I was on a 75mcg patch and moved down to a 50 and then a 25. I didn't have withdrawl symptoms, but I did have more pain. I tried too early to get off my pain medicine. I ended up taking more pills because I was having more pain. I think if your pain is under control and it's time to come off your meds then you will be ok. Bump down to a 25 for awhile before going down to nothing. It takes time, but it's not too bad. Good luck. I'm happy you are well enough to get off of them.
Dx in 1984 with Crohn's Disease. In 1988 my terminal Ileum was removed due to inflamation that caused it to rupture. I had surgery in February 2007 to remove more of my intestines due to scar tissue. I then developed a very bad abdominal infection and was on IV antibiotics until June 2007. I now have chronic pain which may or may not go away.