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  1. fentanyl patch 15th July 2009
    ... There is a wealth of information on here about the fentanyl patch. Of course, everyone is different, but if memory...
    ... maybe why she started the dose so low. The patch is fentanyl , which is the strongest pain med on the market. Protocol...
    ... Management board that talks about "Problems getting the fentanyl patch to stick". I have used a variety of methods ... over the entire time I have been wearing the fentanyl patch. Here are the things that I have tried, which ... They are an adhesive cover that you put on over the fentanyl patch to cover it completely. I stopped using due ... I would apply however many necessary to cover the fentanyl patch. It does not look very good but does a good ... you cut off however much you need and apply over the fentanyl patch. This is what I currently use and have used...

  2. Steriod Injections 14th July 2009
    ... pain. I am currently on the following medications: Fentanyl patch 75 mcg/ever 3 days, Lyrica 225 mg/day and for...

  3. Don't want to tell surgeon I'm taking morphine 13th July 2009
    ... taking pain meds. I drive every day an I am on the fentanyl patch, Lyrica, Vicodin, for pain. I have not been...
    ... taking pain meds. I drive every day an I am on the fentanyl patch, Lyrica, Vicodin, for pain. I have not been...

  4. pain medicine that does not have acetaminophen 10th July 2009
    ... roxycodone, codiene (yes you can get it without APAP) fentanyl , morphine, ultram, oxycontin, ms contin, kadian, buprenorph...
    ... atypical opiod - Ultram (tramadol), Suboxone fentanyl based - fentanyl patch, Durgagesic...

  5. Thigh pain 9th July 2009
    ... have very similar pain in my right hip. I am on the fentanyl patch and percocet for BT pain but, just like you...

  6. Constipation Help! 9th July 2009
    ... softeners for awhile and then once I started on the fentanyl patch I was having alot of problems with constipation...
    ... I'm on a lot of pain meds, including Oxycodone and fentanyl ...So my system is slowed as much as anyones. I take...

  7. Whats going on with my MEDS??? 5th July 2009
    ... do but I know that if I ever needed to go off the fentanyl patch it can take 3 - 6 months of tapering. brian...
    ... ve yet to experience a full 36 hour relief from my fentanyl patches....

  8. Problem getting Duragesic Brand 2nd July 2009
    ... pharmacist complained about is that it is only written for fentanyl patch and I tell them to fill it for the Duragesic...
    ... meet a patient's needs. In my case, I use the Sandoz fentanyl patches and do very well on them. Mylan didn't provide...
    ... meet a patient's needs. In my case, I use the Sandoz fentanyl patches and do very well on them. Mylan didn't provide...
    ... Duragesic have a gel filled patch which contains the fentanyl . Mylan uses a matrix system. Many physicians (and ... Mylan system to be safer in terms of access to the fentanyl . I have clients whose insurance will not cover anything...

  9. FDA votes Vicodin, Percocet off market 2nd July 2009
    ... narcotic medications. I would much rather be on the fentanyl patch and Vicodin than Ultram which was horrible for...

  10. drug interaction ? if anyone is still up tonight 1st July 2009
    ... have respiratory/central nervous system depression ( fentanyl , Vicodin, Trileptal, Buspar, Lyrica, and Lexapro)...

  11. Acetaminophen containing RX pain meds going off the market?????? 1st July 2009
    ... products such as MS Contin, Kadian, Avinza, and also the fentanyl patch....
    ... products such as MS Contin, Kadian, Avinza, and also the fentanyl patch. You're right about oxycodone - it's not...
    ... over react. Case-in-point - the controversy over fentanyl patches (which I use.) Since they haven't been banned...

  12. Does anyone know about the FDA proposed ban on Percocet & Vicodin? 30th June 2009
    ... prescribed exactly the same sorts of thing - OC, morphine, fentanyl . We just don't have any combo's and we don't have...

  13. Anybody tried this new pain med NUCYNTA (Tapentadol) 29th June 2009
    ... No, I don't take it. I am on the fentanyl patch and Vicodin for Bt medications brian...

  14. Pain Meds and weight gain/loss 27th June 2009
    ... I have lost weight since starting the fentanyl patch. I was at 170lbs when I started on it and I...

  15. Has anyone taken Primalev? 27th June 2009
    ... Hi all, I am currently on the fentanyl patch 50mcg and Primalev for BT pain. I had never...

  16. med cocktail for nerve pain including Cymbalta 26th June 2009
    ... experience alot of nerve pain and my meds include: fentanyl patch, Lyrica, Vicodin, and Trileptal. Just and FYI...

  17. Should I look for a new doctor? 24th June 2009
    ... better than the Methadone? Maybe you could try the fentanyl patch, which is what I am on and it works pretty well...
    ... for over 20 years and recently had my PCP try the fentanyl patch on me. Wow, i can shop, even go on vacation ... that in the future, i will get used to the dose of fentanyl and have to increase; but for now i am happy. We can...

  18. really need advice 22nd June 2009
    ... Oxycodone 30mg or you can switch to Duragesic / generic fentanyl pain patches those all are very effective depending...
    ... ER oxycodone-based - Oxycontin Methadone fentanyl -based - fentanyl patch (Duragesic) Those are the ... major choices. Just to let you know that I am on the fentanyl patch and have Vicodin for BT pain and I take Lyrica...
    ... about 5 months ago. She started me on the duragesic fentanyl patch 12.5 and primalev (like percocet). I have titrated...

  19. Norco Keep You Awake??? 21st June 2009
    ... Purple"]Hey everyone, I just recently started taking Fentanyl for LA pain relief for CP and Fibromyalgia. My doctor ... insomnia... This used to happen before I took the Fentanyl as well, but it's more pronounced now it seems. If...
    ... your PM see what he thinks. I have no experience with Fentanyl or NORCO (which is probably just like my Oxy 5mg dose...

  20. Touble with Words, Mental Confusion & lack of coordination 21st June 2009
    ... question at you. I've noticed that since starting the Fentanyl that I've been having some trouble with words when ... m wondering if anyone else has had this problem on Fentanyl and / or Norco. I currently take Fentanyl 50mcg q ... great speller and in the same period (since starting Fentanyl ) I've been having a much harder time spelling words...
    ... signs point that way. As I've previously indicated, Fentanyl is the most powerful med out there. You went right...
    ... believe you are overmedicated. Not only because of the fentanyl but because of all the things they have you taking ... weren't even taking that much of them to now taking fentanyl . Plus with the exhaustive list of medications I worry...
    ... associated with them. Just prior to me starting the Fentanyl I was diagnosed with CFS and Fibromyalgia. After doing ... Contin would do that too. She liked the idea of the Fentanyl patch since it would create a stable blood plasma ... the patch. So this is where I am confused!!! The Fentanyl no longer make me 'euphoric or high' (as of 8 days ... when on the Norco only I'm about a 6.5, and on the Fentanyl alone about a 4/5. I really hate taking the Norco ... a stimulant. Should I just stop the Norco and the Fentanyl until she comes back? I know I can't stop my psych...
    ... a stimulant. Should I just stop the Norco and the Fentanyl until she comes back? I know I can't stop my psych...
    ... report to the doctor. The thing for me is that fentanyl is a very serious medication and it is better to err ... until you adjust. I also know from experience that fentanyl does not address all pain in the body. Some medications...
    ... that you have bipolar. My pharmacist said that the fentanyl causes a change in the norepinepherine neurotransmitter ... just did some checking and actually the Lexapro and fentanyl have a major drug interaction. I take both of these ... found out about the interaction between Lexapro and fentanyl : MONITOR CLOSELY: Concomitant use of agents with ... the best thing to try instead of going down on the fentanyl . You should talk to your doctor about this and see...
    ... your narcotics when you swapped from hydrocodone to fentanyl - it's kind of like going from a prop plane to a jumbo ... lower than that because of the nature of my pain. Fentanyl is a great med but I choose to leave it for when I...
    ... important to be very aware especially on a drug like Fentanyl and watch for side effects, but I was a little over ... show my doctor when she gets back. You said that Fentanyl does not address all pain in the body. What pain do ... I read the interaction warning you posted abt the Fentanyl /Lexapro and don't feel as if those apply to me, but ... mental side effects are either directly related to the Fentanyl or the interaction of the Fentanyl with something...
    ... CANNOT BELIEVE a pain management doctor would give you FENTANYL for FM. I take Norco and OTC pain meds for my FM ... also has post polio syndrome, so I know how powerful Fentanyl is. He went from 50 mcgs every 72 hours to 112.5 ... withdrawal and discomfort he would have that day because of Fentanyl . He was finally detoxed last summer with Subutex, ... although the pain control is not as good as with the Fentanyl , not having side effects and daily withdrawal are ... worth it. One other problem with taking Fentanyl long term is when he had his last back surgery they...
    ... opinion. This is not quite true. I have been on the fentanyl patch since September 2007 and started out at 25mcg ... Their are stronger ways to control pain even after the fentanyl patch even though it involves surgery to implant the ... pump. I thought long and hard before I started on the fentanyl patch and it is the one medication that allows me...
    ... with it myself. I was simply stating my opinion that Fentanyl appears to me to be very strong and unpredictable ... don't know why my husband had so much trouble with Fentanyl . I know that some people such as you have good luck ... with it. Prior to the Fentanyl he had been on Oxycontin and then on Methadone, but ... recommend pain patients try everything else before trying Fentanyl . Being a fibro and Rheumatoid Arthritis patient myself ... was just surprised to read about someone being given Fentanyl for it. But as I said, mine is obviously not as severe...
    ... that PM doctors will not (or should not) prescribe Fentanyl patches for someone who is not going to need them ... I'm sure I'm on a long road ahead, but for now the Fentanyl has been a lifesaver for me. I take exactly as directed...
    ... understand where Bardda is coming from talking about Fentanyl as being a very strong med and it is supposed to be ... drs to put patient directly from norco to 50mcg of Fentanyl , and if you read N2PM's other posts, she does discuss...
    ... It still amazes me that there is something like fentanyl out there that could cut my pain level down to the...

  21. 1st Post...new to Oxycontin...Itching and PM 20th June 2009
    ... constipation. In fact, the higher you go (such as Fentanyl ), it will probably get worse. With any prescription...
    ... any of the other LA meds such as Oxycontin and the fentanyl patch. It is really up to you whether you decide to ... You could always try some other LA pain med such as fentanyl patch, Methadone, or long acting morphine products...

  22. generic brand name medications are supposed to be the same as name brand 20th June 2009
    ... like Mylan has rather inferior pills as well as their fentanyl patch. They tend to have the lowest amount of the...

  23. How often do you need an increase? need help!! 20th June 2009
    ... pain meds. Maybe your doctor would let you try the fentanyl patch and it would work better than the MS Contin ... I take these two and they work well along with my fentanyl patch and Vicodin. I have also taken Cymbalta, Effexor ... Once you get to a good level, especially with the fentanyl patch, you don't need an increase for awhile. ...
    ... nerve pain but neither touched it. I have been on the fentanyl patch before, I had a horrible reaction to it, it...

  24. Do Percacet and Percadan really make you feel angry? 19th June 2009
    ... online. I get the coupon on the Duragesic (name brand) fentanyl patch because my copay is $45 but the coupon is up...
    ... discuss with your doc. As Brian said, even the 12mcg Fentanyl patch would give you tons more relief than you're...

  25. Should I give Buspar a chance again? 17th June 2009
    ... recovering addict he won't give it to me. He gives me my fentanyl patch and Vicodin but no he won't give me a low dose...
    ... confused as to why your doctor would prescribe you Fentanyl and Vicodin but not a benzo... You mentioned that...

  26. Excessive Sweating!!! 17th June 2009
    ... exteremly sweaty without chills. I recently added Fentanyl to my pain mgt routine and my doctor told me that...
    ... Sorry but Yes the Fentanyl patch can cause profuse sweating. My husband has...
    ... ]May I ask how old you are? Do you think that the Fentanyl could be jump starting night sweats? Your night sweats...
    ... one of the other threads. Yeah it is definitely the fentanyl patch. I get this quite often and can be sweating...
    ... time when taking Norco before, but since starting the Fentanyl , it's so much worse. I actually woke up this morning...
    ... time when taking Norco before, but since starting the Fentanyl , it's so much worse. I actually woke up this morning...

  27. HUGE decision over Suboxone: HELP 15th June 2009
    ... include, morphine based: Avinza, Kadian, MS contin fentanyl based: fentanyl patch (Duragesic) Methadone There...
    ... or two to definitely do it separately. I am now on Fentanyl patches which don't get processed through either the...

  28. New to Board, New to PM and Long Lasting Pain Meds - Fentanyl 13th June 2009
    ... because I didn't feel as if I could drive on the Fentanyl yet. My mom and I have two houses on the same property...
    ... also said that in time my body would get used to the Fentanyl and I would stop getting the 'high' feeling. Since ... that I've noticed a few times since I started the Fentanyl that i'd have a bit of trouble catching my breath ... these posts, that you shouldnt' take vitamins with Fentanyl or other narcotics? Can this be right? Neither my...
    ... for your body to stabilize on the patch. Because fentanyl is the most potent pain med available, one has to...
    ... COLOR="purple"]What I'm currently taking besides the Fentanyl is: Soma (muscle relaxer, no respiratory side effect ... for your body to stabilize on the patch. Because fentanyl is the most potent pain med available, one has to ... dysfucntional. I called a girlfriend of mine who's been on Fentanyl for years and asked her advice. She told me to do...
    ... safe. The nasal spray on the skin doesn't affect the Fentanyl or the absorbsion of it? As long as there are not ... could you read my other post in chronic pain about Fentanyl OD or W/D? Thanks again for the advice. I'll give...
    ... something....Could be anything. But, I will say this..... Fentanyl is the strongest med on the market....You need to...
    ... that most people do not feel as they switch to the fentanyl patches. This is a dangerous medication and it...
    ... Neurontin). Do you also have the patch covers for the Fentanyl patch (the ones he uses are called Op-Site Grid or ... something like that) that are larger than the Fentanyl patch and help to keep it on? He finds that the ... nausea, my husband will get that since he has been on Fentanyl if he is exerting too much or gets too warm. They...
    ... hours, causes the patch to release high amounts of fentanyl . However, if the patch insert say not to use alcohol ... really quickly while you're adjusting to teh med. Fentanyl is a very strong medication and it's extremely sensitive ... raised the levels or caused you to metabolize the fentanyl more slowly, and the effect may diminish considerably ... patches. My advice is see a doctor or go to the ER - fentanyl is an extremely potent drug and many people have overdosed ... too soon for you to know how your body responds to fentanyl and you are just reaching the point where you should ... mentioned, I do not know what the signs and symptoms of a fentanyl overdose are though I would certainly call the paramedics ... number AND, importantly your prescriptiom for the fentanyl so they know you are legitimate. Explain your concerns ... knew what to say - I would love to reassure you, but fentanyl is a powerful medication and the consequences of an ... withdrawal. The bottom line is that I don't know and fentanyl is way to strong to "guess" about. I'm very sorry...
    ... I had a very difficult time when I started on the fentanyl patch because I was going from Ultram(weaker than ... Vicodin) to the fentanyl patch. On the 3rd, 4th day I had vomiting and it was ... Make sure you tell, if you can, that you are on the fentanyl patch. If you feel like you are going to pass out ... for a friend to come get you. I do know that the fentanyl patch needs to be carefully used in someone that is ... taking Wellbutrin and Lexapro. It sounds like the fentanyl patch is causing you to become manic(don't know if ... fentanul patch. Being that you just started on the fentanyl patch, you should really hold off exercising for at ... body temperature rises, and it causese more of the fentanyl l to be absorbed into your body. This can definitely ... cause mild overdose and also cause the fentanyl in your patch running out sooner than it is supposed ... OD symptoms) for the first two weeks. The dose of fentanyl in your body does not completely stabilizer until...
    ... fentanul patch. Being that you just started on the fentanyl patch, you should really hold off exercising for at ... body temperature rises, and it causese more of the fentanyl to be absorbed into your body. Another good pt...
    ... thorugh this system? 2nd. I'm glad you understand. The fentanyl was a great idea b/c of the malabsorbsion problems...
    ... came to the conclusion that it was NOT an OD of the Fentanyl . Since not being able to get the patch to stick the...
    ... came to the conclusion that it was NOT an OD of the Fentanyl . Since not being able to get the patch to stick ... hour to let it dry. When I got my second Rx of Fentanyl (1st was only 1 patch) I read the whole 10 pages of ... several panic attacks this last week when reading about Fentanyl , OD's, W/D, long term addiction etc... My doctor told ... AWARE and familiar with the risks associated with Fentanyl but not to obsses over them, otherwise I'll alwasy...
    ... conversion chart that offers a conversion of morphine to Fentanyl . Morphine is the "gold standard" in PM....That's why ... a chart that shows the conversion of other meds to fentanyl . Most Docs side on the conservative side of the ranges ... because Fentanyl is so potent. "Opiod tolerant" means that a person ... and has built up a considerable tolerance. Because fentanyl is the strongest med on the market, it's normally...
    ... I had fentanyl added after being on hydrocodones for over a year ... it is. Just know that day must have been prescribe Fentanyl day. Heard him giving it to patients in room beside ... already scared of oxycontin but knew nothing about fentanyl . Just didnt know the truth about either med. I just...
    ... symptoms that you might experience while adjusting to the fentanyl patch. One, is the involuntary vomiting, like you...
    ... started on the patch is to hold your hand over the fentanyl patch after you apply it for a 60 seconds. If your...
    ... recieved 8 emails from me the first 4 days I was on Fentanyl and answered every one of them within hours). I am...
    ... contact the customer service number on the box of fentanyl patches - but only DURAGESIC brand...
    ... good seal. I press on it for a minute just like my Fentanyl patch. Then you can peel the white backing around ... read some of the other threads regarding getting the Fentanyl patch to stay on... I got a Tegaderm patch at the...
    ... build up underneath and cause problems either with the fentanyl patch not working right or rash starting. I take mine...
    ... very attractive putting 4 or 5 band-aids over the fentanyl patch but it works and the box of bandaids is $3 at...

  29. Interaction and dosage query 12th June 2009
    ... else. Maybe you would do well on a low dose of the fentanyl patch. It might also help to control your pain alot...
    ... options ike I explain in my other post. Besides the fentanyl patch there is long acting morphine (Avinza, Kadian...
    ... I just recently (8 days ago) got switched to the Fentanyl patch for the chronic pain and it seems to have completely...

  30. please help - need alternative to oramorph concentrated solution!! 11th June 2009
    ... on a high dose of morphine then I would suggest the fentanyl patch. It is a patch that you wear and has a very ... actually the strongest narcotic medication called fentanyl . The name brand here in the U.S. is called the Duragesic ... there but ask your doctor or pharmacist about the fentanyl patch. Your doctor would need to start you out on ... just did a search and there are 3 different brands of fentanyl patch in the UK called Durogesic, DTrans, and Tilofyl...
    ... my gp first thing, and will definatley mention the fentanyl , does it come in any other way than patches?...

  31. what's considered a "high" dosage? 11th June 2009
    ... I thought about that and it was true. I am on the fentanyl patch and if I get cut, splinter, or whatever, it...

  32. Great News 11th June 2009
    ... Well I am off of the Fentanyl patch and am only on vicodens right now. They are...
    ... also great news to hear you are completely off the fentanyl patch. That gives me hope that if one day my pain ... is lessened I could get off the fentanyl patch. brian...

  33. Paranoid about asking for increase 8th June 2009
    ... bioavailability than morphine. There is also the fentanyl patch and fentanyl is much much stronger than oxycontin...
    ... currently on these medications to treat my pain. fentanyl patch Lyrica Vicodin Trileptal I used to take...

  34. Pain Medications and PM doctors/please help with this 2nd June 2009
    ... helping. Has your PM doctor ever tried you on the Fentanyl patch. Of course this is a huge increase from taking...

  35. What Over The Counter Medicine Is Safe To Take Now? 30th May 2009
    ... never had any bad effects from those. Hubby is on Fentanyl patches and would know what to watch for if I had...

  36. Myelogram results( not sure where to go from here) 28th May 2009
    ... seeing a pain management doctor who is prescribing fentanyl patches and percocets 10/625 4x/day for BT. Prior...

  37. Patch and Exercise 27th May 2009
    ... temperature raises, it is going to release more of the fentanyl from the patch. My biggest problem is that I like ... hot showers sometimes and this releases alot of the fentanyl . Where do you wear the patch? brian...
    ... questions?:) I don't think you're "nuts" at all. Fentanyl is serious medicine and isn't too be taken lightly...

  38. Home from hospital, thanks for all the support 26th May 2009
    ... particularly sympathetic and apart from upping my Fentanyl somewhat, didn't do anything until I was in such a ... healing process. They were frustrated because the Fentanyl /Ketamine PCA kept jamming every five minutes and twice...

  39. I hate pain medication!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 22nd May 2009
    ... completely dependent on pain medications including the fentanyl patch at age 35. I get mad, frustrated, angry, depressed...
    ... completely dependent on pain medications including the fentanyl patch at age 35. I get mad, frustrated, angry, depressed ... off worse than me!!!! I too am in my mid 30s and on fentanyl patches; it has brought me back some sort of quality...
    ... off worse than me!!!! I too am in my mid 30s and on fentanyl patches; it has brought me back some sort of quality...
    ... as opioids such as oxy, morphine, hydrocodone and fentanyl (plus others) and also has other effects - such as...

  40. Change in narcotic pain med's after 20 years 22nd May 2009
    ... pills then it might be better for him to try out the fentanyl patch. It is a patch that you wear and is usually ... to be taking every day. If he does start on the fentanyl patch make sure he gets either the name brand (Duragesic...

  41. Injured Myself Bad-Could I Ask My PM For an Increase? 22nd May 2009
    ... finally got my meds right with the PM; taking 50mcg Fentanyl Patch and Percocets 10mg for BT 4x/day. Things have...

  42. Having more pain, med suggestions? 14th May 2009
    ... Lyrica 600mg Trileptal 5 (5/500 Vicodin) 50mcg fentanyl patch (name brand Duragesic) every 48 hours 150 mg ... mg Lexapro I really don't want to move up on the fentanyl patch if I can help it. I am thinking that maybe upping...
    ... Additionally, a 12.5 patch would be an additional 300mcg of fentanyl per day. I definitely wouldn't go up to a 75 patch...

  43. In search of Maine doctor to help with pain 12th May 2009
    ... Vicodin too. Same dose, same results. I am allergic to Fentanyl patches. I need a doctor that will listen to me and...

  44. Heading off to hospital for surgery tomorrow... 10th May 2009
    ... the meds he'd scheduled. Unbelievable. He's using Fentanyl pump and Ketamine infusion (yup, I do hallucinate...
    ... called a 'k hole' but it works sooo well. That and fentanyl got me through my liver resection better than the...

  45. Nerve Pain question 9th May 2009
    ... muscles. I used to feel this when I was chaning my fentanyl patch every 3 days. However, now that I am on the...

  46. Another Funny Deep Thought 7th May 2009
    ... agree. It's funny how since I have come off of the Fentanyl faster than he was expecting (I am down to 25 and...
    ... has not been easy to come off such large doses of fentanyl but you have done an excellent job sticking to your...
    ... 3978133] It's funny how since I have come off of the Fentanyl faster than he was expecting (I am down to 25 and...

  47. Pain increase after a nerve block? 3rd May 2009
    ... a Percocet on top of Vicodin along with my regular fentanyl patch dose. The nurse said that sometimes this does...
    ... a Percocet on top of Vicodin along with my regular fentanyl patch dose. The nurse said that sometimes this does...

  48. how long after starting to wean off fentanly do you have withdrawl symptoms 29th April 2009
    ... no kids at home I would be content to stay on the fentanyl . ANyway I started weaning down to 50 PM said for a...
    ... Can I ask why you are wanting to go off of the fentanyl patch? Is it only due to the fact that you have children...
    ... 75mcg patch): "Re: "Deep Thoughts by Onyxgates" re Fentanyl Patch" "L4 L5 Post-terrior fusion Feb 9th Update...
    ... hope that your wds settle soon. As mentioned before, fentanyl has a short half life, so if you can stick it out...

  49. Experiences with cervical injections? 29th April 2009
    ... My PM doctor does, so I would lay down and get IV fentanyl and versed. I never felt the cervical injection and...

  50. constipation, pain meds, suggestions tonight please 27th April 2009
    ... was taking 6-8 pills a day until I started on the fentanyl patch and then those did not work. My doctor suggested...
    ... I too have been on Fentanyl for about 2 years due to 3 foot surgeries and it has...

  51. Duragesic 27th April 2009
    ... defects. Please note that this only effects the gel-type fentanyl patches which would be the: Duragesic (BRAND name ... effect the Mylan brand because it is a solid type of fentanyl patch. I can tell you though from my experience that ... you look at it that way which I tend to do then the fentanyl patch is relatively safe. brian...
    ... Tramadol! That is quite an odd jump to go directly to Fentanyl when there are so many pain medications in between ... tramadol and fentanyl. Fentanyl is the highest class, strongest pain medication and ... not to be taken lightly. To use Fentanyl you need to be pretty opiod tolerant (already have ... - have you heard of people going from tramadol to fentanyl ??...
    ... - have you heard of people going from tramadol to fentanyl ?? I DID :) However, I will have to say that my ... AGONY:)). I went from 400mg tramadol to the 25mcg fentanyl patch. You talk about getting hit hard, wow! Keep ... started to decrease the tramadol while going up on the fentanyl patch. I did not just stop taking the tramadol, I...

  52. Sedation during a nerve block? 23rd April 2009
    ... dangerous if I do. SMs version sounds much better - with fentanyl added - but the pm (not a particularly nice one) that...

  53. Pain Management/ Lupus 23rd April 2009
    ... Chronic Pain for years. Currently, I utilize the fentanyl patch, generic Actiq, and Dilaudid for my pain relief...

  54. sedation during oral surgery while using duragesic 22nd April 2009
    ... to do a colonoscopy on me. At the time I was on the fentanyl patch 75mcg and the doctor knew this. Well the prep...

  55. Would a different med be better? 21st April 2009
    ... turn your head! I've read a bit on here about the Fentanyl patches, but I guess they are just as addictive as...
    ... who are more sedentary and have used other meds. Fentanyl is the big gun...You should hold off using it until...

  56. Still very confused 17th April 2009
    ... much because of the tylenol factor. The problem is fentanyl and oxycontin cause depression for me so my psych...
    ... guess I chose to think I was when I was prescribed the fentanyl and was told that I was. I also wonder about my past...
    ... addiction. However, I am dependent on pain medications ( fentanyl & vicodin). Do I take them as prescribed? yes Do I...

  57. Why is suboxone helping my pain if it is not for pain mgmt 16th April 2009
    ... suboxone may cause depression and I had depression with fentanyl so if you are having pain relief, take it for what...

  58. "Deep Thoughts by Onyxgates" re Fentanyl Patch 16th April 2009
    ... never stopped to think about that. I was put on the Fentanyl patch a couple years ago and it didn't last three...
    ... active you are, metabolize, sweat, get hot, the more fentanyl your body is going to absorb and the less amount of...
    ... careful when initially prescribing the patch because Fentanyl is by far the strongest med out there and can kill...

  59. New to Pain mgmt. 15th April 2009
    ... morphine based Oxycontin - long acting oxycodone fentanyl patch - fentanyl(strongest narcotic medication) ...

  60. Urgh..Another Pharmacy Story... 14th April 2009
    ... calling around to different stores to see if they had my fentanyl patches in stock. She was not being that quiet about...

  61. Are Doctors trying to drive out Oxycontin? 12th April 2009
    ... and they give me terrible rashes. I'd be open to fentanyl but I'd prefer to leave as an option if OC stops working ... people on meds that can't be abused such as Norspan and Fentanyl patches - even though Fentanyl is so much stronger...
    ... the medical community. The patch, for example, is fentanyl . It's by far the strongest med on the market for...
    ... and underdosing such as vomiting and fainting. The fentanyl patches are somewhat better but if you are sweating ... government) to change people. I don't want to use Fentanyl because I consider it reserved for times that I'm...
    ... and underdosing such as vomiting and fainting. The fentanyl patches are somewhat better but if you are sweating...
    ... nappropriate, do not post it!> I am grateful for the fentanyl patch because it has allowed me to do many of the...

  62. whyd my doc switch my meds from oxy to fentanyl patch 11th April 2009
    ... times a day for a while and ended up switching to fentanyl patches. i am using the 25 patch now but had been ... this help The reason why DR will go towards the Fentanyl patch is it is suppose to be a steady stream of medication ... meds are wearing down you take another pill, but w/ Fentanyl that down feeling is not suppose to happen, but personally ... Most patches are for 72 hrs....... I am on the fentanyl patches and vicoprofen.......and even the cross between...
    ... chart that shows the transition amt from other meds to Fentanyl . Normally, they use morphine to fent as "the standard ... know how someone will react to a new med, especially fentanyl , which is the strongest out there. When, I switched...
    ... Oxycontin, so he decided to switch you over to the fentanyl patch. However, he should have started you out higher ... working for me?". Anyway you might want to give the fentanyl patch a chance although you should tell him that you...

  63. where do you place a fentanyl patch 9th April 2009
    ... [QUOTE=sherrie62;3951226] where do you place a fentanyl patch Hello and welcome to the boards. Many here...
    ... important. Even though it takes a little longer for the fentanyl to kick in, you have a "reserve" in the fat tissues...
    ... spots to use. I use an adhesive cover to place over my fentanyl patch to make sure that it does not come loose. You...

  64. Why do so many people think dependence = addiction? 9th April 2009
    ... who know me think I am an addict. I have been on fentanyl and oxycontin and they are just now telling me that...
    ... who know me think I am an addict. I have been on fentanyl and oxycontin and they are just now telling me that...
    ... the pain management doctors because I told them the fentanyl patch was making me very depressed like the oxycontin...

  65. Pain management doctor..drug test? 9th April 2009
    ... being fibro pain, pain mgmt drs will NOT prescribe fentanyl , and have "kicked me out" so to speak. I suppose...

  66. How to approach doctor? 7th April 2009
    ... a history. I'd taken Oxycontin AND been on the Fentanyl Patch from my PC. The Fentanyl MIGHT have helped...

  67. CP & no Support from family 5th April 2009
    ... At one time my Dear Sister decided to take me off Fentanyl Patch cold turkey, I was on 125. Of course I went...
    ... At one time my Dear Sister decided to take me off Fentanyl Patch cold turkey, I was on 125. Of course I went...

  68. fentanyl patches 3rd April 2009
    ... It is some kind of plastic that is filled with fentanyl , a very powerful narcotic pain medication that is...

  69. Gel Fenytayl Patches 3rd April 2009
    ... I am a long term fentanyl user. I disagree with what you were told. First...
    ... Hi! What were you taking for pain prior to the the fentanyl ?...
    ... I completely agree that the fentanyl patches that are the gel filled kind work better and...
    ... night and awaken me, thus my fibro dr. started me on fentanyl ....

  70. Lost primary health insurance, doc won't see me, out of my high dose pain meds 2nd April 2009
    ... does not want to help me any longer. I have been on fentanyl patches for 4 years due to injury to my neck & back...
    ... just up and dumped you knowing full well you are on fentanyl patches? He didn't make some kind of weaning schedule ... wrong because it's very dangerous to just stop taking fentanyl cold turkey. You could suffer really bad problems...

  71. weaning from duragesiac patch 2nd April 2009
    ... person is taking neurontin three times per day and fentanyl patch 25 mcg/ml .what is the process to wean from ... start to decrease the dose of neurontin or that of fentanyl patch?...
    ... You should do one at a time to reduce your WD's. The Fentanyl patch could go down to the 12.5 MCG and then after...
    ... I would suggest weaning from the fentanyl patches very slowly by going down to the 12mcg dose...

  72. Big Problems Coming from FDA/DEA for CP Patients 2nd April 2009
    ... their doctors asap - the shortage of oxycodone and fentanyl will only get worse. Australia hasn't been affected...
    ... the company that does most of our narcotics, expect fentanyl and a couple of other minor companies) and all products ... that they are not to swap patients to oxycodone or fentanyl simply because of a shortage? I don't know if that...
    ... products. All other medications such as HYDROCODONE, FENTANYL , DEMEROL, ULTRAM, ETC. will not be on the unapproved...

  73. Has Anyone Tried/Prescribed Kadian? 30th March 2009
    ... Kadian, aka morphine, is definitely NOT equal to Fentanyl ...Fentanyl is one of the strongest opiate pain meds ... you got permission from your PM to go back on the Fentanyl or if you just decided to do it because of the headaches...
    ... pain with the Kadian. Everything is weaker than fentanyl . Fent is the strongest med on the market for non ... it that shows the equivalent amt of other meds to fentanyl . You can use the same chart to go back the other...
    ... these are adhesive overlay patches that go over the fentanyl patch. however, they can be very costly. you can get ... much you need and cut it off and then place over your fentanyl patch. you need to order them online, relatively cheap ... ONLY. I have always used something to cover my fentanyl patch because it will inevitably fall off if you sweat...
    ... couple weeks. THen after a few more months switched to Fentanyl with no problem at all....

  74. question about transition period 29th March 2009
    ... earlier in the year. I have been prescribed 100mcgs fentanyl every 3days along with lortab10 for break through...

  75. scared and considering a change 29th March 2009
    ... reaction is not simply because of taking the baclofen - fentanyl especially can cause dangerous withdrawals if stopped...

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