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  1. Hello - I'm a new member
    ... to 10 on the 1 to 10 scale. I use the 100 strength Duragesic Patch and that pain has been reduced to a 2 or less...
    ... That your able to drop your level of pain so low with Duragesic . Alot of folks are a bit intimadated by the use of...
    ... to 10 on the 1 to 10 scale. I use the 100 strength Duragesic Patch and that pain has been reduced to a 2 or less...

  2. Severe neck pain do not know what to do!
    ... cycle. Yes you can use a short course of morphine or Duragesic and discontinue it in 2-3 weeks without any major...
    ... the L4-5,L5-S1. as well as lumbar ESI. Just started Duragesic 3 weeks ago and my neurosurgeon is suggesting I go...

  3. Scared to start duragesic patch
    ... THE DURAGESIC WORKS GREAT FOR ACUTE PAIN. IF YOU HAVE CHRONIC PAIN...
    ... two pain generators doesn't mean you need two docs. Duragesic and Percocet work just as well on headaches as they...
    ... technically not illegal. As far as discontinuing Duragesic it's a matter of how large are the steps when your ... CP. Just because a doc can write a script for Duragesic , the day after the Jansen rep stops by, just means ... he done with his other chronic pain patients using Duragesic ? Does he even have anyone else using Duragesic? If ... needing around the clock meds. Your presently using Duragesic . Can the PM doc take over for your Neuro and GP and ... docs won't prescribe a Tylenol 3, some will prescribe Duragesic . It's just a matter of finding the right PM doc with ... have tried, but it is unusual for a GP to prescribe Duragesic unless he referred you to a PM for consult and the ... anethesiology residency or fellowship. Other than Duragesic , Fentanyl, Afentanyl and Suffentanyl are only used ... understand the potency of. They think you can switch from Duragesic to MSContin without any problem as long as they follow...
    ... surgeon, it's very likely the surgeon will say stop the Duragesic and use Lortab or Norco until surgery, because your ... for surgery, how long is your GP going to prescribe Duragesic , Forever? Without trying any other method of pain ... really doesn't have any business masking the pain with Duragesic before she knows if you need surgery. It creates all ... of paying cobra and then you can't afford the meds. Duragesic and all the long acting meds are extremely expensive ... first call your GP gets questioning her prescribing Duragesic , she will stop and refer you to a PM doc. If your ... your neuro for headaches while taking percs and using Duragesic is asking for trouble. I wouldn't do it. I have been...
    ... methadone for a year and then switched over to the duragesic patch and have been on that for the last 6 months...
    ... methadone for a year and then switched over to the duragesic patch and have been on that for the last 6 months...
    ... THE DURAGESIC WORKS GREAT FOR ACUTE PAIN. IF YOU HAVE CHRONIC PAIN ... ADDICTIVE. BYE :) Actually, it's just the opposite. Duragesic should not be prescribed for acute pain. It's for...

  4. Question for Shoreline or anyone else that can help
    ... everyone that needs pain management needs to be on Duragesic patches or morphine. The doc should prescribe appropriately ... the effectiveness of each. Why go right to a Duragesic patch if physical therapy hasn't been tried. Unfortunately...

  5. Methadone & Headaches
    ... switched back and forth between meth and morphine and Duragesic . There is some unpleasantness when switching but I...

  6. diladid tolerance and withdrawel concern
    ... am in the same situation as most of you. I was on duragesic for a couple of months and started having breakthrough...
    ... go through withdrawal if you are still using your Duragesic patches. A short course of oral dilaudid isn't going ... what you consider a high dose for a few days, The duragesic should cover it unless I missed something? What...
    ... up so high other than potentiating a lower dose of Duragesic , I guess he's more comfy precribing benzo's in large ... times a day will take months. You could get over 25ugh duragesic in a couple weeks but the benzo's are the real problem...

  7. What to expect for my 1st visit to PMD
    ... field. They will have the generic OxySR, a generic Duragesic , Have a Sufenntanyl patch in clinical trials along...
    ... field. They will have the generic OxySR, a generic Duragesic , Have a Sufenntanyl patch in clinical trials along...

  8. Oxycontin and Generic's
    ... litigation, , they also have a generic version of Duragesic coming out and a new Sufentanyl patch coming out along...

  9. body jerking
    ... metabolite and with methadone. I don't recall folks on duragesic having the problem but I wouldn't discount anyone...

  10. Methadone
    ... quality of life was excellent. I switched over to the duragesic patch....

  11. Shore, could I trouble you for some info?
    ... morphne, some folks have the same problem with Oxy or duragesic . Meds like phenergan and Visteril are both antihistamines...

  12. Need advise about Morphine Pumps
    ... the dose is corectly titrated. There is also the duragesic patch which contains fentanyl and offers 48-72 hours...

  13. Need to find the right long acting pain med
    ... incredible!! My pain doctor also talked to me about the duragesic patches. I have never tried them so I would love to...

  14. Oxycontin 20mg
    ... S. that is used. The others are Methadone and the duragesic patches. The oxycontin will work well and you should...
    ... for you one of the long acting morphine products, Duragesic patches or methadone are all viable choices. Take...

  15. Surgery Soon - Plan for Weaning?
    ... it make sense to start on a different med such as Duragesic , Methadone or MScontin for 2 - 3 months with my anticipated...
    ... doubt very seriously that the PM will start you on Duragesic or any long acting med, especially if the goal is...

  16. New here, Introducing myself! :)
    ... breakthru pain when needed I am currently on my last Duragesic 50 pain patch since my Dr. is upping it to 75 as soon...

  17. methadone, anyone?
    ... finally talked to my dr about that and I was put on the duragesic patch. I had no problem with withdrawls or anything...
    ... pill, It would have happened with OxyC, MSContin, Duragesic or any short acting med taken around the clock for...

  18. Time release patch?
    ... I used the duragesic patch for the last year for chronic pain. It worked...

  19. Pain meds question???
    ... could always try a different opiate like MSContin or Duragesic or methadone. We all respond to each med differently...

  20. Question for SHORELINE, re: Dextromethorphan
    ... being an NMDA agonist, I know that if I were on the Duragesic Patch than I'd definitely be getting some OTC Dexalone...

  21. What to do?
    ... .I happen to know a recovering alcoholic who uses Duragesic ...very tough to abuse, but this person has PAIN and...

  22. What can I expect at a headache clinic?
    ... hours a day. Yuk! I then complained and was put on duragesic patch. This has given me my life back. It prevents...

  23. Looking for some info....
    ... much appreciated....Thanks, MissKah ps- also, the duragesic patch- what kind of pain is this used for? Does it...
    ... Hi miss Kah, Fentanyl the active ingredient in Duragesic is the most potent opiate any doctor can prescribe ... prescribing info and patient info is found at the Duragesic web site. [url]www.Duragesic.com[/url] 50 mics ... smaller patches though. There is less constipation with duragesic . The amount absorbed is based on the amount of patch...

  24. need help/re:med increase
    ... definitely the most expensive LA meds on the market. Duragesic is another option and so is methadone. The half life...

  25. Pain Management Methodology???
    ... merely myofascial pain as a diagnosis so far I am on Duragesic patches 75mcg. 1 every 2 days, a 25mcg patch every...

  26. What's the differance between Oxycodone and Hydrocodone?
    ... I could rest up for my operation, I was put on the duragesic Patch (75). I had no pain to complain about while ... pain relief? Opps, also told the doctor about the duragesic patches I had and was on. Also forgot to mention I...

  27. doctor dilemma
    ... when it ended (it helped, but little) he put me on duragesic patches. I ended up going to 2 of those every 2-3...
    ... strong meds that actually HELP us. I too had the duragesic patches, and then I was on liquid dilaudid. My doctor...

  28. Is Oxycodone - same as Oxycontin?
    ... had to switch over to roxicodone 5 mg. I was put on duragesic 25 mg pain patch last June at 10 months. Then in Nov...

  29. met god
    ... problem. Then you may have to consider going back to Duragesic to avoid some of the harsher effects of opiates. That...

  30. Please Help Friends! Duragesic Patches ??
    ... different mg's. (I Think) I also left wondering if a Duragesic rep was in there that week or day.. you never know ... be worried about starting Oxycontin as well as the Duragesic patch. I'm just so new to trying these medications ... again I would not like to be in pain. I just read from Duragesic that you should not start unless all other options...
    ... at t6 and t7, according to my tests. I was on the Duragesic patch for about 6 months, and it didn't help much...
    ... tried any other long acting med before. I read on Duragesic 's website that this drug is a last option once all ... sorry for the long wind everyone.. Any help or info on Duragesic or advice, would be great. I was thinking about talking...
    ... Hi... I wear the duragesic patches, 2 every 3 days. I don't find they do much...
    ... pain med. Pharmacy made a mistake on ordering the Duragesic and had to wait for a re-order. I sure hope that doesn...
    ... definately Fibromyalgia. He says I am going to RX the Duragesic Patches. I was like okay, tell me about them, so he...
    ... LOTS of advice!! So, here is MINE. I too was on the Duragesic patches, I found that they DID last me the 3 days ... you do go off it. BAD withdrawal, similar to the Duragesic . Good luck to you. Hopefully you have your patches ... relief. By the way, i also took the OXY with the Duragesic for breakthrough, but barely found it necessary. ...
    ... WILL say that you are right, I have never been on the Duragesic patches for REALLY long periods of time, and when ... relatively "light duty" compared to the Dilaudid and Duragesic (this IS Fentanyl, right). I was also told the "end...

  31. Problem with PM doc and switching meds.
    ... or try anything different, even though I've been on duragesic and oxycontin in the past. Oh, sure she gives me what...

  32. Grizz, are you there?
    ... darn tolerance. That's when we tried everything else: duragesic , avinza, etc., and then the morphine pump which I...

  33. Shoreline
    ... properties as all other opiods or opiates. Fentanyl " Duragesic " may be a slight exception. So you can take a...
    ... mention this, but before I was on methadone, I had the Duragesic patch, and did not have any withdrawal going to the...
    ... smartest thing for me to do would be to go back on the duragesic . I know that. Its just its so expensive, makes me...
    ... tummy and not meant for severe pain. As far as Duragesic , Many US docs are prescribing the steroidal inhalers...

  34. $$$, Insurance, and the Lidoderm Patch
    ... supply of a particular drug. For instance, I use Duragesic patches, which are normally prescribed one patch every ... with justification for the increased dose. 15 Duragesic patches, by the way, retail for over $600 where I...

  35. Medical Modality Dr search is on
    ... longer acting meds, particularly 24 hours and up like Duragesic , The base dose can be limited by the use of BT meds ... have seen folks that need to combine opiates Like Duragesic with Kadian or meth but treatment will certainly differ...

  36. pain meds and depression
    ... about not being able to breath. I take 200mg. plus 100 Duragesic but I also take Neurontin, Soma , Ambien, Klonapin...

  37. New and need help about meds.
    ... cheap and effective too. Some folks do better on the Duragesic patch, so you do have med options but I would seek...
    ... cheap and effective too. Some folks do better on the Duragesic patch, so you do have med options but I would seek...

  38. adjustment to pain meds?
    ... hand them over to me. That was before I was moved to Duragesic . If your Pharmacy doesn't have what you need...
    ... that is getting all my meds. Since I was switched to Duragesic I can sometimes get part of my script and sometimes ... after about 5 or 6 months they will start to carry the duragesic I will need. I will call them a week before my PM ... if I take the Percs now and save a weeks supply of Duragesic it will make no difference, just so long as I keep...
    ... the extra pills. Also have normal BT meds, will have Duragesic next wed. and 90 valium at end of month. I told you...

  39. Hydrocodone Pain/VS/withdrawals
    ... MSContin, other long acting morphine preps or the Duragesic patch and methadone. What most PM docs will agree...

  40. what can I expect
    ... When I was on the duragesic patch my family doc (different one than I have now...

  41. Over medicated ?
    ... shots, Celebrex, Neurontin, Hydrocodone-10, and a Duragesic 25 patch. The surgeon examined me and studied the...
    ... ineraction checker. The following came up- Fentanyl ( Duragesic ) it says don't drink Grapefruit juice while you are ... on Duragesic . Remicade and Methotrexate together may make you ... the immune system. Hydrocodone, Neurontin, and Duragesic all work as CNS (central nervous system) depressants...
    ... ineraction checker. The following came up- Fentanyl ( Duragesic ) it says don't drink Grapefruit juice while you are ... on Duragesic . Remicade and Methotrexate together may make you ... the immune system. Hydrocodone, Neurontin, and Duragesic all work as CNS (central nervous system) depressants...

  42. up and down on meds and injections
    ... What about the long acting morphine preps, what about Duragesic , what about methadone, meth works best on nerve pain...

  43. lidoderm patch, doesn't help me!
    ... manage your pain better. If you can't swallow pills, Duragesic Patches can be used. If you can't tolerate Duragesic...

  44. can someone help me?
    ... give that a try, now is that anything like the " Duragesic patch"?? i took the duragesic patch before and it...
    ... the lidoderm patch but I know it is nothing like the duragesic patch and I don't believe it is a narcotic. I believe ... the location that you place the patch whereas the duragesic goes throughout your blood stream. I hope this helps...
    ... prescribed the Lidoderm patch. This is nothing like the duragesic patch. It contains the same ingrediants dentists...

  45. Are My Methadone/Oxycodone Doses To Much?
    ... to function. Prior to that he was wearing 10 100ugh Duragesic patches. there realy is no ceiling on pure opiates...

  46. Is it hard comming off Duragesic Patch?
    ... it at an easy rate rather than trying to come off Duragesic at 1 less size at a time since a 25mcg/h patch is...
    ... like Oxy did and i was on the equivelent amount of duragesic patches to the same amount of Oxy, now though i have...
    ... release from the hospital, the doctor said to use the duragesic patch. This worked very well, was able to do all everyday...

  47. Any suggestions for a bt drug?
    ... outside of general anesthesia than fentanyl. Prior to Duragesic which was first aproved for cancer only the best anyone...

  48. question about morphine
    ... now get them for free. When I was switched to Duragesic , I applied to the Janssen Phamasutical Company and ... now receive my Duragesic for free. Up where Sticky has his stuff. Look at ... know how expensive these medications can be. My Duragesic would run $616.00 and my Actiq would run $3,900.00...
    ... Also there is one thing I would like to pass on. The Duragesic patch does not affect the liver and kidneys because...
    ... cheap, medicine that I could take while waiting for my duragesic to come in on the following Wed. At first he said...

  49. Update and Checking In!!!
    ... that I liked. After the Morphine the doctor tried Duragesic (Fentanyl). This has been working very well since...

  50. Roxi or Dilaudid - Question from a n00b
    ... something that will work longer. We've tried morphine and duragesic , they are no good for me. Oxycodone works great, but...
    ... doc's place won't prescribe OxyContin but they will Duragesic . Because OxyC is so "controversial"... Um, newsflash ... - Duragesic (Fentynal) is THE MOST POWERFUL prescription narcotic ... get me wrong, I'm not saying I have anything wrong w/ Duragesic , just that, at least in this context, the controversy ... am somewhat wary of your intentions. Plus you say Duragesic "didn't work for you", do you mean its side effects...
    ... Duragesic is one of the longest acting pain med set-ups out ... oxycodone or diladid. The one thing I have found out with Duragesic and even morphine (to a lesser extent) is that it ... giving you a buzz. I live in a lot of pain, but yet Duragesic has the ability to control that pain without pushing...
    ... silly that OC should be unavailable to me even though duragesic is much stronger, and yet is available. All I know...
    ... every 12 hrs to reach the full effect from this pill ( Duragesic took over a week for this to happen). Like wirry ... time release Morphines (which they have quite a few), Duragesic (Fentanyl) and methadone you have pretty much run...
    ... acting... MS Contin, OxyContin, Methadone and the duragesic patch are about the best ways to go in terms with...
    ... than 4 hours. Avinza, Kadian, any of the "contins", duragesic , methadone, those are the long acting meds. Coming...
    ... with them so my consultant decided chang me to the Duragesic patch the equivilent dose to what i was on with Oxycontin...

  51. What can pain meds do to your liver?
    ... safely take many pure opiates like morphine or use Duragesic patches. Are you in the kind of pain that you need...

  52. Sweating on Opids
    ... doctor last Wed. and he gave me an increase in my Duragesic . It has been 8 days and it has hit it's high point...
    ... Doctors are strange. Someone else on this board uses Duragesic patches like I do, and his doctor told him that it...

  53. Dr. didn't give me atig lollipops!
    ... recent medical adventures. I got an increase in my Duragesic to 125mcg/h and change patches every 48hrs. It's been...

  54. Pain Management
    ... Disease in the arch of the foot? I presently take duragesic 50 every 48/ultram 100 total for break thru as needed...

  55. duragesic users
    ... could be a dosage that is a little to high. With Duragesic , the maximum amount of medication hits your blood ... reactions that are associated with this medication. It ( Duragesic ) could as with most medicines rob your body of certain...

  56. Haven't Posted Since Beginning Nov.
    ... open, last time I was having this issue, Dr increase Duragesic from 50 mcg to 75 mcg's his exact words when he chg...
    ... open, last time I was having this issue, Dr increase Duragesic from 50 mcg to 75 mcg's his exact words when he chg...

  57. for duragesic users...
    ... I use 125mcg/h of duragesic and that involves a 100mcg/h and a 25mcg/h patches...

  58. Actig lollipops
    ... I looked it up in one of my older PDR's, before Duragesic was produced and the drug went under the name of Sublimaze...
    ... regular appointment) and asked for an increase in my Duragesic . He increased it another 25mcg/h. I now do 125mcg ... my BT meds in the future, like when he increases my duragesic again. It doesn't bother me to change BT meds, so...
    ... regular appointment) and asked for an increase in my Duragesic . He increased it another 25mcg/h. I now do 125mcg ... my BT meds in the future, like when he increases my duragesic again. It doesn't bother me to change BT meds, so...

  59. Medication question??
    ... doc appt today and need advice. I am currently on Duragesic 25 mcg. and norco 10/325 for BT pain, which to be...
    ... increase also. The Actiq is working fine but the Duragesic 100mcg/h is not cutting it for base relief....

  60. How long before addicted to Oxy?
    ... over the years I have received a 1 week supply of Duragesic , Oxycontin & Kadian. Dr's understand that these are...
    ... over the years I have received a 1 week supply of Duragesic , Oxycontin & Kadian. Dr's understand that these are ... noticiable releif. My first PM Dr. gave me a script for 3 Duragesic patches, after realizing that the percocet wasnt cutting...

  61. Winter's coming-
    ... meds. The Actiq is working fine, but the 100mcg/ duragesic is not cutting it. Right now I wish I could eat an...

  62. Battling Myself );
    ... cannot stress the sooo0o00 enough) and im on the 25 mcg duragesic patch and norco for BT pain. Recently my Fibro has...

  63. Methadone Users: Advice Please?
    ... Read about others with problems with OxyContin and Duragesic . Edema is not an allergic reaction and is easy to...
    ... etc.) oxycontin, avinza (time-released morphine), duragesic patch (fentanyl) and the morphine pain pump. Unfortunately...

  64. Should I or Shouldn't I (please respond)
    ... meds or the BT meds will work better. 25mcg/h duragesic is not that much pain med. Increasing your Base Pain...

  65. Vistaril 25mg & Vicodin HP 10-660
    ... Norco are both pretty weak compared to the dose of Duragesic your on. Usually BT meds are based on a percentage...

  66. Update Doc changing Methadone to Oxycontin
    ... and alcohol. If someone were to open up a 100ugh Duragesic and spread the entire 3 day contents on their skin...

  67. Pain all the time
    ... constantly in pain, my doc switched my meds to the Duragesic patch 25 mcg. Norco 1/325 fot BT pain, levapro, and...

  68. Counting your patches
    ... I have been taking Duragesic patches for a long time(now on the 100mcg/h) and I...

  69. What to do?
    ... On 10/30 my doc gave me 90 norco 10/325's and 10 duragesic patches, I only have 3 patches left (one of the boxes...
    ... I have heard several reports of boxes of Duragesic patches being short and un-tampered with until the...
    ... Horseshoes, your talking about controlled meds and Duragesic , Fentanyl is the most potent opiate available to anyone...

  70. I decided to go back to "ultram"
    ... The duragesic patch was making me just too sick. The ultram i have ... back to my doctor and giving her the rest of the duragesic patches, or do you think that i should just flush...

  71. First Refill..
    ... am considering for the future. I'm on The 100mcg/h Duragesic patch and change it every 48 hrs. I'm sure some oral...

  72. Get a load out of this...
    ... I just opened up a new box of my duragesic patches, and there is supposed to be 5 in a box, and...

  73. how far can you go?
    ... meds for well over 20yrs, and now I am on 100mcg/h Duragesic every 2 days(15 per month) and have to take 1200mcg ... take in the future. The one good thing is that the Duragesic and Actiq work mainly through the blood system, and...
    ... is no ceiling dose to pure narcotic meds like the duragesic and actiq, so it's quite possible for your dosage...
    ... meds for well over 20yrs, and now I am on 100mcg/h Duragesic every 2 days(15 per month) and have to take 1200mcg ... take in the future. The one good thing is that the Duragesic and Actiq work mainly through the blood system, and...

  74. shoreline
    ... ve taken Kadian and generic Morphine LA and oxy and Duragesic . Got to try them all over about 4 years. Kadian was ... For some reason I just couldn't find a dose of Duragesic that worked I got up to 150 and asked to go back to ... the heat, humidity and level of activity, and cost Duragesic just wasn't practical for me. Anyway, if it's just...
    ... much longer and smoother, It's cheaper than Oxyc and Duragesic . I have't seen prices on Avinza yet. Avinza ia suposed...

  75. shoreline
    ... It gives you a real personality. I was on the Duragesic patch for almost a year, and Never Got Good Pain Control...


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