Trying to get off of Duragesic Patches/Help

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by DFWGirl, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. DFWGirl

    DFWGirl New Member

    I am trying to get off of the duragesic patches and am cutting down the strength every few months.
    Would love to talk to anyone about getting off of these, and other meds to take.
    Also have read about"sublex???sp?" Anyone know anything about this for med withdrawal?
    All Information is greatly appreciated.
  2. Bunchy

    Bunchy New Member

    re the duragesic patches but I do know that the drug you mentioned is actually called Subutex and blocks opiod receptors helping you get off of opiod medication. Hope someone else can help with this more as I personally don't have experience. I know that with any strong meds you MUST wean very slowly to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

    Hugs Bunchy x

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