I've had chronic pain - endometriosis - since 2011. I had my second surgery this September and amazingly all my pain has gone. I've been coming off my pain meds, finished pregabelin and now started coming down from 20 mcgm butrans patches. I've got down to the 5 patch but the withdrawal symptoms are much worse now. I find it really hard to get to sleep so I've been taking piriton antihistamine which makes you drowsy. My legs feel horrible all the time, I think it's called restless leg syndrome, tried doing lots of walking but I've had a horrid cold for over a week now and am completely drained. On top of that my appetite has completely gone, I could do with losing the weight but it's not right. I guess I will call my GP tomorrow morning if it's still bad, just wanted to see if other people get similar? Just really wanted off them by Christmas so I can drink!
Oh I read about people having bad itching with the patches - ask GP to prescribe the brown asthma inhaler and give a couple of puffs on skin before putting patch on, it works wonders. Just don't breathe it, feels really strange in your throat (I don't have asthma).