Hello to everyone, new member here. I've never been on any forums really and the few times I was I would say forum people are very unwelcoming to new comers, but I have higher hopes for this forum.
I recently was changed from taking 200mg twice a day of Ms Contin to a 75mcg fentanyl patch, which was almost as if I was on no medication. It was upped to a 100mcg, with talk of maybe 125 next time. So now I've been on this 100mcg patch for almost two weeks and I'm miserable, a little less than I was on the 75, but still not well, definitely not able to function like I can when my pain is managed, not that I can even do very much then either.
Anyway I'm wondering if anyone has switched to fentanyl from a similar morphine dose? And what was your fentanyl dose? And I'm curious if going to 125mcg will even work? Is it even worth it? Morphine had gradually stopped working over the 5 years I was on it. What other extended release meds are there, besides oxycontin and morphine? What is there to switch to if this patch is a bust?
I feel as if I'm on a fraction of the dose I need to be on. All I read is how strong and dangerous fentanyl is and I just don't feel that way, it doesn't feel much stronger than Tylenol or ibuprofen.