I have had 5 back surgeries over the last 6 yrs. At this point, I have had every rod and screw taken out and my back is perfect. However, I have nerve damage according to my doctor. He advised me to get a Pain Mgt Doctor. I live in the South east now, not in California. It took me 2 months to finally find a doctor who would put me to sleep in order to have epidrails. I almost few to Calif to have it done as they in calif always put the person to sleep. I just had 8 pin pointed shots 5 weeks ago and 7 shots 2 weeks ago. My doctor org put me on a 25 patch and when I went back for my first set of shots, he uped it to 50. I have no problem with pain. None, however, I have the sweats. Like pourning water over my head. This happens out side the house and inside the house. This happens 3 to 5 times a day and last for as little as 30 mins to 1 hour. Does everyone who has the patch have this problem or is it the patch? Is it too strong. I really need help. Thanks.