Fentanyl vs methadone

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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!
6815927 tn?1395511425 I would never recommend Methadone for a Fentanyl taper. Methadone is ten times harder to come off of and comes with lots of side effects. I think if you continue a slow taper with the Fentanly you will have success. What will you be doing for pain management once you come off?
Avatar m tn ve seen of fentanyl detox and my own year long, slow methadone recovery, I think fentanyl and methadone are only different in dosage. The full synthetic nature and side effects of both methadone and fentanyl make them very close tie for the worst detox ever. As I vomit and shat myself in my yard from methadone detox, I remember wishing I was a heroin or any other kind of addict. Anyway, mute point, but wanted to share. How much and how long methadone use have you got under your belt bullseye?
1279189 tn?1275244868 Those where, oxycontin, MS Contin or methadone. HMmmmmm, if addiction is a worry with you, these on the same shelf as Fentanyl. Good PM Clinicians are great with dealing with WD effects and the tapering of meds, if needed. No doubt you have a choice to make, but as was brought out, with this script, you have 72 hours to pick it up, short of the pharm.
Avatar f tn Due to medical problems I have been on pain medication for at least 30 years, I am 60 at this time, 5 weeks ago had 2nd knee replacement, I have tried many times to get off Methadone, I usually run out before prescription is due and suffer severe w/d. Like everyone else I do not want to be tied to this drug, it is the worse, I have been on it about 5 years.
Avatar m tn It is not a good idea to take non-prescribed narcs without your doctor's knowledge. A.) It can be dangerous. B.) If/when they find out, you'll be detoxing "really" fast. C.) It will mess up your detox schedule. It sounds like your doctor is doing the right thing. When reaching higher and higher, escalating dosages of opiates, the ratio of therapeutic benefit to side effects gets worse.
Avatar n tn I am changing from methadone 15mg every 6 hours to Fentanyl 100 mg every 48 hours. I also take opana for breakthrough pain. I am a DAV hurt in a war and am always in pain. Is the amount of Fentanyl equal with the metaadone ??
Avatar m tn i got on methadone to get off oxycontin once i knew i could get high on fentanyl even with taking methadone [methadone is an opiate blocker] and the fentanyl breaks right threw the methadone....so it has to be stronger than methadone but see i wanna stop now....I'm not gunna withdraw as bad on the methadone but i still feel like **** though. I wonder how long the withdrawls lasts with fentanyl????
655875 tn?1295695107 t choose the suboxone route due to the long half life of the med vs the short half life of fentanyl hoping to get through this process quicker once I'm off. This is a long process, but worth it!
374225 tn?1269899262 Thanks for this. The doctor weened me off methadone onto Fentanyl and I discovered that Fentanly makes me feel like I'm in withdrawal. So now... I'm tapering off the Fentanyl. I've been on pain medicine for so long it barely works and I think I'm sick of being dependant. This Fentanyl taper is driving me nuts now. Advil and Flexaril to the rescue forevemore!!! Of course I'm doing that thanks to 3 cortizone injections 10 days ago at L3-L4, L4-L5, and S1.
Avatar f tn Recently my oncologist of a year at the same clinic that put me on the fentanyl 5 years ago has decided she wants me to go off fentanyl and take methadone instead. I will have to be hospitalized and go through detox for a week, but I havent heard much in the way of assurance that methadone will be able to control the pain I will have again if it doesnt work. I have asked what my options will be and I am told "she doesnt have time to teach me".
Avatar f tn In my opinion and many others...the Fentanyl Patch is more powerful than the methadone. It is one of the strongest opiates on the market today. I'm surprised that you feel this way about the Patch. Have you done any research on Fentanyl? You should. It can be very dangerous if not used properly. Your Son will not go through withdrawals with changing to the Fentanyl. As I said, it is stronger than Methadone. I'm curious though, what strengh did the Doctor put him on??
Avatar n tn Sounds like you need to start looking for a new pain doctor. It seems strange to me that you're on both those medications as my understanding is they're both long-acting medications. What I've usually seen is people having a long-acting med and then they take something short-acting in between for the breakthrough pain. Methadone has a long half-life and shouldn't be stopped cold turkey, especially at the dosage you're on. It should be tapered down very slowly.
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?
16785591 tn?1451596681 the thing that you need to do is find and keep the lowest dose of fentanyl that will keep the pain at bay. So next Wednesday I move to only 50 µg from 62.5. Nervous! the weird question now is I'm not absolutely sure exactly where the source of my pain is? I know one source has been in the S I joint on the right side but with physical therapy and strenuous exercise I can put weight on my right leg and stress the sacroiliac joint without it hurting! Horaay.
Avatar n tn I have been on Fentanyl patches for about 6 months and it was prescribed to wean me off of Norco 10/325 2 pills 4 x day after a surgery. I got as high as 75 mcg patch of Fentanyl every 3 days and then I developed some kind of allergy. The Pain Dr. says the allergy is to the adhesive, not the fentanyl. I am now down to 37 mcg every 2 days because the patches itch like crazy. I wake up in the morning and my patches are scratched off(even withTagederm) and there is blood on my sheets. My Dr.
897990 tn?1248268956 Thats a way to overdose very easily chewing the fentanyl releases the full time releae dose for three (3) days immdiately..........combining with methadone is the worst possible combination - they combine to make the most rapid and lethal mix for respiratory deperssion and arrest - - - only way to OD faster is to add a particular bemzo ........ you wont know that you stopped breathing until its way too late.......
Avatar n tn OMG no!!! Using fentanyl patches to get OFF of methadone? You'd be headed for serious trouble with that plan. Check with your Dr. to get a good plan in place to get off the meth. You'd only be trading addictions with this plan. Good luck to you! And talk to your Dr.!!
2066663 tn?1331993339 anyway thay weend me of the fentanyl 50 mills at a time but also gave me methadone but i dident get any methadone until the 5th day so i had 4 days in all of sheer hell hot and cold flushes stomak cramps sik and poo at the same time no sleep paranoia and i thought the hole world was after me .
168732 tn?1311712079 Would appreciate any folks who actually have changed from fentanyl to methadone for chronic pain management comment on the experience and effectiveness. Very briefly; I have a messed up spine from car crash years ago and will need either fusion, implant drug pump or stimulator within months for spinal stenosis that has not been resolved with conventional treatments, X-stop, P.T., acupuncture, etc. Pain is unbearable without opiate drugs.
515278 tn?1318971526 I was on methadone 100mg for 3 years. I was doing alot of fentanyl on top. I quit the fentanyl cold turkey and I did a 6month methadone taper and have been off it for nearly 2 weeks now. The hardest part by far was stopping the fentanyl. Other than that the withdrawals have been quite manageable. Just wondering about this... Anyone know what this is? Normal wds? Why did it only start lately? I was feelin worse withdrawals before.
2066663 tn?1331993339 anyway i decided that was it i wanted my life back so it took me 6 months but i got threr in the end i went to rehab and was brought of the fentanyl whitch was great id allready stoped everything els before going in the fentanyl was so strong i dident notice coming of the outhers so now im on just 40 mills of methadone because of my fentanyl adiction thay want to bring me down of that and go onto sebetex next anyway my back pain threw all this i now realise that there was no need to go on a sing
1312494 tn?1273749561 But the hospital would not prescribe the methadone either. They gave me another 100mcg/h Fentanyl patch and a referral to a pain management specialist. He is not available for another month and there is no guarantee he will prescribe the methadone either. I am seriously concerned about not having anything for the pain. I no longer take the Oxycodones and did not renew my prescription this month because I have plenty of them and they do not work at all when the pain is this severe.
Avatar n tn I would have to disagree with you on Methadone being the hardest drug to come off of. It is my opinion that Fentanyl is a much harder drug to kick than Methadone will ever be. I say this because Fentanyl is 80 times stronger than Morphine and has a half life twice that of methadone. People will have an easier time adjusting to Methadone verses Fentanyl......Thank's.....
Avatar f tn Methadone absolutely has made me gain weight and I do days of total fasting, with no loss. I take methadone for cripling back pain. Will switching to opana allow me to lose the weight I've put on and help back pain, which the methadone was taking more and more with less relief?
Avatar f tn What are the differences in Fentanyl Patches, gel-filled versus so called non-gel filled.Also what do people think of the pain control in them.
Avatar f tn I did mean one (1) 10mg Lortab per day plus the 25mcg fentanyl patch. Am I still suffering from methadone withdrawals after the 3 weeks of hell I went through switching from methadone @ 40mg per day to dilaudid @ 4mg three times per day? Then from dilaudid to patch and one Lortab 10mg? It's been 3 months and I still feel like crap.