Patient med experiences ? FENTANYL PATCH?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by kat3331, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. kat3331

    kat3331 New Member

    hello all,

    i have a quick question. is this the site
    that has a place where everyone tells about
    their experience with different meds?

    i thought for sure it was on this web site,
    but i can't find it anywhere.

    the reason i wanted to find that list is
    because i'm fixin' to try out a new (to
    me) drug: FENTANYL DURAGESIC PATCH.

    any help will be most appreciated.

    God Bless,
    kathy in texarkana, texas
  2. joanng

    joanng New Member

    For me the FENTANYL DURAGESIC PATCH helps with the constant, daily pain. I'm only on 25 mgs, and take percoset for break through pain. But the patch gives me constant relief from the early morning joint pain, and I don't wake up feeling beat up. It gives me a lot of relief, however, when we tried to increase the dose I had a reaction (skin) so go easy. By the way, I had tried a lot of protocols before settling on this one.
  3. kat3331

    kat3331 New Member

    hey trish & joanng,

    thanks for getting back to me so soon. i have
    been using methadone for about 7 years now. and recently
    added oxycontin for a backup. the trouble is,
    lately i haven't been able to stand up for more
    than 10 minutes before i have to sit back down
    cuz of the pain.

    i asked the doc today about trying a patch or pump
    or something different. and, of course, i have
    been reading up on it online this evening.

    does this site have a place where people tell
    about their experiences with different meds? i
    thought it was this site, but i could be wrong.
    (it's happened once or twice in the past-haha)

    well, guys, thanks a bunch and i hope you can
    enjoy your evening. that is something i really
    put a lot of effort into, enjoying my life while
    working around the pain. it doesn't always work
    out that way for me. heck, it doesn't usually
    work out that way. but ya gotta keep trying-right??

    God Bless,
    kathy in texarkana, texas
  4. fmfranklin

    fmfranklin New Member

    I was reading your chat and wanted some assistance about your med protocol. I take methadone now without anything for breakthrough pain, but find sometimes I think I need it. I just haven't asked for it. What do you think? Does it help?
  5. kat3331

    kat3331 New Member

    hi all,

    i tried the patch, but had to take it off and go back
    to methadone for now. i was given 50mg, but it left
    me in too much pain, even with the 4 20mg oxycontin i
    could take with it every day. besides, it broke my
    skin out in a red, crusty, itchy rash. yuck !!!

    but i'll be trying something else again, i'm sure. i'm
    like one of you said, i need to change meds now and
    again.

    God Bless,
    kathy in texarkana, tx
  6. StephieBee

    StephieBee New Member

    I was on the fentanyl patch before. I was taking 25 mcgs. I would use them as needed. I only used them when I was in severe pain and nothing would help. They helped me greatly when I was on them. I really got the full 3 days worth of relief out of them. I believe they are effective. There has been speculation from what I hear about overdoses. I totally believe that if you take them as directed that you will have no problems. People that are overdosing are abusing them. I have heard of people sucking the gel out of them. They are meant to last 72 hours, that would mean that you are taking a 3 day supply of a strong opiate all at once. But if you follow the directions I believe they are one of the best drugs out there for chronic pain.

    Stephanie