Hi mtgman Which pain patch are you talking about? There's the Butrans and the fentanyl (Duragesic). I'm on the Fentanyl patch. I haven't had any bad side effects except when Medicaid and my doctor couldn't get their acts together and caused me to have withdrawls from not having my patches on time when refilled. I have had good relief on them.
If it's the Butrans, I haven't used those, but others have and can tell you their experience with those.
Take care. I hope you're having a low pain evening.
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion