Well a few weeks have gone past now and just wanted to share my news. After starting on Fentanyl patches had to change the brand of them as the adhesive was poor and they fell off after 24 hours. Tried the lower strength and the pain was unbearable. Mainly in my arms and legs, it also came with a full blown Fibro attack, hot/cold sweats ibs fatigue. But the type were you can't sleep even my toes hurt. After about three days symptoms eased a bit and I dragged myself to my GP. Along with the usual ibs meds he upped the strength of my patches to 50mcg! Well touch would what an amazing difference they have made.
Feel a bit concerned that this relief is just temporary but I feel as though the fatigue is better and I have more energy. The aches are better, but as I am doing more the arthritis is more painful in my knees and back,so much so going downstairs is bad. Over all I am happier because I have had arthritis for years and can cope with that pain.
So really happy overall with these patches but do get a little bit of itching from the adhesive on these, but what do you do? Lol going to my GP tomorrow to report on them, so will see what he thinks.
Thanks for listening