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RE: Pain pump medication using Fentanyl

I have gone through the pain pump trial and they used Dilaudid which I had severe itching, I will be getting the pain pump implanted on April 7th and we are going to try Fentanyl, is this a strong medication? It will be for my chronic neck pain. 


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    hello pain 55 !
    i wish you the best with your upcoming procedure!

    i am curious, what did your doctor say when you asked if fentanyl is a strong medication..?
    doctor should explain and answer all your questions to your satisfaction re any medication and/or treatments provided.

    there are so many pain medications and combinations of medications doctor can use in pain management.
    whatever works for a person would be good for that individual as we are each unique.
    doctor can always make adjustments to pain medications depending on effectiveness and/or any adverse reactions noticed.

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  • My only caution about Fent is that if you are on an SSRI or SNRI, Fent increases serotonin and therefore should be considered very carefully. A lot of docs "forget" that Fent boosts serotonin as do a lot of pain meds. As one who has survived (barely) Seratonin Syndrome because of Imitrex and my SNRIs, I'm now uber careful :-) Good luck!
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