I tried Butrans for a month at the recommendation of my pain management dr. He put me on the lowest dose and them told me to take hydrodocone or Ultram for breakthrough pain. After taking twice the dose of hydrocodone and getting NO relief, I read up and found that it blocks codiene. So I would take Ultram but it still seemed to take twice as much. I was only prescribed 1 month at a time and when I called for a refill, the pharmacy said his office said it was too soon, so I decided to just quit taking it. I have been trying to decrease Trazodone(100) and Ambien (10) for insomnia because I was told that is too much. I have been having withdrawal type symptoms from that and don't know if I can take added stress of withdrawal from Butrans. Any advice on stopping the butrans?
Hello and Welcome to the Chronic Pain Couch. I'm sorry you are having withdrawal symptoms. I don't know anything about butran's but do know that stopping any medication can cause a person to have unwanted symptoms from it. I recommend speaking with your doctor to see how he suggests you titrate off of the medication. I hope this helps. Good Luck and God Bless Brenda
Hi, this advice may be too late. They say stopping Butrans usually does not lead to withdrawal symptoms, but I am actually having quite some. Have used the 10mg patch for about 6 months now, stopped a couple of days ago and have been anxious, feeling sick, but most bothersome: restless legg syndrom that make my legs hurt like crazy and not able to lay still or sleep. Should not last more than a couple of days, and it's worth to stop using this drug, but good to know in advance.
Hope you will have no withdrawal symptoms, but be prepared to maybe have some negative effects. Good luck!
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