It is so very nice to hear that I am not alone in my problems with this medication. I have read about
a lot of people that have had to have this medication switched to changing the patch every 48 hours. I heard the nurse telling the doctor about
what I had described to her today and she said something to the effect of "well you can't write it for every 48 hours" when I have read about
multiple doctors doing just such a thing. I do not want to tell my doc that I want him to do something in particular or that I want a certain medication, etc. (bad idea). It could possibly make a difference that the nurse is also his wife! It is a rather small practice after all.
Thank you for your input and I would certainly check it out if you are having problems. I brought it up with my doc and he was willing to hear me out. His solution might not be the most ideal that I was hoping for but I have to at least give it a fair shake, right?!? That is the attitude I am trying to give it at the moment; after all, what other choice do I have, right?
I also want to mention that the side effects (they don't really seem like side effects to me, more like a general failure of the medication) you have mentioned are so similar to my experience that I am grateful you posted this! It is so nice to know that I am not the only one that has had this experience with the patch.
Fentanyl Patch - 100mcgs x 72 hours
Baclofen - 10mg x 8 hours
Post Edited (skrape) : 3/13/2009 7:28:23 AM (GMT-6)