It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Pain Management Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-02-2011, 02:40 AM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: OH
Posts: 10
angelomercy HB User
Unhappy switched from methadone to fentynal patch having problems

Hello, I was injured at work Dec. 04 and have been taking methadone since then which my pm doc and workers comp group liked. I was only taking 20mgs 2X daily which brought my pain down a bit but not enough to allow much QOL. After repeated complaints and nearly 4 yrs my hubby got good and angry then PM doc finally upped it to 30mg 2X daily not all at once of course. That was about 1.5yrs ago problem was that didn't do a heck of a lot either and caused nearly untreatable constipation. Two weeks ago after my hubby again complaining and a consult with my PCP he switched me over to the fentynal patch 75's. Since then my restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder has greatly increased and I can't seem to control my body temp. First I am cold and shivering and then I get hot flashes that turn my face beet red and makes my back feel on fire. I had a total hysterectomy 8yrs ago and have long since been done with the hot flashes. The pain seems to be well controlled and constipation gone but I am really bothered and unable to sleep much with the jitters and temp changes. Any idea's what might be going on?

 
Old 04-02-2011, 03:28 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
allanbruce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 716
allanbruce HB Userallanbruce HB Userallanbruce HB Userallanbruce HB User
Re: switched from methadone to fentynal patch having problems

It can be a difficult medication to get used to but if you can persevere things may improve after a bit. It took me quite a while to adjust but once it settled down I have had good pain relief now for a couple years. Some people decide not to continue with the patch as it does effect people differently and it is quite a strong medication. I hope you are able to adjust. You may still need to watch your diet and water intake. I find the patch much easier than taking tablets. Also there are things you can use in combination with the patch. There are lots of threads about the patches so try reading a few. Just do a search. Some of my older threads include lots of my experiences. Welcome to the boards, I hope you find some support here.
Allan
__________________
25-Nov-2010: ALIF fusion L5-S1. 9 years of Chronic lower back pain. Nearly 18 months of pain across my upper pelvis, through my butt and down my left leg into my foot. Sciatica relieved by surgery.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Where to put Fentynal Patch? mykinzie10 Pain Management 1 01-28-2010 11:08 PM
Pain Mgmt Update...oxycontin.......Methadone ??? ms_west Pain Management 19 12-23-2007 03:22 PM
Just started Methadone, Any info would be appriciated.... sandollar Pain Management 28 08-01-2007 08:21 AM
danger of fentynal patches ICC Pain Management 28 12-21-2006 07:49 AM
has anyone switched from avinza to opana? thomps Pain Management 0 12-14-2006 10:15 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



gmak (155), tortoisegirl (154), Shoreline (148), BB07 (91), backhurtz (84), katlin09 (69), Ilovemycutedog (53), galalena (50), jonnstar (35), Isotope (34)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1164), MSJayhawk (997), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (833), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (745), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:07 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!