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2 years 3 months ago #24107 by WAP
WAP replied the topic: NORSPAN PATCHES
Hi Marley,

How long did the nausea go on with you b4 it stopped? How long have you been on the Patches?
Also did the Patches stop the pain totally ?

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2 years 3 months ago #24109 by Marley
Marley replied the topic: NORSPAN PATCHES
Hi WAP

I didn't persist with Norspan beyond about 4 weeks because I broke out in welts and dermititis. I took an 'anti-chunder' to help with nauseous and used a cortesone cream which helped but I was always feeling nauseous and stopped eating which made the nauseous worse.

I wasn't getting significant management of my pain. I went through about a week of withdrawals and another week without any pain meds before trying alternatives.

I don't think there is anything that will stop pain totally and this isn't usually the aim because there is a physiological need to experience some pain and preventing this completely is dangerous and numbing for body and brain. When I was on a heavy combination I had amazing relief but couldn't function. When I pulled back I lost a tooth and had a major infection because I had not felt the pain.

This was my experience I hope it isn't yours.
Marley

Once I could laugh with everyone
Once I could see the good to me
Holding the world inside
Now the world is grey to me
Nobody can see you gotta believe it
Oh oh the night comes down
And I get afraid of losing my way
Oh oh the night comes down
And it’s dark again
“The Night Comes Down” Queen
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2 years 3 months ago #24110 by WAP
WAP replied the topic: NORSPAN PATCHES
Hi Marley,

Yes I have the odd itchy patches and hive type things as well.

I do take an anti Nausea meds as well but sometimes I throw them back up.

Yes I have lost my appetite too.

I function fine and I still drive and don't have memory or thinking problems and still only sleep 4 hours a night.

I would never expect anything to get rid of the pain totally but just enough to allow me to walk and stay on my feet for longer than half hour without having to sit or lie down.

What do the withdrawals do, how do the withdrawals effect a person ? Just so I know what I might expect.

What type of pain relief are you on now?

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2 years 3 months ago #24111 by Marley
Marley replied the topic: NORSPAN PATCHES
Hi WAP

To help hold down meds try some milk or yoghurt half hour before and then only 1 pill at a time 1 minute apart with only a mouthful of lemonaide or water with a teaspoon of sugar added. The dairy will line your stomache (you don't need much) and the sugar helps settle the contractions of the gut.

As far as withdrawals go, I suggest you Google because the possibilities are endless and correlates to dose, length of time on a medication and the individual.

I was on low dose for a short time and had to stop driving and could only manage to "just add water" or freezer to microwave food and struggled to prepare and eat. It was not what doc prepared me for and I didn't Google because I was sure it was "just me."

If it is something you are considering it is wise to be prepared. I've had worse from longer term and high doses of medication. With hindsight and subsequent experiments (experiences) I am grateful for stopping Norspan when I did.

Having written that, some people seem to come off meds without too much drama and some find Norspan helpful and manage any negative effects because for them it is 'worth it.'

It is up to you to decide if it is 'worth it.'

Thank you for posting
Marley

Once I could laugh with everyone
Once I could see the good to me
Holding the world inside
Now the world is grey to me
Nobody can see you gotta believe it
Oh oh the night comes down
And I get afraid of losing my way
Oh oh the night comes down
And it’s dark again
“The Night Comes Down” Queen

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2 years 1 month ago #24368 by Romster
Romster replied the topic: NORSPAN PATCHES
Hi everyone on the Norspan thread, just thought I'd pop in and say hello. My journey since Norspan has been Lyrica and then Targin 10 and now 2 weeks on Targin 20 which is making life easier. The Lyrica made me itch something chronic and the itches bled when scratched so I looked like a zombie as well as minimal pain relief. No side effects for me on Targin apart from drowsiness the first day or so but the lower dose didn't touch the pain. I also find if I take Panadol osteo the Targin works better. I also use Osteogard. Not dancing in the streets but much more flexible and contemplating a gentle exercise regime. The doc thinks I have a level of opioid resistance so hoping the effect builds over time.

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2 years 1 month ago - 2 years 1 month ago #24370 by WAP
WAP replied the topic: NORSPAN PATCHES
Hey Romster, and a Happy New Year you you and ALL on the forum.
I do hope your new Medications work well for you.
I had not heard of OSTEOGARD b4 have you really found it to be a great help? How long have you been on it please?

I am feeling a lot better -- not free of pain but I can cope with this and I am still on the 10mg of Norspan plus the Panamax up to 8 a day and Endone IF I really need --but have not taken one for 3 weeks my Dr took me off the sulfasalazine -- the Specialist had me on and I seem to have been much better and have not vomited for about 3 weeks -- last time was at a Woolworths check out -- lucky I had a vomit bag with me.
Maybe I am getting over the dreadful effect of some very heavy duty Antibiotics that I had via IV in 2013 -- Cipro and Macrodantin PLUS others which almost killed me -- for a chest infection that they had NO idea what it was as they lost the sample from the lung, the hospital told me when I left, ( still very ill and weak as ) they stated >>>
>> "this is going to take you a LONG time to get over" I thought at the time OK about 3 or 4 weeks well 2 almost 3 years later I MIGHT be STARTING to be a bit better.
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