Hi June, Kathy here, I am just a little confused, your doctor must know fentanyl is a narcotic, so as far as dependency fentanly is one of the stronger narcotic meds out there.
Now for your fibro, have you ever tried neurontin, it has a generic name, gab......., the pharmacists will know the generic name for neurontin. It has worked so well for my fibro I was surprised myself. I never tried lyrica due to the side effects that came with it. But I am so glad my doctor started me on neurontin, its wonderful, and I dont know for sure since I have never taken lyrica, but from what I have heard it does not have to side effect lyrica does. It has never made me feel woosy or floating or anything but much better.
All I do know is that it works for me and I can tell the difference when I dont take it on a regular basis, so now I take it just as prescribed, well mostly, I take 300mg 3xday, at night my doctor told me I could take 600mg before going to bed as it might help me sleep, which it sometimes does and sometimes doesnt, but it always helps my fibro.
Good Luck and Welcome to the CP forum,
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson