I use three fentanyl patches to help control chronic pain 100 mcg and two 50 mcg for a total of 200 mcg. I broke my neck and back when a RPG hit my vehicle while I was over seas. I am having two problems 1. keeping the patches on. 2. Getting the patch to work for 72 hours. I was wondering where on your body is the best place to put them to eliminate the two problems I mentioned above. I have been using my upper back and shoulders I'm wondering if there is a better place to apply them. After 48 hours I noticed that the patches get very cloudy and I start to have withdraws as well as my pain level starts to rise. With my Dr's.approval I have started to replaced them every 48 hours, which is fine but my insurance will not pay for more patches since I'm going through them quicker than what the manufacturer says. Within 2 to 4 hours (give or take) after replacing the cloudy patches the withdrawal symptoms start to subside and my pain level starts to drop. If anyone else is having similar problems and you were able to find a way to get them to stay on for 72 hours as well as continue to give you pain relief. I would be most appreciative if you would kindly share.
Thank you