Years ago, I used to live on a transdermal Duragesic/Fentanyl pain patch. I had tons of trouble with the adhesive. It had to have the side taped.. the glue inflamed my skin, etc. It was a patch you change every three days.
Well, my medical pain has advanced, now. I am now in the process of trying another new transdermal patch, that isn’t generic, like the one I mentioned below. This, with a savings card, cost over $60.
Now imagine my surprise, this morning (less than 24 hours later) that the patch was almost completely off my skin???
Now what is wrong with this picture. Another pharmaceutical nightmare or a non-latex issue.
I ordered this biofilm stuff from the pharmacy. You have probably seen it covering an IV in the hospital. It doesn’t need a prescription, but its not available. It has to be ordered and they said Monday.
Now the first aid tape we put around the edges of the patch have failed. I just had TheBoy wrap the whole patch with an ace bandage. We are going to keep this dang thing on. I need it.
Oh, btw, I got a voicemail that they were changing me off the patches onto another Extended Release medication. What part of duodenum bypass do they not understand. I can’t do 12 or 24 hour medications.. It makes Zyrtec-D a ton of fun, too.
Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood. So much fun.
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