2 patient evaluations for Fentanyl patch taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Jun 4, 2011 (Started May 13, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 12 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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Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, cognitive impairment, hyperactivity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, cognitive impairment, hyperactivity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, cognitive impairment, hyperactivity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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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