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Old 06-07-2009, 04:47 PM   #4
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Re: Morphine vs Duragesic patch (fentanyl) for cancer pain

The doctors are the best people to decide about which is the best medication. I find it usually boils down to some people do better with the morphine type medications and some do better with the fentanyl. I do not have cancer but do have lots of nerve pain and I find the fentanyl works well, it is pretty easy to use, and I don't feel like I do when I take morphine (which completely makes be naseous, sleepy, out of it). I believe I read the fentanyl patch was developed for cancer patients originally and then dispersed into the pain community for other uses.

I am sorry your family is going through this and prayers for your sister to have comfortable days.