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    An_251156 posted:
    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[br>through this change in patches and their PM's advice to wait a week before starting on the Fentanyl patch? I have DDD,[br>Herniated discs in the L4 L5 area, bulging discs & the discs are starting to slip.
    trs1960 responded:
    It would appear that doctor fears over medication and risks of side effects of the combined meds then the withdrawal.

    Personally I hate fentanyl as I've had a very bad history with it. If you read up on it, it is really indicated for severe cancer pain.

    How many discs do you have damaged and what type of damage? There are a lot of characters inserted in your post as if it was copied so its a little hard to read.

    An_251156 replied to trs1960's response:
    I have DDD, bulging discs in the L4 L5,S1 & the discs are starting to slip. I put on the fentanyl 50mcg patch on Fri but
    ended up taking it off 24hrs later due to lightheadedness. I was
    driving. The PM DR. lowered the dose to 25mcg from 50mcg.
    I'll try this but I'm going through WD'S just taking the Norco 7.5
    my breakthrough meds until I get the new script. I'm in pain.
    Thanks for responding.
    trs1960 replied to An_251156's response:
    That's good you're being careful, I think you should read up on Fentanyl before you get on it.


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