I have been on the Fentanyl patch at 75 mg every 72 hr for about 6 months now, and OMG I love it! I still am not pain free by any means BUT it has greatly reduce my pain levels to the point where with my break through meds I can do my daily life stuff. Like cooking, shopping, bathing myself, putting on my own socks and shoes like a big girl lol
Here is my current issue. I have gotten OBESE since my injury :OO
Ay my Dr appt this past Thursday I explained that as good as I am I still can't exercise and on the 3rd day I am getting some major nerve pain that my break through med ( perks ) does not cover. So he changed me to every 48 hrs of patch change but at same does as always 75 mg.
Will I really notice any improvements - well other then the 3rd day nerve pain issues?
Not sure how this will help me to exercise :??
Some times when my Dr is talking about what are going to do I sit there like a duh and just nod my head and then when he leaves the room I think of stuff I wanted to ask him #o
L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.