I am new to the Butrans patch but after applying the second one I noticed my hip pain became worse in the spine area. I thought nothing of it until I slept from 3:30 am until 6:00 pm the next day. When I got up I expected to be stiff and in a lot of pain. But I was surprisingly much better. I don't believe it was the rest. I am suspicious it was caused by the medication. Anyone had similar happen? I just discovered on here that this may be a muscle relaxer and not just for pain. Is this true also.