Finding Relief: My Experience with Bu Trans Pain Patch!

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The forum discussion is about a person finding relief from chronic pain through the use of a pain patch called BuTrans.
Hello everyone!!

Even though my pain, I am about to speak of doesn't stem from my ostomy or Crohn's, I feel I must share with you how I have finally found relief.

I have suffered from lower back and neck pain from a car accident in 2003 since it happened. Living with the pain from Crohn's and this pain has not been fun at all. There are days I really wish someone would just kill me. I have been on Percocet for the past 7 years in order to try to relieve the pain from all my ailments but have lately been taking up to 8 a day and I really don't want to know what they have done to my insides, most likely slowly eating away at my stomach lining because I haven't suffered enough apparently.

I went to my doctor last week and told him SOMETHING MUST BE DONE! I can't take it any more. I can live with this pain. On paper, I must look like a junkie. I told him I did not want the time released pills. I want to be in control of my medication, not it be in control of me. I wouldn't want to be driving down the highway one day and suddenly the second dose kicks in and I get a reaction or something, no thanks, I drive with kids in my car.

So he suggested the pain patch BuTrans. Many of you have probably already heard of this, but it was and is still new to me. He has started me on the lowest dose of 5mg per patch, and it's a 7-day patch. After 7 days, I put a new one on. I do still have a few Perks to take for breakthrough pain; however, I have only had to take 4 in the last 2 days!

This patch is an amazing invention! I don't feel "buzzed" or "high" like you would on pain medication like Morphine or Demerol, and my pain is GONE! Well, until night. That's when I need a couple of pills to go to bed with, but I can sit at my desk at work and not fidget in discomfort. I don't have to bend into a ball to stretch my back.

Alas, this is only day 3 of wearing the patch, and I do suspect as I get closer to the 7th day, I will be needing something to take the aches away, but I have to tell you, this feeling is amazing! It has been so long since I have felt this good, and just in time for Christmas! Don't worry about wondering what to get me for Christmas. I got the best gift I could have ever hoped for.

I just wanted to share this information with you because maybe someone else is suffering the way I was and also feels they are at the end of their rope. Something to look into anyway.

Cheers all and Best wishes to everyone for the holidays. My wish has already come true!

Be well and feel good.

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Glad to hear that you finally have relief.

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budd002, I am so happy for you to have found relief from your pain. I cannot imagine taking meds for 7-8 years to try to control it. Please post again in several months to update on any side effects. How great for you and at this time of year. It is nice to see an upbeat post when so many on the site have so many issues that are not being addressed. Have a great holiday and I wish you continued progress.


So far, the only side effect that I have noticed is I'm itchy all over. No hives or noticeable hives or anything like that, but being on the Percocet also had that side effect, but it didn't bother me much. Mostly, my legs were itchy. Now, it seems to be my back and arms. I can live with that. Nothing a ruler down the back can't fix. Maybe I'll just have to add "back scratcher" to my Christmas list lol!


Hey bud, I hear you loud and clear. I have had Crohn's for 20 years, with 8 operations. Pain, bloody pain. And yes, I crashed my new car last year. I am using 1000mg of Tramadol, kinda morphine-ish. I know I have an addiction as well, not dumb. But I read your post. I have bad lower back pain from the last operation in 2008. I've been on serious pain medication since then. I am from Australia, haven't heard about these patches, but we also have different names here. And I got a new drug as well, called Lyrica. I did ask on here if anyone was having side effects, some bad, some good. The problem is, here it's $73, and I had to leave my job in 2000 at 33. I have done bits here and there. I did work for 11 years, all with Crohn's. Soooooo hard. I am living off my retirement money, but I haven't retired. I am 43, 2-3 days. I volunteer at our association here in Melbourne. We do get reimbursed at the end of the month. But I am trying to live off doctor shopping for these samples. It really makes me sick to fall to that level, but my doctor knows, so I have paid for a couple of scripts. But I'm trying hard not to have enough. It's for nerve pain and it helps, some side effects though, tired. But I am still on the Tramal. Can you tell me more about these patches? Cheers, Mare Mooza. P.S. Got some bloody obstruction, trying not to go to the hospital, but I think I have to give in.


Here is a link to some information regarding the BuTrans Pain Patch.


That was fast lol. It's 3am in Australia. I will check it out, but I'm waiting to go to the hospital. Just counting down the time, man. I don't want to go. Oh, thanks for the link.


Wonderful! What a lovely Christmas gift you've received, wouldn't you say?



Hi Budd - I have been using something similar for the last 3 years... Mine is called Fentanyl/Durogesic and is a patch that is changed every 3 days. I didn't realize how good it was until last summer when the patches just would not stick to me - I was given Morphine Sulfate as a replacement, but the breakthrough back pain was horrible, so I was very grateful when the weather cooled and I could go back on them! So pleased it has made such a remarkable difference - living with chronic pain is not easy .... I know!
Rach xxx


I found another site that really gives you all the information on BuTrans...


In January, I had an injury to my back, which, upon having an X-ray, also showed up the bones in my spine are crumbling away - osteoporosis. I was put on medication and daily calcium tablets. It has taken up to this month for the pain to become bearable, but by the evening it has "got me" again.
I have always taken vitamin supplements because food never stays in me long enough for it to do much good. However, as I like cheese, yogurts, milk, ice cream, etc., I thought my calcium levels were okay.
Before any surgery for UC, X-rays again showed up my intestines to resemble a water chute. All those little hair-like structures, which extract goodness from food, are gone forever.
It must have been 43 years of malnourishment that brought on the bone trouble - something I will have to live with, as well as everything else, for the rest of my life.
So, I would say to you good people out there - be aware of the side effects of having long-term bowel problems and do something about it before it gets too late.

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