I have never tried the patch personally, but as a nurse, I can tell you that you have to give the pain meds time, sometimes days, to really work to their full potential. Try to be a little more patient for the next couple of days. I know that is hard when you are in pain and hope you don't clobber me for saying be patient. I would probably clobber you if you said it to me when I was in pain. It's an awful feeling I know. I have back pain too and have had back surgery in the past so I know somewhat of what you are going through. Blessings to you.
Gentle Hugs, my friend.
Moderator Chronic Pain
Believe in yourself. Be kind to fellow humans and animals. Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help. I will be there.