Re: Get off fentanyl with withdrawls?
I definitely agree to discuss this with your doctor. They can taper you off on the patches, switch to another med to taper off, or switch you to another long acting med. It can be dangerous to stop meds on your own, let alone a breach of pain contract if you have one. I'd discuss how you feel about the meds, your current pain levels, and goals for pain management, so the both of you can decide on what plan is best.
Its likely a hefty goal no matter what your patch dose to drop that and rely only on what you are now given for breakthrough. You should have some options though. I hope your doctor can work with you. I too didn't like the idea of the patch, the side effects, or the pain relief. Pills were much easier for me and didn't intrude as much on my life. Best wishes.
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