SWIM hopes they are posting for once in the correct place okay-I am prescribed the 25mcg fentanyl patch. I have tried Duragesic brand, Sandoz Generic (made BY Duragesic/the same exact company), and finally now trying Mylan Generic. I am so confused, reading here and in different places about these patches! SWIM guesses that if they asked 10 different people, they'd get 9 different answers? Which is the best? Does it just depend on personal experience and/or preference? I have read a post on another board that said "> Has anyone who were prescribed Duragesic Patches and received the generics > due to insurance companies find them as good as the Duragesics?? > > I know there are 2 generics,I have not received the same relief as the > Duragesic.Is it just me??? REPLY: Nope, not just you. Many ppl are getting all the med released in one day or less and then left to go into withdrawls. Its crazy that they even let the stuff on the market! If Palladone cant be on the market cuz booze will relase all the med in it in a short time (even tho not one death was reported cuz of this), just how can these generics remain on the market? They are gonna kill someone..soon. and also talking about how some patches give horrible nightmares, don't work at all, etc etc. Here is one more that concerns SWIM: "My pain doctor advised me that the Mylan generic patches do not work as well as the Sandoz generic patches. I've been using Duragesic patches for over 5 years and will be required to use the generics in the near future. He said to be sure and get the Sandoz brand, not the Mylan brand, as the Sandoz brand works closer to the same level as the Duragesic brand. Hope this helps. I talked with my pharmacy about which generic brand they carried. My pharmacist said they carried the Mylan generic. They will be ordering the Sandoz brand from now on, after I gave them the info my pain doctor relayed to me. You might talk with your pharmacist and see if they will accomodate you with the more effective brand." I am VERY succeptible to this kind of stuff/propoganda, esp since I have just started these patches. I am very opiod tolerant, and has yet to feel any kind of side effect as "euphoria" and thought that I would even with a tolerance. Now SWIM main objective is to be chronic fibro pain free, and all of the three patches have done this. But I have never worn one more than about 24-35 hours at a time. I think perhaps if one is worn for the "full" time, then removed and another put on a different area immediately, perhaps that will help? SWIM admits to eating jelly and sucking adhesive, and yes that works. For a short while. SWIM can eat a whole 25 in one sit and be fine. That on top of oxycodone in amounts about 40+MG. I guess my big question is WTF????? Are these people crazy? Do mylans really not work? Why would a Dr. tell a patient that? I would think the Dr. would just "highly reccommend" to use a different brand rather than say that. So, whenever SWIM hears that stuff, SWIM starts thinking, and psyching themselves out, and thinks that may definitely be a problem! The brain is powerful as we all know, so if a body thinks something doesn't work, perhaps it won't? Sorry for the long post, again SWIM hopes it is in the correct place. Would love and appreciate any and all you's opinions and personal experiences etc. I know bottom line if the pain is gone, it's all good and obviously SOMETHING is happening! Thank you all so very much, this place is the greatesst!