Hi i hope you are all feeling good this morning. please can anyone let me know if you have or are taking FENTANYL patches or lollypops for your unbearable pain. carolferxxx
Yes, I use the patches
Brand name of the ones I use is Duragesic - I use a 100 mcg patch and and a 25 at the same time - I also have the Actiq "lollipops" for breakthrough pain, and short-acting oral morphine for the times when the patches wear off before it's time to change them. I took oxycontin and demerol for a long time but most pharmacies around here stopped carrying them for fear of being robbed. The fentanyl patches work well for me but I still have some problems with breakthrough pain. The fentnyl does seem to do much for nerve pain, so I have other medications for that.
my doc has me on oxycontin (very low dose) and tylenol 3 for breakthrough pain. Yes, it helps, but I do worry. I NEVER exceed the dosage, and if there's too much breakthrough, somethng's wrong. ( I hate the tylenol 3, as it messes me up so bad I can't even read.)sometimes I think if people knew how many meds I was taking, they'd think I was an addict or something. I carry around a list at all times of what meds I am taking, how long I've been taking it, who prescribed it, why, and the dosage. Makes it esier when going to see a new doctor or at the ER>