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.
Stopping Duragesic (fentanyl) Either a slow taper or abrupt discontinuation with experiencing opiate withdrawal are the two basic methods. Unless there is some reason to stop abruptly (i.e.Addiction) then a slow taper would probably be best. There are a number of ways of doing this and you should discuss these with your doctor. Switching to an oral medication for the taper might be easier.
Opiod use. Duragesic (fentanyl) is a very potent narcotic. You need one on one help to wean off these meds. Get advice from your pcp. Good luck.
Yes. The medications should be weaned off rather than stopped suddenly. Add up the total daily dose of medication and decrease the total amount by 10% every 5 days.
Talik to your doctor. Monitor for side effects and pain.
Talik to doc. Monitor for side effects and increased sedation or pain.