36 patient evaluations for Fentanyl Transdermal Patch

Deefog
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Deefog
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 45
Condition: Muscular Dystrophy 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Muscular Dystrophy

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May 26, 2012 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Deep leg pain: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: i have side effects to most narcotics. i did not like watching the clock and worrying about when it was time for my meds. caring pills around. with the patch i change it every 3 days. i alternate on my arms but get to itchy to place it the other recommended spots. change it and forget it, then take Vicodin once or twice a day for breakthrough. i gets alittle hot and sweaty but i use a trans dermal bandage/see though. a box is about $10s for month and really keeps them stuck i have bad reactions to most pain meds like percocet and Oxycontin and i did not like having to watch the clock and carry meds around with me so i could take it ever 4 hours. i really like being able to put on patch on my arm (alternating) every three days and forget about it. only taking Vicodin for breakthrough. i am very pleased with it
Cost: < $25 monthly

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rleithold
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rleithold
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Apr 25, 2012 (Started Jun 20, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 50 mcg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: patch does not adhere to my skin. I have to try not to cover the patch, but I do have to use band-aids to keep it on.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 27, 2011 (Started Jun 20, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 50 mcg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: Since I already have trouble with urinary function, this medication has added to the difficulty in voiding or gives the sensation of urgency. I have found that it is difficult to keep the patch to stay on especially in the hot and humid weather. I have to tape it on.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
KatB
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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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sunnyday
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sunnyday
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F41y
CFS:19y Dx
FM:19y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 1, 2013 (Started Sep 09, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Chronic pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mcg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: Where I placed the patch,I would get huge knots...as if my nerves just bundled there.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 13, 2012 (Started Sep 09, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Chronic pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mcg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: I use one every 72 hours.Sometimes I have to take a Vicodin on top of that,just to get some pain relief.It helped more when I used a different brand.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
AutumnFairy
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AutumnFairy
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F43y
FM:7y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 30, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: If you already have low blood pressure, be sure to monitor it while on this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
arachnoiditis555
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arachnoiditis555
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 38
Condition: Arachnoiditis 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Arachnoiditis

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Mar 4, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Chronic pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 200 mcg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: I've noticed with the fentanyl patch that I become accustomed to the dose rather quickly. I don't know whether it's my overall tolerance to narcotic pain relievers or what, but every time my doctor increases my patch dosage, the relief seems very short-lived; I'm talking within a couple weeks, it seems like it's no longer helping as it should.

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jusoph
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jusoph
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:M31y
FM:8y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 25, 2013 (Started Jan 09, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Chronic pain: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 50 mcg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: I will take anything that will ease my pain....
Cost: < $25 monthly

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porcelain1
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porcelain1
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Jan 11, 2009 (Started )

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: This patch has really taken the edge off of my pain, although it hasnt completely taken it away. Make sure you stay on top of changing your patch as advised. And remember that each time you move up a dose you feel high, but just remember that your body will get used to it and you will go back to being you. I function just fine everyday.
Side effects: Adhesive reaction, Constipation

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noknees
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noknees
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 70y
  • Organ: Kidney
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
  1. Kidney : 1y 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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Amtee
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Amtee
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F43y
FM:10y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 1, 2012 (Started Apr 06, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: due to a skin allergy and several side effects i stopped the patch and started a new medication
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Adhesive reaction, Dry mouth (xerostomia), Sexual dysfunction, Loss of energy, Constipation

May 13, 2009 (Started Apr 06, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 100 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: definately the adhesive sensetivity.
Side effects: Adhesive reaction, Dry mouth (xerostomia), Sexual dysfunction, Loss of energy, Constipation

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