Hello to all fellow chronic pain sufferers , I am a long term chronic pain case . I have degenerative disc and back disease , , have failed back surgery syndrome , spinal fusion , loss of fluid between two discs, disc bulge , nevre damage , stenosis , i also have a spinal cord stimulator implant in my tummy . At this stage i have tried every drug there is ,.currently taking ketamine and have just been prescribed duralgesic patch 100 , have applied first patch just now , can anyone tell me how long will it take to work it's way through my system and give pain relief ,I have been on these patches before but it was about 3 years ago and can't remember the details , I'm sure many of you can identify with the issue of memory loss due to so many meds any answers would be greatly appreciated ,Lisa
Welcome to the site. On the Duragesic patch for the first patch you should get pain releif 20 - 27 hours after applied.
After that sd long as you change your patch at the same time as your previous dose you should not have to wait for them to work. Did these patches work for you last time ?
Also you may find that the patches do not stay on very well. Which is the main complaint on the patches because even if an edge comes up it dries out the medication in the patch. There is is a an adhesive patch you can put over it to be sure it stays on. It is called Tegaderm Film it is made by
3M it is like a see thru patch that goes over your actual duragesic patch. It is the only thing you can put over the patch without effecting the way the dosage is not effected you can find these at any drug store.
Also did your dr. instruct you to change the patch every three days ? You may find that by the 3rd day you are in alot of pain if so speak to your dr. as I had to change to every 48 hours my pain dr. said that there are times that some peoples body absorb the medication faster.
I hope I helped & anytime you would like to chat just look me up I will send you a friend request. I tried the duragesic patches about 15 yrs ago & then again about 4 months ago when I was having problems getting my Opana. The duragesic patch did not work very well at all. So once I was able to get my Opana back I switched back to the Opana.
Also I was going to ask you if you had ever tried Opana ER (extended releif) as it works really well for pain.
I, wish you the best of luck with the duragesic. It sounds like you have
definateley been through Alot of pain as you will find most people on this site can definately relate. Take care & let me know how the duragesic works out for you, Kathy
I am sorry that you are experiencing so many conditions. Re the memory loss, I have experienced brain fog/memory loss/pain from taking Levaquin (an antibiotic). I have seen studies about the use of coconut oil for memory loss. It is showing promise, in concentrated form, for use with Alzheimer's patients. It crosses the blood-brain barrier. Depending upon your degree of memory loss, you might try using 2 or more tablespoons of coconut oil (of course, if you are not allergic to coconut) each day. I found that if I take one tbsp. of coconut oil at the end of the day, and then eat nothing else afterwards, the brain fog is much less evident in the morning. I purchase the coconut oil in 20 oz. tubs in Fred Myer's Health Foods area (I'm sure its available at other stores as well). It can be used to cook with or eaten "straight." I hope that this can be of help to you. Best of wishes, CEL
so sorry for u, i have 6 ruptered disk in lower lumbar and ddd, and stenosis, nerve damage bal bla bla! i feel your pain i have been on norco 10 for 13 years as well as soma, neurontin, and started 50mcg fentynal about 6 monts ago, it helps some however in answer to your question, we r all different as to how quickly we absorb the patch i felt some relief after 24 hours but 48 hours was my sweet spot! now im trying to get in to a new dr. to change my norco, it haas ran its corse, i have no insurance so guess ill be in this excruciating pain 4-ever! good luck!!!
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