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Pain patches

fishermanffisherman Posts: 12
edited 03/26/2013 - 1:07 PM in Lower Back Pain
My Pm just prescribed the Fentanyl 50 mcg patch from the Butrans 20 mcg due to costs. $155 vs $15. but told me to wait 1 wk before putting on the Fentanyl patch. I'm taking my BT norcos 7.5/325 in the meantime but I think I'm feeling the effect of WD'S . It feels like having a bad cold & the pain in my lower back isn't going away with the Norcos. Has anyone been
through this change in patches and their PM's advice to wait a week before starting on the Fentanyl patch? I have DDD,
Herniated discs in the L4 L5 area, bulging discs & the discs are starting to slip.


  • BotzBotz Central FloridaPosts: 223
    edited 03/25/2013 - 2:54 PM
    Changed from what type of patch?
  • sorry I forgot to mention I was on the Butrans patch 20 mcg.
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  • That's odd. 28 mg (total daily) of hydrocodone only converts to 7.78 mcg fentanyl patch. I googled fentanyl to hydrocodone conversion. I'm no doctor but you might want to go back...seems like the conversion isn't right.

    Grade 4 tear in l4/l5 was missed in first MRI so did injections for a year
    SI joints "messed up" not sure if I will get them fused at a later time
    Had Open PLIF L4/L5 5/28/13
    Woke up to permanent nerve damage in legs and feet.
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