Re: Getting off fentanyl
First of all, how much are you tapering? I just got prescribed the fentanyl patch and my doctor told me it is easier to taper now - cause a 12.5 was introduced not long ago. So basically, you should be going from 100 down to 87.5. Essentially, you'd have to wear two patches (one 75 and one 12.5), are you doing this? Or are you dropping right to 75?
Also, if the w/d's are that bad, perhaps you can look into "clonidine." Its a blood pressure med, but has proven to help with opiate w/d's. I have some here at my house and swear by it.
You can NOT just take the patch off. That would be your worst case scenario. By taking off the patch, you are removing ALL opiates from your body...that would SUCK!!
When you go to the hospital, what do they do for you? I'm sorry you're going through this, so sorry. I hope you can find some relief somehow, and taper like you want to.
Keep in touch, let us know what works or doesn't work for you, and good luck.