1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago#26993by penskifiles
penskifiles replied the topic: NORSPAN PATCHES
Hi kay i have used similar patches for years mine were durogesic fentanyl but iv used other brands that have not stuck very well especially when i was active and sweating. To reduce welts when removing excess glue that has stuck to you use isopropal its a liquid alcohol if you keep having problems with them your gp might change you to a analgesic that is in pill form anyway good luck its a long road and sometimes a bumpy one
Last Edit: 1 year 4 months ago by penskifiles. Reason: Grammar
When I 1st went on Norspan -- 5mg -- it neve did a thing , so after weeks Dr put me on 10mg to change once a week -- they do take the edge off the pain BUT for the 1st 2 weeks or maybe more I was nauseated and often vomited -- I have now been on them for 17 months and also have Endone 5mg to take but only take them when I am unable to get relief from lying or sitting down and the pain is unbearable..
I also take Panamax every 4 hours every day.
None of the Endone or the Norspan patches have ever made me high or affected in any other way and I am still OK to drive --- but I made sure b4 I did drive.
I am very aware that the more meds you take the quicker your pain will become used to it and then it is more and more -- and that is NEVER a good outcome.
The Norspan patches can disrupt your skin a bit -- some people more than others -- I get little itching patches that then look like scratches and scab up.
I have not experienced weeping under the skin, but hIave had severe allergic reactions to the adhesive, not the medicine itself. I now place the patch on my heel and it has worked wonders for me. Well...so far so good anyway.
Same thing has happened to me as well. My pain doctor put me on Durogesic 12 and I was on that pain patch for a few years. I went to another pain doctor and this doctor told me to get off Durogesic and go back to Norspan as Norspan is the only medicine that helps me. The doctors mistake was to have me on a Norspan 5 from a Durogesic 12. Suffered immense withdrawal and today was put on a Norspan 15. The med kicked in and the withdrawal isn't as bad, however hoping that pain subsides as well.
NEVER allow a doctor to put you on a lower dose medication coming off a high dose/strong med....mistake on their behalf and we have to suffer the consequences. Just like you, I rely on Endone and panamax for pain breakthrough. I would rather not take anything really, but.....life is unfair