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Should I switch from Fentanyl to Butrans?
I have been on some type of pain meds since 1998. About 5 yrs ago I was taking Oxycontin 80 but they would only work for about 8 hrs instead of the 12. Found out that because I have colostomy the pills were not dissolving before passing through, so my pain doctor put me on Fentanyl patches. Started at 75's and was up to 175's for awhile, plus also was given 180 oxycodones/mo. I didn't take the oxycodones except couple times a month, just made me extremely tired. I went back to my regular doctor and we got me down to 125's without anything else. I have alot of pain now because I have been on same dosage for last couple years but don't want to increase. I have been researching what other options are out there and heard about Butrans, sounds like it might be a good option for me. I like the 7 day patch vs. 3 day that my Fentanyl is. What do other users think, should I try Butrans? I have injuries at L3 & L4 plus Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, severe osteoporosis and undiagnosed leg pain. THANKS
Undiagnosed Leg pain