Hope you have had a good a day as possible.
I am now three weeks post hip replacement surgery, I also have fibromyalgia . Prior to my surgery I was in horrendous pain and my doctors gave me butrans patches.....I started on 5mcgs and went up to 15mcgs. I have continued to use them since the surgery and I changed them weekly on a Thursday.
Anyway, I was sat here earlier and I started getting ing quite sharp and burning pains up my back, then all down my arms and my hands....my legs, that are sore anyway, started burning and shooting pains. I thought, oh god, this is the worst I've felt since the surgery, thought it was my fibro acting up. Then I suddenly thought, I haven't changed my patch.
I've changed it now and taken some pain killers so hopefully I'll be ok in a few hours.
It made me think........ I was given those patches for my hip pain, but they are obviously helping with my fibro pain. Does anyone know if you can have these patches long term???? .
Take care all