Reply To: pain meds-fentinol patch

October 1, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Fentanyl is powerful stuff:

This problem really needs to be discussed with the prescribing doctor.

My own experience was with oxycodone. I am generally averse to pain meds, but my early pain was severe enough that I willingly took it. But there were side effects which were also severe, so as soon as my pain had eased to a point at which I could get along without pain meds, I quit them completely. A little pain is better — one gets used to it.

I can’t judge your son’s situation of course, but I encourage him to try to get by with minimal use of any kind of pain meds. If he is only using what he actually needs, then the risk should be reduced. The danger is when one medicates because of fear of pain rather than actual need, in my (lay) opinion.