I have a question or two about the Fentanyl Patch. I saw my PM on Friday and the patch was brought up for the first time. It was not prescribed yet but I won't be surprised if it is in a month or two.
Here are my questions. I forgot to ask at my appointment and I haven't found what I'm looking for online. Does the patch cause drowsiness? I am super sensitive to drugs that may cause drowsiness. Taking Provigil to counterbalance it but still feel tired all day.
This question is a weird one probably. What type of adhesive is used to hold the patch in place? Is it similar to a regular bandaid or a fabric bandage or something? I cannot use traditional bandages. If I have one on, it needs to come off within 30 minutes (give or take a little) because my skin starts turning blood red and will get very itchy. Nobody has said I'm allergic to latex (yet) but it was mentioned by one or two lab personnel/drs/or other medical person that I am probably allergic to the adhesive. I can use fabric bandaids fine.
I'm worried about trying these if I'm going to have to fight with my sensitive system. It really stinks and makes it hard to find things that work. Of course, I also think it's because the doctors get annoyed when I mention just how much I react. Sorry that I make their job more difficult but it's not like I enjoy this. Thanks for any input!