Well, Ive tried the Fentanyl patch for a month now. I was really hoping it would change my life, but things have gotten worse. I started out at 50mcg every 72 hours...my Dr changed it to every 48 hours and still no relief. 2 weeks ago he upped it to 75 mcg. It is better but I get exactly 24 hours of feeling ok. My husband and I actually timed it. My Dr called to see how I was doing on it and I told him. He said we can go back to oxycontin on Monday ( my next appt). The problem is is that he doesnt prescribe over 40 mg of oxycontin. I was takin it every 12 hours. That only lasted about 6 hours for me, if hat. Im so hoping he will allow me to take it 3 times a day. Im so sicj and tired of not having a life. I cant do anything. The kids are starting T Ball and I wont be able to take them. This pain is just sucking the life out me. Im getting so discouraged, and not only is my lumbar hurting, its now my upper back. It hurts to breathe and I cant turn around. Does anyone use Oxy 3 times a day and does it make a difference?