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Fentanyl and drowsiness
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Noca - September 25

I was upped to 75mcg/h but all I can do is sleep 18 hours a day. Its making me soo tired. Anyone have this problem with the Fentanyl patches?


INPAINDAILYJC - September 27

I know Morphine Sulfate isn't the same as the Fentanyl patch. But when I was first put on the Morphine I was extremely tired!
I would catch myself at work closing my eyes and drifting off into space..

Again, I know they aren't the same thing, but I think they are both morphine based.

Hope it gets better soon. Maybe your body just needs to adjust to this?

Take Care, jennifer


Auvonto - October 8

i had a co worker tell me to ask about this medication. I asked my Pain Mgmt dr and he said that this was not a good medication for me. he said that is a big jump but i was feeling like if the other meds like tramadol, hydrocodone, codine, and others like it aren working then why not try this. except for the side affect of making you tired does it help with the pain. i have to work and i find that because of the amount of pills i take it makes me loopy, could i actually use that patch. i need something that i can work with and not be in pain. i sit all day at my job but i still hurt. i have to get up and stretch my legs every once in a while so my knees dont get stiff. if i stand too long when i go to bend my knees they hurt. damned if i do damned if i dont ;). anyways maybe one day this will all go away!!!


Noca - October 8

Auvonto - Tramadol, Hydrocodone, and Codeine are weak opioids. Morphine, Oxycodone, are moderate strength opioids. Dilaudid and Oxymorphone are strong opioids and Fentanyl is the strongest opioid analgesic there is on the market IMO and from my own research in this case.

Fentanyl at 50-75mcg/h helps my pain tremendously. I take it in conjunction with some Dilaudid. I like Fentanyl cause it gives round the clock relief for 3 days per patch.



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