My doc agreed to restart a pain management regimen with me last week after being clean since June. I got stuck on Percocets and Oxycontin after my second surgeries. Had to detox for 3 days at a local hospital, which was my choice vs the slow dr weening process just putting my body through hell. I decided to do it the quick and painless way which was actually great!
Anyway... I'm seeing the same doc and I feel fortunate to be able to have him as my doctor. He prescribed me #25 fentanyl patches, changing them every 72 hours. I'm just wondering what everyone's experiences with these have been? So far I can say they are better than any pill i've ever taken (pain decreasing). I feel a little dopey every once in a while.. it comes and goes. I don't get that euphoric feeling like when you take a 10 mg Perc but the amount that the fentanyl has decreased my pain is pretty amazing.
I'm wondering what dose everyone is on and where is the most effective place to stick the patch. I'm on #3 today and quite happy.
BTW, i'm looking at a double level fusion which I have my consultation with the same NS which has been doing my Facet blocks on the 21st of this month. I'm trying to bide my time as I am a business owner and the winter is a busy time for us.