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ChronicallyHannah wrote: Hello! I'm new here. I really need some advice on Norspan patches 5mg. Long story short I have severe Fibromyalgia as well as Lupus, ME, Hashimoto thyroiditis, Endometriosis and PCOS and as a result i suffer with severe chronic pain and fatigue. I had surgery for the endometriosis in November 17 and knew recovery would be difficult pain wise. My most consistent"normal" pain management for the past year in the form of medication has been panadeine forte - i go through 50 per month and have done for over a year. After surgery we needed to step it up a notch and as endone wasnt working and targin disagrees with me, my dr put me on 5mg norspan with my regular panadeine forte for breakthrough pain. So i was on norspan patches for 4 weeks then felt i wanted to try and see if i could go it alone. Withdrawals were awful for about 4 days with severe depression and suicidal feelings. It went away fairly quickly though and i was off the patches for about 3 weeks until i couldn't cope with pain anymore and panadeine forte wasnt helping. So my dr put me back on Norspan which i have now been back on for about 1 and a half weeks (plus sleeping pills now because the Norspan gives me insomnia). I have found that the first 4 weeks of Norspan were great and actually made me feel really happy and in a great mood. But now this second time around after only a week and a few days im really struggling badly with depression and suicidal feelings. It's almost overwhelming and so strange. Im also having anxiety quite badly which i havent had for years. Does anyone know why this might be? I have an appointment with my dr in just over a week to follow up and im not sure what to do in the meantime because these patches are just really helping my pain but mentally im seriously being affected. Is this normal for Norspan?