I have a pretty high pain tolerance. Actually probably nothing compared to a lot of people on here ... I'm not looking to abuse my meds I just want some helpful hints or what's worked for other people. Ive been having a hard time managing my pain. I was put on the highest percocet and those stop working, then we switched to Morphine but that was giving me such bad headaches I stopped taking it ... Now we are on the 12mcg/hr fentanyl patch. I know it takes atleast 12 hours if not longer for the first patch to kick in. Im curious is there anything I can do to make this more effective. I am thinking Im getting ready to pass these stones because I am in such extreme pain ... I know this is the lowest dose but still want to be safe. Should I put another patch on ? Should I cut one in half and try another that way ? I see that people actually gum these ? That cant be safe ? Also your supposed to switch this patch every 3 days ... Every time I switch is it going to take that long to kick in or does your body just have to get used to the patch ???
Appreciate all the help ...