I am noticing that this combination is just not working for me like it has until now. I suffer from a sever pinched nerve, disk issues and sciatic nerve damage. My doctor is thinking of placing me on the pain patch, what is the opinion on this? and I am also going thru a work up for donating a kidney to my son, so I also do not wish to jeapordize this process with meds that may be processed thru the kidney. thank you!