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Your Mom was posted 01/19/2010 08:50 pm by Anonymous
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I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. My mom has stage IV GBC and was in tremendous pain until the doc put her on a 72 hour, 25 mg fentanyl patch. It worked like a charm. Oxycodene did nothing except constipate her. When some of the lymph nodes started growing again and her pain returned, they upped her dose by having her switch the patch every 48 hours. Again, this worked like a charm. My brother in law has Stage IV pancreatic cancer and he hated the OXY also. Don't know what pain meds your mom has tried, but hope this helps. Best of luck and God Bless. Kathleen

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