among a lot of other pain meds, the patches are costly, but my rhuemy gives me samples & coupons that help a lot. i use them for both hips due to major burning & pain during the night. they hurt during the day but not that much. anyway, they r a miracle for me. i tried to elminate some of my other meds but i have to take all for everything to be effective. sometimes i try not to put the patches on and sure enough the burning at night is unbearable. so, now i put them on everynight, with skipping just one night to save on money. good luck they're worth it.
Dx with CD 1987, 3 colon resections, 3 rectal abscess sx, 2 level anterior cervical neck fusion with plate & screws,6/2008. Major depression/anxiety, kidney stones & sx to remove, now 46 yrs old. Still trying to figure out this disease & all the extra complications that come with this rollarcoaster of a life with CD. Meds:Humira 40mg every other wk, Imuran .75 daily, welchol 625 x 3 daily, Paxil 20 mg 2xdaily, Wellbutrin xl 300mg 1x daily, , folic acid,Vit B12,inject monthly, Oscal w/Vit D, xanex .5 nightly, Gabapentin 600 mg 3x daily, Soma 250 mg nightly & Tramadol/apap 37.5/325 mg prn, vicodin prn. nsaid patches bursitis hips.