Hey guys, Someone had asked me about the pathes so I thought I would throw my 2 cents out for everyone to read. I am now on 2 (100mgc) changing every 48 hours. These are extremely expensive. Luckily Jannsen has a program for those that have a low income or no income. I get mine for free for a year. I really like the patch b/c I get sick of taking pills. It keeps narcotics in your system all the time. I don't care what people say, narcotics do help the pain of Fibromyalgia. In fact, if I am exercising every other day or just stretch really well, I can live w/out breakthrough meds. Now I mean most of the time. There are times when I have to dip into breakthrough medicine. Sometimes I just plain hurt. Try the patches if you have been using something else for LT pain. I think it is good to switch up from oxycontin, duragesic, methadone so we don't get immuned to the dose. Hope this helps someone.