I’ve been having a lot of trouble with pain management this week. I started Fentanyl patches for pain about 2 weeks ago. They worked well for awhile, but then the pain, especially from my abdomen, increased. My doctor recommended switching from 25 mcg (micrograms) to 50. While I was waiting to get the prescription for the 50, Dr T said to wear two 25 patches together, so I used all but one in the box. As it happened, fifty was just too much for me and I was falling asleep sitting up, even when reading to Ryan. So the dr said I should go back down to 25, then maybe try combining the 25 (lowest adult dose) with the 12.5 (children’s dose). Cheryl picked up my new prescription for me and Mike took it to the pharmacy to fill it. The insurance company decided it was a refill, and that I had to wait a certain number of days before they would fill it. Argh! That meant going a few days with no patch and just Percocet. Do you think I might have been a little grumpy? Also burst into tears a couple of times. Anyhow, today I finally got the 25 +12.5=37.5. Let’s hope it works!!
Goldilocks and the 3 pain patches August 19, 2014