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Old 07-11-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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Pain Patches

Hello, I'm presently taking nothing at the moment for pain for fibromyalgia, not by choice. I was taking timed released Oxycodone, 15mgs. twice daily. But it didn't make me comfortable. I've been hearing more about pain patches. I'm looking for comments. The good the bad & the ugly!! Thank you in advance for your help in this matter!! :-)

 
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Re: Pain Patches

Hi, I am on Butrans pain patches and am finding them very good. They come in 5,10, and 20mg. You place them on your upper body once a week and forget about them, they stay on even when swimming and showering. I started off on the 5mg and needed to go to 10, I felt slightly out of it for the first day or two but after that no side effects.

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Old 07-12-2012, 12:48 PM   #3
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Hello, I'm presently taking nothing at the moment for pain for fibromyalgia, not by choice. I was taking timed released Oxycodone, 15mgs. twice daily. But it didn't make me comfortable. I've been hearing more about pain patches. I'm looking for comments. The good the bad & the ugly!! Thank you in advance for your help in this matter!! :-)

 
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Re: Pain Patches

Thank you so much, this isn't the first time I've heard of this particular patch. I will def ask my doctor about it!!

 
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Re: Pain Patches

There are many different types of pain patches. Some have narcotic pain relievers in them, others have lidocaine or anti-inflammatories.

The narcotic patches release the medicine into your bloodstream. It's like taking pain pills, only the medicine is released more slowly and evenly. It treats all your pain, but, like all narcotic pain meds, it can cause drowsiness and constipation.

The lidocaine or anti-inflammatory ones don't have those narcotic side effects. However, they only treat pain in one particular spot. If you have several painful spots, you can use more than one patch, or cut the patch into several pieces, but if you have very widespread pain, this isn't a good option. It really depends how widespread your pain is.

All patches may cause skin irritation or rash. If that happens, just quit using it and put a little hydrocortisone on the rash. Sometimes, the patch may not stick very well. I had this problem with the lidocaine patches, I just couldn't get them to stay on for love or money! They work well for some people, though. Maybe my skin is just slippery.

 
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Re: Pain Patches

You make allot of sense!! I have head to toe wide spread chronic pain!! And a few years ago I tried a patch for something else don't remember anymore what it was & I too could NOT get it to adhere to my skin for any length of time!! But I'm willing to try working with them again to see how they would work for me! Thank you so much for your letter & time you've given me allot to think about before I see my doctor in August!!
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Re: Pain Patches

I currently use the Lidoderm (lidocaine) patches and I couldn't make it through the day without them. They are a godsend. Otherwise I wouldn't be able to work. I haven't had any side effects with them, but do agree with Jane White. I guess, according to where you place the patches, they are sometimes hard to stick. When this happens, I just kinda tape them down. But they are wonderful and I highly recommend them. The oxycodine(?) did nothing for my pain. Had to come off of them because they made me constipated.

 
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Thank you so much Ms. Brown, I appreciate your information on the patches very much!!
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Re: Pain Patches

hi all,
clean your skin with alcohol before applying patches. let the skin dry before applying. i use lidoderm patches. reminder, you have to have blood work done regularly with lidoderm patches for kidney damage. every 6 months i belive it is.
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