Addiction: Substance Abuse Community
fentanyl
About This Community:

This community is a place to share information and support with others who are trying to stop using drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco or other addictive substances. Discuss with others, the symptoms of addiction, addiction recovery, ways to quit like tapering and cold turkey, and withdrawal symptoms. If you are interested in general "chat", please visit our Addiction Social Community.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

fentanyl

i have 5 herniated discs and am on 100mcg  fentanyl patch and i an still in pain. is there anything more effective?
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
623131_tn?1223061075
I am on same amount of  fentanyl and as well have pain.Some hours of the day are better than others,for me.I try and let myself  be in some sort of pain durring the day for an hour or so,that my interment meds. work better.Im allow up to 4, 15mg. roxy ,somas three a day etc.It just seems to work better.Its is scarry to get to 100 and still hurt (badly),and yes their are more options.Their are a coupple of other meds at that rate of pain, to my understanding.Im pretty much in same boat.I get by with constant contact with God.All Day Long!
Blank
631109_tn?1225305025
Once you get there, there isn't much else to go to.  Atleast not for your type of pain.  If you had terminal cancer there are other things they may use, but not for back pain.  I know how you feel, I had three ruptured discs and lived with them for 2 years.  I finally had my spine fused (and I am only 30) in January and my quality of life today is SOOO much better than it was.  I would have the surgery again in a heart beat.  I still  have some pain today, but thank God, I can deal with it without Narcotics.  Now I just get to ficus on beating the nasty addiction I developed from taking all the pain meds for my back.  BTW...be very careful with that Fentanyl...I have taken copious amounts of lots of different pain killers and the Fentanyl scared me so bad that I only tried it for a few weeks.  Many overdoses from that stuff.  In my opinion, managing pain with Narcotics is unrealistic.  Especially in someone like me who, hopefully, still has another 50 years to live.  Several Dr.'s told me that I was too young for a fusion and just keep managing it with pain meds...IDIOTS.  I found a Dr. who scheduled me for surgery the day I walked into the office and he looked at my MRI.  I thank God for him.  He has given me my life back.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
I am so glad that the fusion worked for you and that you found a doc that realized something other then meds were required for you and he did it right away.  Most docs like for people to ride it out for a while - like the discs will heal on their own.

I waited for about 18 months after a MRI showed severe disc problems.  I should have pushed for a quicker operation, but was hesitant.

The operation I had was DYNESYS IMPLANTS.  Basically small "shock absorbers" screwed into the spine on both sides to stabilize the area around the herniated disc.  A new operation for the US and Canada but it worked very well.  Anyone considering fusion should ask their doc about this procedure.  It is also reversible if things should go wrong.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Addiction: Substance Abuse Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Addiction Answerers
1235186_tn?1339127464
Blank
atthebeach
on the beach, NJ
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
gnarly_1
phoenix, AZ
10720611_tn?1417365177
Blank
NeverAgain127
4522800_tn?1405696702
Blank
VICourageous
ID
495284_tn?1333897642
Blank
dominosarah
City of Dominatrix, MN
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Krissy_123
Canada, AB