inflammatory joint disease, early rheumatoid arthritis, etc., etc.). I've been using Subutex (8mg 3xday) for the last 2 years. My PCP has recently added 3 5 mg Vicodin per day. If I remain nearly totally inactive, the combo works most days, but I wake EVERY night in severe pain. Today I was finally able to convice a pain specialist to give me a script for 50 mmg (micrograms) Fetanyl patches, with two (2) (yes 2) 5/325 Percocet for breakthrough pain. Which is stronger, the Subutex/Vicodin or Fetanyl/Perc?
The fentaynel/percocet combo is the stonger of the two combos. Fentaynel patches work wonders w/ lots of people in severe, chronic pain. May I offer one word of caution? They didn't work 4 me cause I have an abnormally *low* tolerance 4 pain meds. My sister, however has a very high tolerance & w/out remembering what she'd already done, put 3 patches on w/in 45 min *and* took 3 10mg percs & her usual dose of attivan. She was in so much pain that along w/ the amnesic effects of the attivan & percs, she honestly didn't realize what she was doing. It was terrifying & not pretty. I also had memory problems w/ the fentanyl patches. As I said, I've know many people who benefitted greatly from this combo. Just as a cautionary tale, take it slow & see how it effects you. Take care & fingers crossed that this combo eases ur pain & lifts u up (we have very similar conditions)!
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