OK here goes. I have severe nerve damage in my hips and right leg, that there is no cure for, just pain control. Been on the fentanyl patch for over a year, 50 mcg. Over the last few months, I've noticed that the patch doesn't seem to work as well, but I have pills I can take when needed. The last 2 weeks, since on the ATD, the patch seems to not be working well at all. I mean, my back/hips haven't hurt in over a year, only occasional twinges in my leg, but now, they are giving me a fit. I realize that medicine doses usually have to be adjusted, especially for pain, since the body either gets worse and/or you develop a tolerance for them. And I know, that nothing happens fast, it just seems that way, since it has to get to the point that we notice them. This being said, has anyone else noticed a major difference in per-graves issues flaring with graves or ATD? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Being new to Graves, it is so hard to figure out what is related and what isn't.
Thanks to all you ‘veterans’ out there, us newbies would be in the dark, if not for you! HUGZ!