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Pain Medications?

Hello, I am a 56 year old female with Fibromyalga, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Diabetes and Microvascular Disease.  I currently take Gabapentin, Verapamil, Potassium, Lasix, Metformin, Talwin, and Amrix. I used to take Hydrocodone for back pain and overall pain from the Fibromyalgia. But I developed an allergy to it. So, my doctor switched me to Talwin, which works ok. No allergy to it. We had recently moved and I had to find a new pain doctor. I had shots in my lower back for pain and they gave me Tramadol. However, they had previously prescribed a Butran patch for me and I had trouble getting approval from my insurance company, so I just stayed with the Talwin. I have recently read up on the Butran patch and taking it makes me nervous. I am wondering which of the 3 medications (Talwin, Butran Patch, or Tramadol) would be best with the other medications that I take. I also take aspirin and Zyrtec OTC.  Thank you for any help.
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I was prescribed Butrans patches to take with oxycodone IR for long term pain management on top of all of the other bladder medications, antidepressants, and other meds and It was a miracle in itself. It helps dramatically, just leaves a rash on my skin due to a adhesive allergy i have, but DEF go for Butrans.
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thank you so much for answering. I am going to the doctor tomorrow and will voice my concerns with her. It is very reassuring to know that you have found relief from that. That's great. I will post what she says and what I do. Thank you!
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