Re: New here and have Q's on oxy's and fentanyl
No, not really. Since these are both narcotics and work on the same receptors in the brain, your tolerane is going to rise regardless of which you are on. Also having a plan that involves switching meds once a year is something I doubt you will get your doc to sign off on.
As to the chart between Fentanyl and Oxy, if you were taking between 30 - 65mgs of Oxy, you would need a 25mcg patch/72 hrs.
Fentanyl is the strongest pain med out there, so if you took it for a while and it was effective, but then you wanted to switch back to Oxy, you would most likely need much more oxy than before, so that your body didn't go into w/d's from the lack of med.
The best pain plan is to find a med that you tolerate well with few side effects and try to use the least amount possible to keep your pain at a manageable level. Remember its Pain Management, not Pain Completely Gone.