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  • Fentanyl Patches.....??????

    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.
    Started Vaginal Valium Suppositories April 2014
    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 Diagnosed with restless leg syndrome March 2014
    Diagnosed with Raynaud's Syndrome November 2013
    Ambien 5mg for sleep.
    Elivil 50 mg at bed
    Lisinopril 20mg in AM
    Effexor 225 mg
    Oxycodone 10 mgs 2 x a day for pain
    Baclofen 20mg 3x a day
    Phenazopyridine 200 mg as needed
    Omeprazole 20 mg at night
    Lyrica 450 mg daily
    Requip .50 mg at night
    Ketorolac 10 mg as needed for migraines

  • #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:

    Institute of Female Pelvic Medicine (J. Dell, My MD)
    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 rescue instillations.
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    • #3
      Prev user

      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!!
      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!



      • #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