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Old 10-14-2007, 11:27 PM   #1
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Avinza to Fentanyl without success

I am so frustrated....I went from 120 mg. Avinza 2/x day and MSIR 30 mg 3/x day to 75 mg. fentanyl Duragesic
patch + roxicodone 15mg 3/x day, and I am not seeing any
improvement in my back and leg pain. I had an ALIF lumbar fusion one year ago. I am also having a skin reaction to the adhesive on the patch.

Has anyone else had trouble finding the right meds, and what has helped you?

Thank you and may God bless you.

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Old 10-15-2007, 04:59 AM   #2
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Re: Avinza to Fentanyl without success

I am sorry you are not getting relief yet, but you still have room to increase the patch and the breakthrough--I use the 100Mcg Sandoz patch--same as name brand--I had no luck with the Mylan brand (in case that is what yiou are using)--Tell the doc and see what he/she suggests. Good Luck--whit

Old 10-15-2007, 11:50 AM   #3
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Re: Avinza to Fentanyl without success

Hopefully, since you just switched, you are in the titration phase and the doc is willing to work with you on dose. This is very common practice when trying something new. When I switched from methadone to MS Contin the pain doc started me at a certain dosage of the MS Contin and we eventually upped the dose fairly significantly before finding an acceptable pain level. Just be sure your doc knows how you are doing, fairly regularly during this time. The longer you wait to contact him/her, the more the doc believes the dose is working.


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