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?
I don't know what patch you're talking about. I do know that you can't put a used patch back on and have it work. It has to adhere to your skin all over and its not going to work at all if its off then back on.
I hate what the government is doing, creating more disabled because they are in so much pain, Making us suffer solves nothing. Then they gripe because they are having to pay disability.
Once there's off they're off. You can leave it the 15 hours, but that's it. Not good to remove and replace. You don't mention what patch?
Also, hate the abuser who got us here, the Drs and States are at the mercy of the Feds (DEA), who cannot combat how many people selling their scripts and buying off the Internet, so they went to the source, the Doctors, and we legit folks suffer. The culprits are people who abuse what others really need for quality of life.
Patches are designed to release a continuous dose of medicine to help control your pain. By removing and reapplying your patch you're causing the medication level in your system to go up and down, thereby making your patch less effective. Pain is best controlled by medicating before it reaches strong levels. If you're taking your patch off and on, you're not allowing the prescribed amount to get in, and remain in, your system. This will make your patch highly ineffective. While your idea sounds good in theory, I'm afraid that it's not going to work in your favor.
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