36 patient evaluations for Fentanyl Transdermal Patch

rainydaygirl
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rainydaygirl
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Little
function: None
external_stress: None
Stickman: most
Description:F70y
CFS:6y Dx
FM:25y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 1, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain/muscle spasm from degenerated cervical vertebrae: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 100 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: As an opiod, it is critical to keep a note where easily seen to ensure changing to new patch on time. In a few hours after missing change time, unpleasant withdrawal symptoms start. It much easier to use than the oral meds and prevents the up and down pain levels that oral meds create. Like all opiods, it is constipating, but (at my docs suggestion) I take a stool softener ever morning. That seems to relieve 90% of the problem. Because of degeneration in my cervical vertebrae and the days I overdo, I supplement the patch with oral opiods as needed. All in all, without the patch, I don't think I could function at all.

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Txredhead
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Txredhead
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F53y
CFS:26y Dx
FM:23y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 23, 2011 (Started Jan 19, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: I set a reminder on my cell phone so I don't forget to change my patch every 72 hours. The downside to taking this medication, besides the side effects, is sticky residue that is left over after removing one patch. Sometimes it causes itchiness and sometimes it is hard to remove the residue.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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moogie16
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moogie16
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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Mar 13, 2011 (Started Jan 24, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2011 (Started Jan 24, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: i'm still in the process of working up to a comfortable dosage as of yet. the 25mg is, so far, an improvement from the 12mg. i am fairly functional with it, and not too groggy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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HappinessforEver
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HappinessforEver
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 53
Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 15 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

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Jun 4, 2011 (Started May 13, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 50 mcg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: I wish I could have stayed on Fentanyl, but I developed a bad rash. I don't know if I'm allergic to Fentanyl or just the sticky stuff on the back. Write to Fentanyl makes and tell them to find a way to make the patch stick to your body. I had to replace the patch constantly due to lack of efficacy to stick to skin. I also used Transderm tape (recommended by doctor) and it wouldn't adhere properly to the skin.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Rashes (redness, swelling)

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allanbruce
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allanbruce
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
54 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Jun 17, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Chronic Pain Syndrome: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 25 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Great treatment but it takes over your life. I need to get off it now as I am a little better after surgery.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Daytime tiredness, Withdrawal effects

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tigger13039
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tigger13039
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Oct 10, 2011 (Started Sep 14, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Joint pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine headaches: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Back pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Plantar Fasciitis: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Chest pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Meralgia Paresthetica: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in legs: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Abdominal pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 50 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: PAin in the butt getting it ti stick
Cost: < $25 monthly

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binarywoman
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binarywoman
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 39
Condition: Ehlers Danlos 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: b
I have:
Ehlers Danlos

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Feb 2, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Ehlers-danlos syndrome hypermobility type: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mcg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: make sure to eat regularly, I also make sure to have a high fiber diet, to regulate the chronic constipation this medicine has caused. For me, one or two Fiber One bars is all I need or 1-2 Cara Cara oranges. We use another patch on top to hold it in place. it's from 3M. We then write the date & time we changed that patch to help with memory. They didn't have this, but I change my patch ever 48 hours. I use 15 in 1 month's time, costing 8.00. I also insist on the Mylan brand, it's smaller, takes off less skin when removed and fits perfectly under the patches I use on top (will edit later with a name of this patch)!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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larzz77
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larzz77
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: None
Stiffness: Little
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: little
Description:F66y
CFS:22y Dx
FM:22y Dx
I have:
ME/CFS

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Feb 25, 2010 (Started Feb 11, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 25 mcg All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: Helps me sleep much better.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Skin irritation under patch

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KatB
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KatB
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 39
Condition: Dermatomyositis 42 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Dermatomyositis

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Sep 20, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Chronic pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 50 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Was shocked something finally got rid of all my pain, once upped to the 50mg patch; however, I was already really sick to my stomach on the 25mg patch and when the dr upped it I couldn't stop vomiting...literally. & trust me i tried hard to tolerate it because it was the first time I hadnt been in pain for as long as I could remember, but I couldnt go to work cause i threw up at work, in the car, at home...I had to quit taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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noknees
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noknees
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 71y
  • Organ: Kidney
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
  1. Kidney : 2y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

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Oct 10, 2011 (Started Jan 28, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 12 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Side effects worse than the pain
Cost: < $25 monthly

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