... turkey. I'm doing OK with that. But the pain is excruciating in my spine and I had to call my PCP last night. Her med assistant called me back 15 minutes later and said she would have the dr call me this morning. I told her I didn't want to be prescribed any increased dosages of those meds as they just don't work for me and I just have to take more And more of them. I didn't mention I stopped taking them. She said that my dr might prescribe the fentanyl patch for a short term until pain management gets my pain under control. My question is... do I want to do this after I have successfully gotten off these other meds? I've read bad things about this patch on this forum so I don't know if I should agree to try it. Just not sure how to respond to her. I have 3 herniated discs, sciatica ( which pain management is successfully treating) and scoliosis. Any advice before she calls would be appreciated. Due to my pain level and prior drug use the only time I leave my house is when my husband drives me. I'm tired of being stuck here in the boonies. Will I be able to drive again with this patch?