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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of fentanyl citrate (PF) Epid.

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Condition: Severe Pain
9/23/2011 4:36:18 PM

Reviewer: frustmom, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My 21 year old son was finally put on this miracle a month ago after 5 doctors, injections and every opiate available. He has chronic pain due to herniated discs in the thoracic region. He is now able to resume physical therapy to strengthen his core and can sit in a chair for the first time in a year and a half.For a person so young it is heartbreaking to watch life pass him by due to chronic pai ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Pain
1/22/2011 10:58:58 AM

Reviewer: arizona, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I find that this medication is reasonably effective, though I still have some pain. It does wear off after two days rather than three. I have no side effects except sleepiness if I should take too much. In my experience, using fentanyl lollipops is necessary for the times when the pain is worse. Without them, I have to increase the patches, which results in my being too supply and makes driving ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Pain
1/2/2011 2:13:06 PM

Reviewer: amy, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am prescribed this every 3 days, I love not having to take pills especially with migraines that make me ill. I however know the last day is hell waiting on a new patch, I also know getting showers even fast make the patch loose and I have had them fall off. I only notice when pain is too bad that the patch folded or got knocked off in sleep, I do not like the lint rings around the patch area. Ot ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Pain
11/22/2010 12:36:05 AM

Reviewer: DM, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
The fentanyl patch literally gave me back a life; of course I still cannot return to my chosen profession or do everything I used to do in my free time - but I am able to function - including going back to working part time. I finally have some noticeable relief of severe, chronic pain after neck injury and two surgeries. I change the patch every 48 hours and take 1-2 tablets of oxycodone/APAP, 5/ ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Pain
11/18/2010 1:28:05 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After more than fifteen years of taking various cocktails of medications for my chronic pain, my Pain Management Doctor put me on the Fentanyl patch. It has been a life saver for me, literally! I was suicical and actually planning my death due to the uncontrollable pain I was in everyday. Now, I can get out of bed everyday and have a normal life! No more pills, no more clock watching to make sure ... Show Full Comment

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