I am currently using Fentanyl 50mcg every 48 hours and Norco 10/325 3xdaily. I have had a cervical spinal discectomy and fusion and have herniated discs at T4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 and 12. I also have problems in the Lumbar spine which I don't know the exact details on because it was so long ago. I know that the doctor said there was nothing they would do for it. My problem is I just recently lost my job and thus no longer have health insurance. I am due to see my pain management doctor but am worried about possible withdrawal symptoms from ending Fentanyl use. I can afford the Norco but not the Fentanyl. Does anyone have info on whether or not using the Norco will help lesson withdrawals from Fentanyl or any ideas on a less expensive equivalent to Fentanyl? I have started waiting 3 days to change the patch and trying to hold off on Norco to conserve and lesson the amount of meds in my system to prepare for what lies ahead. I am already having increase in pain from not being able to take what I'm suppose to. I am very worried that I will have to endure excrutiating pain again and I hope someone can give me some advice.