I have been on the Fentanyl patch now about 9 weeks.
I was told in the very beginning NO heat sources allowed - water beds - saunas, spa, whirl pools, electric blankets, heat pads etc.
As your body temp will rise and cause a dangerous amount of the drug to go into your system too fast. OK - got it - understood.
BUT there was a glitch - I have a water bed ( no wave ) that I LOVE and is SO good for my back. SO Dr. says OK just be sure to put your patch somewhere you KNOW it will not be in contact with the mattress. I physically can not roll over on to my stomach - so problem solved.
HOWEVER now that got me to thinking - why can't I use a infrared heating pad? I of course would not put it any wheres NEAR my patch area.
BUT if the water bed is OK as long as the patch does not come on contact with the mattress then would the same not be for a heating pad?
I ask as heat is a GOOD friend of mine and does me SO much good
I hate to give heat up if I don't have to. :?
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