Warning re: pain patch and heating pad or blankets

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JaciBart, Mar 9, 2003.

  1. JaciBart

    JaciBart Member

    Just wanted to tell you all that last week in the local paper here there was an article about a gal from Wenatchee Wash who had used a fentanol (sp?) patch and had applied heat to it and it caused the med to get into her system too quickly and she died.

    I see some of these articles on the heated mattress pads and I just wanted to mention it............Be careful!!!

    Jaci
  2. pamela

    pamela New Member

    Thanks for the muchly important information. I feel for that poor girl and her family. Pamela
  3. Tattoopixie

    Tattoopixie New Member

    Glad you pointed that out!
    ~ Pixie ~
  4. Dara

    Dara New Member

    for the pain patch it gives a warning not to use or apply heating pads or electric blankets or anything that could "heat up" the patch. It also says that if you should run a fever of 102 or more you need to contact the doctor because the heat from the fever could do the same thing.

    Dara
  5. LisaMay

    LisaMay New Member

    That sure is good to know! It could easily have been one of us! Thanks for the post. Lisa
  6. Debgene56

    Debgene56 New Member