I had to come off the 50mc because I was waking up several times a night soaked with sweat, and when it happened during the day, I would feel extremely weak as though I was going to pass out. When I lowered dose to 25 the sweating stopped, but of course the pain is not completely controlled. Anyone have this problem??
patmug48, you have read my mind, although thru your question it made me realize Fentanyl could be causing my hot flashes. I, too, am past "that" age, but experience sweat flashes where my face is dripping, hair is wet, clothes sticking to me. year round.I will do some digging and let you know if I find anything. Take care, be well as possible
ANY opioid can do this. I have been on, at different times, Fentanyl, Oxycontin and morphine and they ALL cause me to sweat like a racehorse! It can be middle of winter and anytime I do any activity, even just doing my hair and make up, makes me sweat until I look like I just got drenched in a pool! It isnt even worth it most of the time to do my hair or put on makeup because I sweat so much! The higher the dose, the more I sweat. It is annoying.
Now i went through menopause on it and did not cause more sweating or hot flashes than i was having without it.
I did have some hot flashes and sweats but nothing serious. I had decided in my head or kept saying that menopause is not going to be a big deal to me and it was not. I also went through worse of it in winter and temperatures get to high of 30 often so it is cold here. It helped i could walk outside in t shirt and matter of few minutes i had cooled down and no more sweating. I just also kept house at lower than normal temp.
I been on fentanyl now for over 7 yrs and only thing i do more with it is sweat and skin itches a bit... that is it.
We each handle menopause differently and if you are having severe hot flashes and sweats, i urge you to contact not just pain doctor but your OB.
Often it can be your hormones are going wacko and need just a bit of adjustments. But ask your doctor if they are safe with your family history.
- Fentanyl Information for Consumers
- Fentanyl Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fentanyl (detailed)
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