Hi, I have been taking various opiods for a few years now and recently switched to Fentanyl patches 50mcg. In general they are working better for effective pain relief as I change them every 48 hours instead of 72. However, they are starting to cause insomnia every second night on the day I put a new patch on and I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem and have any solutions or advise,
I was also wanting to know the best place to put the patches. I am currently putting them on the top of my back as I was advised this by my doctor, but it means I am dependant on someone else doing this for me and therefore restricted to the time of day I change patches.
Any advise would be helpful.