I have been on the fentanyl patch ( 75 mg every 48 hrs ) for about 1 yr. now. I have noticed this all along but never thought much of it.
My patch does not lay flat. Not all of it is touching my skin all the time.
My concern is am I getting the full benefit of the med.?
When I put the patch on I place it on flat and hold my hand on it very firmly for a count of 60. Then I place a tegaderm clear window patch over that ( so I can swim and such ).
But within minutes the F patch is all wrinkled up. If I take one of the wrinkles and pinch it I don't feel it, so I know that is not touching my skin.
Is this typical ?
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.