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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/8/2009 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
This is my first post so hope no mistakes.
I was on butrans patches but developed a terrible rash all over my face and neck and had to stop.
Its the only thing I have found that has helped
Has anyone had this reaction did it ease?
i was thinking if asking to try again perhaps with anti histamines if it was safe to see if this would stop it.
Has anyone tried this?
I think it was the plaster and adhesive not the drug that made me react.
Any advice would be great

Thankyou x

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   Posted 7/8/2009 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know anything about it, I'm sorry. But since you are new, I just wanted to say welcome to the forum! I hope you find it as wonderful as I have!

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   Posted 7/8/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Rachie, I just did a search on these and there isn't a lot about them.  One site did say that they really aren't helpful for fibromyalgia.  I think it's a type of opiod.  But that site said that Tramadol did help some with fibro.  I tried it and it didn't help me...only put me to sleep.
Sometimes you can be allergic to the adhesive but that should only affect the skin under the adhesive...not the large area you are talking about.  You really don't want to add another medication to conteract side affects of the first medication.  That isn't healthy at all. 
Anyway, welcome!  We are glad you have found us and joined in.  Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  There are links to good info about fibromyalgia and you will learn a lot there.  Also, back posts have a world of information in them.  You might see other things that you could try that wouldn't cause these problems you are having.  The pain is enough!  
I'm happy that you are here and I hope to hear more from you soon. 
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/8/2009 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
thankyou both.
Yes i am on tramadol and helps slightly but less and less now.
butrans is an opoid and while no others have touched my pain this 1 did.Which is why I am desperate to find a way round it.
It really took the edge off.
Thankyou for warm welcome xxxx
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