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I have been on the Fentanyl patch for just over a month. On the day I put a new patch on, right around 5-6 hours AFTERWARDS, my pain level increases quite a bit. The pain stays that way for about 3-5 hours, then goes back down.
This seems strange to me. Has anyone experienced this? Every day I change the patch this always happens.
I am on the 50 mcg/h patch, I've asked my pain doc if it would make sense if I went up to a higher dose as it is helping me but I'm still having to take a good qty of OxyCondone 10 mg tabs. She stated that she won't go up on my dosage because I am already at "cancer level" dose. Well, I've never had cancer and my pain was caused by a stroke(post-stroke pain). I see people posting taking 25 mcg/h patches to 100 mcg/h patches, any thoughts on why she won't budge on upping the patches if it means I can reduce more of the OxyCondone?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts
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