Thanks for providing more clarity on your situation. In light of the information that you’ve shared, it makes sense to follow the advice given by the consultant at the hospital. I assume your GP has been informed of this decision, however if they haven’t, I would definitely encourage you to let them know.
I’m sorry to hear about your life long intolerance to the coating/containing of tablets/ capsules, I can imagine how difficult this has been for you over the years - hopefully the patches will work.
Do take care.