getting off of the duragesic patch...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Bippy, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. Bippy

    Bippy New Member

    i was just wondering how many of you have been or are on a duragesic patch and how you get weened off of it.

    i have been on them for about 3 months now (25mcg and now 50 mcg) and notice that on day 3 when i am supposed to change the patch i get restless, sweaty, shaky, etc....

    the patch helps take the painful "edge" off and helps me sleep a little better - although far from taking all the pain away - but am afraid that my body has become addicted to it.

    please help with any advice.

    bippy
  2. dleaning

    dleaning New Member

    I would definitley check with your doctor about weening you off of it. It is something that you just can't stop without going thru withdrawl, SERIOUS WITHDRAWL! Your body has become addicted.

    The dr may give you something else to help get you off of the patch to lessen the withdrawl. Check with them.

    DON'T DO THIS ON YOUR OWN!!!

    Hope this helps!

    Dawn