Posted by Greg on April 20, 2003, at 17:13:12
In reply to Re: Stopping the madness, posted by noa on April 20, 2003, at 2:01:45
> Thanks, James.
> She was still having a lot of pain with the one patch. So the doctor told her to add a second patch. But doubling up made her nauseous. So she is back to one patch but has a lot of pain. I need to find out if there are different dosages in patch form.
I wore the Fentanyl patch following my back surgery several years back and it does come in many different dose levels. The SE's I experienced were severe itching (the type you chase from one place to another, very frustrating), which passed in time, and interupted sleep. Everytime I changed a patch, the first night I'd wake 9-12 times, the second night maybe a half dozen times, the third night 3 or 4. Then I'd change to a new patch and the cycle started all over again. I don't know if this is typical to all users or not. I hope it passes your Mom by. It never went away for me.