Last night I took my patch off as it was time to switch- only a 12.5- and took a shower- then promptly forgot to put a new one on, went on about my business working etc., went to sleep at 3am and woke at noon with a ghastly set of withdrawal symptoms ALREADY- what I can only describe as the heeby jeebies! Deep aching, nausea,leg twitches, bad bad bad! Boy I slapped that new patch on pronto and now am just hoping it works faster than the 12 hours the first one took.

When and if I go off of this medication I think I would check myself into the hospital. Just the light edge I felt from a low dose patch was more than I think I could handle. Not to be taken lightly