Soo Scared - consider calling your doctor and asking for a cheaper pain medication - yes you are going to be in pain because you are in pain constantly - the patch just helps cover that up. BUT going onto another pain medication at a similar dosage should help. Just explain to your doctor whats going on, and he should be able to help you find some relief.
As far as withdrawal it will kick in bad about
24 hours after the last bit you took. You can expect the runs, restless legs, small tremors, headache, upset stomach, and mood swings (from what I've read). Keep yourself hydrated also!
I wish you the best, and take care. Definitely call your doctor and tell him whats going on, his job is to help you.
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"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
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