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Fentanyl addiction

5 May 2017 17:20

Hi my son has finished very gruelling treatment, the good news is he was given the all clear end of December. The bad news is he is now addicted to Fentanyl. Has anyone else overcome this problem?

Re: Fentanyl addiction

7 May 2017 20:15 in response to Mamo

Hello Mamo,

I just wanted to stop by and welcome you to our forum.

Such good news that your son has finished his treatment and given the all clear in December! But I’m sorry to hear he became addicted to Fentanyl.

We have some information on our website about Fentanyl I’d like to share with you and maybe  it will be of some help: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancers-in-general/treatment/cancer-drugs/fentanyl?navigationURL=%2Fabout-cancer%2Fcancers-in-general%2Ftreatment%2Fcancer-drugs%2Ffentanyl&select.x=5&select.y=5 there is also a part that talks about addiction and you can read more about it here: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/coping/physically/cancer-and-pain-control/treating-pain/worries-about-taking-painkillers#addiction

I hope this helps Mamo.

Best wishes,

Renata, Cancer Chat Moderator

Re: Fentanyl addiction

2 Feb 2018 00:18 in response to Mamo

Hi Mamo 

ive been through the same in november on maximum dose chewing the patches in my mouth. it takes a long time to go away so if i can help in any way feel free to ask. I have hands on experience with this and its not easy to shake.