I would read your insert and see what it says about
how many days the patch takes to "peak" as a general guide, but also, ask your doctor. I'm on the 75mcg ones and it took about
2 weeks for me to feel the full effect, at least I think that's about
how long because the pain reduced until a certain point, but then it sorta leveled off about
then, and it seems to fluctuate now. I've been on this dose for about
The patches work okay, but I've still got "break through" pain pretty often, which was expected but still sucks, I was hoping the patches would do more than they have. High hopes and maybe expectations I guess.
I've got meds for breakthrough though so that helps, do you? Also, what pain meds were you on previously? Depending on how high your tolerance is, that might be affecting things.
Post Edited (LexiRae) : 5/6/2012 10:54:19 PM (GMT-6)