Re: fentanyl patch
I have changed between oxycontin and the patch and by the sound of the level you were on I would say you will need to increase your dose quite a bit but I warn you that it is better to be in some pain for a while than go up in strength of patch too fast. They are strong and it takes time to adjust to them. The level is less than you are used too but if you changed strait on to a stronger patch after a while when the levels increase in your blood stream you can over dose or at least get very dizzy and maybe sick. So give it time to build and get used to the different medication as they are different. Once your body adjusts your doctor will probably then increase the dose to the suitable level.
I found it then and now also the best pain medication for me. I did have to use an anti-inflammatory, valium and an anti depressant along with a fast acting pain killer for breakthrough pain before I had surgery. Now I only need a 25 patch and a break through tablet (Panadol here in Oz) occasionally. Good luck and be patient.
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.