My mom is 80 years old and just had major back surgery 3 weeks ago. She has spinal stenosis as well as dementia and is in excruciating pain. No medication has helped at all and I have been trying to get a doctor to prescribe the Fentinal patch for her. She has had no relief of pain from spinal stenosis for the past 5+ years. The pain and her dementia have become worse after her spinal surgery. Would the Fentinal patch help my mom who is in constant pain and crying out for help? It is unbearable watching her go through this!
I have had 3 back surgeries with degenerative disc disease and sciatica and 4 current herniated discs and was on all kinds of Narcotics with some relief but the fentanyl patch has actually had me almost pain free. I am working a full time job, I can do things like mow my lawn and go for walks and even put my own socks and shoes on. It doesn't make me loopy at all like all the narcotic pills and it definatly reduces the pain ALOT!!! If she tries it have them give her some tagaderm to cover the patch wich will help keep it in place. Good luck!!
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