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I recently opted to stop using my Fentanyl patches. I went from a 25 to a 12, then completely stopped. That was three days ago and my blood pressure is continually high. Will this get better?

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    Hi Bob

    My BP was elevated during withdrawal of Fentanyl. My doctors indicated it was from the stress my body was under. 

    It took about 6 months for my BP to return to my normal level. 

    Good luck! 

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      Thanks Karen I saw where you were on Fentanyl for quite a time. I started last November 2017 and with the news and a few things I felt with my body I asked my Dr to reduce. So I reduced and decided to stop completely with my second patch out of 10. Withdrawals haven’t been too bad but the blood pressure has me concerned. I also think I’m having anxiety so the wacky BP isn’t helping with that. Thank you so much for replying. Did you take BP medicine?
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    Yes I was on it for a long time!

    Feeling so much better being off of it. 

    2 years now 🤗. It was a long recovery for me. 

    I too had the  anxiety too from the withdrawal.  

    Your body will go through a lot of strange things. I was told It takes 2 years for your receptors to come back to normal. I was on the drug much l longer, hopefully your recovery goes well. Good luck 😊

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      Thanks Karen now it seems my BP decided to go the other direction not bad 110/70 probably being the average. Also I’m pretty sure I’m having panic attacks every so often. Hands get sweaty, overwhelming since of doom, muscle ache, racing heart, and I’m just scared. Is all this normal. It’s been 9 days since I removed last patch. I have taken 2 hydrocone a day some days 3 since then. My thinking was it would help after not using patches but I’m not sure anymore maybe it’s hurting. I have never experienced panic attacks before in my life but what’s has been happening is textbook to the symptoms. Please any feedback would be appreciated.
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      Yes Bob, I too had and still have the panic attack feeling. I feel my heart start to race and feel very panicky and uncomfortable in my body. 

      I have a really awesome GP doc who prescribes low dose Xanax .05mg at night, before bed, seems like that is when mine kick in.  2 years later and I’m still experiencing these sad

      I take 4 mg Dilaudid twice a day for pain and plan on staying on it.  

      You should check with your doctor on some type of low dose Xanax, it has made a huge difference for me. 

      Keep in contact, let me know how you’re doing. smile. Karen

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