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redrose77
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   Posted 4/25/2010 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if anyone had any experience with these. I could really use some info since as soon as the special tape to make them stay on comes I will be on them.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
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okie
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   Posted 4/25/2010 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi hun, Yes I have been on them. Fentenyl. I was on the lowest dose of 25mg. It could take up to 12 hours to begin to work. You are wise to get the right tape. I ruined 3 in one day. I found them laying on the floor around my house. Fortunately there were no kids around. You have to be careful with them. You can wear them when you bathe. Each one is good for 72 hours. Make sure you wash your hands after putting them on. I didn't get much out of them myself. But other people swear by them. Maybe it's because the dose was so low. Never wear more then one at a time. If I had to rate how I liked them I would give it about a 3 out of 10.

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Butterflake
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   Posted 4/26/2010 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Redrose. I tried fentanyl patches and within a day or two I was itching so badly I had to stop. My rheumy said, "so, we'll never try those again!"
I usually have no side effects from drugs, but once in a while one hits me. If you don't have side effects I say, you go girl! BTW my BF helped me put them on and we used a bit of paper tape to keep them secured. Love, Donna
Systemic Lupus ('05), depression, fibro, sjogrens, cns issues, diabetes, gerd, hypertension, colitis, stage 1 kidney disease  Lots of meds.  Donna 


redrose77
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   Posted 4/26/2010 11:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks girls. I was hoping for more info but it is nice to have what I can get. So far I have reasonable pain relief but I think my doctor will have to adjust the patch dosage. I ruined 1 patch because it didn't stick. You have to be really careful with regular tape because it doesn't breath the way the correct stuff does. I am still a little achy and my head still hurts so I am pretty sure we haven't found my ideal dosage yet. I am not sure if I should give it more time or call the doctor and go in for an adjustment in my dose.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence

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