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Fentanyl 25 mcg/H am curios if this is seen as a high, low , or moderate dose?

I have lower back pain , and have received Radio Frequency Legioning twice 3 years apart. Once with good results for a period longer than expected along with Patches, and once with extremely poor outcome with Dropfoot and nerve damage the outcome. Two different Dr.'s . I am still on Fentanyl but have had nothing for Dropfoot pain which is thoroughly debilitating.

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Fentanyl is a very, very potent pain medication. It is dosed in micrograms instead of milligrams because of its potency. It’s not the dosage that matters it is the effectiveness of it for you. Thankfully, fentanyl seems to be consistent in its pain relief long term.
As far as drop foot goes,I have it bilaterally in both feet and have not found it painful, so I am a bit surprised you do, unless you are referring to nerve pain from the failed radio frequency ablation? Have you had ongoing nerve pain since the ablation? There are different meds that work really well to treat nerve pain you may want to discuss with your pain management doctor. He may consider adding one to try to ease the nerve pain, rather than worry about doing anything to the current fentanyl dose.
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