Fentanyl vs oxy

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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 m tn -( please dont ever ever do that. Today is the first day that i havent smoked a pill and i dont feel like complete ****. Maybe a few more days to stabalize b4 getting back to my taper?
775302 tn?1253100505 Hi everyone, I was recently taken off my usual pain med regimine of 75 micr of Fentanyl Patch every 48 hours and 4 mg hydramorphone ( dilauded) 4-6 times a day.
Avatar m tn Does anybody have experience? How much longer does is take for a fentanyl cold turkey? Should I switch to all oxy for a few weeks first? And finally, if I take 5 days off, so with weekend on both sides that wud be 9 days? Wud that be long enuf?
Avatar m tn Do I need to wean off oxy before using the patch. Do i need to worry about od ing because of the halflife of oxy? So one day I guess they will tell me to stop taking oxy and start the patch i am assuming 100mcg to = what I am taking now. Any help would e great. Pros and Cons to the patch?
356518 tn?1322263642 Some of the pain medications are a bit harder for the liver to metabolize than others ie. Fentanyl vs. Oxycodone. Fentanyl is harder for the liver to metabolize and Oxycodone basically just flushes right through as long as there is no acetaminophen added. I take Milk Thistle and Dandelion Root everyday as they both assist the liver with detoxification and will not interfere with the potency of any medications you may be taking.
Avatar n tn ve benn on oxy since december 2009 and increase till 6 pils of 80.about 2 weeks ago had no oxy left snd i tried to avoid withdrawal with fentanyl patches. 2 of 100 and 1 of 50 but after the simptoms of w/d ended i took them of and put another when simptoms started and so on till this mondey when i finished all the patches i had. monday i had a hard w/d but sedate my self with xanax valium and carmabazepine i got on prescription.
Avatar f tn I am currently on 75 mcg fentanyl patch every 3 days. If I want to go on oxy daily, what amounts would I ask for?
Avatar m tn the oxy contin and now call it oxy neo here in canada i have been on for about 3 years now the pain management clinic advised my doctor to put me on the fentanyl and cymbalta with the ox i think it may be a little much after all the reading up i have done on it with the fentanyl being so stong
9880688 tn?1414115647 if his doctor will do what he needs to do, i would suggest using opana and not oxy just because the oxy doesn't work well at all. if he really wants off the patch bad, right now, he could probably go from a 50 mcg to a opana 40. then the doctor can lower the opana as he stabilizes. it takes 20 some days for fentanyl to be out of your body. it seeps into fat, bones, muscles,etc. so it takes a while. so he will likely hurt for a bit even being on opana.
Avatar f tn I used to be on OxyContin like 15 yrs ago, I got weaned off of the oxy too on the patch, I had no with drawls from the oxy, my dr. Slowly weaned me, no problem at all. This time, I'm going straight to the oxy from the patch, actually tonight I'm suppose to take my patch off and take my first oxy pill in the morning. Will I be feeling any with drawl? I also take Ativan 1mg. 3xday been on that for 25 yrs. also on phenergan 12mg. 3xday. I'm getting nervous!
Avatar m tn Was just on 15 mg of oxy for about 2 years.Was going to Fl in June this year was talking to my pharmist about pain.Told him I was taking my grandson to Universil Studio he told me the pain meds I was on would not help the pain in my ankle and up my leg from a very bad broking ankle that happened years ago.I have a rod ans pins in the ankle,bad back and a bad knee from favoring my right leg all these years.I'm 62 I should of never went on the patch.
Avatar f tn So he lowered my script from 3 20mgs oxy a day to 3 10 mg oxy a day and put me on Fentanyl 25mcg every 3 days. Anyways, I put one on and don't like them at all. They make me feel very depressed, moody and tired so I looked it up and good grief, it makes oxy look like a walk in the park. Maybe he thinks because I cant crush them up and snort them I'll be ok?? lol.
Avatar m tn I have been dependent for about 4 months this time around, using mainly oxy/dilaudid/fentanyl but I havent had oxy in awhile mainly just fentanyl and dilaudid. I remember when I withdrew from oxy last July, it was sooooo bad. I literally could not eat or sleep at all for the first 10 days. However I am already almost on day 2 and feel very little withdrawal this time around. I hope it doesnt get much worse than it is now because from my memory days 2-4 were the worst.
Avatar f tn That is 150 mg of Oxycontin less than what you were taking through Fentanyl vs. 90 mg of Oxycontin more than you were taking. It now makes perfect sense to me why you are in so much pain on the Fentanyl. Converting 360 mg of Oxycontin to Fentanyl results in 150 mcg/hr...this is conservative. Converting Fentanyl to equal 360 mg of Oxycontin with the opioid calculator results in 300 mcg/hr.
Avatar m tn I am into day 4 of no fentanyl {was using 200 mcg} for years. Trying my best to not go insane. Anyone want to chat?
6815927 tn?1395511425 She decreased my fentanyl to 175 every 2 days but left the oxy as is--she said I may need it for extra pain. She also prescribed clonidine 1-2 mg 2x day as needed at my request as well as ambien for sleep. I also asked for gabepentin to help with pain but she didn't want too many variables at one time. I think i am going to taper a bit quicker than she suggested. Now that I have the clonidine I may cut the doses in half?
Avatar f tn I am wondering if anyone on here has successfully switched from oxy to fentanyl patches? At least on this patch I could get adequate pain control and stop the oxys altogether. I am currently prescribed the 25 mcg patch but in order to get off oxys alltogether may need to use the 50 mcg patch. I know anything can be abused but I have no intention of trying to abuse the patch. I just want to get off these oxys but still live my life in as little pain as possible. Anyone here offer some advice.
Avatar f tn I was recently given an option to try the fentanyl patch. It scard me so badly i took it off after a month and a half use. The withdrawal was THE most horrific i have ever been thru. Compared to methadone it was scary! So i decided to go back to the hydrocodone and tramadol for this month. Knowing it would be a hard month for me with pain but needed time to think about my options. Now im not sure where to go. What are ur thoughts out there about oxycodone and the other oxy.
Avatar m tn ive been on oxy 15mg for 11 years along with fentynal (25 , 50 , and 75s on and off) i have very severe RA. i never withdrawl from the fentanyl and have not been on them for 3 years... however if i dont take my pill every 5-6 hours my joints (all of them) throb so bad that i get bed ridden.. i really want to walk away from the oxy's but the rheumatoid arthritis hurts too bad.. i dont know which is worse or what to do..
Avatar m tn I am a 50 yr old male fentanyl ,morphine,oxy,soma,clonopin addict. I am trying to kick this. Is there anyone out there is a similiar situation?
5009469 tn?1362276993 Hello, I've been on 300 mcg Fentanyl & 120 mg Oxycodone for over 8 yrs. I started seeing a new Dr 12/31/2012, she first told nme she wanted NOTHING to do with my pain meds, she referred me to a PS. Since I couldn't get into see him until April, she decided to decrease my pain meds, the first time she dropped my Oxy to 60 mgs. then 17 days later she decreased my Fentanyl to 50mcg & my Oxy to 15 mg, it's been 6-7 days & my body is going thru alot of different things....
Avatar n tn Will the use of the methadone (once a week for about 5 weeks) and my 1 fentanyl patch (50ug/hr 2 weeks ago) play a part in my withdrawals? Like I said it basically was oxy/hydrocodone. One source says that they won't play a part, but you know the more you get the better the confidence. Opinions please..
Avatar n tn I take both the Fentanyl 75mcg and the Oxy 5mg. I could not take them both when I was first introduced to the Fentanyl. I had been taking the Oxycodone for years along with Oxycontin 10mg, 3x a day until they quit working on the pain. I was introduced to the Fentanyl in March and after applying the first patch I could not take the Oxycodone with it. My body had to adjust to the Fentanyl first because it was too strong for me. After about the 4th wk.