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youngnpain85
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   Posted 2/7/2012 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I just got prescribed the 50mcg fentanyl patches. And I have some concerns, if anyone is/was on them can u please help me.
about how long does it take for the patch to start working?
how do u know its working?(might seem like a dumb question)
and im sort of scared of it dealing with the timing issues...
did anyone get adequate pain relief?
Diagnoses ; Fibromyalgia, Arthritis in my back, bulging disc n my back, female pain, nerve damage n severe migraines.
Medication : oxycontin 60mg (starting this week), oxycodone 15mg (2 at a time) *i was on the 30mg but its a shortage*, singular 10mg, neurontin 300 mg 3x a day, advair

Becoming undone
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   Posted 2/7/2012 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm on the 25mcg patches...honestly, they start working in about an hour. For me it takes the edge off, and in the beginning I think it took ALL the pain away. I have BT pain meds, but I only use them as I need them (ie, like when I'm flaring)...nope questions are not dumb, just honest questions when starting out an new medication. Good luck

youngnpain85
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   Posted 2/7/2012 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks becoming undone. Honestly I put my patch on at 1:30 2/7/12 and I have been waiting for it to kick in at anytime! So im guessing its not working for me... :-( then a couple hours ago I had some chest pains. Not too sure if it came from the patch or not.
Diagnoses ; Fibromyalgia, Arthritis in my back, bulging disc n my back, female pain, nerve damage n severe migraines.
Medication : oxycontin 60mg (starting this week), oxycodone 15mg (2 at a time) *i was on the 30mg but its a shortage*, singular 10mg, neurontin 300 mg 3x a day, advair

straydog
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   Posted 2/8/2012 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I was started on 25mcg too in the beginning. I felt a little relief in a couple of hours. I think I would call my dr's office and tallk to the nurse so she can tell the dr what is going on asap. When I went to 50mcg of course the pain control got even better and I stayed on them for a while.

Please let us know what the drs office has to say.
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youngnpain85
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Date Joined Feb 2012
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   Posted 2/8/2012 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I called and she's not in there today. So I made an appointment to see her tomorrow
Diagnoses ; Fibromyalgia, Arthritis in my back, bulging disc n my back, female pain, nerve damage n severe migraines.
Medication : oxycontin 60mg (starting this week), oxycodone 15mg (2 at a time) *i was on the 30mg but its a shortage*, singular 10mg, neurontin 300 mg 3x a day, advair
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