Profuse sweating with the Fentanyl patch
Checking in, still on the Fentanyl patch and still sweating.
My OB/GYN's nurse told me about a drug that helps with the sweating and I am trying to get my pain doctor to prescribe it. Her son is on Methadone for a back injury and he sweated profusely and his life was miserable. Anyone ever heard of Transdermal scopolamine?? It is a drug used for motion sickness, primarily for people who go on cruises. It is a small patch generally put behind your ear. It helps to dry up nasal secretions, people with drooling problems, it helps with that, it is even used sometimes prior to surgery to help dry up things if you are going to be intubated during surgery. And a plus side of it is, it greatly cuts down on the amount a person sweats.
I called my pharmacy to talk to the pharmacist about it and he was very familiar with the drug but had not heard of it being helpful with patients on Fentanyl and the profuse sweating problem but said he could see how it could be helpful with sweating. Also he told me my insurance probably would not pay for it but if it helps, I don't have a problem having to pay for it. He said it comes in a box of 4 patch and is just a little over $54.00. If it is helpful, I would pay twice that much for it.
Called my pain doctor and asked for a script to be called in for it. Hoping and praying he will do it.