Busprenophine pathes....information please

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   Posted 3/5/2012 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I was reading the Pain pathways magazine online and found a pain patch called Butrans (busprenophine). It is a patch that releases a medicine that is an opiod analgesic. It's related to morphine. I was curious if anyone here has tried this. If so, please share you experience. I am still searching for something that can ease my pain. I am in so much pain right now I don't know how much longer I can deal with it.

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   Posted 3/6/2012 5:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lynn
I had a positive experience with these patches, it was the first stronger medication I was put on and the first medication that really helped with my pain. It worked quite well for me at first and took the edge off most of the pain most of the time and even completely at times. I did have a very bad episode of breakthrough pain on this medication but don`t think it was because of the medication, then the doctor gave me oxycodone immediate release for breakthrough. I think I was on too high a dose of patches when I mixed them with oxycodone as I felt pretty out of it and very nauseous, though this could have been me getting used to both medications. I have switched to oxycontin now but just thought I`d let you know my experience was mainly positive from this drug, but everyone is different. This drug is thought to be less addictive so doctors may be more likely to prescribe it than morphine etc. This is what some heroin addicts take for withdrawals instead of methadone and when I went to the pharmacy the first time I got some strange looks from the pharmacists, I had no idea why so went home to research it and found out lol. Anyway I hope you get on a medication that helps soon. Love Di xx

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   Posted 3/6/2012 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I also have been a chronic pain sufferer. I switched pain doctors about 6 months ago and they started me on the patch. they worked great until I had a strong episode. The doctor only gave me more of the same to alleviae the pain. I ended up taking 3 a day which is only what I was taking of the percocets anyway> Therefore I am considering go back to pills. The reasons are many, but one is costs. the patch with insurance cost be about $100 a month. There is a coupon but they did not make it easy and it only was goo for a couple of time. Secondly. I had the patch come off twice and there is no way to get additional patches until your time is up. This is controlled very strictly and I never got another one and have been off of them for two weeks now bot on purpose but because two fell off!!  Anyway if your pain is chronic and constant and doesnt flair you could be a good candidate. Also if cost is not an issue you could be a good candidate. Either way I hope you get the relief you need.
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