Hello everyone! I haven't been here in quite a while.. not sure if anyone remembers me. I've been on Duragesic/Fentanyl patch 25mcg for almost 2 years and I've decided I want to stop taking it. One reason is that I want to have a baby in the next year or two. It's also not working as well as it did when I first started the medication and I'm attempting to go the more natural route in my treatment (as I haven't had entirely positive results from prescription medications). I have a wonderful doctor (Dr. Mark Pellegrino) who agrees with my decision and is titrating the medication. I was changing my patch every 2 days, then went to every 3 days. I'm now trying to go every 3 1/2 days for 3 patches, then will go every 4 days and so on until I'm off. My problem is that by extending the time by even a couple hours is producing negative withdrawal symtpoms. I'm very irritable, horrible sweats/chills, heart racing, can't sleep, etc. I discussed this problem with my doctor and he was going to prescribe me the 12.5mcg dose but my insurance will not cover it. I have no other choice but to titrate as my doctor suggested. He couldn't give me any advice, etc. as to decreasing the withdrawals so I'm trying to just push through. Has anyone else gotten off this patch and had withdrawals? Is there anything that will help? Thanks!