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Having just been given the patches, 5mg, and now read all the feedback shown on this site I am rather concerned about using them. I have lived in pain for eight months. An MRI has shown no reason why I am in pain and my left leg is getting worse. My foot goes numb and at times I have pins and needles in the toes and foot. The top of my leg and lower back is in constant pain and it takes a while to get going in a morning. I think eventually a steroid injection is going to be tried. I am told that if I had got sciatica then it would have shown in the MRI, yet the symptoms seem the same. Worrying now as to what can be wrong and even more concerned about these patches! I am 64 years old, very active, swim every week and walk most days. I do excercises to get motivated in a morning. Have tried just about everything possible to try and help myself, even acupuncture, but now at a loss as to what to do. Have seen a consultant who advises there is nothing he can do. How do you explain that lack of sleep and constant pain drags you down to the point you feel like life is unbearable. I am no whimp but my life is changing rapidly and stopping me doing lots of things. Would appreciate anyone giving feedback, particularly about the use of the patches.
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