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Anyone else tapering from Fentynal Patches
Just wondering if there is anyone out there with a success story or going through a taper at the present? I posted 6/28/2012.  I feel very all alone.  Just need some advice or encouragement.  
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hey there ttgb - and welcome!  I'm sorry you're not feeling very well.

Are you tapering now?  How long were you taking the fentanyl?  Totally doable to get off an opiate at home as long as you don't have any other serious medical conditions to consider.

Tell us more and I'm sure the members here can help.Good luck to you and congrats for deciding to quit.  So what is your plan?
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This is what I posted 6/28/2012: I last posted on here 10/25/2010.  I was trying to get off of 100 mcg of Fentynal. Happy to say that I finally found a doctor to help me!!  Its been 17 months. My original doctor began the taper 4/1/2012. 100 to 75mcg.  It took him getting into a bit of trouble to start tapering patients or sending them to a pain clinic. I was first tapered down and then sent to a pain clinic. This doctor isn't playing around! He said he was going to get me off the patches in 6 weeks.  I start 50 mcg 7/1/2012. Two weeks after that I go down to 25 mcg and two weeks after that down to 12.5 mcg and then done. I was taking 4 Percocet 10mg a day and he's reducing that to 7.5 mg at 4 a day and then after two weeks 3 a day.  Tapering to 75mcg was not as bad  of an experience as it could have been. Guess the Percs helped mask any w/d I might have had.  My original doctor just kind of left me hanging. I was waiting to taper to 50 in May when I saw him and he gave me the same scripts and then I was informed that he would no longer be writing scripts. I think it's not just for me but for anyone from what I've heard. Anyway, the new doctor also prescribed clonodin and elavil.  Just wondering if this sounds like a good plan and if anyone else has gone through this quick of a taper?  I was saved 2/04/2012 so I know I've got a huge supporter in my corner!! My family is very supportive as well.  Any thoughts or advice would be great!! Thanks.

I have had two failed back surgeries, DDD, spinal stenosis, and some issues with other discs through out c spin and thoracic spine. I have permanent nerve damage in my left leg.  I'm ready to get off this stuff!!  I have no other medical issues ie: heart, diabetes etc.

I am going for my 2nd SI joint injection in a couple of weeks and then the permanent one (the burn?) a couple of weeks after that.  

I hate how some doctors treat people with back pain. Like its not really true.  If you can find my first post on 10/25/2010, it explains most everything.

Hey, thanks for the reply. I need a friend!!
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