology forum and an Undiagnosed Symptoms forum here at MH. You may try posting there and see if someone can help you further.
Avatar f tn You will be fine if they do not use any narcotic such as fentanyl and do not take any Vicodin or other such prescription from them. Versed and Propofol should work just fine for you. Suboxone will help you with pain after surgery, just take smaller doses more often.
Avatar f tn After the patch is removed, it takes 17 hours or more for a 50 percent decrease in serum fentanyl concentrations. If you are planning to discontinue use of Duragesic, a gradual dosage decrease is recommended since it is not known what dose level the drug may be discontinued without producing the signs and symptoms of abrupt withdrawal. Do not stop taking Duragesic without first checking with your doctor.
Avatar m tn Intravenous Fentanyl is used routinely, as a one off in anaesthesia during operations, to control intraoperative pain and is highly effective. One off use under controlled means does not produce addiction. Good luck with your pain management, but make sure you are well informed about this drug if you choose to take it,as one day you may well not want it in your life.
Avatar f tn I did see that chronic maternal treatment with fentanyl during pregnancy has been associated with transient respiratory depression, behavioral changes, and seizures in newborn infants characteristic of neonatal abstinence syndrome. Animal studies have revealed evidence of embryotoxicity, fetotoxicity, and embryolethality. Fentanyl should only be used in pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. I will keep looking for more information though and let you both know what I find.