I've just had the worst medical experience yet, after my GP increased the patch dose to 37.50, this being the one up from 25mg. Best way to describe it was an unplanned overdose. A weekend of nightmares, fever short of breath etc. Everything on the leaflet that tells you "if you experience this, remove patch and seek medical help".
Luckily after 48hrs, of pure hell something managed to tell my addled brain to rip it off, honestly don't think I'd be here now otherwise.
Woke up Monday morning with relief feeling shaken up, determined never to use them
After numerous phone calls, my GP said was unsafe to stop abruptly as could have severe withdrawal affects and gave me two weeks of the lowest dose 12mgs.
I'd been on the patches for three months. I'm now scared of going to sleep in case anything remotely similar happens, the lower doses always knocked me out, sleeping for fifteen hours. Worrying too as on Diazpam amongst the rest of the concoction, which it says there is a warning risk, did try to ask GP regarding this but had no response . In fact should never have been prescribed Fentanly with Diazepam.
Feeling very anxious, any advice would be appreciated. xx