I have and occasionally use the Fentanyl patch. Well I have used it I do feel relief in most areas, but sometimes an area of pain, other than passing out completely I can still feel it. I use my Ultracet mostly, as needed, I don't take it every day unless I need more help to make it through the day easier. My patches are a low dosage...can't remeber exactly the number, but the time release of it is nice. Don't have to be staring at the clock when you can pop another pill. The only draw back for me with using it, is that I can get pretty relaxed 'in the head' and that doesn't work to well at work. :-b When you use the patch be sure to NOT to use the heating pad or take a hot bath, because it will increase the blood flow and you can feel really ill. I know I did. Scary....I almost passed out in the shower once. So read those caution/side effects on the package.
Take care and have a great painless weekend,
Dx Fibro 1/2008, gastritis
300mg Gabapentin, 50mg Pristiq, Vitamin D3, Menopausal Support Multi-vitamin, Ultracet and/or Fentanyl patch as needed