Thread: Fentanyl Patches.....??????
04-29-2007, 10:16 AM #1
Does anyone else use the Fentanyl patches for IC pain?
I was taking 5 vicoden a day and then percocet for breakthrough pain, and then they started me fentanyl patches and they seem to keep me at the same point I am at, so they are going to given me a stronger dose of Fentanyl, right now I am taking 50 mcg of Fentanyl, that will be changed to 75 mcg on Monday.
If anyone has any input on Fentanyl Patches I would really apreciate it.Abdominal pain since 17 years old...
Hysterectomy April 2003 (for abdominal pain),Diagnosed with IC August 2003
Diagnosed with Pelvic Floor Disorder 2004,Had right ovary and fallopan tube removed 2005
Diagnosed with diverticulosis 2006,Interstim December 2006,Home Instillations 2007-not effective
Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia November 2007,Appendectomy February 2008,Interstim repair December 2008
Removal of the Interstim August 2011,6 Hydrodistentions from 2003-2009
Ambien 5mg for sleep.
Elivil 50 mg at bed
Lisinopril 20mg in AM
Effexor 150 mg
Oxycodone 5mg if REALLY needed for pain
Baclofen 20mg 2x a day
Phenazopyridine 200 mg as needed
Omeprazole 20 mg at night
Meclizine 25 mg as needed for dizziness
Ketorolac 10 mg as needed for migraines
04-29-2007, 04:29 PM #2
I got fentyl patches after total knee replacement. They were great for that. I needed demerol with it but you have to remember total knee is a really really painful surgery.TREATMENT: PRN lidocaine/heparin Home Instillations since 2004
My Helpful Hints for Home Instillation: http://www.ic-network.com/forum/show...985#post309985
Institute of Female Pelvic Medicine (J. Dell, My MD) http://www.mypelvicmedicine.com/index.asp
IC scholarly articles: http://www.mypelvicmedicine.com/dell_pubs.asp
Thank you for allowing me to share my experiences and offer support. Your physician is the only one to give you medical advice. I hope sharing the information from this site will help you and your physician develop successful management of your IC.
I post to encourage and offer total support for resuce instillations.
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04-30-2007, 03:01 AM #3
I used the patches for about 6 months to help control my IC and PFD pain. While the generics did not work well, the brand name drug did. Unfortunately I have developed eczema quite badly over the last couple years and I developed it wherever I placed the patch. I am currently now on oxycontin and doing well.
I hope you have good success!!Wendi
IC symptoms began in 1975; diagnosed in March 2006.
Other conditions: PFD, Migraine, VV, Total Abd Hysterectormy on 12/27,06 for Cervical Cancer, Fibromyalgia.
Current Daily Meds: Roxicet, Methadone, Flexoril, Flomax
I use Prayer, Yoga, Relaxation Breathing and TENS to help relieve stress, anxiety and pain- LOTS of make up to hide my true identity!
04-30-2007, 07:44 AM #4
I used them too and they helped w/ my IC pain but flared my skin up from the glue from the patch. If they had it in pill form, I would use it in a heart beat. I was switched to oxycontin which is pretty good too. I have to take norco tab from break thru. Good luck to you.Was diagnosed with IC in 1993 after extensive endometriosis and total hysterectomy.
MEDS: Attarax, Zantac, Zanaflex, Oxycontin, Lortab, Urimax and daily instillations of Lidocaine, sodium bicarbinate and heparin (lifesavers)
Have used Elmiron & Elavil w/o any improvement
Now have a possible dx of fibromyalgia. Working on confirming that or hopefully ruling it out
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