I have to agree with Skeye, It is rough, and those that are not going threw what we are cannot totaly understand! i am on the same pain path system you are on! I got worked up to the 100mg patches and I finialy out some relief, my patches allways worked for 2 day and not much the third day! When I was on the 100mg, my family set me down and told me I had a problem, that i was acting pretty cazy, so my next doctor appointment i had him lower them to 75mg, it took a while to get threw the DT's but i did, the 75mg didn't work near as well, but it made my family happy! Here a few months ago, a small disagreement with a scheduling sec. got a little heated and i got a notice that my Doctor od 30 years was no longer going to see me after my next appointment. When I went to get, i ask him about the withdraw problems without the meds, and because this being a work comp case,I couldn't just go get a new doctor, it would have to go threw the court! So I had him cut me back to the 50mg, again i went threw the same thing, and the 50mg didn't do much for the pain so I have been in bed most of the winter, he treated me for a few more months, then he told me I would have to go to the back door at the end of the day, and after he was threw he would examine me and write my scripts, so the next month he did it, I finialy got a court Date April1, last Thursday I was out of meds so i did what he had told me, he had a nurse come out and tell me, he wasn't going to write any more! i had a rather bad weekend! Tuesday evening he called me to see how i was doing, i told him the truth not good, so he had me over and gave me a examine and a script, he wrote it for 50mg, but I had him tear it up, and right 25mg, because in my mind i did know if he would see me again or not! The 25mg do nothing, so I am hoping to get a hold of him and have him write me another script of 25mg so I can wear 2 of them, I will just have to see!
All I can Tell you, is hang in there, and I know it isn't easy!!