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Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms
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I'm trying to wean myself off the Fentanyl patch. I went from 75 micro-gms to 50 now I'm on 25. Having a problem and not sure it is related to the decrease in the med. It's been 20 days on the 25 micro-gm and I'm going crazy. I need to keep rocking, moving in any way b/c my body is very restless. Is this a symptom of withdrawal and what do I do? I cannot take it any more. ## Yes, that can be caused by withdrawal, you probably jumped down in dosage a little too fast. This med is very, very strong, 80 times stronger than Morphine and it has a half-life of 17 hours, so that means once you take off the patch, it takes 17 hours until it has dwindled to 50% off the full dose in your body, then it slows and actually takes 3 or 4 days before it is all out of your system. So if y...
Updated 7 hours ago.
Fentanyl Patch Withdrawal
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I sit with a 73 year old lady. I take care of all her meds and refills. I thought she had a refill on file...long story short,she didn't. She is on 25 mg patches. Her patch was supposed to be changed this morning at 9 but they wont be ready til mnday morning. Should I give her as needed lortab to keep her out of withdrawal or will she be fine til Monday from Saturday? ## HI Cheryl, I believe that the lady you care for should be fine until Monday since it's only a couple days and there should still be some of the Fentynal medication in her system. However, if you she doesn't get the medication Monday she might experience some signs of withdrawal ie: nausea, vomiting, insomnia, headaches etc.. You may want to consider refilling her medications a week ahead of time just so you ...
Updated 7 hours ago.
Fentanyl Sweating
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I am a 33 yr old woman being treated by Pain Mgmt Dr. for chronic pain as a result of 3 failed elbow surgeries and nerve damage. My current dosage is 50mcg/hr every 48 hrs with up to 4 oxycodone per day for break through pain. I know the patch is suppose to be a good medication for pain control, but I am really considering asking to change to a different medication because of the sweating problems I have on the Fentanyl and I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem. I am constantly drenched sinced I have been on the patch. Dr tried hytrin to control sweating, but all that did was cause me to bloat. I tried HRT for a year to see if that would help...no luck, still sweating. I sleep with only a sheet over me and window open at night and still wake up soaked from sweat. If I do a...
Updated 19 hours ago.
will fentanyl show up in drug test as an opiate
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Man the amount of people who have no clue what they are talking about yet spitting advice on it like they are an expert is bewildering. NO FENTANYL does not show up as an opiate on any test anywhere. In fact the only things that will show up as an opiate are morphine, codeine, and heroin and that is because heroin and morphine metabolize into morphine. Not even oxycodone or hydrocodone can be detected as an opiate they have to be specifically tested for as they metabolize differently, same with methadone, methadone has to be specifically tested for, it will not show up as anything but methadone. So unless the test you are taking is specifically testing for fentanyl then you will be fine. The question is whether or not the test you are taking is testing for fentanyl. I have yet to see a ...
Updated 21 hours ago.
is it okay to chew a fentanyl 50mg pain patch
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ive been given fentanyl 50mg pain patches an i was just wondering if its okay to cut one in half an chew on it? ## I would say definitely NOT - The Fentanyl transdermal patch is supposed to be absorbed by the body gradually. If you were to chew on it you would be taking a very dangerous risk - this is a very strong medication! Chewing on it would essentially release 3 days worth of of a narcotic into your body which is more powerful than morphine! Please post back with any other thoughts you have about this and please be safe! ## Obviously, chewing the patch is unsafe, but again... some people need faster pain relief. That being the case don't over do it, and work with your doctor to ensure you're being safe. ## Keep in mind that fentanyl patches are close to 80 TIMES more poten...
Updated 1 day ago.
how long does fentanyl patch stay in urine
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does fentanyl show up in urine and if so how long after stopping does it show up ## Yes, Fentanyl is an opiate and will show up in your urine as such. Once you stop using them, narcotics are usually detectable in a urine test for up to 72 hours, though this can vary, depending on the dosage and length of time you've been using it. However, if you have a prescription, there is no need to worry, you simply need to tell them, when you go in for the test. Are there any comments or questions? ## Fentanyl is one of the fastest acting drugs due to it's administration routes, and the nature of the med. As a result, it's also one of the fastest to move through your body. Fast in and fast out. ## Does the fast in fast our include urine specifically being checked for fentanyl such as t...
Updated 1 day ago.
Will Fentanyl Patch Show Up As Morphine In A Drug Test
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will fentynal show up as morphine on a drug test i need to know if it will ## I am assuming you're talking about the fentanyl patch, is it a urine test or a blood test? I am on methadone and I have to give 2 urine samples a week..fentanyl doesn't even show up as an opiate in my urine when I have relapsed. I have sucked on a piece of a 100 mcg patch (NEVER do THIS it's extremely dangerous)..I have used the patch as prescribed amd it doesn't show in urine tests. ## Yes, on a test that looks for the specific drug, rather than just the presence of opiates, it should be detected as Fentanyl and its metabolites and not anything else. However, if the test being done is a non-certified one, then there is always the possibility of getting a false positive for something else, sinc...
Updated 1 day ago.
Doctors Willing To Prescribe Pain Medication in Davenport,/Bettendorf IA.
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Hello, I am looking for a doctor In Davenport, IA or surrounding area that will prescribe pain medication. I am in chronic pain with just having and still going through a pulmonary embolism and got out of the hospital recently. It hurts me to walk up the stairs, or do my daily activities. ## I may not have a doctor I can refer you to, but I can provide you with a couple links that may be of service to you in so far as locating pain management doctors within your general area. All you have to do is input your city or zip code for narrowed results: {link removed because site no longer exists} You can give this other page a try too if you come up with different results for some reason or another: wellness.com/find/pain%20management%20specialist Many of the results you find (in one or both ...
Updated 2 days ago.
fentanyl patch withdrawal symptoms and duration
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i have post sirgical lower back pain. was in 50 mcg pat. ch and had side effects ans so decided to wean off. i finished with the 12 mcg patch a week ago and am still suffering from peroidic nausea, irritability, daily joint and muscle pain, but the worst is the consistant restless leggs. it is driving me crazy. my doctor says that is not withdrawal. is he right? i don't think so. if it is withdrawal, what can i do about it and how long will it last? i am going crazy. ## Of course it can be from the withdrawal, your doctor might be surprised if he talked to some former addicts and learned the various things they suffered, when withdrawing from their drug of choice and you don't have to be abusing a medication for such things to happen. Learn more Fentanyl details here. Fentanyl i...
Updated 3 days ago.
fentanyl withdrawal symptoms
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hi pat and thanks for the input am trying to get as much information before my pain management appointment in 3 weeks, i am interested in how you received pain meds for your hep c and if you have received treatment, any input would be helpful, i am 43 with two grown daughters and a husband who are having a rough time dealing with me so this site is a comfort to me, i am 12 days off the patch and 5 days off the tabs, my sweats are still a problem but not as bad, do you draw ssi for your hep and i really have learned alot from your posts ## GOOD $ U to get off the patch. Ask your Dr. to give you lomotil & levsin..these will counteract & get youthru the irritable bowel that is accompanying this withdrawal. I used demerol to get off that HORRID KILLING patch. ## If Pat has a post on...
Updated 3 days ago.
fentanyl sple after 3 weeks of using it how is this possible
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Please explain how fentanyl showed up in my urine 3 weeks after using it? ## How do I prevent this from happening again? ## Try dipping urine cup into toilet to scoop up abit of water. Works for oxys and percs. I've nvr ever abused therfore I do want it showing up. But with working with enough methadone patients I've heard alot about this little trick. Just wondering why you'd need help. If it's been 3 wks. Then who knows how long since ur post. Is there a reason why u don't want it showing up. Are u on methadone or something. If you are. U better be darn careful nothing to kill yourself my deff don't want methadone and the patch or u will be visiting the morgue
Updated 11 days ago.
Fentanyl 7 months off after five years of using the patch
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Just wanted to update and touch base with anyone wanting to stop using the patch or struggling through withdrawals. I was on the Fentanyl patch, ranging from 150 mcg to 25 mcg, for five years due to a rare debilitating, extremely painful disease called Dermatomyositis. This disease causes deep skin lesions and basically eats away the muscles of your upper arms and upper thighs and hips. It prevents you from doing anything requiring raising your arms above your shoulders, It also prevents you from walking up hills, stairs, etc. It eventually affects your lungs and swallowing. This disease crosses over with SLE and Fibromyalgia. I take 16 prescription drugs including a chemo injection and a med that is given to organ transplant patients to keep my body from rejecting itself plus the typic...
Updated 11 days ago.
what can i do if doctor just stops perscribing fentanyl patch after 8 years
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My doctor told me last Thursday a UA came back with low values of meds in my system. I only ever used the meds as prescribed. He said he will no longer fill my 75 mcg/h patch and hydrocodone after 8 years. 2 car accidents 3 weeks apart in 2003. I have 2 inoperable thoratic disc, spinal stenosis and a pinched nerve in my lower back. Also had 2 cervical fusion surgeries. I honestly feel like my withdrawals are going to kill me and pain is starting to really flair? What can I do? He gave me a 20 day supply of Clonidine and sent me on my way. No advice, no referral. I actually had to chase him down to ask questions. Warning on the Clonidine says not for patients with heart attacks and I've had a major blockage and almost died also in 2003 (really bad year) and I as only 43. Is this unet...
Updated 11 days ago.
what happens if i stop usage of fentanyl patch 75 mcg and use oxycodone cold turkey
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How long will it take to get the pain meds of fentanyl patch 75 mcg and oxycodone at least 40 mg to 60 mg daily, out of my system? It has already been 5 days and I am amazed that I am not sicker. I do feel bad enough but nothing like I know it should be. This was not a planned situation. I live in a remote area and just could not get to a place to purchase my meds. I have used oxycodone since 2006 for pain management after a fall. I had back surgery in May 2013 which was complex fusion with instrumentation and decompression on L2 to S1 ## If you mean to ask how long they'll take to be out of your system for purposes of a urine or blood test, that's one thing. (They don't have long half lives, compared to methadone or THC, btw). But if you are concerned about combining other ...
Updated 11 days ago.
Fentanyl Can I Just Go Cold Turkey When Quitting
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My doctor has had me on the 100 fentanyl patch for 1 year now. He is going to take me off it. Can you just stop taking it with out side effects or withdrawls. Please tell me the proper way to get off this patch. Please help me, I have the doctor appointment tomorrow and want to know what to say. So far it sounds like his plan is just to take me off cold turkey. I am scared of withdrawls I am a mom of 5 kids and need to be ok. Please help. ## No, it is not safe to go cold turkey. I have had a doctor tell me that no one has ever died from withdrawal. Fentanyl withdrawal can slow or even stop your breathing. I have been on a 350 mcg dose of fentanyl patcheds every 48 hours for 10+ years. I was in a serious car accident w/ligament & tendon injury, then they thought chronic pain/arthriti...
Updated 11 days ago.
what pharmacy's in canton ga. area still carry Mylan brand fentanyl patches
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ever since Mylan brand fentanyl patches went up in price i cannot find any place that offers that brand. they say they don't make any money on them anymore. well, they are the best and only brand that has ever helped my back pain and i need to find out who still has them and i am also on medicaid and there was never a problem with the price. please help. ## Hello, Papa! How are you? I'm sorry, but there is no database of what pharmacy has a medication in stock, or what manufacturer's they carry. Have you discussed the issue with your doctor? You may need to adjust your dosage or add some other medication for breakthrough pain. Learn more Fentanyl details here. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea...
Updated 11 days ago.
i ate a 100mcg fentanyl patch and been feeling high for more then 12hrs now. Will I be ok to go to sleep? I'm worried I might not wake up
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I ate 100mcg fentanyl patch 14hrs ago, I'm still f***ed up. if I go to sleep will I wake up? how long will this last for??? ## Wtf??? I know this is an old post. Are you even still alive? Anyway why the hell? U mean u put it in ur mouth? Or u actually ate it? Swallowed it?? Now I'd like to ask why? U couldn't find anything safer to get your fix? If you actually ate that entire 100mg patch I doubt you're even still alive to read my reply. I would hope u landed in emergency that night to save you. Otherwise your already long gone. Which saddens my heart like crazy for you and ur poor family left behind to pick up the pieces. This is the scariest post I've ever read on here!
Updated 11 days ago.
Trying to kick the Fentanyl patch
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This is my 1st post ever, anywhere. I am trying to get off Fentanyl. 7 years ago I was Rx'ed 25 mcg patches every 72 hrs. Went to every 48 hrs within a month. Went to a 50 every 48 to a 75 every 48 to the 100 mcg every 48 hrs.. Been on 100 mcg's (48 hrs) for several years now and I'm sick and tired of taking the patch. I have DDD, two failed rotator cuff surgeries as well as an elbow surgery (pain). The shoulder and back pain is the worst. I'm 52 years old, worked a steady job with Ma Bell as a lineman 25 years and wore my body out. Three weeks ago I started cutting my Mylan brand 100 mcgh patches in half. So far so good. I did notice that I started taking more of the Dilauid I'm rx'ed for breakthrough pain. My plan is to keep cutting the patches in half till I...
Updated 11 days ago.
Can You Cut The Fentanyl Patch In Half
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I asked my doctor the same question yesterday, she said "no", because once it hits the air, the strength starts to dissipate, or weaken. So she put me on the lowest dose, as I hope to get off them and all meds eventually. ## No, you can't cut it in half and the reason for it is because it is time released and cutting the patch could cause you to get too much of the medication at once, which may result in a dangerous overdose. Learn more Fentanyl details here. Are there any other questions or comments? ## What about the new style without the gel. You know like the nicotine patches Can you cut those ones half? and just cut your dose.. thanks.. Dave ## I have been using the Mylan matrix (non-gel) patches for some time now and have had no problems with cutting them. I remove 1/6...
Updated 11 days ago.
how long does the fentanyl patch stay in urine analysis??
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i have an upcoming urine test and took it earlier than i expected. i told them i misplaced one of the ten fent. patches i get monthly, so i got a voice mail from my doctors office asking when i took the patch last? what should i say that will sound legit? or my meds are gone !!! please anyone ?? ## I just was doing some research on fentanyl and came across this question...Im just curious whatever happened at your appointment? ## At least 7 days dude! A patch lasts 3-4 days and if you missed one that's another 3-4 days so you figure that out, maybe 5days...
Updated 15 days ago.

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