Hi, my name is Laura. I have been on a 25mcg patch for 3 years along with 20 mg oxycodone. I need to get off all opiates as the laws are making it almost impossible to find a doctor who will manage my pain contract. I have gone down to a 12mcg patch and need to know how to use this patch to taper off. Not getting help from doc that I have. I need to also know what to expect with the withdrawal symptoms. I do suffer from depression and need to know if this will make that symptom more pronounced while going through withdrawal.
Thanks much