It might be that he increased your fentanyl too much at once. The jump from 100 mcg to 200 mcg, without slowly increasing the dose is not ordinarily done. I have been on as much as 300 mcg of fentanyl at one time and when we went up that much, we went in 25 and 50 mcg increases to get there.
If you get headaches on fentanyl all of the time, it may not be the right drug for you. I hope you get somewhere with the new PM 's nurse and get an answer about
what you should do.
Hang in there ,
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.