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I've been on BuTrans patches for 12 months for pain relief for my hip. I should have had a hip replacement on 30 July 2014 but had 4th heart attack on 16 July 2014 so obviously the operation was cancelled. (I fractured my hip 28 years ago in a horse riding accident and have managed without a replacement op till now - pain was really bad last year) I have been in hospital for the last week and was discharged yesterday - I have lost almost 2st in weight over the last 12 months. I am nauseous all the time have no appetite, I'm shakey and weak and dizzy. I've been trying to carry on and get on with life but have had chest pains which is angina caused by the fact that I am so weak I'm forcing myself to get up and eat etc and my heart is struggling. Hospital can't find out what is wrong with me - they have tried all sorts of tests including a body scan and more or less told me to get on with it - I have rehad Social worker calling daily to help me. Medication I'm on for my heart is Ivabradine to slow my heart down and Isosorbide to open my arteries, Clopideral and asprin to thin my blood and Ezetmebe instead of a statin. Hopsital say heart medication should not give me the symptoms I'm getting so only other thing can be the patches. Has anyone else had similar symptoms. What will happen if I stop using the patches - I'm desparate I will try anything I hate feeling so ill I just want to have some fun. I'm a young 68 and belong to loads of clubs and social activities - hospital want me to take anti-depressants but I'm not depressed and also concerned if I put more chemicals (tablets) in my systom, my body has also to get used to them too! Feedback would be very gratefully received. Thanks - Eunice
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