Butrans pain patch---anyone?
After being on Lortab 10/500 for nearly 15 months, recent microdiscectomy surgery in late February, pain is still persistent. My doctor suggested, and at my request to get off the lortab, I've been put on Butrans patch 10 mg. It is working wonders when I am somewhat inactive during the day, but with activity (at work, doing chores around the house etc), it's not helping with my pain whatsoever!! I've also been prescribed tramadol 50 mg for BT pain. I'm also having a heck of a time keeping these patches stuck to my skin!! Even have tried waterproof tape, around the edges of the patch with no luck?!
Dr said if the 10 mg wasn't working he'd switch me to the 20 mg, so I may call him this week to discuss. But I wanted to ask if any of you here have experience with this patch, any advice would be greatly appreciated!! I've looked online and through alot of the forums here with no luck...