Hi everyone. I was put on the Butrans Patch 5mcg/hr about 2 months ago. That dose was not doing much. Doctor put me on 10 mcg/hr and it worked well for 2 weeks. Now I feel like I am only wearing a band aid and I dont feel any relief at all. I used to take percocet and it was great for my pain. I could play with my kids, and do all of my daily activites without any pain. Why I was switched, I have no idea.
Getting any of my docs to put me back on percocet is impossible. They make me feel like a homeless druggie burn out when I bring it up. I typically leave the dr's office feeling insulted and angry.
Went to the ortho doc today and along with spinal stenosis, I have a hole in my L5 disc. A fusion was recommended today but my doc wont do it bc I am 34 years old. Where in the world can I find a doc that will do a fusion on me so I can move forward!!? My brother just has a fusion a month ago and he is 40. He feel a lot better and it's been a positive, speedy recovery.
I guess I am asking for anyone for advice. I am ready to give up on all modalities and just live in pain.View Thread