I was changed from ms contin with oxycodone for breakthrough pain to fentanyl patches when I switched from one out of state pain clinic to one closer to home. The patch was only holding me for less than two days and the pain would creep back. Then the new pain doc switched me from the fentanyl patch to nucynta. The nucynta does not compare to either the mc contin or fentanyl for pain control. I assumed he started me on a low dose to see how I do. What he didn't tell me was that I would go through opiate withdrawal once I was off the patch. I've been on opiod pain meds since 2007. So that is six years. I wondered if I would go through withdrawal since nucynta is not a natural opiod. I guess I have my answer. I'm calling him today to discuss this with him, but I was wondering if anyone else experienced withdrawal when switched from a natural opiod to Nucynta, without any slow titration down from the former.View Thread
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