My doctor has agreed to let me try the Fentanyl patch. My concern is that it won't be effective, as I am on a high dose of medication now. I take Oxycontin, 40mg, 3x daily, and four 10mg of Oxycododone.
I have what one doctor described as the second worst case of Fibromyalgia he's even seen. I also have cervical problems, such as DDD, disc issues, etc. Yet, I'm not a candidate for surgery. I'm told that the Fibro amplifies other pain. The neck and upper back spasm pain goes through the roof. I can barely walk most days.
The medication barely touches all my pain now. Would I be a candidate for the patch, and what would be my starting dosage? Would I still need breakthough meds?
I'm very scared of the patch, and would appreciate any advice. Thank you.