User Reviews for Butrans
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Reviews for Butrans
For Chronic Pain "After 20 yrs of tension-migraines, 10 years of fibromyalgia and an SI sprain to the left hip, I thought I'd never know normal again. I can fake being well enough to make others comfortable, but I rarely am. Butrans was prescribed 3 months ago and my constant inconsistent days of pain from 3-9 varying on weather, mood, stress, exercise etc. is finally becoming more stable! The lows are gone. The higher peaks are 6-7 now and more rare. I'm on 15mcg/hr every 7 days. Slight itching at patch site but with proper skin prep and rotation I've had no other issues. This med, and low dose percocet ave given me my life back! Constipation has been my only side effect, but it is nothing compared to what I've lived with for so long."
Lila MK July 30, 2015
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For Chronic Pain "I have been dealing w chronic pain since a lower back injury took place in 2003. I was injured again in 2013 which left me numb in both arms and legs. I have been on pain medication for 12 long years and has taken it's toll in every part of my life. I have gone without, taken too much, stopped cold turkey. I have been on 50 mg of fentanyl, 12 mg diluadin, 15 mg Valium, 80 mg norco, 80 mg Percocet, basically everything under the sun. I have tried subtext and suboxen to help stop. I will now try this to see how it goes. No I'm not a junky. I do suffer from more injuries and have had more surgeries than wish to type out. I never thought I would go down this evil path of drugs to help me live a so called "normal life". We will see what happens next,"
Aww Hell July 23, 2015
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For Pain "I just started this yesterday, so I will continue to update on it. My low score doesn't indicate that it isn't working for me, just that is not yet had a chance to. So far though I have been up the entire night itching. Not at the application Site, but all over just like I do when I'm coming down from morphine, or other anesthesia after surgery. I hope that this passes because I'm very optimistic that this will work for me. My doctor just switched me to Butrans yesterday to replace Norco and baclofen because my breakthrough pain was just getting so frequent and so severe that the other drugs were worthless. Reading everybody else's stories though makes me feel very optimistic about Butrans."
VgoATX July 23, 2015
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For Pain "I was on oxycodone and tramadol soma and valium before the patch. Day 1-3 was rough dizzy, stomach ache, faintness I'm on 10mcg. On upper right arm. I have bathed in a little low level bath less hot than normal avoiding the arm. It has stuck just fine. I lean over to get out and wash my hair with a cup works fine. Still not wet. I LOVE I have no pills but the tramadol and valium now. I take about 200mg of tram a day and 20mg of valium. Down from ALOT the Dr. also gave me Wellbutrin at the same time as I am OCD and has severe pain depression as I am very active and love to live life. I hate the bed and I hate not being active. I have slowly began to get back to active and this patch is a God send. I noticed pain relief slow as time went by."
JustReliefPlease (taken for less than 1 month) June 28, 2015
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For Chronic Pain "Patch came off 1 day after applying, manufacturer would not replace. I am very disappointed with how the whole situation was handled. I do not plan on using the butran patches again."
cadyanne June 20, 2015
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For Pain "I had a good experience overall with the Butrans 15mg patches. Suffered from a bad car wreck leaving me with severe occipital nerve pain, migraines, bulging disc in my neck and back. Damage to L5, S1 in a fall and fibromyalgia. I tried so many meds was a ginea pig for trial and error. Tried every pain med that was available and found I was allergic to all but two. After 10 plus years of being in pain I was finally able to get out of bed in the morning and sleep through the night. I could function without the drowsiness or loopy feeling pills left behind. I would recommend this to anyone in cronic pain not part time pain. The only side effects I encountered were 2 years later and are ichy, redness and blistering like rash at application site"
ELLA32 June 17, 2015
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For Chronic Pain "I've been a chronic pain patient for about ten years. Tried Vicodin, Percocet, Fentanyl and Tramadol separately and combined with just marginal results. My body always felt off taking these meds. Stomach issues, aches that weren't there before. The best results I've got with pills, was Suboxone or Subutex and felt good about the opportunity to FINALLY try Butrans patches. The 10mcg Butrans patch really made a positive difference with my body chemistry. No problems with the adhesive, no weird body feelings, just sweet relief. When I forgot to change the patch after seven days and the medication wore off ... I could really feel what the Butrans patch was doing for me."
Anon Y. Moose May 27, 2015
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For Pain "To be fair to the Butrans patch, I didn't give it a long trial run. I had to take it off in less than 24 hours because the side effects were so severe. Previously I had taken Percocet as needed, but because of the good reviews, I decided to try the Butrans patch. It was a really bad idea. The patch put me into a terrible withdrawal from Percocet only hours after applying it. I had severe akathisia (restless body), stomach pain, diarrhea, and I even started seeing things & hearing conversations in my head. It also made my pupils huge, so anyone who saw me must've known that I was high. It was so embarrassing! I couldn't get that patch off fast enough. I'd rather live with the pain from my spinal fusions, than ever try Butrans again."
BelleSomnium (taken for less than 1 month) May 22, 2015
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For Pain "I have a broken tail bone and an L4 fracture, didnt want pain pills so dr prescribed Butrans. Within 1 hour of putting 5mg patch on I was dizzy and light headed. I went to bed and woke up still in pain and still dizzy. Day 2 nausea kicked in and still dizzy, by after i had to call dr because i had a bad headache and very nauseated. Took Dramamine and helped a lil. Day 3 - i felt very out of it when i woke up, by 11am, i was extremely nauseated, dizzy and shaking. Took a Dramamine and ate lunch, this did not help felt horrible at work. I took the patch off at 12 noon and had to leave work. I am home and its 6 hours later, shaking has stopped, still very nauseated and dizzy. Very upset because the back pain had almost been totally gone"
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) March 27, 2015
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For Chronic Pain "Great improvement with the patch. I have joint pain and deterioration of the spine and my mobility has come back to where I can now do household tasks, go out to events, dining and visiting friends. Started with 5mcg and gradually increased to 15mcg. The side effects have been rough to deal with. First the itching skin and then blistering. Swollen ankles. Night sweats. Some of this is worse than others. But how can I get this level of relief with something else? I will find out about Kenalog spray recommended by another writer here. Swollen ankles, elevate and ice. Night sweats, do not sleep on the patch. I keep hoping my body will adjust to the adhesive and medication after time. I will keep using Butrans."
Vegas Corky January 30, 2015
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For Chronic Pain "I saw in the comments that someone had an allergic reaction. I thought interesting. After 10 weeks of wearing the patch I develop some itching around the edges. The next week I had intense itching as if bit by mosquitoes. I removed the patch and tried one more patch. The reaction started after 2 days, mild itching to a very discrete raised red patch the exact size of the patch. I don't know if it's the patch or the medication but will have to discontinue use. Too bad since it really worked well at alleviating my pain at night"
Azpainpatient (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 30, 2015
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For Pain "So far Butrans has been a lifesaver. I've been on every nerve medication and pain killer for the past 6 years. I was taking 10 Oxycodone every day just to stay functional. 1st day on the patch I didn't think it was going to work. The next day I woke up almost pain free for the first time in years. It made me realize how bad my pain had actually been. Butrans has been nothing short of a miracle for me. No more pills (except Mobic). No more roller coaster of highs and lows of pain medicines. Just relief. It's only week 2 but the difference is amazing. Some minor side effects, little sleepy, subtle headache, but that's about it. I feel almost 100% normal again. I honestly had almost forgotten what normal felt like. Thanks Butrans!"
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) January 30, 2015
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For Chronic Pain "My pain Dr suggested Butrans. Butrans works for me. Takes my pain level down to 3 or 4 and that is manageable for me. The only problem I have with the patch is I am allergic to the adhesive. I have to use a spray steriod prior to placing the patch. So far it has worked. No itching or whelps. I have a hard time getting it approved through both my insurances. It takes a couple of days to finally getting it approved. I rarely have to take my breakthrough pain meds and I like that."
JustCarolyn December 29, 2014
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For Chronic Pain "I was given Butrans 10 after gallbladder surgery, and ended up with adhesions, I started the patches 1 every 7 days and was shocked the next morning after applying it the day before, I had been getting up in the night to take Norco 10 and also 3 to 4 Norcos during the day, the first 3 months the 10 mg worked great with 2 Norco during the day, some days only 1 Norco. Then when I started the fourth month I realized I was having to get up in the night and take a Norco, I would wake up my knees and legs killing me, I have put up with this for 6 weeks, when I return to the dr tomorrow I will ask if he needs to up my mg to a 15 or 20, the Butran 10 had worked great at first I guess my body just got used to it and I need to ramp it up."
alvis-red (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 28, 2014
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For Pain "I have not been on it longer than 2 days yet. I have a weeks patch at 20mg. I have results but I'm still in some pain. My DR has told me to use a further 10mg patch! I will add this on Monday and write again."
JakeFukk (taken for less than 1 month) November 21, 2014
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For Chronic Pain "I was scared to try this but saw these reviews... I want to thank you all for easing my mind! I finally tried Butrans and am so thankful this exists. I have been on pain medication for a couple years. I was so tired of the constant ups and downs that seemed to come in shorter and shorter intervals. This patch works great! I'm in less pain, sleep better, and am finally getting off the couch and doing some things."
Wastooscaredtotrybutthen (taken for less than 1 month) August 29, 2014
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For Chronic Pain "This medication was fantastic for relieving pain. It was more effective than oxycodone or hydrocodone. I had absolutely no side effects but one. The one side effect was just too much to deal with. Basically, this medication took away all libido and initiative and motivation. On the positive side it made me feel relaxed, sedated, and a sense of well being with absolute 100% pain relief at all times, but I may as well have been a zombie. This medication made me not care about much. Normally having a high sex drive, I had no libido at all, lost complete interest in my salsa dance lessons, and zero interest in going out. That's not living life. I prefer to stick to my hydros in that case."
Arrowstar August 23, 2014
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For Chronic Pain "Butrans changed my daily living. I loved what its done for me so, much that I have 2 other friends suffering and their Drs. have them on it now too. the only thing I don't like is the prickly itchy feeling but, after reading some of these review I may talk to my Dr. about their suggestions. also, I find that after the 1st 3 days I have had little to no side effects. I am sometimes able to push my days out to 8 as long as I don't overdue the week. otherwise I am ready by mid day of the 6th day and will often change it the very eve so, that by my 7th day I'm back up and running. hope this review helps i know when i went on it, the reviews were helpful to me.. thanks BUTRANS for my LIFE!!! if you have pain BUTRANS WORKS."
desbibb July 8, 2014
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For Chronic Pain "My doctor first prescribed these for me at the 10mg dosage as many of her fibromyalgia patients did well on them. When I first started to use them, the side effects were awful: headaches, light headedness, dizzy spells that came on out of the blue, severe nausea. But after the first patch, the symptoms seemed to ease when I would place the patches on my thigh or arm. Then by the 2nd box I noticed they weren't doing anything for the pain. So my doctor up'ed the amount to 20mg. I started to take the first of those patches this week. Side effects were tripled. After going for a 4 mile run, I came home and felt like I was going to pass out. This turned into my vomiting violently for 20 minutes. Don't know that I'll continue; pain has dulled."
FibroRunner (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 26, 2014
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For Chronic Pain "Chronic back pain/three back surgeries. Medicine is only mildly useful. I have breakthrough pain every time I have to walk more than two or three minutes. I was told I shouldn't need anything besides this medicine, but that is NOT true. I am also having a skin reaction at the patch site. Before being given this medicine, I reminded my doctor that I have a problem with most bandage adhesives (only paper tape works), but she said this wouldn't be a problem. Wrong....I am getting blisters."
KDHS May 16, 2014
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