... .I started out on 25fent.upped tp 50 & now 75. I have not been able to tell much difference between the 50 & 75. I have a wonderful PMD & he said we would keep working until I got relief . The low barom. during the storms have really hit me hard . I have Fibro , & 2 yrs. ago was in a horrible accident that tore my spine up at all levels , my knee now pops in & out of joint :PAIN!! & the past few months my shoulders sockets,arms & hands will not function . I keep a sling on during the worst & after a few days of unbarable pain ,using ice , heat , pillows & being in bed I get some relief. I see my PMD this week , but the plan he has me on now is NOT working . I trust this Dr. & don't want to do anything to upset our good relationship, but I am totally baffeled why I am not getting better pain relief w/ 75 fent. Do u think I should ask for a few extra pills oxycodone a day for break thru pain ? I can't sleep & really need a educated anwser . Hope u r alll doing good & PLEASE anwser me asap . Too much suffering & NO insurance & feel that is why any type of surgery has not been done . Thank you & God bless ,janice pookie
Surgery on a fibro patient can be just another pain. It is very possible you need more fentanyl. You haven't hit the top yet. You stand a better chance of catching the pain with extended release then with immediate release meds. Usually docs want to know what effect you've had, but not how you think it would be better. That gets into drug seeking behavior and they are very careful around that. After you tell him how you feel, he may ask you what you think would help, or offer a plan and ask what you think, but its best not to offer a plan ahead of him.
my i don't see how you afford your meds with out insurance !!i'm on 75mcg of fentanyl patch too and with insurance mine is 75 a month and i was told they were 445 for a months supply with out insurance !!i'm also on 15mg's of oxy's 4 x a day and 250mcg's of fentora once a day!and mine not helping me now!! i have been on this for a little over a year now !so either my back is worse or my body has gotten used to my meds and needs more to control my pain!!just be honest with pm doctor and i'm sure he or she will help you !wishing you the best !
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