I was on the fent. patch for years. My pain control was so-so. I was forced to change Pain Doctors and my new PM created a different combination. My former main stay patch 75 mcg every 48 hrs was discontinued. I choose a low dose of morphine and it worked 100% better than the higher dose patch I have Dilaudid for BT, but I rarely need it now. When I was on the patch, I was using about
3 Dilaudid per day. The best thing that happened to me was changing doctors. The old doctor keep tweak a combination of drugs that did not give me good control. The new PM started from scratch.
Just a word of caution merrygirl. With a diagnosis of Sleep Apnea, becareful with high doses of narcotics and sleeping pills. I have Central Sleep Apnea and when I was tested on the high dose Fenty. Patch - my scores were horrible.
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Rare neurodegenerative /movement disorder called “Multiple System Atrophy”. Mobility issues,, neuropathic pain, spasticity, central apnea, collagenous colitis, pain, swallowing and respitory involvement, Implants: intrathecal pump & neurostimulator. Extra features: O2 & wheelchair