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Fentanyl 50 patch and lyrica

May 17, 2016 11:11 AM

Hey everyone, after many ups and downs with horrible nerve pain for going on two years now, finally relief!!!
Is anyone else on these meds together? What's your take on it?

May 17, 2016 12:47 PM

I was on the fentynal patch and it was something like 175uhm or something like that. It made me very sick to my stomach and floaty when I first put it on and it never lasted the full 3 days. I'm so glad that you are getting relief!! Whatever it takes. {{{Hugs}}}💕🙏🏻🌻

May 17, 2016 6:16 PM

Thanks Alwayz, I can always count on you to cheer me on and your wonderful hugs! 😘

May 17, 2016 10:02 PM

Sleeping beauty..does this help with your general pain? Or does this help with your pain when doing activity? And how is your recovery after activity?

May 17, 2016 11:03 PM

I am on 1800 gabapentin similar to lyrica and just started the 25 fentanyl patch. Doctor offered to increase to 50 but they just upped the gabapentin from 1200 so I thought I would give it a chance. So far not much of an improvement, definitely doesn't last 3 days and even though the pharmacist says I have the one that sticks the best only maybe 2 in 5 actually sticks half way decent. Only 1 in 10 has made it stuck on for 3 days maybe because I was to sick for a shower.

May 18, 2016 3:33 AM

I've been on Fentanyl and it didn't work for me, I went up to the equivalent of 40mg of morphine a day (I think it was 72mcg) and it didn't work for me so I'm now on MST ( Morphine Sulphate Time Release - 12 hour release formula) also known as MSContin (I think). I take 10mg in the morning and 30mg PM.

Although Fentanyl (transdermal) didn't work for me, Pregabalin (Lyrica) has worked far better for me than Gabapentin (Neurontin) did. I was on 600mg TDS (3 times a day) and 200mg PRN (as and when needed) up to twice a day) of Gabapentin (Neurontin). I have since switched to Pregabalin (Lyrica) and I am on 150mg BD (2 times per day) and 50mg PRN (as and when needed) up to twice per day. Pregabalin (Lyrica) works better for me, with less side effects and a more convenient dosing (taking it twice a day (basal/daily dose) instead of 3 times)
If you want more info on Lyrica, you can always message me ☺☺

May 18, 2016 6:37 AM

Newfibrogirl, I started the fentanyl patch a week ago and so far, I feeling much more likely old self. I was concerned when the rain moved in again, but even with the weather I made it to my appointments and home with only very mild joint pain, fibro pain, and fatigue. The best part is PRACTICALLY NO NERVE PAIN!!! I couldn't believe it!
One thing I notice though is, the nerves are still jumping and jerking, especially in my arms and hands. Today, I have some pain in my feet and hands. But I can deal with that compared to what I was doing. Praying this keeps working.

May 18, 2016 7:01 AM

Tiredinpain, I don't know how to send or receive a message through here. I have tried to figure out how to with no luck.
Shammgren, I too was on gabapenten for over a year. I had no luck with that at all. When I switched to lyrica I could tell a huge difference almost immediately, but then BOOM! I fell into a horrible flare that lasted probably 2 1/2 weeks. My mother had to come take care of me. It was awful. First day that I felt I could make a trip to the dr, I went to see you neurologist who got me in right away. He asked me if I was ready to start the fentanyl, I nodded best I could but my mom had to talk for me. He asked me, "By the way, why is your table raised all the way up like a chair?" Mom said, "Your nurse raised the back up because her neck and back was hurting so bad from sitting on the table with no support that she was in tears with pain." I finished with telling him how it's next to impossible for someone in such pain to sit on the table waiting with no support. He sympathized and agreed that these rooms aren't satisfactory for patients in pain.

May 19, 2016 8:08 AM

Sleeping beauty, you have to have pain companion in order to private message. If you would like me to give you some more info and I think I still have links to some articles which are written in laymens(no scientific/less scientific) terms. You can email me on reecebrowne1@gmail.com and just let me know if/when you have :)

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