I have been on fentanyl patch 50 mag and Dilaudid for longer than I should have been, due to RA and spinal issues such as several disk herniations and fusion surgeries. My patches were stolen and due to the rules at my doctors office they will not be replaced. The doctor prescribed Catapres TTS 1 that provides 0.1 mg of clonidine per day for a week. I am not sleeping (5days) am suffering from severe headaches and other what I would describe as withdrawal symptoms. The doctor tells me this is as good as it gets. Any suggestions, other than ER?