Re: Fentanyl patch advice needed
Hi Brian, Anyone using more than 100 micrograms per hour is combining patches of vairous strengths, whether it's a 100 plus a 50 or 4 100's, docs that use these regularly know you can wear more than one patch. If you can combine a 100 and a 50, why can't you combine a 25 and a 12.5? Talk to your doc and see what he thinks. The thing is, 6 weeks really isn't a long time, I've tried every med out there after trying every non opiate method to control pain in the last 14 years. I've never titrated or adjusted any dose of opiates in 6 weeks, It takes months to accomadate to some of the side efects and some never deminsh.
I'm not realy sure what the big deal about the Ultram is unless you have had a sieizure, if that was the case you would be off it completely by now. What's the big concern about Ultram that you don't have about fentanyl. If a little ultram allows you to use less fentanyl, why isn't that a good thing?
Good luck, Dave