I was wondering if anyone who has used the Fentynal pain patches could give me their input on them? I recently had to change doctors because mine left the clinic I go to . For about 7 or 8 yrs I have been taking Vicodan for pain. I was taking 2 pills 4 times a day and this helped alot and I am pretty much able to function. Well this past Monday I went and seen the new doctor and she refused to RX that much Vicodan for me. And started me on Fentynal patches. I am also allowed to take 1 Vicodan 4 times a day. I told her I was not comfortable with the patches and didnt want them, but was basically told this was my only choice or they could do nothing more for me. I filled the RX but they have been here for 3 days and I'm scared to try one. Could anyone that has used them give me an idea of side effects and how they made you feel? Maybe I'm overreacting to this but I just dont know. At times I'm not real committed to taking or using something on a regular basis unless I am in pain right then. I know with these once you start them there is no turning back you have to stay on a regular schedule with them or will go through some sort of withdrawl. Not sure if I can commit to doing that. Any input is appreciated.