I am currently on 125mcg of fentanly patch every three days.I also take 25 mg of metadone 5 times a day. I needed to know what and how much to us for break through pain I am currently oxycode 5 mg but it doesn't work.Any ideas.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL... I know for a fact, methadone and fentanyl can be a dangerous mix. I don't know how long you've been on these meds or what your tolerance is. I have been on fentanyl patches since 1999... at one time I was on 300mcg every 48 hrs and still needed a supplement for the breakthrough pain. My doc at the time believed in pushing the envelope, so he put my on the fentanyl LOZENGES (aka "suckers"). For the first time in years, I was finally out of pain! A few years later, he passed away. Between insurance refusing to continue paying for the suckers (they are very expensive) and my new doc reducing my dosage on the patches I am back in pain. ANYWAY just watch the methadone... I know of one poor soul that suddenly od'd because of the long half-life. Maybe your doc would be willing to prescribe the suckers instead. They have a fast release and a short half-life. Hope that helps... GOOD LUCK!l
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