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Loss of Appetite on Pain Meds
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mikmock posted:
Hello Community, I would like some advice on how you have handled the loss of appetite that comes with some pain meds. I am currently on the Fentynal patch and Oxycodone for break-through pain. I have absolutely NO appetite and continue to struggle to maintain weight - after loosing over 40 pounds in the last 2 years. Granted, it is better for my spinal problems to be thinner, but I'm 5' 9" and struggling to hold at 130 pounds! I look terrible I tried an antidepressent Remerol with no luck - made me sooo sleepy I never really woke up and no help with appetite or smoking cessation as hoped. Any ideas? Anyone used Marinol?
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rocko86 responded:
had the same thing happpen to me and i also am on the PATCH,BUT it pass and i was not taking OXCY'S so im thinking it could b from the oxcy's,but is what i started to do i bought ice cream shakes that what help me out and after awhile my appetite slowly came back----i hope this helps but trust me u are not along my body has went threw a lot changes with some these pain meds what strength patch are u on??
gllll talk soon


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