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OMG, weaning off this medicine is hell! I’m finally having my spinal surgery in 2 hours. I literally just started on the 25mcg/hr on Christmas(2 days ago). I was on 75mcg/hr. I haven’t slept in days. I have been on fetanyl for almost 3 years now, with oxycodone(which does nothing btw).I have been trying to get my spinal cord stimulator for just as long. Why the hell did they have to reduce me to the 25 before the surgery? It’s already been 3 years. What’s another week at my post op appointment? They don’t want me in the hospital for risk of infection, so pain management is going to suck! Withdrawal with surgery as well? Really???? I can’t eat, can’t sleep, throwing up all my fluids, have to have my home at a constant 60 degrees or less to help avoid sweating my patch off. I’m so miserable, and now I’m dreading my surgery today. They told me in my last appointment that they’ll give me a prescription for a high does of Ibuprofen after surgery....really??? This will be my 3rd spine surgery in 4 years. Every single surgery I’ve ever had has kept me in the hospital for over a week on morphine, fetanyl, and dilaudid. Anyone else having a difficult time weaning off this these patches/getting the spinal cord stimulator?
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