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8552937 tn?1398781959

fentanyl

Is there a pill form of fentanyl? I have trouble keeping them on and got a bad habit of chewing on half and putting on the other half...cause it takes 10 hours before it kicks in,so I read if u eat half it takes affect in minutes! And its true it works but don't know how safe it is...all I know it works.has anyone tried?
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Hey Kris, sorry ive no experience with this one.
Just wanted to say hey and push your post up.
Take care, have a great weekend xx
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1855076 tn?1337115303
It's not safe to chew it.  It does initially take many hours to get intoyour system but once it is, it stays in your system so when you change the patch, there's plenty in your bloodstream while the new patch kicks in.  I don't know if there's a pill form; I doubt it.  Lots of people have trounle keeping the patch on.  Talk to your pharmacist and they can givemyou suggestions.  If itmremains a problem, you may need to switch to an oral pain reliever.  ChewingnFentanyl will bring youmstraight to addiction in a very short time and getting off it won't be pretty.  I knew someone who stole their mom's Fentanyl patches and chewed them.  He overdosed and nearly died.  He had a terrible time getting off them.  

What are you prescribed the Fentanyl for?  Have you abused other pain meds before this?  Do you take other meds for breakthrough pain?

Pleasemstop chewing the patches and get some help for your addiction.
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480448 tn?1426948538
Oh boy, chewing the patches is NOT a good idea, for many many reasons.  For ONE, it's VERY VERY dangerous, with many people overdosing on it when taking it that way.  The gel contained in the patch is meant to be a slow release medication, not to be released all at once.  You're not only defeating the purpose of a medication like Fentanyl, but you're also putting yourself at risk.  Fentanyl is a strong enough narcotic when taken as directed.  You're increasing your risk of OD in a big big way, not to mention, most definitely affecting your method of pain control.

Lastly, and the obvious one is that what you're doing is addictive behavior and will have you spiraling into a dark place very very rapidly.  

Please seek some help with this ASAP.  Good luck to you!
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8552937 tn?1398781959
I take fentanyl , and oxycodone 20mg 4 times a day.I was in a motorcycle accident in 2003 messed my back up, and in 2011 found out I had staged 4 breast Cancer! Had both of my breast removed, been on chemo every scene. Had radiation last year....I just got in remission about 2 months ago!!!! Im still on chemo until my doctor says otherwise. So as far as me chewing on my patches I don't do it no more, read a lot about it and it explain's a lot about side effects. Thanks for your support .....NILE
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Hi Nile, just wanted to jump in and send my best wishes your way!!  You are up against a huge battle with your recovery, and I hope it goes well for you! I just wanted to say I lost a dear friend seven years ago due to him chewing his fentanyl patch.  He was a healthy 31year old man.  Please be very careful, you have come so far with your illness, I would hate to see something happen to you! Good luck and God speed, Michelle
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1855076 tn?1337115303
So glad you're not chewing them anymore.  Once you're on them there isn't that lag time for it to work.  Best of luck with your treatment and recovery.
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