I am on the fentanyl patch 50 mcg and between 1/2 and a whole Norco 4 times a day. I am also bipolar in addition to the chronic pain and am on anxiety meds. I am VERY careful but I worry. I don't ever want anyone to think I hurt myself deliberately because it wouldn't be the truth but the combo scares me. I am, however, in excruciating pain that is exacerbated by the anxiety significantly. If an expert is available, I would like to know if I am on the best combo for the often 10/10 pain I have and if there are alternatives. I have only been on the fentanyl a few months and at one point the pain was under good control on a 25 patch and 10/325 of Norco QID. I am also on Coumadin so NSAIDS are out and I have atrial flutter for which I take flecanide and diltiazem. I had a gastric bypass and do not seem to process meds very well at all in what is left of my stomach. I feel very old for 63, but I have lots left I want to accomplish in this life.View Thread
Thanks so much for your reassurance! I am having a lot of pain this morning and it is good to know it's okay to get relief. I'm seeing my doctor this week and will be talking with her about what I've learned in this forum. Thanks to each and every one of you for all your help!!!View Thread
Thanks so much for your advice. I am making some headway in cutting the Norco which I know will help. I just pray for no more pain breakthroughs as I have just started having some positional vertigo when I get out of bed. I know I have to be very careful not to fall as I am also on Coumadin for deep vein thrombosis.View Thread
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