i was told the medicine would be released in a smooth even pattern. no more ups and downs. the opposite is happening. i'm either hurting or so stoned i can't focus my eyes on the tv. no one can seem to figure out why. anyone here have any idea why? thanks for your time, shanon
manufacturer could be it. I stick to the same brand all the time and never interchange. reason being , for example, if you use Sandoz you are using a brand that has close to 16mg of fentanyl in one 100mcg patch as opposed to Watson who has only 10mg. this isn't supposed to make a difference as its suppose to be evenly distributed and there will just be a lot left over after the 72hours but if you r body temp is high you will be getting more of the drug in your system. I've known people who went from Sandoz to another brand and felt they were going through premature withdrawal and in constant pain. it someone on Watson (for example) who went on Sandoz and was high for a month straight. consistency is key, as well as placement. I use Mallinkroft brand all the time, as my pharmacy only supplies that brand, and place the patch on my chest alternating from one side to the other. this works best. good luck!
First, are you taking any other medication with this patch? Also what strength of patch are you on because maybe you need a stronger patch, I am on 75 microgram / hour but I am also take 600 mg a day of Pregabalin and Oramorph. So, ask your doctor about this, my problem is keeping awake whilst on this medication. If I get on a bus or train I fall asleep miss my stop, then have to get a train or bus back to my stop.
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