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Butrans Transdermal Patches
mustangponygal posted:
I have suffered with degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and fibromyalgia for 10-12 years and took pain meds with different combinations but usually only took lortab or norco. I had a Lumbar Fusion in 2006 but still suffer from the same back pain and have more discs bulging and deteriorating now. For years Ive suffered and ran out of my pain meds bc I have been only given 4 a day until just recently. My Pain Management DR put me on Butrans 10mcg and told me to take the Norco for breakthrough pain. So far Ive had excellent results as far as my pain but Ive developed terrible headaches and tiredness.I just started the patch 2 days ago. Can anyone really tell me what to expect as far as pain relief and why Im experiencing these side effects???? Thanks so much in Advance!!!!
ctbeth responded:
While many do not experience any problems while using Butrans, side effects are still possible with the skin patch. Some of the most common reactions can include nausea, headaches, and dizziness. Although most side effects of the patch do not require medical attention, you should contact your prescribing MD immediately if you experience seizures, hallucinations, difficulty breathing, or other potentially serious problems.
There is also no harm in contacting your MD's office to discuss the side effects that you're experiencing.

No one knows why some people experience side effects and others do not. Your MD may be able to give you further information.

I hope that you'll feel better and that the Butrans patch will be a successful med for your pain management.

Best wishes,

ctbeth replied to ctbeth's response:
I have no idea why my reply is showing two different fonts and print. LOL, sorry

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