they finally put me on fentanyl patch 75 mg been on it for 6 years and now its starting to wear off before the 3rd day so I told my doctor and now they want to take me off the patch and put a stimulator in my back and take me off the patch some each month if I don't have the patch on I cant walk or even concentrate or sleep and my legs go crazy like restless legs and it is so severe and now they want to experiment with me when all I wanted was a quality of life for what life I have left last year I also got bells palsey and shingles I am getting more depressed now that they want be be play with my life when I am fine being on the patch at least I know I can have a few days to be able to do things did anyone get a stimulator to rid them of pain from cancer induced neurphay?
I'm sorry you are going through this. When you say you are "fine" on the patch, usually they wouldn't mess with success. But, since from what you say is that you reported it was becoming ineffective by the 3rd day, they decided to try a new intervention. Let them know YOUR reservations about that approach. You and your input MATTER. ASK them if they will be mindful of the transition and give you oral meds for breakthrough. Ask them if they will up the fentanyl if the pain worsens during the process... Try to relax, give it a chance. You never know, it may work even BETTER for you. Good luck and communicate with your DOCS!! Make them listen, if they won't find a new one :)
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