... your ER?
I do not know the answer, but it would depend on what dosage you start with. Most responsible doctors would start low, then increase them. I would not think that a short term use of them would cause a serious withdrawal. People reduce them by 5 mcg at a time without needing the ER. What dose are you starting on? They come in 5, 7.5, 10 and 20 mcg/hour. I needed them for severe 24/7 migraines which the 15mcg dose gave me tremendous relief. Now with acupuncture I have reduced them from 15 mcg to 7.5 mcg. But I had to do it very gradually--2.5 mcg at a time. A pain management doctor told me that most people could reduce by 5 mcg with no problem. I had severe migraines from reducing them that fast, but I had been using them for about 7 years. But I did not need the ER. Let me know what dose you are starting with. Don't know what pain issue you are dealing with. Good luck to you.
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