... order to come off of fentanyl patches. I'd been on them almost 10 years, and had gotten down to 50 mcg. However, withdrawal was initially horrible and horrifying, then prolonged. I am utterly exhausted all the time, have ongoing GI distress, and cannot sleep without taking a (prescribed) Ativan. I'm told I AM recovering, but that "It'll take as long as it takes".I feel like a terriblle father and husband because of my unavailability and amount of time I have to just stay in bed. Can anyone offer a little hope that this WILL end, and perhaps some suggestions for increasing my energy in the meanwhile? Thanks much!