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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) Message Board


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My husband was diagnosed with RSD a year ago and has since been on a lot of different pain killers. He has been on the fentanyl patch for about four or five months and is using one 100mg patch at a time but changing every two days instead of three. If he waits longer he has a terrible time. Not w/ pain somuch as withdrawal type symptoms. His heart pounds and he feels like he can't breathe. It is really awful. Has anyone else had any problems like this?
[QUOTE=crazeedazee02]My husband was diagnosed with RSD a year ago and has since been on a lot of different pain killers. He has been on the fentanyl patch for about four or five months and is using one 100mg patch at a time but changing every two days instead of three. If he waits longer he has a terrible time. Not w/ pain somuch as withdrawal type symptoms. His heart pounds and he feels like he can't breathe. It is really awful. Has anyone else had any problems like this?[/QUOTE]


I've known several people who said that they have to change their patches every 2 days because they begin to have withdrawl symptoms. It says it's supposed to last 3 days, but a doctor will schedule to change every 2 if it's called for. Have you told his doctor about this?

I was on the patch for 3 months or so. I didn't have problems like that but then again.....I was only on 25, so I guess the higher you go with them that it would cause withdrawl symptoms like that.

As far as docs prescribing the patch.....most doctors I've had to deal with would rather prescribe you Duragesic patches rather than give you any pain pills. My last doctor was like that and that's why I quit seeing him. The patches cost too much money, they make me sick and they tear my skin up really bad too.

Karen





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