ive been on norspan patches for a few months now starting out on 5 mg patches and the dosage increased slowly till im now on 20 mg this is the second week on 20 mg . but to be honest iam not getting much relief pain wise .
I really cant feel much difference from the 10 mg to the 20 mg patch and apart from one day last week where I felt quite queasy and ill I cant say they are doing much for me I still need to take 4 to 6 panadine forte tablets and a adivan to get some relief .
I have a great DR who went into bat for me to get me on the patches . here in Australia you have to be approved buy the drugs of dependence authority and it's not all that easy to get approval . this sounds weird but I feel im letting my DR down as there not doing much for me . I know he doesn't want to increase the dosage much higher if any than the 20 mg and the plan was to get me off the panadine forte completely.
I have decreased the amount im taking somewhat so I suppose that's good .
I have a friend who has a damaged arm who lived in agony and he was the one who told me to ask my DR about norspan in the first place anhe has been on the 10 mg patches for a few yrs now and they work great for him.
I don't want to go onto fentylal "not sure on spelling" patches as ive heard to many horror stories on it . maybe I was hoping for too much from the norspan I don't know but im pretty disappointed to be honest that im not getting more relief . I see mr DR again on Friday so will see what he says maybe I will give the 20 mg more time and see if that helps .
im the sort of person who just cant sit still inside I need to be active I had a big weekend working in the workshop at home maybe im doing more than usual and the norspan cant keep up lol.
ive found over the yrs if I stay inside and do nothing all day I still hurt at the end of the day so I may as well go outside into the workshop and do something and still hurt at the end of the day only difference is I have something to show for it . it stops my body from seizing up plus keeps my mind active . anyway end of my rant for the day