I'm on 125 mgh patches every 48 hrs. but I'm getting a real wild ride. Patch controls the pain fairly well but sometimes when it's not even real close to the time to change the patch I seem to get bad withdrawal symptoms and have no choice but to change the patch early. So it seems the new patch is good for a day plus but six or eight hours before time to change I start the wild ride of withdrawal. Then sometimes I'm okay for the whole 48 hrs. But it is not good to have every second day of your life in the grip of horrible withdrawal. I'm just wondering if anyone else has had this happen. I will have to go to my doctor about it because of course the patches won't last the month's prescription and, of course, doctors always seem to wonder if you are intentionally taking more. I hate this medication every second day. Thanks for any answers.