I hate being at the mercy of drs and the state that is forcing pain clinics to reduce the amount of pain med they can prescribe. My patch was cut from 100 mcg to 50 and now doesn't work nearly as well. I want to make them last longer so I can double up when I have to be able to function out of my bed! Would this concept work. that way I could save the med in patch for daytime as I don't need as much when I'm laying still and taking sleep med. also I want to know is it every time u put on a new patch does it take 12 hrs or more to start working?