Dealing with chronic pain
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Brupenorphine Patches

gjw59helpgjw59help Member Posts: 9 Listener
Living with Chronic Pain I would be interested to hear if anyone else is using these patches long term and how they affect you when they wear out and any other issues or tips dealing with Chronic Pain.

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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,534 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't really comment much on meds but what I can say is that my OH (known to most on here as senior management) has been on morphiene patches for many years, the biggest problem in the warmer weather is they tend not to stay on very well.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,217

    Scope community team

    Hello @gjw59help

    How are you today? 

    I have no experience of these myself, is there anything that makes you want to gather the thoughts of others? Are you having any difficulty with the patches?
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  • gjw59helpgjw59help Member Posts: 9 Listener
    The patches and the effects make me feel near to "normal" as far as the pain goes but there are side effects such as feeling sleepy and loss of appetite.I have been using them for many years now but they do wear off after 3 or 4 days and if not replaced straight away make me very ill and like taking most medications that mask pain it feels much worse until they take effect again and it makes planning anything very difficult,but that's my account I wanted to learn of other peoples experiences  living with Chronic Pain and how they cope.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,217

    Scope community team

    Thanks for your reply @gjw59help, you might find it useful to browse our chronic pain category, to see stories from other members about how they cope with it.
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