Who has the fantenyl patch?

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 6/5/2009 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
 Hi, I wanted to know who uses the patch and how do you like it vs taking medication by mouth?
(I had to check and see if I had posted this yesterday because I couldn't remember...gotta love fibro fog)
Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia,
Lyrica 225Mg X2/Ambein CR/Zantag (presc strength)
Taking it one day at a time.... 

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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 6/5/2009 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Monica,

I have and occasionally use the Fentanyl patch. Well I have used it I do feel relief in most areas, but sometimes an area of pain, other than passing out completely I can still feel it. I use my Ultracet mostly, as needed, I don't take it every day unless I need more help to make it through the day easier. My patches are a low dosage...can't remeber exactly the number, but the time release of it is nice. Don't have to be staring at the clock when you can pop another pill. The only draw back for me with using it, is that I can get pretty relaxed 'in the head' and that doesn't work to well at work. :-b When you use the patch be sure to NOT to use the heating pad or take a hot bath, because it will increase the blood flow and you can feel really ill. I know I did. Scary....I almost passed out in the shower once. So read those caution/side effects on the package.

Take care and have a great painless weekend,

Dx Fibro 1/2008, gastritis
300mg Gabapentin, 50mg Pristiq, Vitamin D3, Menopausal Support Multi-vitamin, Ultracet and/or Fentanyl patch as needed

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   Posted 6/5/2009 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
My cat had it once. Made her loopy.

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   Posted 6/5/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I have used these patches in the past (for a totally different reason than my fibro). The only advice I would give is be very careful with it, it is highly addictive. Also, the doses are not very friendly to wean from, I went thru horrible withdrawals when trying to get off it. Actually told my doctor to never use it on me again. Good luck!

Gentle Hugs,
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