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fentanyl 25mg help anxiety

Hello I was just wondering if anyone else who has taken the fentanyl patch if it helped your anxiety because I was having really bad Panic attacks however have noticed since I've been on the patch for the most part my attacks have slowed down so I wanted to see if this has ever helped anyone else? If anyone has any feed back on this I'm open for all. Ty


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • sandisandi Posts: 6,343
    edited 08/21/2014 - 6:25 AM
    pain levels or anticipation of pain, so the fentanyl is controlling the pain better, therefore relieving some of the anxiety? It is something to discuss with your physician.
  • ToddrickTToddrick Posts: 15
    edited 08/27/2014 - 7:10 AM
    I recommend you not take Fentanyl patches for any reason, and discontinue now while you're still on a low dose. That is my best advice to you based on first hand experience.

    EDITED for inappropriate and inaccurate information .
    Says right on the package that it could kill your pets or children if it sticks to them.

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  • EnglishGirlEEnglishGirl Posts: 1,825
    edited 08/26/2014 - 12:54 PM
    I was on fentanyl patches in the past & I never had any issues switching to another med. My pain management doctors have always given me the impression that Fentanyl patches are frequently used & I've never been judged for using them. it's my understanding that the patches have benefits because you're not taking an oral medication. Many people find it to be a very effective medication, I know some have had adverse reactions, we're all so different in the way we react to meds. For many of us narcotic therapy is a 'necessary evil' of chronic pain. All medications should be kept out of the reach of children & pets. I take several daily medications that could be fatal if they fell into the wrong hands...or paws! ;-)
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
  • sandisandi Posts: 6,343
    edited 08/27/2014 - 7:13 AM
    if used correctly and is effective at treating severe pain for many patients.
    It delivers a steady blood plasma level of medication through the skin , for consistent pain relief. It causes tolerance issues no faster than any other opiate, in fact many find that using a transdermal system offers less tolerance issues, and better overall pain control.
    Disposed of properly, according to the manufacturer's directions, folding the patch over onto itself, and flushing or placing it in cat litter or coffee grounds makes disposal safe.
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