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Guillain Barre pain led to long term fentanyl. After stopping cold turkey I became extremely, painfully hyper sensitive. Hands, face, feet. Normal?

Guillain Barre pain led to long term fentanyl.  After stopping cold turkey I became extremely, painfully hyper sensitive.  Hands, face, feet. Normal?

Withdraw : You have developed withdraw symptoms from Opioid, after using them for longterm our body gets dependent on them and screams and acts up if stops abruptly, you need to come off of it slowly and pain medicine doctor can help you with that. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. David Sherer
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Can long term use of fentanyl patch lead to extreme hypersensitivity after stopping use? Three years of hypersensitive pain that is horrible.

Can long term use of fentanyl patch lead to extreme hypersensitivity after stopping use?  Three years of hypersensitive pain that is horrible.

Fentanyl patches: Long term use of any opioid causes dependence. The hypersensitivity you refer to is opioid induced hyperalgesia - this can be seen and is really dose and time dependent. ...Read more

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What could cause severe, continuing hypersensitivity 3 years after stopping a 4 year course of fentanyl. Onset was 30 days later. Suffered from GBS.

What could cause severe, continuing hypersensitivity 3 years after stopping a 4 year course of fentanyl. Onset was 30 days later.  Suffered from GBS.

Central Pain: There have been similar questions in the very recent past-possibly yours. Your pain could be falling into what is termed a central pain syndrome. These problems are treated with different meds than the typical pain conditions. This condition can occur just about any time after a neurologic injury or disease. ...Read more

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Can opioid induced hyperalgesia persist for years after stopping opioid use? GBS used fentanyl for 4 years. Stopped cold turkey. Three years ago.

OIH Controversial: The concept itself has some opponents who dispute the existence of this condition. I can state even those who believe in this condition would find it difficult that it would persist for four years. If you are still having pain that is uncontrolled you need to see a pain specialist. ...Read more

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What would happen if i stopped taking fentanyl patch I have been taking it for 5 years 50mcg i take it for pain it makes me feel bad my doc says you take what i give you how can I stop and not die or feel like I am dieing please help thank you

What would happen if i stopped taking fentanyl patch I have been taking it for 5 years 50mcg i take it for pain it makes me feel bad my doc says you take what i give you how can I stop and not die or feel like I am dieing please help thank you

Weaning off drugs.: Stopping the patch "cold turkey" is not something i would recommend for you. The effects are distinctly unpleasant. I would suggest asking your provider to wean the dose of your medication slowly. If they won't do it i suggest getting a second opinion. ...Read more

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How do fentanyl patches work?

How do fentanyl patches work?

Provide pain relief: Fentanyl patches are small patches like a band-aid. The medicine is mixed into the bandage material. Once it is applied to the skin, the fentanyl, an opiate medication, slowly dissolves through the patient's skin and is ultimately absorbed into the blood so that it circulates throughout the body providing pain relief. The patches come in different doses affecting length of time they work. ...Read more

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What does fentanyl patch look like?

Please tell YOUR age: If would appear that you are signing in under someone else's account and since you are asking a bit of an unusual question when it comes to the controlled substance Fentanyl we need to verify your age and the purpose of your question. This site is for answering medical questions that have clinical relevance for patients with an illness. How does your question address a clinical need? ...Read more

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How safe are Fentanyl patch 50 mcg?

High risk: for side effects, abuse and potential serious breathing problems and death. Vomiting, constipation,dizziness, drowsiness, or headache, just a few common side effects that may occur. Carefully follow your physician instructions for using fentanyl patches and remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he/she has thought that the benefit to you is greater than the risk. ...Read more

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How do I get fentanyl patches to stick?

Brand name: Try different manufactures. Some stick better then others. J&j makes reliable patches. Also wipe your skin with alcohol, let it dry, then apply. ...Read more

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What happens when fentanyl 50mg kicks in?

Pain relief: Fentanyl works on pain receptors. Its primary use is to alleviate pain. How fast it works depends on how it is given (IV, IM, transdermal). I'll assume you are referring to IV. Works in 1-5 mins, lasts ~ 45-90 mins. Some very serious, but expected side effects include slowed or even stopped breathing, low blood pressure, sedation. Expect excellent pain relief with Fentanyl when used properly ...Read more

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I need to know what is fentanyl 100 mcg/h?

A pain medication: It is a very strong (narcotic) pain medication often used to treat the most severe pain. ...Read more

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Fentanyl patch - how long until it kicks in?

Fentanyl patch - how long until it kicks in?

Fentanyl patch: The fentanyl in the patch should start it effect very soon after application of the patch. Within minutes. The onset if affected by your skin type and any chemicals on your skin before applying the patch. Make sure you follow directions on its use and if the dose is insufficient for you your doctor may need to increase the dose. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does can I take the fentanyl patch?

How long does can I take the fentanyl patch?

As long as doc says: Fentanyl is a narcotic used to fight pain. The patch form is typically used for those w/chronic pain. Therefore, one should only take it as long as your physician recommends that you do so. Be careful of addiction as well as constipation. ...Read more

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Fentanyl patch fell off in pool, what to do?

Call your doc: The best course of action is going to be to call your doc and explain and ask them for recommendations. The course of action will depend on your patch dosage, when you last changed it and the reason you use the patch. It is not safe to make recommendations without this information, so you need to confer with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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How often does fentanyl cause overdose death?

How often does fentanyl cause overdose death?

Depends: The main risks with fentanyl would be excessive and/or inappropriate over-usage at home. Deaths from narcotic accidental overdoses are increasing across the country. In a monitored situation such as in a hospital, overdose would likely be very rare but not impossible. ...Read more

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Can you ease tell me what a fentanyl patch is?

For chronic pain: Fentanyl transdermal patch is used in chronic pain management. The patches work by releasing fentanyl into body fats, which then slowly release the drug into the bloodstream over 48 to 72 hours, allowing for long-lasting relief from pain. The patches are available in generic form and are available for lower costs. Dosage is based on the size of the patch, since the t. ...Read more

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My fentanyl patch fell off in pool, what to do?

Call Doctor: Fentanyl is a powerful narcotic and the patch has a particular way of working. Therefore, any changes in pain management plan must be directed by md. ...Read more

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