I am so scared right now. I was prescribed fentanyl 12mcg about
7 months ago and in the last 2 months I've switched to 25mcg. Prescribed due to chronic back pain due to CSF Leak w/ blood patch. The headaches are gone due to the blood patch but the pain is still present from the procedure. In the meantime I started a new job and I am out of patches and have no insurance. The insurance should kick in in about
1.5 to 2 weeks but until then, I'm screwed. I called the pharmacy and I can get them at a low low cost of about
500 dollars. Seriously! I can't afford that. So my only solution is to detox. I ran out of the 25mcg patches last week and have been wearing 2 12mcg patches to hopefully hold me over until my insurance could kick it... I've noticed a difference... nagging headache and some nausea. I can't afford anything to help w/ the withdraws either, prescribed anyway. I feel really alone right now. I'm really scared this is going to hurt really bad. I have some tramadol but I don't know if that will help or hurt with the withdraw symptoms. Is there anything anyone can offer to comfort me or advise to help me or really just anything. I'm reaching here! It's Christmas. Great! How long can I expect these to last? What can I expect? If I can stand this I will reconsider putting the patch back on once my insurance kicks in. Am I better off to spend the $500 for the medicine? Are the withdraw symptoms more painful than the cost? I've been upset all day. I put my last patch on today and it will be gone pretty much by Friday (with the 72hr life expectancy). Is there anything over the counter that will help? Please... I hope someone out there can help me. Thank you.