36 patient evaluations for Fentanyl Transdermal Patch

Vikings23
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Vikings23
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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Nov 2, 2009 (Started Jun 22, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 100 mcg Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: The patch would seem to fall off before the days were up and I would need more than what was given and couldn't get more so withdrawl was severe.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Withdrawal effects, Loss of energy, Emotional withdrawal, Constipation, Dry mouth (xerostomia), Constipation

Jul 1, 2009 (Started Jun 22, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mcg Every Other Week
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Withdrawal effects, Loss of energy, Emotional withdrawal, Constipation, Dry mouth (xerostomia), Constipation

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mousey1981
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mousey1981
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 51
Condition: 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 PATCH Daily
Advice & Tips: I agree with this treatment for certain people but feel it needs to be monitored closely by the individual prescribing it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Cognitive impairment, Hyperactivity, Sleepiness

Sep 25, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: This worked great for me for several years then appeared not to do the trick any longer. It did not work when I experienced a relapse.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Cognitive impairment, Hyperactivity, Sleepiness

Sep 24, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication works well until I have a relapse. I do sometimes forget to write down which day I put a new patch on. I find many other physicians I see, who don't seem to understand fibromyalgia or believe in it, tend to frown on the use of this medication.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Cognitive impairment, Hyperactivity, Sleepiness

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doc1162
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doc1162
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Oct 4, 2010 (Started Dec 15, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 50 mcg Daily

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Skooter
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Skooter
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I have:
MS

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Feb 10, 2009 (Started Jan 07, 1999)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 50 mcg Weekly
Advice & Tips: please, this drug is unpredictable, very easy to overdose, sun simply hitting the patch will zap too much fentynal into the system, causing breathing to stop. my own experience. 8 months it took to come down from 200. YEAH
Side effects: Emotional withdrawal, Withdrawal effects

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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:F65y
FM:22y Dx
CFS: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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EMTGIRL1957
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EMTGIRL1957
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: None
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Some
function: Most
external_stress: Little
Stickman: some
Description:F56y
FM:17y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 11, 2009 (Started Aug 14, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Think it was the best treatment I had taken for fibro and took it for several years until they changed manufactures and I had allergic reactions.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Constipation

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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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Hawkmoon22
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Hawkmoon22
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F48y
FM:15y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 1, 2009 (Started Sep 04, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 75 mcg All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: get to the nearest detox. Like NOVUS in Florida
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Drug dependence

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EMTGIRL1957
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EMTGIRL1957
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: None
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Some
function: Most
external_stress: Little
Stickman: some
Description:F56y
FM:17y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 13, 2009 (Started Mar 10, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 250 mcg Monthly
Advice & Tips: That several people I know have allergic reactions either due to the adhesive or filler. I have been on the patch since 2001 and just since my drug store changed manufacturers did I have this problem.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Itching (pruritus), Rash or skin problems

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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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Nov 25, 2010 (Started Mar 12, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sciatic nerve pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 100 mcg All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: Don't forget to change patch. The effects start to reduce after 2 days so I used 2 x 50 patches and changed one every 36 hours. Very effective but the sticky residue can irritate the skin. Takes a while to get used to but well worth it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lack of motivation

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