How will changin them more often help. I really don't understand the way they work.
I have been on Fentanyl for almost 2 years. I started on 75 mcg every 72 hours. My pain got worse and my pm doctor changed it to 100 mcg every 72 hours. Each time he changed the dosage I got more relief. I then went to Fentanyl 100 mcg every 48 hours up until now. I am not a doctor but I know that medicine is released from these patches and by the last day there is not as much medicine as the 1st day. You will get more relief changing them every 48 hours because there is that much medicine already in your body. It is like you are getting an extra day of medicine at the same dose. I have always had break through medicine with the patch. Maybe that is something you can ask your doctor about.
I hope this helps some. You will feel the difference once you start changing them. My PM doctor even told me that he knew these patches did not last for the whole 72 hours when he changed me to 48 hours. Take care.
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