I have been taking 40mg oxycontin 3x/day for a couple of months under a doctor's supervision for chronic pain. He is switching me to the duragesic patch. As I was going up on the patch, I was reducing the oxycontin. When I got to the 100 mg patch, I was taking 20mg oxy 3x day. At this point, he told me just to stop the oxycontin.
Two days later I'm feeling strange - very hyper, shaking at times, or generally just feeling the need to move. I would probably explode if I ran into anything stressful. Is this withdrawal or the patch? How can I separate withdrawal feelings from side effects from the patch? If it is withdrawal, will it last long, and what could I do to help?