Re: Duragesic

From: toni welsh (
Wed Feb 21 05:07:39 2001

At Tue, 20 Feb 2001, Janet Karam wrote: >
>Thanks Suze,
>I guess we don't have pethadine in the states. Dr. Redan suggested switching
>the patch every 4-5 days, rather than every 3. I will try this along with
>plenty of Darvacet in between.
>Thinking of you, and wishing you a speedy recovery and a return to good

>>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Suze" <>
>To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <>
>Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 1:45 AM
>Subject: Re: Duragesic
>> Hi Janet,
>> I just had surgery and when i woke up had a patch on, as they said it
>takes 12
>> hours to get into your system they continued to give me pethadine as well,
>> pain was so bad they didn't stop either, But on getting home i had every
>> effect on the list and kept getting worse. We took my patch off and I will
>> never try it again as the side effects were horrible and made me feel
>> I am now back on pethadine tabs, panadeine forte, and others to control
>> pain.
>> Cant wait till next month when i get to go and see a surgeon that
>> in bowel and adhesions *cross fingers he can do something to relieve this
>> mare*
>> Take care will be thinking of you
>> Suze
>> Janet Karam wrote:
>> > Dear Karla,
>> >
>> > Thank you for your input. I do already have quite an intolerance to the
>> > duragesic...staying in bed/lying down is the only time I can really feel
>> > it's working. The first patch I wore(this is the lowest dose-25mcg), I
>> > the respitory depression, but since then, this has not been a problem. I
>> > weigh only 106 lbs, and wouldn't risk going to a higher dose, as the
>> > side effects are already bowling me over!
>> >
>> > I hope the MSContin starts kicking in and giving you relief soon.
>> >
>> > I am glad you have been writing in, I always enjoy reading your
>> >
>> > Love,
>> >
>> > Janet
>> >

I had terrible side effects from the duragesic patch, I too will never try it again. Dee, I will be thinking of you on Friday, and wishing good health in the future!


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