My UK GP has given me "Mezolar Matrix", a Fentanyl adhesive skin patch, 25 mcg/hour size, as the previously used Zomorph 30 mg ( 1 each 12 hours) was proving ineffective in combating the severe pain level.
Any help anyone on any aspects of its use - is it usually effective ? I have never used skin patches before. After 18 hours wearing the very first patch I'm hard put to detect any great effect on my pain level and am having to use either Codeine or Co-codamol or Solpadol as well - (otherwise I can hardly walk).
I understood the patch would replace the other things I used in the past, but not so, so far ?