Fenatnyl patch is working woohoo!

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   Posted 7/29/2009 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I put on my first patch last night and when i woke up about 12 hours after placing the patch, I noticed the deep muscle pains were better!  Then I got really sleepy, but after a nap, I fell better. My knee is a little better too  so far thumbs up, but I know its early, I also found a coupon on the website so if anyone one wnats the link I will send it to you. up to 50$off,
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   Posted 7/29/2009 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
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   Posted 7/29/2009 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Right on...can I be jealous? hehe. Seriously, glad your pain is much more manageable now. Fentanyl can be tricky though. You think you're fine but still be careful of your knee or whatever.
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   Posted 7/29/2009 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   

That's great news. Fentanyl works better for me than any pain med. Unfortunately, I have a low-grade fever at all times and couldn't keep the patch on for the life of me. I have also used the Actiq/Fentora in the past.

I hope the patch works all 72 hours for you... I could always feel the pain creeping back up at about 50 hours into wearing it... So, I had to change the patch every 48 hours. But I hope they last all three days for you. Keep us posted.


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   Posted 7/29/2009 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow!  I am so glad to hear this!  That is awesome!  I hope it continues to work for you!  (fingers crossed, prayers being said)
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   Posted 7/29/2009 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I found it took 18 hours or so to ramp up. Once there I had good control for a period of time.

I just found that they would not stick to me. I trust that they work for you!
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   Posted 7/29/2009 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great news, merrygirl!

Finding something that relieves your pain is worth celebrating!


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   Posted 7/29/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I remember when I first tried the patch it took all my pain away but after a month it stopped working, so we raised the dose but then I was having problems with it sticking, this is when they only had the name brand duragesic. I really wished it would of kept on working for me like it did that first time, I remember I was so happy cause it was the first time I got lots of pain releif and was able to sleep, but it was too short lived grrrrr. I hope it keeps working well for you.


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   Posted 7/29/2009 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great news, Melissa! I was on the fentanyl patches for a while, but they never did anything for me (story of my life. my doc tells me that I was on enough to "knock out an entire football team" & I never noticed a thing - good, bad, or indifferent. I unfortunately have some kind of crazily resistant physiology that none of my doctors have ever seen before).

The patches really scared me at first because of all the warnings. Just be careful not to expose your body to something that will rapidly raise your body temperature (ex: heating pad near the site of the patch, bath, sun-bathing), as your could absorb the fentanyl too quickly, which could cause an overdose. Also, if they are falling off, don't put anything but clear tape/adhesive over the entire patch, or you could inadvertently cause faster absorption rates as well. Occasionally I'd have to use tape: I used cloth bandaging tape, but just put it on the edges & it worked fine for me.

Glad to hear you are feeling better!


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   Posted 7/29/2009 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I used the patch once and found that on the third day I got a little light headed. So I took it off. But it did work well for me for the first two days. I may try it again. I have a whole box now.

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   Posted 7/30/2009 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Melissa that is great news. You just never know what will work until you try it. Lets hope this success continues for you.
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