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I'm suffering from DDD, Scoliosis, Shoulder Injury x 2 and neuropathic pain for 10 years (since age 21). Over the years, I've been prescribed Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Codeine, Tramadol, Neurontin,Lyrica.....and finally something that works, the BUTRANS patch. Wow, I actually have control of my life again! My pain level went from an (8) pre-patch to about a (3) post-patch. I apply a new patch ...

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I JUST STARTED THIS MEDICATION.

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Quinn | 35-44 | Nonbinary | On medication for 6 months to less than 1 year | Patient
4/20/2021
Condition: severe chronic pain requiring long-term opioid treatment
Overall rating 4.0
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Taking low doses (5 mcg patch & 7.5 mcg patch during winter) for Functionality Goals rather than complete pain coverage. I'd rather balance some pain and have a clear head & be safe to drive when I can (rarely, but treasured). Many days the pain is lower, but there are still severe breakthrough pain at times or during flareups (weather related or overdoing it). Taking Gabapentin for neurological pain as well. Low dose allows me to do light chores & housework more consistently, take stairs a few times per day vs rarely/at all, bathe myself consistently, and draw & take my pets on walks during warmer months. Sleep has improved. Mood has improved. Cognition is sharper (less pain fog). Far fewer weeks/days bedridden during winter. Side effects were dry mouth, constipation, and seeping/weeping horribly skin sores (itched worse than Chicken Pox) that shed the patch early by oozing pus from the application site. Applying Flonase to the skin & letting it dry before applying Butrans patch helped greatly. However, it still leaves scabs & scars. Good skin was on of the few things chronic illness left, but scabs & scars are worth it vs. being bedridden, immobile, unable to take stairs, or draw at all. Getting some of my mobility back, ability to assist around the home, and doing art again has been a miracle.

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JulianneT | 55-64 | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
2/25/2021
Condition: severe chronic pain requiring long-term opioid treatment
Overall rating 5.0
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I was taking Morphine for 6 years and couldnt get my levels below 7.Iam on the Butrans 10mcg and my pain levels have been the lowest they have been in years. My pain management doctor told me I do need to increase the dosage because it isnt being effective for the full 7 days, by the 6th day it starts wearing off. Overall, I am pleased with it. The side effects I have is weight loss, chills and headaches.

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Boo boo | 45-54 | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
9/23/2020
Condition: Other
Overall rating 1.3
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I throw up just about every day , so then I quarter them .. then I go through chills , shakes , glittery ... does anyone else have this ? Is there something else I can take to keep me off pain pills ?

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Deb | 55-64 | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
7/19/2020
Condition: Chronic Pain
Overall rating 2.3
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I have tried both the 5 mcg and now the 7.5 mcg. The patch does nothing to relieve pain. I get more pain relief with my oral pain medications. I would never recommend this medication. It is totally useless

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Anonymous | 25-34 | On medication for 1 to less than 2 years | Patient
6/29/2020
Condition: Chronic Pain
Overall rating 4.7
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For a while I was using tramadol 50 mg 3times a day. I did not hepl much. Even norco couldn't heepl enough. So I was put on Butrans. 20 mgs/h. The pain relief came after 3 days! But it came. After a month my dosage was increased to 40 mcg = 2 patches at one time. And switch after 96 hours. My pain is constantly low. 2/10.

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