Hi I'm new on here so I hope I haven't missed a post on this topic already.
I finally started the butrans patches a few days ago for my pelvic pain. The matrifen patches I had previously didn't help with pain in the slightest, they didn't even cause any side effects. After 24 hours of being on the butrans though the side effects kicked in. I've got nausea and actual sickness, constant hiccups, dizziness, shakiness and general weakness, fatigue, palpitations, headaches and it's also triggering migraines which I suffer from. I'm having to stay horizontal and preferably keep my eyes closed all day because being upright and moving is making things a whole lot worse. I can't actually tell if my pain has improved at the moment because it fluctuates on a daily basis so it's too early to tell. I am only on a low dose of 5 microgram, I am meant to increase to 10 in two weeks time. I'm rather concerned about the amount of side effects on this low dose. I know it's very early days yet but this on top of chronic pain makes the days very long. Do the side effects improve over time or are they here to stay?? And how long does it take for pain to improve? Any help would be appreciated