BEWARE DTRANS DURAGESIC PATCHES

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I was on these patches for 7 months for chronic back pain gp decided to stop patches without a wean off period (due to side effects)I did question this but was informed I would be fine and may have very slight withdrawl symptoms.

I ended up going into total withdrawl and being admitted to hospital and prescribed morphine, I was terrified and now two weeks later I am still suffering from weakness unexplained anxiety and feel really un-well !

On top of all this I am now scared stiff of all pain killers and am in constant pain just about managing on co-codamol an diclofenic.

PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND WEAN OFF SLOWLY

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    That's exactly what scares me I'd like to come off mine I've been on 35mmg for 6 years
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    When it comes to the drugs  we take for pain relief we are the mercy of the prescribing Dr.  
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    Hi Jonesr2 Thank you for your info I recently was put on the Fentenyl Patch 25 I was on Hydrocorden 10 325 for 7 years due to a broken back and neuropathy from diabetes, I tried to get off the patch recently and got no sleep as for i was up all night for days and felt lousey all day. Did you ever get off and how is your pain ? My doctor wont help he likes my co pay and screwing my ins, I dont know where to turn. This drug should never ever be used. . THanks again for your reply and i hope your doing well  Steve Ormond Beach Fl.
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      yes i have been on gabapentin for several years now 300 mg 3 times a day. same doctor also told me i must keep taking them Ithink hes a drug dealler . his office is allways packed. how do we report such abuse ?anyone out there in our situation. know how to get our lives back. and get rid of this leagal scum.?
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    Fentanyl (DUROGESIC dTrans and various other trade names) shoul not be prescribed for chronic pain conditions!  You WILL DEVELOP TOLERANCE and then your troubles will really begin.  I talk as a patient and a doctor who was lured, probably also by my desperate situation. I had an Autoimmune Sensory Neuropathy. I had to retire early as my life was in a mess and I could not function in my job. Now having got up to 100mcgm patches and the very slowly reduced to 75mcgm. I am now told I must come off them as I have been on them too long.  I cannot be offered any constructive alternative. Only Lidocaine (local anaesthetic) intravenous infusions. I know they are risky and the effects will wear off, but I am in a trap.

    Why can I not be offered Sativex as a trial?  (Cannaboids - marijuana) there are many good trials that show they can work for Neuropathic Pain!  BUT the NHS says no!  If I get it in any other way I will be a criminal.

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