01-04-2008, 02:16 PM
I pass major kidney stones. Sometimes 3 or 4 a week and have been doing so for over 2 years. This has caused me horrible pain. I started going to a pain clinic 6 months ago because the vicoden the Urologist gave me wasn't working. The PM put me on 100 mcg Fentora Buccal tabs for breakthrough pain (This is the lowest dose). At first, they seemed like a Godsend helping me in as little as 10 minutes but, soon they stopped working as well and then when they did they would only help for 20 or thirty minutes. Later I had to start taking 1 and then 1 more 20 minutes after my first dose. I have been taking 8 a day or so for the last 3 months. I tried to ween off last month but, it's really hard. Also I don't stay pain free long enough to actually go through the ween-off process. Well NOW I HAVE A PROBLEM....I had my meds with me and I went to the grocery store---I dropped a box somewhere (I think in the parking lot?)---so now I only have 3 pills to get me through the next 10 days until I see my DR. So I called the office and told them the situation---they said I would have to file a police report to say they were lost. I live in a VERY small little town and I don't want to do this --my name would be in the newspaper. And everyone would know my business -I'm a young mother and don't want idle small town gossip. I have also read how bad this medicene is. I WANT TO GET OFF OF THIS. I DON"T CARE IF I HAVE TO BE IN PAIN--I would rather just take my vicoden and maybe after a while it will work for me again if I can start weening off. SO MY QUESTION IS???? Tomorrow I will have to start coming off of Fentora cold turkey? I need to know how bad this will be? I want to get off of it anyway. It becomes very hard to get off of very soon after taking it and I haven't had the will-power or stopped having pain to get off of it. I have Oxycodone (that I use to take before the Fentora) and 10 mg NORCO. Can I subsitute the Oxycodone for the fentora in hope that it will help the withdrawl symptoms? The dr had me taking 1-2 oxyodones every 4-6 hrs along with 1-2 10mg vicoden every 4-6 hours. I know Oxycodone and Fentynl are different meds but, does anyone have any advice about this or what I can do to get through the next couple of days. Also, I do not take my meds to get messed up, and I don't ever take more than I am suppose to but, I do take the max amount allowed by Dr. I also have a toddler and can't just go to sleep all day. Please help anyone who has experience with this...........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!