I've been on fentanyl patches for about three years now, due to a chronic vascular disease. I started out on a 25 mcg patch every three days, and at some point increased to a 50 mcg patch every three days. For a while now Ive been noticing that on the third day, they day that I'm supposed to change the patch, I start getting terrible withdrawl symptoms. It's worse than any pain I've ever felt. My body gets incredibly restless and I can't stop writhing around. I'm incredibly fatigued, but I can't sleep. I get horrible night sweats and its really just awful. I'm beyond tired of it. I want to get off of them once and for all so that I never have to experience these symptoms again. I've tried stepping down to a 25 mcg patch, but the symptoms are always so bad that I end up having to go back to 50 mcg. Does anyone have any advice? I really want to be rid of them. I'm only 20 years old, and all I want is to be able to enjoy my youth, but right now it seems hopeless. I'm terrified of the withdrawl symptoms after I quit the patch after all of the horror stories I've read. How long will it last? Any information or advice would be so appreciated!