I have been on the 50mcg (Watson brand) for a month. I can't sleep the first day. Can sleep on the second, but need 12 hrs. And sleep 18+ hrs on the third. Will this get better? Is there another brand that is better for this problem? or a patch with something else in it?
The fentanyl patch is used for pain, which usually has the added side effect of sleep like any other narcotic. If this is your first time using them, it takes the first one 12 hours to take effect, & then you should be getting regulated with greater consistency. 18 hours of sleep is way too much for anyone. What kind of pain is your doctor treating? If sleep is a problem try taking a couple of benadryl at bedtime & just see if this helps. If not or you are still sleeping 18 hours on your current dose, you may need to have a dose adjustment. Just my thoughts...
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