... pain. I am currently seeing a pain specialist, but we are still trying to find a medication that works for me. I have tried ms contin, which I didn't like because it made me too drowsy. Right now, I'm on the fentynal patch, which I really like, but for some reason, they stop working early, which has become extremely frustrating. I want to switch to something else, but the doctor seems pretty persistant that I stay with the fentynal. I don't know what to do. I am so frustrated. I've heard from other chronic pain sufferers that oxycontin works well, but the doctor says that it is too short-acting for me. This doesn't make sense at all to me, since he had me on ms contin. I've found that doctors don't like to prescribe oxycontin because it's very addicting, but I've also heard it works very well. So, I need some advice. Anyone got any suggestions?
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- 21 May 2010 by Anonymous
- 23 April 2012
- ms contin, oxycontin, endometriosis, hysterectomy, pain, fentanyl
Added 26 May 2010:
Well, my doc just changed my prescription to the fentanyl patch 50 mcg every 48 hours, and that seems to be working better. I just really worry about fentanyl because it's so strong, and I've heard the withdrawals are absolutely horrible! It just seems that I went from a pretty weak medication, straight to the strongest, without trying something in the middle first.
taliecakes, Your Dr. is right! First off, the fentanyl patch usually only lasts 2 day's (48hrs.). I took MS Contin and it did not help me one bit! MS Contin is also an Extended Release pain med for around the clock pain. By the way, All Narcotic pain meds are very addicting!
Second, Oxycontin is an short-acting pain med. You are on the Extended Release fentanyl patch were you have constant pain. That's why he is leaving you on the Patch. You could mention to your Dr. about breakthrough pain? This would be a short-acting pain med to take in between the fentanyl patch. Hope this helps! Good Luck!
I use the fentanyl patch, 25mcg, and my doc wrote the script for 1 patch every 48 hrs, instead of every 72 hrs. It has made a huge difference! I also use percocet 7.5 3x's a day for breakthrough pain. It is a perfect combination for me! I would talk to ur doc about changing ur patches every 48 hrs, and about some sort of breakthrough medication. Hope this helps! Heather
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