I am forgetting so much lately it is really worrying me. I have a lot going on right now but I really don't think this forgetting and not being able to remember certain things has to do with stress or fibro. I am unable to concentrate, unable to accomplish anything. I don't think the patch is too strong, it is the 100mg, I am still having pain. I did cut my head open about 1 1/2 mths ago, but the issues at hand started around the time I began the patch, 1 month ago. I have many more issues with my health but don't even feel like getting into all of them right now. Just could anyone respond with their experience with this patch. My dr. says I am running out of options, but the pharmasist (sp?) says there are many more out there. I was on oxy er, but when they changed it to op, I was going to switch to avenzia but the insurance was an issue with the avenzia so I went to the patch. I really hate it and now I can't remember stuff. Any advice PLEASE !
I too have used the patch also. They may need to lower your dosage. I had started on 25mg then up from there. I live in Texas need I say more, it gets hot and my patches would not last the 3 days. Can't stick a patch on only to sweat it off. Talk with your doctor and ask him/her what other options that work better for you. God Luck and God Speed...
I have lots of memory issues, but I ascribe it to my fibromyalgia- the well known "fibro fog" . I am not sure if it worsened with the patch, but fentanyl is a strong strong med so I imagine it could indeed be an issue!
I found the 25 to be way too strong for me and my balance has been to be on the 12 patch for removing the edge from my pain, allowing me to wake up without the ghastly pain I used to start the day with, but then I continue to use breakthrough medication as needed. I prefer controlling that. Perhaps that would be a better approach for you- since your memory issues have not been present all along.
It would be difficult for you to go lower as 100 is quite strong- even going from 25 to 12 I had withdrawal that was difficult. Your doctor could help you with that.
I have been trying many different things on my journey to finding relief and my doctor always says there are MANY more things to try and not to worry about that. Your doctor's statement bothers me- you may want to look for a better pain management doctor. There are many many medications and all react differently. For example, I have an interesting mix going- the 12 patch every two days, norco in the early part of the day (it works very very well for me but keeps me awake), and dilaudid if I need something in the afternoon or evening. SO far that is working well for me.
Good luck! I know the memory issue all to wll- literally can stat a sentence and forget what I was saying midway, and now am always earcing for words.
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