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I am on 75mg patches for over a year now and agreed, they do not last the 72 hours. However, the side effects are dreadful. Firstly, there is the sweating. I was with friends the other day and people who saw mw were passing comment to each other about the state I was in. The perspirations was just pouring off me and my hair was soaking as well as my clothes, yet in seconds the gooseflesh was standing on me from extreme cold. This just goes on all day long. My husband complains about me jumping in the bed like a fish and I am proned to cramps in my legs while in bed too. When it comes to getting up I find it so hard. If I do not get up immediately I awaken I am sound asleep again. I could sleep the clock round. I can be edgy on it and would go into tears for very little. My 'get up and go has got up and left'. I get something like panic attacks where I am desperate for cold, cold water and think I will never get it in time before I will die. It feels as though I could do with oxgeyn near at hand to partake off when these great sweats take over. But, which is worse? This or the severe pain? I really do wonder at time.
Please! does anyone else get these severe sweats and what do you do to cope? A cold facecloth is a joke. More like a dousing in ice cold water and then immediately find me hugging a hot waterbootle because I have turned so cold yet there is still the sweat running of me. Please reply iff you have any good ideas or am I a freak?
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