I started using the fentanyl patch on wednesday 4/27 and was told by my doctor that these would last 48 hrs. he also said in the beginning we would probably have to adjust the strength. well I tried the first one and found relief right away but after the first day it started wearing off. I have noticed since wednesday that I'm getting pain in my hips and it feels like it is in my bones. Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
Just a little history I had spinal fusion L4-L5 with disc replacement and rods and screws on 1/26/2011. The pain in my legs was gone after surgery, although the pain in my back was still there and is getting worse. I was on oxycontin 80 mg 3xday but was getting no relief so they switched me to the fentanyl patch.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.