| | New to Fentanyl 25 mcg but having no relief
I was getting no relief from the Vicodin/Flexeril that I was on alone (*for pain management) So, my physician prescribed Duragesic patches and I am at the end of week on and on day 1 of 25 mcg of the Watson brand Fentanyl patch. I am still having to take my Vicodin and Flexeril (and toradol for headaches) as well as all of my other plethora of medicines for various maladies. (all prescribed and picked up with the same pharmacy.
I, literally, JUST picked up 10 patches (the month? supply) of 25 mcg of Fentanyl, yesterday. But, the only difference I have noticed from this dosage, is the fact I can sleep better (ie: ALL THE TIME)
Is it normal that I should still need my almost-normal vicodin at this stage? (newly "patched"?)
I thought, for sure, that it would help with some of the pain I was having at rest. But, I can sit up in bed and almost immediately have back, hip and leg pain. All this just gets worse through out the day and never completely goes away, but I was hoping it would at least be tolerable where I could cope with it better.
Anyone here still needing their pain meds in the beginning or can you tell me what I can do?
Muscle Biopsy Diagnosis: Mitochondrial Myopathy 8/2011
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Polymalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, A.D.D., Chronic Depression