If your pain physician is mapping a plan to have you on the Butrans patch only and your concern is that the patch does not provide consistent pain control for the currently prescribed 7 day change of patch schedule, perhaps your MD would engage in a conversation of the Butrans patch being changed twice a week.
It is known that the effectiness of duragesic patches diminishes toward the end of the wear cycle. Ex. The Fentanyl patch that I am in is routinely prescribed to be changed every 72 hours/3 days. Not all people experience sustained pain relief through the 3rd day, with a noticeable lessening of effect. A 48 hour/2 day change cycle is an alternative prescript
ion option. I am on a 48 hour change cycle.
Just trying to toss a possible idea for you to discuss with your MD as I can sense in your posts that you are weary and feeling unmoored.
Pituitary failure, wide-spread endocrine dysfunction
Mixed connective tissue disorder
Extensive intestinal perforation with sepsis, permanent ileostomy
Avascular necrosis of both hips and jaw
Receiving Palliative Care (care and comfort)
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