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Buprenorphine patches

Hi All

Hope all is well with you. Has anyone else been given buprenorphine patches as part of their pain control medication? I do find them helpful but as the dose goes up the patches also get bigger, so it gets harder to put them on, also I don't know where to put them on the body so they still work but are hidden beneath summer clothes? As anyone solved this problem. Cheers Sturdy x

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Hi Sturdy I would think that as long as you don't put them in same place they would still work well. I do not have them so if your can't find anyone else on hear that know I would recommend a call to GP for some professional advice I would hate to advice you wrongly so just giving an opinion.

Good luck my friend

:}:}:}

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Thank you.

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Hi Sturdy yes my friend I have been using them for a few months now and I agree with what you say, I tend to move them around, sometimes top of arms, then top of legs but best place I find it stays in place the best is on the top of my back just below shoulder. They don't look good when you have shorts & vest top on though lol. How long have you been on them ?

Luv Jan xx

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About six months. Rheumoltoligist has increased them to 15mg so far what strength are you on at the moment?

Sturdy

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Hi there

When I was using patches I'd put them on my back or even the top of my arm.

They need to be moved around anyway otherwise they can quite badly irritate the skin.

Do you work and not want them to be seen?

If not is it anyone elses business anyway? I was never too bothered if they could be seen although I did try not to have them on full display.

Lu xx

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Hi no I don't work due to fibro, but I recently went to Cyprus and came home with a white patch where the patch had been. X

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Ah! Not good having white patches :) xx

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I unfortunately had to come off them as I had ulcerated skin where the adhesive touched. I always put them in different parts of my back where unless the top was extremely skimpy they couldn't be seen. They shouldn't overheat so if in full sun they are best hidden. I just did a little chart in my diary of my back and put an X where I was putting the patch so made sure it was rotated.x

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What a good idea, you seem very organised. Thanks for your reply

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Hi Sturdy

It is not something that I have ever been prescribed but I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck with them, and please take care of yourself my friend.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken

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