hi im new to this site, i just wondered if anyone can tell me if its normal to feel spaced out when starting on patches, i have had chronic back pain due to prolapsed discs in my lower back for around 12 yrs now getting progressively worse i now have arthritis in both hips, both knees lower back, neck and most of my fingers i have tried many pain killers over the years, recently attended a pain management clinic who have arranged yet more physio, cbt counselling and also prescribed 10mg butrans 7 day patches to try to get acceptable pain control, i also take 20 mg amylitriptiline (dont think I've spelt that right) at night, I also have tramadol for what he called breakthrough pain. I started the patch yesterday n now feel really weird is this a usual side effect, still in considerable pain too
thank u so much for replying was getting bit worried, still feel really tired and not quite with it, I dont drive any more so thats not a problem, Im just hoping the patches will be an answer, pain is not too bad now but as Ive been feeling weird not done much today,
My doctor has said I will need replacement hips and knees in the future hes not keen to do them yet as im 48 and he says its too young so trying other things first instead, im not coping very well at the moment im finding the constant pain almost unbearable
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