I have just found a new doctor who gave me the mcg/h dosage to be changed every 3 days, along with tramadol, which does nothing for me, for breakthrough pain. I don't know if maybe the dosage of the patch is wrong for my body or what, but it isn't working that well. I am VERY opiate tolerant - my body becomes tolerant much too quickly. My questions are:
-If you are using the patch, what dosage did you start out at, and what dosage are you at now?
-What, if any, medication do you take for breakthrough pain?
-What medications and at what dosages were you taking before you were switched to the patch?
Does the patch work well for your pain?
If you stopped using the patch, what was the reason?
Thanks, I am just trying to find out if I should even keep trying to use the patch or not. It seems as if I get a tiny bit of relief on day 2, and then nothing. Thanks so much for your replies in advance!