I am on "the patch" (Duragesic 100mcg/q 3 days) and have been for the past several years. My teeth are bad, I can't get a real job because I can't pass a drug test and what my wife and family have to go through just is horrible. I have 2 good days out of 7 and I am DONE!!!!
The reason I am on the patch has not changed. It is for the "treatment" of pain due to my MS and Spinal Stenosis. Pain will always be part of my life and I can make small adjustments to help lower the pain a little bit but life has to be better off the patch then on the patch by far. t
So, my question is this. Do those of you who have gotten off the patch recommend going into a program so I can be helped through the worst part of the withdrawl or is there another way. Oh yea, I don't have the patience to take months to "step down". I either have to do it ALL OUT or I won't do it.
Thanks and to each of you dealing with this stupid drug, blessings to you and I am with you in my prayers and thoughts.