I had surgery and the doc is giving me Dilaudid 3mg every 3 hours. He also said another option is fentanyl patch 100 for continuous dose along with a Dilaudid iv push for breakthrough pain but it would be a much lower dose. I have a very high tolerance to these meds just like my whole family and I don't know anything about the fentanyl patch. Does it make you super loopy? Cause Dilaudid doesn't do that to me. or with that combination will I be completely zonked? I just want to be comfortable and I just want to sleep. Please let me know your experiences and how it helped you. Thank you.
Hello. I use Duragesic 50mcg patch and it is very effective at relieving pain without any of the sluggishness and most other effects that make you feel "impaired"; once you get used to it. I just feel normal. I can walk the dog, shop for groceries etc. It's not for everyone, and once you take it virtually no other pain medicine will work because it's the strongest available , but it has worked wonders for me.
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