I've been on the Butrans 20mg patch for three months now and it's been nothin short of a miracle! It took three days to really kick in and control my pain and I still have to take the Vic but it's worth it to be pain free! A little nausea at first but take phenergan for it. The migraines have stopped thank god 3-4 a week. I was to the point of asking myself was this worth it! Life that is.. Pain is a terrible thing but pain with no relief is soul crushing !! I've had three cervical surgeries without relief and suffer lower lumbar disk issues as well (djd) DDD. Degenerative disk disease. Have suffered for over 13yrs with it and only gets worse. Tried everything : injection,pt,tinge,acupuncture,acupressure, massage therapy(still do this) and lots of diff pain meds and the Butrans patch is the only thing that's helped!!! I feel normal again!! I still have some pain when I forget that I can't do certain things anymore like sweep or mop floors!! The patch has made me forget that I
Can't do these things. The only prob I have with patch is the rash I get underneath it. It itches terribly but I can suffer through the itch'n I cannot go back to that kind of pain again!! I just can't!' Hope others have the luck that I have had with the Butrans patch !!