Transitioning to Fentynal patch from Norco
I am changing from oral Norco(70mg+ per day) to Fentynal patch-25mcg keeping the Norco for BT pain.
How soon should I notice pain relief from the patch? I am wearing the second one and find I still am needing 3-5 Norco for better pain control. Which leads to my next question...Should I still be needing THAT much Norco with the patch? I was under the understanding that my main pain control was supposed to come from the patch.
I have called my PM doc and she wants me to "try" it for a couple weeks then we will discuss how things are going. She didn't seem concerned about the Norco I am taking-as long as I take no more than 7 per day. I thought the patch was going to mostly replace the Norco, not be in addition to...