You are welcome for my post. Don't worry, I'm not getting off of the meds without my doctor's knowledge and help. In fact, I just got off the phone with him. I check in with him every week. He did tell me that I am making good progress and that this is probably the hardest thing I will ever do. He's right about that. I had an easier time just being sick. Of course I couldn't handle the amount of pain I had without the meds. I swear, it's always something.
Good luck with you and I hope you figure out what is causing the headaches. Doesn't it seem weird that you can be on strong pain meds and still have headaches?
So sorry to hear about the h/a the day after you change the patch. You know I think by day 3 on the patch it has lost so much of its punch. I know when I was on the patch by the 3rd day, at times I felt like like I was beginning some W/D symptoms. I am thinking your patch is the culprit, because you have a fair amt of meds in your system I would think on that. There has been alot of talk on the forum about people only getting 2 days relief on the patch, in fact some drs had their patients change the patch every 2 days. Did you have the h/a o the 75mc? I sure hope you get it taken care of.
Soccergirl, I just read your post and WOW you have really been thru the ringer. Whats worse I feel so bad cause I did not know about any of this. I am guilty of not visiting the cd board much. I just kind of got tired of it. We lost so many of our regulars there I just was not as comfortable there as I use to be. I do hang out here alot when I can. Please post here and let us know how you are doing. Hugs, Susie