Hello, I had a horrible time with fentanyl patches after being on them for around four years when I switched to butrans I got so much better and the patches NEVER come off like the fentanyl did. I am still having to take Lortab, 3-4 daily, but I've been static on 10 mg for almost a year. Just the last three weeks have been horrible and I think maybe I've received a bad batch of butrans. I cannot figure out any other reason.View Thread
Hello, I've been on the butrans 10mg for about a year after being on fentanyl for over four years. I take hydrocodone/lortab for breakthrough pain as well. The last three weeks have been absolute hell for me. I've been feeling withdrawal symptoms and my pain has increased along with terrible anxiety. I'm wondering if anyone has ever heard of getting a bad batch of the butrans where maybe not enough medicine was applied to it. I thought that this maybe what has happened only because the symptoms started with the new box of patches. I`ve left a message with my pharmacy but with the recent snow storm, they have just reopened.View Thread
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