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... More specifically, in the Duragesic prescribing white paper, there is a chart that cross references each patch strength to other meds. ... (2 replies)
... Thanks for the reply. I've still got both norco and oxy. Was weaning off per dr's instructions. It seems to be the worst a few hours after a new patch so I don't know if it's technically rebound. No other wd symptoms. I couldn't stand it anymore and took the patch off. ... (7 replies)
... ad things are getting taken care of. I actually have detoxed off of Fenanyl two times in the past. Once off of 50mcg, and another time off of 37mcg, both times weaning down to 12, then dealing with a week and a half of bad DT's. ... (63 replies)

... I just thought it interesting. I am actually weaning down. I am stepping down again today. Going from 50 to 37.5. I am a little anxious. ... (6 replies)
... You should do one at a time to reduce your WD's. The Fentanyl patch could go down to the 12.5 MCG and then after you adjust start the neurontin. ... (4 replies)
... should we start to decrease the dose of neurontin or that of fentanyl patch? ... (4 replies)
... rson's pain, may not for another's. If, however, you decide that you would rather deal with the pain without the benefit of a narcotic med, then the protocol for weaning or tapering off the Fent would be the way to go. Of course, as always, you should discuss this with your doctor before attempting any med discontinuation. ... (15 replies)
... ay. Also no constipation! Only been taking it month and a half. I do feel that I am getting better relief than other pills. The biggest complaint with the patch was I think my body took far more than stated and weaning down was tough. Hoping to get lower after my STS is fixed. Not sure what else to say? ... (19 replies)
... I would be honest and tell him that you changed the patch change intervals. ... (3 replies)
... Because you are going to need to first and foremost , be honest with your doctor, about your ability to follow his weaning schedule. If he is going too fast, you are going to need to tell him that. ... (3 replies)
... yes the fentanyl patch works well but they have had consistency problems and it gets to the point you are peeling glue off of yourself..Tramadol? ... (117 replies)
... Yes, it does....Unfortunately. And, yes, you are using the "BPL" term correctly. BPL is the amt of the med in your blood. Five days doesn't seem like much to some, but 5 days of a higher dose is more than enough time for the body to be accustomed to the new level for those on long term narcotic therapy. It's actually 10 total days because it's five before and five after. ... (1 replies)
... Brian is correct. Weaning by 25 each time is too big of a jump. ... (4 replies)
... I would suggest weaning from the fentanyl patches very slowly by going down to the 12mcg dose if possible and then use some other lower strength medication (ie. hydrocodone, oxycodone). for a week or so and then finally stop. Then you can start to decrease the Neurontin. Can I ask why you are trying to get off of all these medications? Is your pain alot better? brian (4 replies)
... Depending on how he received this, I'd be tempted to remind him of his medical oath of "do no harm." Stepping off from 25 to nothing is NOT reasonable. Fentanyl is the strongest opioid on the market and as I posted earlier, a 25 patch is equal to 60mg of Oxy per day. You don't step off from 60mg of Oxy to nothing. ... (28 replies)
... Dave I've been on the Duregisc patch for 3 years the last 2 years 100mg every 48 hours, the patch was the only relief I had for the pain. I was actually bent over my bed in pain, and couldn't get no relief, with any kind of meds before the patches. ... (9 replies)
... Oh yeah, I'd definitely say you're dependent on the Fentanyl at this point, meaning you will have WD's if you stop it cold turkey, but that's the whole idea of weaning off of it properly! ... (3 replies)
... If you think you can handle your pain without a strong narcotic...then I would just work with your Dr. and start weaning down on the Fentanyl....as they go from 50mcg, 25mcg, and then 12mcg. By the time you are at the 12mcg... ... (7 replies)
... hence the withdrawl btw. doses. You are on the patch which is still fentanyl so you still have it in your system and therefore don't get withdrawl...now if you were not to have the patch you'd feel it. ... (13 replies)
... hence the withdrawl btw. doses. You are on the patch which is still fentanyl so you still have it in your system and therefore don't get withdrawl...now if you were not to have the patch you'd feel it. ... (13 replies)


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