it hasnt much touched my pain. i was on 25 mgs for 4 mos till it totally stopped- and now its only been 2 weeks for this patch! he will think i am lying im sure. maybe i am over doing it and and in alful flair- i dont know.. its not lasting long enough for me! anyone else with simular problems with the patch? i have waited for sooo long for patch and relief and now its like i am at starting point again pain wise. i cannot take much more and it breaks my heart to read your posts where you are on path i was for 15 years still looking for a doctor who will believe you and help you. why do we have to suffer? if only this horrible sickness would be taken seriously by more doctors who didnt care about their stinking pride and cared more for their patients! grrrr!!!