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Modified tracker

Jul 21, 2008 - 12 comments
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tracker

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patches

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fentanyl

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Pain management



Since there is no entry for the patches, I modified it based on a conversion table I found.  I was shocked to find out that the 100mcg fentanyl patch is equivalent to over 200mg of oxycodone per day!!  HOLYCOW!  I wish I was smarter BEFORE I let the doctors put me on that ****.  

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by Brenndy, Aug 16, 2008
Footnote:  Fentanyl is a powerful opioid analgesic with a potency approximately 81 times that of morphine.

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by teko, Aug 29, 2008
My daughter in law ate one of these, it killed her. Be very careful.

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by krashing_now, Sep 23, 2008
why would a doctor give anyone Fentanyl 81 times strength of morphine  I know nothing  about Fentanyl but  is that really something that should be perscibed to people  i mean I don't get it .


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by Mollyrae, Sep 25, 2008
To: Krashing,

Some of us really need the strong pain relief. Without it I would not function as a person. I could not enjoy the simple things in life such as even an evening walk. The Patch makes that possible for me. Yes, it is strong but then you have to be a responsible person to use it. I do not feel high or euphoric, I just feel like a woman who can enjoy the things that life has to offer.

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by Tuckamore, Sep 25, 2008
Mollyrae I so wish I could take it. Take anything that would stop this horrible pain. I have so much trouble with narcotics. My body does not accept them very well. I seem to be stuck with Vicodin. I am glad it works for you. And it works for my 75 year old mother. She is a new woman with it. She is on 25mg.

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by Tuckamore, Sep 25, 2008
Sorry Extrmeski, I didn't mean to leave you out. I am very happy that the patch is working for you too. So many ppl claim such great pain relief with this patch. I am so happy for you all.

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by Mollyrae, Sep 25, 2008
Hey Tuck, Maybe in the future you could start at a very low dose. It comes in a 12.5 mcg Patch. It may be worth a try. The side effects are no fun at first, I had an upset stomach and mild sweats for the first month and the Doc said they would go away and they did. Now I am glad I stuck with it. I don't have to wake up in the morning in pain because it works all night. Well, time for me to retire. My poor hands cannot type anymore and Grey's Anatomy is on........

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by Tuckamore, Sep 25, 2008
I did start with the 12.5. It was when I went up to 25 that I had the allergy problems. My body is so strange. I still have them. I would like to try them again. Enjoy your show.....

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by Hoosierguy46615, Sep 29, 2008
Be careful with Fentanyl....I am on the 75mcs plus about 8 norco 10/325 per day......If you puncture or tear a Fentanyl Patch it can very well kill you

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by extrmeski, Sep 29, 2008
Again it just depends on which manufacturer of the patch you have.  The gell filled ones are very dangerous, the Mylan ones are just coated and are less dangerous.  In any case I detoxed off of them and will never use them again.  W/D's on the patch are just freaking horrible.  Be prepared to feel like he11 for months and months up to a year..!!!

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by jinnarajw, Jan 17, 2010
I understand that fentanyl is an extremely strong drug. However, I suffer from addominal and pelvic adhesions. I have vomitting and diarhea up to 12 times per day. Fentanyl along with fentora for break through pain have saved my life. I have weaned myself off it several times when I felt guilty for taking it. My stomach pain was so severe that I was unable to care for my eight year old daughter. That for me was far worse to bear. I know that I am physically dependant but I also know that without my medication I would be even unable to get out of bed every day. For some people who are in intolerable pain, the only answer is medication. I am glad it was an option for me. I have been on it for over ten years, and being able to make memories with my family is priceless.
Thanks,
Jinna

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by 11Mickey1484, Dec 21, 2011
My husband had the 16th successful intestinal transplant in the U.S.A.   Severe pain and weight loss would have killed him. He was on Morphine and slept an entire year.... When he was introduced to Fentanyl... He also (like the above comment) had a life out of bed and making memories. JINNARAJW You are correct in your decision.  Its like choosing between life or a coma.  He has since then weened completely off the substance.... but I do understand that some people may never be able to do that.  If your decision would be... (1)Sleep till you die of natural causes, (2) Have pain that will make you wish everyday that you were dead, or (3) Play in your garden, Go to your Grandaughters school functions, And take a shower by yourself..... Most of us would choose a living life.  Yes... we did choose the addiction for over a year!!  And would have chose it for the rest of his life if that would have been the choice we had to make.

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