It looks like my question didn't get printed to the end. Does anyone have trouble with severe hot flushing now and then when using Fentanyl 75 mg??? I get soaking wet about mid-day, my hair is soaked, my heart races and my stomach is agitated. I feel like I should run around the block as I cannot sit still. Sounds like withdrawal symptoms doesn't it, but I have not been withdrawing the dose at all. Do you think the patches are not all measured with the proper amount of fentanyl?
I have used the Fentanyl Pain Patches. I was coming off Methadone and my doctor prescribed the patches to help with the pain and withdrawal. I was miserable the whole time I was using the patches. They are dangerous! Check the side effects by doing a search on Webmd. It does say that sweating is a side effect, however, you are doing more than sweating. Please call your doctor and taper off the patches. There is something else that can be prescribed to help you. They are dangerous! [a name="TopOfContent">
Check the lot numbers of your patches, they should be on the label. If you have more than one lot number, try a different lot number next time you change the patch, and see if you get the same thing.
If you find you only get these symptoms with one particular lot number, call the manufacturer and ask for their adverse effects department. Tell them what you have said here, and tell them the lot number of the patches that you have a problem with. They can trace them back and check to see if they are faulty. They will also tell you what to do with the rest of those patches from that lot.
If you get the same symptoms no matter what lot you use, it is probably not the patches.
Discuss this whole thing with your doctor and your pharmacist regardless. That should be your first step.
I don't think any opioid is more dangerous than another. Many people use the fentanyl patch and get good results from it, some get lousy side effects. Some people get few to no side effects other than constipation, which happens with all opioids.
I have personally never used the patches, I like my hot tub too much to be willing to give it up. I use oral meds instead. The good thing for all of us is that there are lots of alternatives in pain management.
Thank you for your amazing reply. I will do that --- report it to my pharmacist and doctor but I have been complaining to my doctor for a few years now!!! I had no idea I could receive so many replies with helpful suggestions and information. Sincere Thanks!
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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