I'm new to this forum. Though I already have to say "thank you God!!!!" For discovering this forum while searching info on Butrans. I will post technical stats later but in the Reader's Digest version I am 53 years old. Have had bi lateral hips, bi lateral knee replacements also 5 revisions so far and waiting for revision 2 on my right TKA.
In addition I have degenerative disc disease in spine. 6 bulging disc and counting. Spinal stenosis and spondylitis in areas. New development is a synovial cyst on l5s1 which is also bone on bone and self fused.
I saw a new PM doctor yesterday. I like her! She prescribed the Butrans patch 10mcg /hour. She told me to just get through the first two days and then see how I like it. So now I'm sitting here looking at this patch worried about what she meant? She's young and doesn't look hurt so I assume her telling me to get through it is from patients complaining about initial side effects. So I always prefer the voice of experience.
What should I expect when I first install for lack of a better word my first Butrans patch? I've been on Norco/ Percocet/ Oxy 20's not all at the same time but respectively since 2007.
I would say my tolerance is mid to high.
Thank you to anyone who can share their experience with initial use of Butrans patch.
Hugs n Happy 4th of July,