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I have a pain management Dr who prescribes me 500mg Norco 3x per day, Baclofen 20m 1x per day and Gabapentin 100 mg 3x per day. I have RA, fibromyalgia, a sciatica issue in lower back and 5 months ago I had my 8th knee surgery which will soon turn into my 2nd knee replacement in a few more months. Since 2013 I've had 4 elbow surgeries and 4 knee surgeries one of which was my first knee replacement. None of these medicines are helping and my Dr will not consider giving me anything else. My tolerance for the Norco is to the point that I receive zero pain relief, and even if I take more than the recommended dosage I receive no pain relief. A friend gave me a couple 50 mg Fentanyl patches but I have no experience with it. My knee is hurting really bad that I can barely walk and have to use a cane every few days when I cannot just "tough it out" to get to the store or to get my kid from school. Will a 50 mg Fentanyl patch even help?
Should I even bother to try it? I don't want to take something that is not prescribed by my Dr but since he is unwilling to even have a discussion with me about other options, I'm at the point of willing to try anything...
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