FENTANYL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Sedation: “My mother received a fentanyl “cocktail.” She left the ICU three weeks later after a horrific reaction to the anesthetic, hallucinating, her math skills regressed to kindergarten level, verbal skills mildly impaired, and required six months of OT, PT, and speech language pathology. She could not live alone, drive, balance her checkbook, shop, or cook — all “activities of daily living” that she excelled at before entering the hospital. Before another outpatient surgery, we instructed the anesthesiologist, verbally and in writing, NOT to use fentanyl, as it was determined to be the ingredient that she was allergic to. They used it anyway. This time, despite arriving, walking, speaking and eating, she left the hospital a month later in a wheelchair, with a feeding tube, never again to speak, ambulate, or be independent! One should NEVER use it without first having a FULL allergic reaction assessment by a first-rate allergy reaction assessment clinic. Deeply Distraught Still.”

Distraught Ph.D. daughter March 13, 2018

Fentanyl Transdermal System (fentanyl) for Chronic Pain: “It kept coming off, even when I taped it to my shoulder. The breakthrough pain was not handled by this. I liked it as it didn’t directly go through my liver. Overall sense of well being, I.e. no pain and I could actually function well. 30mg 3 day for severe scoliosis, Sepsis after effects, degenerative L4 & L5, liver tumor (benign).”

jen0830 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 26, 2018

Duragesic (fentanyl) for Chronic Pain: “Best med in 24 years of chronic pain, I was on 75 mcg every 2 days, Florida heat diminishes medication. Only stopped when it went generic as J&J stopped sending Bioclusive Dressing to keep it on my body at No Cost otherwise would still be on it.”

KenWoods (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 9, 2018

For Anesthesia: “Having had multiple surgeries at a young age I was used to ether I asked the anesthesiologist what he was using and he said fentynol I had a line in between my small finger and the next and when he put the chemical in it started burning and told him to wait it blew up like a little balloon on my hand balloon on my hand and I told him what whoa whoa whoa whoa it hurts and within 10 seconds I was out hand was swollen after surgery like a balloon and they replace the line for a bag later and it blew up like Popeye it achieved its purpose but the last thing I felt was Major!!!!!! Pain and burn from that shot !!!!”

Diane…pain from fentynol (taken for less than 1 month) February 7, 2018

For Chronic Pain: “Started the patch 5 days ago when first putting it on I felt really in and out and very tired then started feeling very heavy in my chest when changing the patch for the first time my heart raced started vomiting and chest was very tight and heavy I began to itch and burn on my stomach and back, but my pain was completely gone. It works very well for pain but I don’t like the side effects they are very scary. I’m calling my doctor to see if I can get on liquid norco because the only reason I’m using the patch is because I’m having trouble with food and fluids due to a gastric bypass stricture in my esophagus. I wouldn’t use unless you can fight through nasty side effects.”

Crystaldp38 February 5, 2018

For Chronic Pain: “I was prescribed Fentanyl patches over a four month period while recovering from major surgery @75 mcg/hr. It was incredibly effective without fogging my mind up like oxycodone did. The only major side effects I didn’t like were having almost no appetite, frequent vomiting or dry heaves, and feeling unusually angry and mean-spirited. Withdrawals were pretty rough too, despite tapering down to 12.5 mcg/hr.”

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 30, 2018

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