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Today after suffering severe pain for the last 2 weeks with no relief the dr has started me on a 7 day hourly disperse morphine patch. Has anyone else used these and how did they make you feel etc 

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Hiya I was on butran patches 5m to start was OK on that for two years till big flare and went up to 15m  per hour. But unfortunately my body reacted to the patch n I'm now trying mst continus tablet instead x but I was using them fine for year as the mg goes up so do sizes of patches and my skin reacted everywhere in the end.. good luck ❤

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Hi I am on the same patches but on 30mg a hour, 1 every 7 days. Been on that dose for 2 years now but it has started to slow down the pain relief so I am not getting the benefit no more. I too have trouble with my skin leaves square marks all over me and I itch all the time where the patch is, I am hoping to get some sort of tablet and get rid of patches.

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Hi there , I have been on the patches for few years , felt they were not helping anymore I am now on morphine tablets and liquid and to be honest still not much improvement, I have had this condition for over 20 years .  Sue heron 

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The brutran patches also come in tablet form. I know this as was in hospital have an op on my jaw. I was given oral morphine in theatre and once when back in day care. This didn't work and as they were trying to get the pain under control, they called the pain team. When they realised what had happened to the patches I was put on the tablet instead but had to stay overnight so that they could keep an eye on me. I came out the next day. If the patches are burning you, ask for the tablet form xx

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Good advisor

I was on Butrans but not strong enough so have been on fentynal/duogesic (morph) skin patches a few years now. I have Fibro and ME and can't actually walk without them. So easy to apply lasts 3 days xx

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Good advisor

@Tam19860

Never heard of 7 hour patches

What brand or name is on them and dosage 

Thank you 

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Hi

Ive just been to a pain clinic at my local hospital only to be told that im on the best regimine of medications already and that theres pretty much nothing they can do. I used to be on tramadol but had to stop using them because of the severe side affects i was having (vomiting and dizziness). Now i take co-codamol. Im also on pregabalin, amitriptyline & venlafaxine. I think thats it for the pain. Clearly what im on isnt cutting it otherwise i wouldnt have been sent to the pain clinic. Ive also done the pain management course. Nothing is helping improve things. What can i do now? The pain clinic Dr wouldnt consider patches or anything like that. I dont know what to do. Any advice will be much appreciated.

Thanks

Sam

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Hi I use matrifin patches 50mg change every three days,and find they do help with the pain along with paracetomol and amatriptaline 20 mg every night.only problem I have is I seem to have a tired two days every couple of weeks we’re I can’t get up I’m so tired just sleep for nearly two days it’s really getting me down now as I’m wasting two days sleeping.the doctor has just had blood test to test my iron,does any one else have this problem.?

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Kaz1960 I'm on different meds, I'm similar to Sam' s meds but I always have 2 days every 14 days but better than it was. Dr stopped a rheumatoid arthritis med and I was in bed 6 out of 7 days, basically sleeping my life away, nobody apart from OH obv she's me when I sleep, woken up for meds ditto Now back on meds and so much for me thinking they had no effect too. Keep our chins up, yeah I know it's hard

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