Hydrocodone and fentanyl

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Avatar f tn btw, hydrocodone does not contain acetaminophen. Medications like Vicodin and Norco contain both hydrocodone and acetaminophen, but hydrocodone is itself a semi-synthetic opioid, similar to oxycodone.
Avatar f tn But I think the Fentanyl may be covering the hydrocodone withdrawal. Fentanyl is very strong and the withdrawals can be long and difficult. Maybe you are one of the lucky ones but it's possible that 'it just hasn't hit you yet. I found the first few drops of the Fentanyl were easy but the lower I got the harder it became. I hope you can escape them and find a way to manage your pain.
Avatar f tn I have been on mainly hydrocodone ( pretty high doses for quite some time typically 100-120 day) my pm dr put me on fentanyl patch for awhile and I asked go back on hydrocodone patch scared me. I have RSD alot pain swelling right shoulder and arm for almost three years now.
Avatar f tn I was prescribed 30 10/500 hydrocodone and have almost finished them already...largely due to the meds and the stress of what is going on in my life. I am sure it is not a big deal because the script is for 3 a day of the hydro if needed and the only time i was taking it was on day 3 of the patch because i felt the fentanyl was not working. I have explained that to them...which is why they are doing the increase.
Avatar f tn The goal of a medication is to reduce your pain enough so that you can function more and do more for yourself, and friends and family. If the hydrocodone left you suffering in pain most of the time and unable to do things, the fentanyl should definitely be much stronger and should help you have a more normal life. On the flip side, you don't want to be so drugged that you don't do anything either.
1279189 tn?1275244868 No, with fentanyl on board you will have no withdrawal symptoms from the vicodin. However, it takes two or three days for the fentanyl to reach a steady dosage in your bloodstream, so you may need to overlap with the vicodin a bit as your body gets used to the change. You will not get a "buzz" or as you put it, increased spike in energy from fentanyl that you experience with vicodin.
Avatar m tn Some doctors consider hydrocodone more addicting than the fentanyl patch. I think mostly because it usually gives less euphoria and delivers a steady stream of pain relief. Although some people do abuse the patch as well, and some people have trouble with it. Usually if you out and out tell a doctor what you will and won't do, they will not be very helpful.
Avatar m tn I have been taking hydrocordone for two years now and found recently, that I was having to take them regularly everyday to calm the constant pain I recieve from adhesions on my intestine (4 surgeries) and my lower back pain (12 weeks in therapy). My doctor recently perscribed a 25mcg of the Fentanyl patch to try and eliminate my pain and the need to constantly take pills. I was okay with taking the pills, this is was her suggestion.
Avatar f tn The withdrawl symptoms were in a word HORRIFIC. I saw my doc today and she put my on Fentanyl Transdermal System 12mcg/hr. Before I left the office she was kind enough to relieve my discomfort witha 10mg shot of morphine to cover the transition time. By the time I got the Rx filled an the patch on me ( that was about 4 hours ago ) most of the nice releive i got from the morphine was gone. I am now getting the creepy crawlers much like withdrawl and am very very cranky.
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.
900459 tn?1304993259 ER versions of oxycodone and MS Contin and others in this class is usally used before the fentanyl..
Avatar f tn I have been on hydrocodone for almost 20 years on and off. Went to the pain clinic and he put me on the Fentanyl patch 12mcg. I have so many drug allergies that the drs are limited as what they can give me. I am ok with one patch but when I put on the second patch I got chest pains, nervous, nauseated. Took second patch off felt better. Call dr next day told them what happened. He said to take up to 3 10/325 hydrocodone a day. Took one and it overdosed me. took that patch off too.
Avatar f tn In May I started to see a new pain management doctor and he diagnosed me with all sorts of things and put me on the Fentanyl patch. Needless to say I am back at square one with these addictive opiates. This is worse though. I took off my last patch (75mcg) last Wednesday and finally starting to feel better. Can't sleep though and that is why I am here. I also decided to begin an outpatient program and went for the first time today. I am determined to make it stick this time.
Avatar f tn I have been taking 10x325 hydrocodone and 100mg tramadol for chronic pain. 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.
Avatar f tn Im not comfortable with fentanyl cuz its so strong and have to bite the bullet and so a med switch to something diffrent for a med break. Just looking at all my options.
Avatar f tn After the first scare that sent me to the ER and now that i got sick i got veryscared to continue on my fentanyl patch while i was sick. Fentanyl patch scares the hell out of me and i did tell my RN when we started it. Anyway i took my patch off while i was sick and then ended up having horrible withdrawal symptoms from it. I didnt think it would be THAT bad due to being on it such short period of time. I was wrong.
Avatar f tn I am at a lost as to what to do but I can tell you all that I feel the Hydrocodone is a very nasty toxic dependent drug and hard to take and deal with life. I also know it affects my moods and depression.
Avatar m tn Hello Novermhead, You've asked a good question. Oxycontin is a sustained release medication and I am surprised that you are taking four, 40mgs tablets per day. According to the conversion charts that I normally refer to the fentanyl patch would need to be 125 mcg to equal what you are taking now, which would be delivered over a 72 hour period.
Avatar f tn Do you think that the Fentanyl or combo of Fentanyl and Norco helped in suppressing your appetite any? Hope your evening is pain free!!
398893 tn?1201315707 t as bad for your body as lortab(hydrocodone), Percocet, Fentanyl, and all the other opiates. One thing I think is good for back pain are the lidocaine patches. They don't work for everyone and I"m not sure if they'd work for the amount of pain you're in, but I think they'd be worth a shot if you have insurance. Good Luck.. hope you get something that works for you.
Avatar f tn I guess I'm on a roll here today :( I just noticed something and am wondering about it. Since I started the Fentanyl patch last week, whenever I take my BT meds (oxycodone), I end up with a headache and sort of long-lasting hot flash. I never felt like this before. Initially I chalked the hot flash up to the humidity here (though I've always been a cold person and never minded the heat. Now I find myself putting the air conditioning on, which I NEVER do.
Avatar n tn I know several people with serious pain that were on compunds similar to yours, that had better luck when they switched to Fentanyl patches for long-acting relief and something like hydrocodone, or maybe even fentanyl suckers for breakthrough pain. Best of luck to you.
Avatar n tn If he believes this might be playing a part in causing the symptoms, maybe he can start him on another pain medication. After using Fentanyl all these years, dependency is a concern and withdrawals may occur. There is a lot to consider in order to give him the best quality of life. Good luck!
Avatar m tn I am on Fentanyl and I like it. I dont like the dilaudid b/c it messes with my vision and gives no real pain relief, I like the oxycodone 15mg for breakthru pain...
Avatar m tn (the fent is impregnated in the plastic now instead of being an ooze you could squeeze out...) - - - or narcane is added somehoe. And many new pills and therapies are in trial and on the way.........
653923 tn?1225944592 My experience was with fentanyl and oxycodone, the W/D flu on steriods lasted about 10 days for me, then the PAWS hit. I'd like to say that I'm over it but with fentanyl it can take up to a year. I know that it wont be so bad for you but the worse part will be for another 10 days or so, then it will taper off. The funny thing is that after you weather through all that you can actually feel yourself coming back, it's a strange feeling.
Avatar m tn t taking the meds other than going back to the hydrocodone and not using the Fentanyl. When I asked what to do he said since I was a drug addict I needed to check myself in a rehab. Well I did. No one ever told me the he'll I was going thru with the crazy thoughts could be from the Fentanyl. This info here has helped me to see I wasn't crazy when I thought it was all because of the Fentanyl. I would rather be in debilitating pain. Than ever have the side affects of the Fentanyl.