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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!"

   
10

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."

   
4.0

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."

   
3.0

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."

   
1.0

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."

   
1.0

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 "

   
10

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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For Pain "I took one of these huge patches back when I pretty opiate intolerant, thinking g it would be like a fentanyl patch Lol. This thing had me leaning after I smoked, couldn't walk right. Didn't like the residue left over."

   
8.0

Sammidanielle July 2, 2016

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For Pain "I need to update my previous post. I tried the patch about a year ago, but hadn't been completely off all other narcotics at the time of application, so I went through a horrible withdrawl. I decided to give it another chance because of all the good reviews. This time I abstained from all narcotics for 16 hours before applying the patch. I had a lot of pain for about 48 hours after application, but I'm about 60 hours in now & feeling much less pain than I ever did on Percocets. I still have some pain, but I'm only on the 7.5 & will probably have to go up to at least a 10 to feel very little pain. I haven't taken a pain pill in several days. I feel clear-headed & hopeful about the future. I'm so happy I gave the patch another chance!"

   
9.0

BelleSomnium (taken for less than 1 month) June 21, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "I have Chronic Lyme disease which has caused chronic pain. The Drs have tried just everything but nothing seems to help. I was on 125mcgs of Fentanyl with 32mgs of Dilaudid and still in full blown pain 24/7. I was detoxed off the Fentanyl with Suboxone (not a pleasant experience) and the hope was the Suboxone would address my pain but it didn't. The Dr. seemed to think the BuTrans patch 20mg might help so I started on it six days ago. I don't feel a huge difference pain wise but I have had non stop headaches and a total lack of motivation to do even the smallest of tasks. I really don't know if i should continue on it, whether the headaches will slowly subside or if I should tear the patch off so I don't have to go through withdrawal?"

   
3.0

willy13binky3 (taken for less than 1 month) June 9, 2016

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For Pain "I have taken Norco on and off for my neck and back pain for years. My stomach produces too much stomach acid and so I developed stomach problems and can no longer take those type of prescriptions orally. I couldn't take enough Norco all of the time to keep the pain under control without it making me sick anyway. Butrans came along and now the pain is consistently under control and no stomach problems."

   
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AYellaRose June 9, 2016

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For Pain "I started off on 5mg they had no effect so Gp upped to 10mg. By the second day the pain had reduced substantially and things felt good. I've suffered for eight years with sacroiliac pain S1, herniated discs L4/5/6 at base. Just had successful total hip op. However I've had to come off them due to the very bad side effects, nausea, crawling itchy feeling under the skin,unable to sit in the sun and if I did suffered greatly, irritability, very low mood, and worst of all hot flushes. I'm back to my old self now. When peps start telling you you've changed, it's no joke and was very relieved to get them out of my system. Having said that, I know they work for some."

   
5.0

Louli (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 31, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "I was put on Butrans 10mcg, after getting them painful shots. I still had some 5mg oxycodone, I thought the 7.5 hydrocodone worked better than the 5mg oxycodone. The patch never worked for me with the 5mg pill with it, but when the pill was gone a week or so later, I thought I would walk down to the store. I didn't take my cane & I hurt so bad I just wanted to sit. I continued to wear the patch until my next Dr. appointment. I told the nurse itdidn't help my pain, they didn't want to give me a low dose break through pain pill. I told them to keep it, I don't want it if it don't work. then the next appt. he does shots again & don't write me anything for pain. I thought that was what they're suppose to do help with your pain!!!"

   
2.0

MStarnes (taken for less than 1 month) May 15, 2016

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For Pain "Been on this for 4 months now and it has brought relief that I hadn't had in yrs. I have too many issues to name. My dose was upped this month to 7.5. I found that after abt 5 days the patch is wearing off. Last month the dr changed the rx to every 5 days instead of 7 but this presented a bit of a problem w/ins filling it. Since there's only 4 in a box I had to go back on day 20 to fill again (w/additional copy). Still, every 5 days was better but I did still have breakthrough pain. The prob for me was that the dr changed me from 4x a day tramadol to 3x a day so I still had issues This is my 2nd week on higher dose and back to 4x day tram. The patch is good but I have rash/itch at app site and contstipation that I didn't have w/Norco."

   
6.0

JustAMess (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 14, 2016

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