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Jun 11, 2017 10:16 AM

Hi all. I hear people talking about pain patches on here quite a bit. I have tried every pain patch OTC and just cannot get enough relief from them. Do the doctors prescribe a different kind? It's so hard to get around but I'm trying just to get around as best I can with whatever tools I can find. Thanks to all of the wonderful supporters here.

Jun 11, 2017 12:22 PM

I've never used a patch, sorry I wish I could help

Jun 11, 2017 1:20 PM

Started buying cura heat 24hour relief from amazon

Jun 11, 2017 1:42 PM

They have prescription ones. My grandma used morphine patches when she had shingles. And i use to help take care of a women who uses lidocaine patches, they seemed to help her. Ive never uses one myself, my pain is in my head so i cant use them.

Jun 11, 2017 2:08 PM

They may be talking about feytenal patches. You wear them vs taking pills

Jun 11, 2017 7:20 PM

I use fentanyl 50 mg patches every 3 days and tramadol daily along with Neurontin and Cymbalta and most days it's not enough

Jun 13, 2017 10:24 PM

I use an n-said one but the trick to it is to put it near the site, not directly over bone . I wear them on my buttock since I have Tarlov cysts.

Jun 14, 2017 4:37 AM

My dr appointment is next week, thank goodness, because I'm suffering! But I want to be prepared and have some options/suggestions. Thanks so much everyone! You're all so great and helpful!

Jun 14, 2017 5:59 AM

I use Versatis lidocaine 5% strength patches, 12 hours on, 12 hours off. Prescribed by pain specialist.

Jun 14, 2017 8:11 AM

Doctors only want to give me pain pills and muscle relaxers. I refuse to take them unless I am not able to handle the pain. They have never mentioned a pain patch. I wonder if it makes you as doped-up as the pain pills does? That is what I cannot handle. I do not like the side effects. Do pain patches give you the same side effect of taking a pill? Does anybody know?

Jun 14, 2017 11:41 AM

All prescription painkillers dope you up. One will get used to it. Though we need to be careful of addiction. Can become a worse problem..
@stina dont you mean you have head pain? If you know what i mean.. Gx

Jun 14, 2017 1:44 PM

I am allergic to lidocaine patches...after my neck surgery I was on fentanyl patch but only for 2 months...I really liked it along with roxicodone it was very effective for my pain...however the withdrawal was pretty tough and I was still on oral painkiller and withdrew from patch...I did not think that was possible

Jun 14, 2017 11:28 PM

Love2rotts, the n-said is similar to naproxen. So it never makes me loopie. You just stick that sucker on where you need it. I wear mine on my fanny. What i use is prescription not the over the counter ones. Works great with the inflammation along my scar. Helps me be able to sit in a car, and it eases some discomfort, but I have been told that I can take a lot of pain.

Jun 15, 2017 10:32 PM

I disagree with you Grogg...all pain killers may give the euphoria feeling when first taking it, but isn't all the time like pot..if you want to call pot high euphoric.

But when we live with intense pain why worry about addiction? All medicines we take constantly we are either addicted or dependent upon the benefit..So what?
The problem in reality is abuse..most of the people that created the opiate panic was using smack (herione, other drugs) and some of us are paying the price...
But seriously am curious to the idea pain relief wothout having to take 5+ other drugs and wait up to 8weeks whichmay or may not help is unreasonable when I can get relief now..Why is addiction a problem?
Not having docs listen, help, or remain in pain, not taken seriously, treated like a second class citizen is more of a problem! IMHO

Jun 15, 2017 11:32 PM

@grogg you are wrong sir...not all painkillers dope you up! I agree with @Spunky...first and foremost this is just another movement to regulate something because why??? Did you know that heroin makes a comeback every 20 years or so..also did you know that not everyone who takes their pain meds as prescribed ARE ADDICTED?...this is an absolute misinformed witch hunt on which folks who have no issues are being left to suffer...I think anyone who truly has serious chronic pain is not gonna say something so assanign! Now with that being said @Spunky some folks get addicted...and we need to accept that, that as it is a disease in itself...and honestly Spunky is not ok to be blasé about addiction it really isn't...so if we are going to be crusaders and world changers about the way doctors and patients deal with treatment...WE CAN NEVER COME INTO AGREEMENT WITH ADDICTION...period..we cannot say it is ok because of the pain we feel...we need to recognize those who do have problems and get them the appropriate treatment...those who don't...that's where we need to bring awareness...not everyone is an addict...they cannot blanket diagnose us

Jun 16, 2017 9:05 AM

@grogg I take 4 Oxycodone a day and have never felt even a teeny bit doped up. I'm all for trying natural ways to deal with pain if possible. I'm sure everyone's body have different reactions.

Jun 16, 2017 11:37 AM

Drs say that cant prescribe them down here in south west england but has prescribed me a cream with chilli in that I need to pick up

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