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1219328 tn?1266881841

will the withdrawals get worse even after weaning down slowly? On my last fentanyl patch

I have been weaning off fentanyl patches and i put my last one on today. Its exciting and scary....dont know whats ahead of me. I am still on the percs....weaning off of those also. I am down to 6 a day from abt 10 a day. I am weaning slowly reducing it half a tablet every week.

Can anyone tell me if the withdrawals from fentanyl will be much worse after I stop applying the patch? I am only on 6mcg (I cut my 12.5 in half). Like I said...i have been weaning off slowly to this point....but in the last couple days I have had the shakes real bad and never had them this bad before.

This has most certainly been one of the toughest things I have ever done. It makes it easier to have friends and family that are supportive....i thank God that he has blessed me with them.

Thanks for any advice that you share with me... :)
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401095 tn?1351391770
It is very dangerous to cut a fentanyl patch...please be safe....u can release 3 days worth of medication at once...and it can cause an overdose..if u read the package insert it says "do not cut this patch"  please be safe

often peeps taper down the atch to nil then taper down the break thru med....if u tapered slowly then it helped how bad u will feel///but u still may feel a bit worse with no patch at all....see how u do and play it by ear on continuing the percacets at 6 a day ..u may need one or two more a day til the worst is over...often nights r the worst for fentanyl wd and peeps save a few doses for after 7 and bedtime.....see how u do....Is ur dr helping u do this?  have u been cutting a patch in half before?.
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1219328 tn?1266881841
worried878....yes these are the patches that can be cut....its not the one with the liquid inside...its the glue based which are the ones that are safe to cut.

I am doing this on my own with the help of a friend whom has been down this road before. i was advised not to tell me doc  what im doing for fear of being cut off cold turkey. Thanks for the info...I really appreciate it... :)
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