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For Chronic Pain "I am on this patch 5mg for three weeks. I have been on tramadol for 13 years and maxed out. I am in miserable withdrawal and anxiety and leg cramps and diarrhea the entire time. So fidgety and miserable I cannot sleep. MD has nothing to say. Do I quit ? I want to forget it and go back on tramadol."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) May 19, 2017

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For Pain "Took this for undiagnosed joint and abdominal pain. It helped a little, but even on the 20mcg, I still have a lot of breakthrough pain. Then I put a patch on two days ago. Woke up today with a horrible burning at the patch location. It was so bad, I had to remove it. The skin underneath was bright red and "burnt" looking. It was red both under the adhesive area and under the part where the medication is released. Not sure if I can keep using."

   
5.0

JeannieMeanie (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 11, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I tried the Butrans patch after many years of being on oxy or hydrocodone. The first week was great. The very first night I actually slept & woke up refreshed which I realized hadn't happened in years. After that it was a nightmare! The 2nd week I began to notice I was in more pain than I was before I started the Butrans patch and my right hand was waking me up about 3:30 am numb and feeling on fire and fought with that until I had to get up and go to work. I wasn't sure what was going on. By the 3rd week both my hands were waking me up numb and feeling on fire around 1:30 every night! I was exhausted and in much more pain than ever! I took the patch off and my symptoms are slowly subsiding. DO NOT TAKE THIS MED!!!!"

   
1.0

Panzer2K (taken for less than 1 month) May 1, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "On it for a month and I'm having bad side effects. Extreme restless arms and legs, enough that I can't sleep in the same bed as my husband. Slight headache, nausea, extreme fatigue...can't function and my pain is ok, as long as I don't do any gardening or heavy house work. Right now I can barely make dinner,. I'm so very tired all the time. I had to go on this med because we just retired and my medicare drug insurance will not pay for what worked so well before...then there was a quality of life...now I'm not doing so well."

   
4.0

50orchidlady1983 April 30, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "My second try to share what happened to me after trying this RX. I have a nerve injury in my face and use oxycodone as needed. I tried this patch and after a few hours my voice became hoarse, nose plugged, sore throat and minor wheezing. I applied this to my right shoulder and my armpit swelled and became very painful! After searching symptoms I found a long word that meant my lymph node had swollen and was painful! I find it hard to believe that this thing would help anybody's pain."

   
1.0

Cat Army Wife April 28, 2017

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For Pain "I have been on this patch for almost 3 weeks. I noticed stomach pain in the beginning and it's been steadily getting worse. I went to the ER thinking it was gallstones. Nope. So I took the patch off and will be following up with my family doctor. This patch took away 60%-85% of my pain but the stomach pains are so bad it's just not worth it."

   
5.0

Kat girl82 (taken for less than 1 month) April 10, 2017

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For Pain "After having had bilateral hip arthritis for over 16 years with osteopenia and herniated disk at 4 locations (L2- L3, L3-L4, L4-L5, and L5-S1) but found OTC drugs (Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Meloxicam) not really effective. Found physical therapy comforting on lumbar disks but not at all on arthritis. I have been coping with increasing pain since 2016. My primary care physician sent me to a pain intervention specialist who prescribed me to 25mcg Butrans 4 patches (out of pocket and very expensive) with Tramadol 50mg to catch up with in 7 days. It's been over 3 days on Butrans with ABSOLUTELY NO EFFECT AT ALL. Very Disappointed. I am calling my Doc first thing in the Monday morning."

   
1.0

Opioid_Novice (taken for less than 1 month) April 3, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I am a nurse and I am also a med student. I have been in chronic pain for 5 years. My average daily pain without meds is 9/10. I did 5 rounds of shots, the 2nd round almost destroyed my life and my pain had new manifestations. Tried chiropractic, great for 90 days then decline. Finally one day the pharmacist surprised me with Butrans. I didn't even know they sent it over! I put it on and within 3 hours I recognized I was in pain but I just didn't care about the pain. The next morning and from then on I have been completely pain free! It's like nothing I've experienced before. I'm not foggy like with other drugs, I actually feel mentally sharper and my performance supports that but I'm literally not experiencing pain! I HIGHLY recommend it!"

   
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Nurse who is a med student. (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 21, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "Honestly, I can't even believe this drug is still on the market. Sure it may work for a couple weeks, but after I was on this for 3 months back ending in about 2012, I had every side affect listed in the brochure. I literally had to stop by the fire station on the way home from the pain clinic because I felt dizzy and like something wasn't right. My blood pressure was 184/142. The problem was it took over 6 months for it to come down, and now it's like 130/85. This medication also turned my urine black, like blackened blood, that smelled putrid. I got off the medication, then heard it was pulled due to a class action law suit. Then I just stumbled on this... Wow! I guess if your going to be on it, I wouldn't stay on for more than a mo"

   
1.0

ShaunTheSheep March 21, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I have moderate RA with sacrum fractures due to my low back fusion and hardware. I have cervical fusions as well with scar tissue and pain. I was taken off my current medication for pain (been on for 6 years) and was put on the Butrans patch 20mcg/hour. I became very ill, extreme migraines, stomach pain, fatigue to the point I could barely concentrate on anything. I literally felt like I had the flu. After a 2 week period on the patch it did very little to control my pain, and made it difficult to be active during the day. I couldn't take this medication after the two week period. I do not recommend this medication for people who have moderate to severe chronic pain."

   
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CathyTH March 13, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I was on Tramadol for 4+ years, then not tapered and put on Nucynta for a weak and it wasn't great. So pain doctor put me on Butrans 5 and I'm not really sure if it is working. I feel kinda yucky but is it because of the stopping of the 2 other medications so close together and no tapering? I have sneezing and a few other symptoms going into day 3 of the patch. I'm just not sure."

   
2.0

KrisC68 March 12, 2017

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For Pain "I've suffered from severe chronic pain for many years. I've gone through all the opiates. My pain doctor put me on this worthless patch. Even at max dosage it doesn't even help mild muscle pain."

   
1.0

Drewnd March 7, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "Switching from 2mg suboxone to belbuca. I started on 150 mcg 2x day n holy moly. It's definitely not enough to feel okay. I called my doc. Which is the best doc I have ever had and told him. This isn't enough. He said. Take more stupid. Until it works and we will talk about it on Monday. So I figured out. It takes a few days but u should be able to stabilize belbuca if taking 2mg of suboxone. You will have some discomfort for a day or so, but it gets better fairly quick. Good luck. I wrote this because I couldn't find any info online about switching from suboxone to belbuca. That is especially to get away from the stigma of the addiction part of sub when you really take it for pain. Good luck to you all"

   
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Just me. February 14, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I suffer from RA 34 Years, Chronic head pain 48 years, Nerve pain 10 years, and diabetes 23 years. I have been taking pain meds since I was six years old. The 1000mg metformin I took twice a day almost killed my kidneys, leaving me with only 50% kidney function. This caused me not to eliminate a large dose of morphine I take and almost killed me. Now I cannot take any pain meds metabolized in the kidneys at all, scary I know. So last week my PMD put me on the 10µg Butrans patch. It doesn't seem to work for me at all. I can feel the drug in my body because of a constant stomach ache since the day after putting on the patch. Now, actually, my state is worse than before the patch."

   
2.0

rjjr (taken for less than 1 month) February 6, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "Allergic reaction where the patch was. Red, blistering and itching. Usually by the 3rd day."

   
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Ariesmary (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 11, 2017

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For Pain "Not practical Not very strong A lot of drug interactions and Side effects"

   
2.0

Moustafaiv December 28, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "Not effective for me I think it's a placebo I experience severe headaches was really not effective for them"

   
2.0

Quadusay (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 20, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "I was just switched to Butran 10 mg Patches. I was taking Oxycodone 7.5 mgs every 4 hrs. I have been off pills now 11 days and on the Patch 4 days. No side effects except a small amount of itchiness. I wear it 7 days then change it out. It took me a whole week for Insurance to get the PA they needed. I have felt No Pain Relief what's so ever. I can't even tell I am wearing it except when it itches. I am trying to give it time and I hear it's a good medication but I am still having Chronic Back and Hip Pain."

   
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SouthernBell80 (taken for less than 1 month) December 14, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "I switched from 15mg methadone,for my chronic pain, to 20mcg butrans patch 2 days ago. I was sick of taking pills everyday and I liked the idea of a patch. I wouldn't say I got a buzz from the methadone but it definatley helped my pain and it gave me a little kickstart. I've worn this patch for 48hrs now and I have had a horrible headache and stomach pains since I started this. The pain is uber control but no "kick" and the headache is miserable. Going to try SO thing different next week with my PM :("

Nj gal (taken for less than 1 month) November 15, 2016

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For Pain "Was on another drug fentanyl for many years, was put on BUTRANS because tests never showed enough fentanyl in my blood from 2002 to 2016, with no abuse record. I would forget to put my patch on on time and was punished by my physician by being put on BUTRANS PATCH. it is not effective in the least, also it caused more problems when I went to ER in extreme pain for another matter it scared their drs from treating my pain at all because even though this a quote pain management drug, it is also a substance abuse control agent used in detoxing patients off of opioid narcotics, that means every dr you meet while BUTRANS is on your chart will not effectively treat you for,pain, youre likely not to be treated at all."

   
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plopfizz (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 3, 2016

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For Pain "Horrible,worst thing I ever done"

Idiot1989uk October 12, 2016

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For Pain "So I have been on the BuTrans patch 10microgram/hour for the last 5 months I took anti sickness tablets so I had no sick feeling or any side effects at all. It has been a godsend this patch I'm in no pain I noticed in 4 days...I'm from Ireland I fell and fractured my back in 5 places I was in severe pain with my back and spasms which left me sleeping in a chair for 3 months. Since I came on the patch I'm back in my bed so this patch is the best ever in my opinion anyways hope this helps some one I'm a 25 year old girl from Ireland "

   
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Dervla (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 9, 2016

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For Pain "I have been on 4 Norco 10 mg. for a few years now and last week my pain management doctor prescribed me the 10 mg Butrane patch to go along with my Norco. I went in to see him and explained how the Norco wasn't lasting me all day.I was wanting him to up my dose of Norco to 5 a day but instead he prescribed me the Butrane patch.I got the script filled and gave it a try really not believing it would work but today I really could tell it was ...this is my fourth day on the patch and also my first day off. For the past year and a half my days off I run back and forth to the couch trying to get comfortable from my pain and not able to sleep .I got up after 11 uninterrupted hours sleep feeling the best I have in years! NO pain! Butrane works!"

   
8.0

cccj228 August 14, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "Just started the 5/hr lil less than 24hrs ago..not sure but think I may be noticing minimum amount of relief but bumped up with another 5/hr on own after 1st 12hrs because of it being the lowest dose AND checking with pharmacists that know my long history of dosages of narcotics and it being the weekend so my PM doctor is only available for emergencies. Basically my fibro muscle pain feels slightly less but has not touched my back.neck.knees.or nerve pain YET. I am hoping though since it is early still according to other readings on here. I have nothing to use for breakthrough so im really missing the 30-60mg total daily intake of oxycodone that this is supposed to replace w/better results.Noticed bad NAUSEA! Jittery 1st 1-2hrs when apply."

   
4.0

pokemomma (taken for less than 1 month) August 13, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "I'm on Butrans 10mg, plus, 15mg morphine 4 times daily for breakthrough pain for 6 months. I've heard people say the patch decreases in effectiveness by day 5. Haven't had this problem. Try not to take too hot a bath/shower. The patch has really helped to keep my pain level at a constant. And used with the morphine, let's me function fairly well on most days. If you have problems with it not sticking, srub your skin well with hot water [no lotion], and dry, then, gently put on patch [don't stretch it], it will stick. Don't get too hot outside, it can make you sick. I do outside activities in cooler parts of the day! Good luck!"

   
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obaah1 August 11, 2016

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