Hi everyone, If anyone is using the "patch", I need your help. My doctor just started me out on a 25 dose Patch. I just put on my second one today. My problem is that on the third day, I was in hell. I know that they are supposed to give pain medicine over a 72hr period. However, it failed to do that. I had serious pain on the 3rd day. I have taken all different kinds of narcotics over the past 5 years, and this does seem to give me more relief that anything else, plus I think that it is better for my liver. I go back to see my pain dr. in 2 weeks. I hope that someone can give me more info. about this patch. I asked the pharmacist and he just gave me a blank stare. My second problem is that I am so scared that this thing is going to come off. I know that their controlled, and I'm not sure he'll believe that one came off and I lost it. Right now I am putting this type of athletic tape over it. I have tried the Nexcare waterproof things, but thay didn't stick at all. Third problem, from what I've been reading your not supposed to get in hot tubs or anything like that. But, my Dr. told me to go to wateraerobics everyday (probally another reason I think it's gonna fall off) and the pool is about 88 degrees. He told me to use a heated pool, or that maybe even get in the hot tub for my muscle pain. I am just really confused. Any help or info. would be great!! PLEASE HELP!!