I'll introduce myself within the next few days. I have an appointment with my doctor shortly however and wanted to get feedback from members on their experience with conversions from oxycontin to the patch. I have seen a variety of conversions in different tables on the internet. While many list ranges, some suggest a 1:1 conversion for oxycontin to the transdermal fentanyl patch. My doctor is going to convert some of my oxycontin to the patch this week and I hoped to find out what others have experienced when converting from one med to the other.
If you have been on oxycontin and switched to the patch, I would be grateful if you could share what dose of oxycontin you were on and what dose of the patch you wound up on.
I have gone through two conversions with my doctor so far and he has been so low each time that it has thrown me into withdrawal. The last conversion put me severe withdrawal for two weeks while he continued to increase the dose. If he suggests a very low number again, I may try to suggest that he start a bit higher. I don't want to go on a higher dose than necessary, but I also want to avoid another horrible withdrawal experience!
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I see him Wed. of this week.
Sorry to just jump in and ask a question before introducing myself, but I hope to get a few replies before I go to my appt. this week!
Published On: September 16, 2008