My doctor did so because I have SLE that has caused major damage requiring chronic severe pain control. It damaged my liver which is now affecting my ability to metabolize oral pain medication. I am wanting to know if it is ok to remove my patch to take a hot shower or bath and put it back on, with a covering adhesive if necessary? Hot baths and showers are the only the things that help me deal with bad muscle cramping. Think of it as getting Charlie horses in any and multiple muscles. Opioids can't stop that pain for me.