Glad you had a good visit. I've been on the patches for awhile. If you can, wait until you have someone home with you. Any time I start a new med, I wait until my hubby is home just in case I would have a reaction or something. I started on the 25mcg and didn't feel a difference. Two weeks later I went back and he raised it to 50mcg. After about 2 hours, I got a little woozy but it was gone soon and I noticed fairly good pain relief. You might find that the patches don't stick very well and might want to get bioclusives which are clear patches you put over the med patch and that stuff sticks real good. If you get a skin rash from the adhesive, sometimes that prescription allergy nose spray works(can't remember name), just spray it on your skin around where you will apply the patch, wait for it to dry and then put on your patch. I got a bad reaction from the adhesive and I thought I was going to have to give up the patch. Now I don't have to use the spray at all. To get the adhesive off your skin from when you remove the old patch, use any make up remover. I use lancome because I get those free sample sizes. I think that's all the tricks I know, I'm sure other's will have some more.
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 5/23/2008 8:46:06 AM (GMT-6)
i'm new to this forum, but read your post about the fentanyl patch and am wondering how you are doing with it? i, too, was on the fent patch and had some not so great results; so just curious how it's going for you? also...are you, by chance, taking an anti=depressant?