I have had to come off NSAID's following a serious bleed, and my gp has suggested dihydrocodeine, max 360mg a day together with sachets of stuff to be taken each time to try and stop the constipation this will cause. However, I have about two feet of large bowel that is spastic and constipation is nothing for me to take lightly. the pain tries to blow the top of my head off. She has now suggested patches of the drug which has to be worn 24/7. So you have any experience of this method of delivery?? I would love to hear your comments before I say yes or no.