I'm on the 5 mg BuTrans patch for chronic pain from 5 back surgeries (scoliosis fusions/T2-S1). It worked well the first month and I used tramadol for breakthrough. I'm almost through with the second month and it's getting pretty bad. But I am afraid to go up in dosage bc I had trouble with Duragesic causing respiratory depression even at 12.5 dose (I'm very sensitive to meds). The Ultram which they think isn't a narcotic makes me extremely anxious after the first one and doesn't help much for pain.
WHAT IS THE BEST RELIEF WITH LEAST SIDE EFFECTS FOR BREAKTHROUGH? Please reply fast bc I'm going to my Pain Mgmt doc tomorrow. Btw-12 yrs I've been on pain meds. I HATE THIS!!!